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06 February 2012

You are listening to: Atlanta. Houston. Los Angeles. Or about a dozen other cities. This site plays live police radio chatter and an overlay of soundtrack-like ambient music, creating a sort of eerie but fascinating effect.
My favorite ap on the Kindle Fire is the TuneIn ap with thousands of radio stations around the world (love being able to listen to BBC6, KEXP, WFMU, and Chirp even when I'm not near my computer). They also have a few hundred police and fire scanners, which the Mrs is absolutely addicted to.
posted by Slack-a-gogo 06 February | 12:05
This is even cooler than I expected it to be. Such a simple concept, but so damn cool.
posted by Slack-a-gogo 06 February | 18:43
I love to listen to cop calls while I read at night. This is way cool.
posted by arse_hat 07 February | 00:45
Well, check it out... they've just today added a new non-police channel called Deep Thought.
posted by BoringPostcards 07 February | 01:04
Deep thought seems to be broken for me. I get the music but nothing else.
posted by arse_hat 07 February | 01:07
Well, Atlanta's more interesting anyway. Apparently some shit is about to go down about 2 blocks from where I work. I haven't heard why they're following this guy.
posted by BoringPostcards 07 February | 01:18
Detroit is following a short black male in black pants and coat and a black male in a black 2012 jag.
posted by arse_hat 07 February | 01:22
I needed to be in bed like 90 minutes ago, and this website is why I am not.
posted by BoringPostcards 07 February | 01:24
At this time of night I often listen to cop calls in one ear and Brit pop radio in the other.
posted by arse_hat 07 February | 01:25
Whoa! They are getting out of the car to move in on a guy who is wanted on a double homicide from a few weeks ago.
posted by arse_hat 07 February | 01:27
My grandfather used to have a police scanner, and when we'd visit I'd hear all these little bursts of conversation coming from their spare bedroom where he kept it. This was the early 1970s. Sometimes I'd go in and look at the radio, which had this cool running red LED that scanned across a row of like 12 or 14 switches, and it would stop when someone talked, then keep moving.

I don't know why he was so interested in police transmissions, but one of his daughters became a cop, and after he died, she married the man who would become sheriff of their county for almost 30 years.
posted by BoringPostcards 07 February | 01:34
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