Susan M. Talley

June 20, 1957 - July 7, 2012
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Susan M. (Hunt) Talley, age 55, passed away on July 7, 2012. Susan was born on June 20, 1957 in West Chester, PA to George A. & Margaret (Clifford) Hunt. Susan was a line worker for a pharmaceutical manufacturer and she enjoyed spending her free time with her grand children. She is survived by herContinue Reading

Gloria B. Chiaravalloti left a message on October 1, 2012:
Dear Susan's Husband, Children, Grandchildren, Pam, Janice, Jeff & Tim, I have been searching and searching for all of you off and on for some time. I didn't have any of the girls married names and I didn't know who to contact to get any information. Sadly, I came across Susan's obituary and discovered all of you. I am so very sorry to have read the terrible news about Susan's death. All I remember of her was a smily sweet little blond with short hair. As we got older we didn't see much of each other and we all got married and our parents passed on and we didn't keep in touch. I am heartbroken because of this. So many times I wanted to call one of you and just couldn't find any of you. I hope that you get to read this and we can connect with each other. I am Aunt Dot (Herron's) daughter Gloria. Think back,,,,,,,,,,you'll remember me when I crashed your Dad's brand new pickup truck into the huge gate that kept the cows from getting out.........remember? My email address is:, I'm on facebook: Gloria Bacchi Chiaravalloti and my cell phone number is 610-547-8634 and our home number is: 610-792-3794. Hugs to all of you and again my sincere condolances to all of you. With Love, Cousin Gloria
Vera left a message on August 12, 2012:
Radio ga gaFor those of you who just use the stereo in your car to litsen to your iPod, there is this thing built into it called a radio, and this contraption is capable or receiving two different types of stations.No, not I mean AM and FM.Although AM radio is now mainly home to talk/news/sports/religious programming and FM is the king of music, it wasn't always this way. In fact, it was almost exactly reversed when FM (the newer technology) came on the scene in the early 1940s FM was all classical music and educational programming. Let's take a closer look at the history and the differences between these two types of radio broadcasting.AM radioAM broadcasts are made using a technique called amplitude modulation, hence the name AM radio. Amplitude modulation was the first method ever discovered for sending sound via a radio signal previous technologies only allowed for morse code to be sent via radio, AM could transmit voice, music, or anything else.Without getting too mathy, AM radio works by varying the strength of the transmitted signal in relation to the sound being sent. The receiver then amplifies the signal strength voltage variations to drive a speaker or headphones. I'll spare you the formulas.The first known AM radio broadcast for entertainment purposes was made on , by early radio pioneer and experimenter Reginald Fessenden from Brant Rock, Massachusetts. By 1909, Charles Doc Herrold was broadcasting from San Francisco with what eventually became KQW and later the modern , now considered to be the longest continually operating AM station in the country. By the late 1920s, AM radio had taken off in popularity and a new form of entertainment had been born.FM radioFM broadcasts use a technology call frequency modulation, where instead of altering the strength of the transmitted signal to convey information like AM, the audio is sent over a carrier wave by varying its instantaneous frequency. Again, I'll spare you the math and the formulas. In short, there is a center frequency that you tune your radio to, and the frequency is varied slightly above and below the center frequency to convey the sound you hear.The technology behind FM radio is older than you might think the first patents for it were issued in 1933 (U.S. Patents nos. , , and , to be specific), and the first FM station went on the air in 1939 the modern-day (originally experimental stations W2XDA and W2XOY) at GE's factory in Schenectady, NY. Despite this early start, FM radio didn't start gaining in popularity until the 1960s and the beginnings of the Album Oriented Rock (AOR) station format. In fact, AM continued to hold the lead in overall litsenership all the way up until 1978, when FM finally surpassed it. Since then, the programming between the two has almost completely flipped AM is now the alternative band that FM used to be.Compare/contrastOkay, so if you stuck with me through the history and science lesson, good for you. If you just skipped all that stuff to just read the bullet point differences, that's okay too. So let's cut to the chase.AMSignals tend to be local (50-100mi range) during the day but can reach hundreds if not thousands of miles at night this is due to the medium frequency (MF) AM signals at night instead of being absorbed by it during the day.Sound quality is okay not bad, not great, just okay. Perfectly suited for voice transmissions.Signals are generally in monaural audio (mono).Thunderstorms, power lines, and other electric disturbances can cause heavy static on AM.AM signals tend to fade in a linear fashion the further away you get from the transmitter they drop off gradually, getting quieter the further you get.FMFM signals are almost strictly line-of-sight once you drop over the horizon, you lose FM reception. This makes the range of a typical FM station about 50mi, day or night. FM radio is broadcast on VHF frequencies that just punch through the ionosphere, not bounce off of it. FM signals can very occasionally be heard beyond line-of-sight thanks to tropospheric ducting/scatter or but that's pretty rare.Sound quality is good music sounds far better on FM radio than on AM.Signals are generally in stereo again, ideally suited for music.FM is, for the most part, unaffected by thunderstorms, power lines, or other electric sources of interference that plague AM broadcasts.FM signals don't really fade they're loud and clear one minute then very staticky and gone very quickly the next.So if you really, really still need cliff notes, here: AM goes farther, fades slowly with distance. FM has a shorter range, fades abruptly, but has much better sound quality.
Charlotte Farmer Meck left a message on July 21, 2012:
Pam and Janice, I am so sorry to hear about Susan's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and her entire family.
Megan Gillotte left a message on July 17, 2012:
I had the priveledge of working with Sue over the last 3 years. She was so very nice, and always greeted you with a smile. I am very saddened to hear of her passing. Sue and her family/friends are in my thoughts and prayers.
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