## Introduction

A variety of radio antennas on Sandia peak near Albuquerque, New Mexico, US. Transmitting antennas are often located on mountain peaks, to give maximum transmission range.

Applications of radio waves which do not involve transmitting the waves significant distances, such as RF heating used in industrial processes and microwave ovens, and medical uses such as diathermy and MRI machines, are not usually called radio. The noun radio is also used to mean a broadcast radio receiver.

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A pilot programme was commissioned in March 1977, and was recorded by the end of the following June. A second series was commissioned in 1979, and this was transmitted in 1980. Episodes of the first series were specially re-recorded for release on LP records and cassettes. After the 1980 transmissions of the second radio series, the first series was adapted for television; it included some material originally written by Adams for stage adaptations and the aforementioned LP adaptation. This in turn was followed by five novels, a computer game, and adaptations into three series of comic books.

Adams considered writing a third radio series, to be based on his novel Life, the Universe and Everything, in 1993 but the project did not begin for another ten years, after Adams's death. Dirk Maggs, with whom Adams had discussed the new series in 1993, 1997 and 2000, eventually directed and co-produced radio series adaptations of that novel, as well as So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish and Mostly Harmless.[3] These became the third, fourth and fifth radio series. The third series was recorded in 2003 and transmitted in September and October 2004, and the fourth and fifth series were recorded in late 2004 and early 2005 and transmitted in May and June 2005. Recordings of all five series have been released on audio cassette and compact disc, and the third series was released on DVD in 2006, after being "delayed" more than once.[4][5]

## Selected station

WABC AM ("NewsTalkRadio 77") is the flagship station of the ABC Radio Network serving the New York City metropolitan area and is licensed to New York City. The station's transmitter is located in nearby Lodi, New Jersey.

During the 1960s and 1970s, WABC was a highly successful station with its Top 40 format, and was the dominant music station in the New York City area -- reportedly drawing eight million listeners each week at the peak of its success -- and served as a role model for many other Top 40 stations in different cities.

Since the 1980s WABC has had a talk radio format, and is not only the dominant talk radio station in the New York area, but was until recently the most listened to talk radio station in America. WABC is or has been the flagship station for nationally-known radio talkers Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and John Batchelor.

## Subcategories

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## Selected biography

Howard Stern (born Howard Allen Stern on January 12, 1954) is an American radio and TV personality, media mogul, humorist, actor, and author. He is best known for his national radio show, which for many years was syndicated on FM radio stations (and a few AM stations) throughout the United States until his last terrestrial radio broadcast on December 16, 2005. He began broadcasting on the subscription-based Sirius satellite radio service on January 9, 2006.

The self-proclaimed "King of All Media" (a humorous reference to Michael Jackson's appellation "The King of Pop") has been dubbed a shock jock for his highly controversial use of scatological, sexual and racial humor. Stern has said that the show was never about shocking people, but primarily intended to offer his honest opinions on a gamut of issues (ranging from world affairs to problems among his own staff). Though controversial, he is one of the highest-paid radio personalities in the United States and the most fined personality in radio broadcast history.

## WikiProjects

• Amateur Radio August 24, 2006 "...to improve Wikipedia's articles related to Amateur radio, maintain the amateur radio category and its sub-categories for clean organization, and to produce and maintain templates for Amateur radio-related topic identification." (Example: Amateur radio)
• Radio Stations February 15, 2005 "...to coordinate the activities of creating and maintaining articles about radio stations." (Example: Pulse FM Kingborough & Huon)
• Podcasting January 21, 2007 "...to make Wikipedia's knowledge of notable Podcast and podcast-related information as complete as possible." (Example: Podcast)

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1. ^ The spelling of Hitchhiker's Guide has varied in different editions. For consistency this article always spells it this way. See Spelling of Hitchhiker's Guide.
2. ^ Adams, Douglas. (2004). The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: 25th Anniversary Illustrated Collector's Edition. Introduction by M.J. Simpson. Harmony Books. pp. Page 38. ISBN 1-4000-5293-9.
3. ^ Adams, Douglas (2005). Dirk Maggs (ed.). The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Scripts: The Tertiary, Quandary and Quintessential Phases. Pan Books. pp. Page xiv. ISBN 0-330-43510-8.
4. ^ DouglasAdams.se Webchat with Dirk Maggs 16 June 2005. Accessed 5 December 2006.
5. ^ DouglasAdams.se forum discussion on the October 2006 release of the "Tertiary Phase" DVD.