On Mosen At Large this weekend, many more great tape recorder memories, fired up, tech tips and more

Kia ora Mosen at Largers from New Zealand, where summer is nearly here and cricket is back. Life is good.

I’m looking forward to another Mosen At Large, where this week thanks to a phenomenal number of contributions, we’ll be walking down memory lane once again looking at tape recorders we used to use. We’ll hear about reel-to-reel decks and portable tape players, specialised blindness devices and mainstream products. And we’ll also talk a bit about what we used the devices for. You may well want to comment on some of the blindness-related things that would come to us on tape, from blindness-specific magazines produced by and for the community to talking books. This is a really fun topic and if you’ve not made a contribution yet, we still have room for your memories.

Recently, an Amazon Fire TV stick landed at Mosen Towers, so we’re beginning a two part series on this tiny little accessible power house. Heidi joins me for part one, where we install the Fire TV stick. The problem is, all our HDMI ports in the Samsung TV we have were full. Oh no! What to do? We’ll cover setting up and configuring the HDMI switch we bought as well as the fully accessible set-up of the Fire TV stick.

As usual, there’s a wide array of blindness and technology topics from listeners on which you may like to comment once you hear them.

If you want to raise something new, you’re very welcome.

Getting your contributions in ahead of time leaves you free to hear the show, and gives me a chance to organise them all, so go for it. Please don’t be shy, I’d love to hear from you. To contribute, send an email with an audio attachment or just written down to Jonathan at MushroomFM.com, or call the listener line, +18646066736, that’s 1-864-60Mosen.

The best way to hear Mosen At Large is when it airs live and in full on Mushroom FM on Saturdays at 2 PM Eastern, that’s 7 PM in the UK. It will then be available in abridged form on the Mosen At Large podcast, available anywhere you get podcasts.

Thank you so much for listening and contributing to the show, and see you soon for Mosen At Large.