Julie Caine

5:17pm

Tue August 5, 2014
Arts & Culture

An ode to Morse code

Morse Code key and coder
Julie Caine

For nearly 100 years, Morse code was the official language of international communication for ships in distress. Then, at the end of the 20th century, it officially went silent on the world’s oceans, replaced by more modern technologies.

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10:50am

Tue January 22, 2013
Arts & Culture

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? January 21, 2013

Poster designed by Rich Black

This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature. 

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller. 

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10:08am

Fri January 18, 2013
Arts & Culture

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: The Bagpiper of the Financial District

All week long we've been playing you this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

This auditory guessing game is part of our new project, Audiograph, a crowd-sourced collaborative radio project mapping the sonic signature of each of the Bay Area’s nine counties. By using the sounds of voices, nature, industry, and music, Audiograph tells the story of where you live, and the people who live there with you.

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