Searching, Mapping, & Updating Records for Noncommercial Educational Radio Stations – Notes

Logged-in users may search for any or all U.S. noncomercial educational radio stations in this datebase using the search form described below.  Authorized representatives of these radio stations may also use this form to update their organization’s information.

The search form returns rows of multiple results matching the criteria selected.  These results can be sorted by their columns, printed out in spreadsheet format, and mapped via Google Maps.

How Searches Work This search form allows a filtered view of all the records in the database by limiting choices made using its fields, either separately or in combination.  Leaving the form blank and clicking the search button at the bottom returns all records.  Selecting any of the choices in the form restricts the records returned to just those meeting the search criteria. Currently, none of the records have any information in these two fields: Postal Code, and First Year on Air.  Thus, searches on those fields will yield no results.  Over time, as radio stations log-in and update their records, searches on these fields will be more inclusive. Once results from a search have been returned, all the results together can be viewed on an Interactive Google Map by clicking on “Map these contacts” at the top-left of the results screen.  Any individual result can be seen on a Google map by clicking the word “Map” at the right end of its row.  The maps show the location of the stations’ transmitters. More complete information on any individual station can be seen by clicking the word “View” just to the left of the word “Map.”  The multiple results can also be viewed and printed as a spreadsheet-like list of rows and columns by clicking on the printer icon at the top-right of the results screen.  Clicking on any column header sorts that column in ascending order; clicking on it again sorts it in descending order. Search Parameter Rules

  1. Alphanumeric text fields (Organization Name, Call Sign, City):  Search finds a character string anywhere in the field: “Mon” returns Monterey as well as Belmont; “019” returns 01930 as well as 73019.
  2. Numeric fields (Frequency, Watts, etc): Enter a range of number from low (in the first field) to high (in the second).

Search Form Field Descriptions (from the top) Organization Name:  This is the name of the organization granted the radio station license. Management type: All radio stations in the database have been assigned one of these 8 management types.  Search is allowed on just one at a time, or none. Proximity Search:  To find radio stations within a certain distance of an address, city, or zip code, enter the distance here, and the location to measure from.  To use this, the state and country must be selected.

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