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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  19/OUT/2011 8:11 PM
Assunto:  Spin the knob-1
 
Mensagem: 

     He spinning the knobs  (sic)

     Grammarly speaking it would likely be "He is spinning the knobs" or other sentence, who knows?

 

 

     Spinning the knobs, like Dale said, seems like having to do tuning a radio, switching to an station, broadcasting something, playing music, etc.  At least for radio (slangy) people it seems like that, as in:

 

      Several weeks ago, WSSR (95.7 FM, "Star") switched to urban-formatted (hip-hop, R&B) "The Beat," spinning 10,000 songs in a row before it will introduce new DJs. 
     

 

       Even the DJs who mainly spin CDs frequently bash liberals between tunes.

 

 

       With a high unemployment rate and hundreds of job cuts, Rockingham County’s economy has been tough on its people. It could be easy to slip into despair. Before it gets that far, Ronald Reeves wants you to turn on your radio. Spin the knob to WREV (1220 AM), also dubbed “Kingdom Radio,” where Reeves is the owner and general manager. During daylight hours, when the signal is strongest, you’ll hear a mix of Southern gospel, black gospel and contemporary Christian tunes

 

 

     With a high unemployment rate and hundreds of job cuts, Rockingham County’s economy has been tough on its people. It could be easy to slip into despair. Before it gets that far, Ronald Reeves wants you to turn on your radio. Spin the knob to WREV (1220 AM), also dubbed “Kingdom Radio,” where Reeves is the owner and general manager. During daylight hours, when the signal is strongest, you’ll hear a mix of Southern gospel, black gospel and contemporary Christian tunes

 


      Spinning the radio knobs you quickly dial in ATIS to get an update on the airport surface conditions, but the transmission is broken and cutting out. You can’t make out the wind direction and runway in use but you did hear that they are experiencing peak gusts of 25 knots!  Switching to the tower frequency, the broken transmissions sound as if the entire east coast fleet of general aviation aircraft is trying to land at your airport of departure. What should you do?
Let’s discontinue the practical example at this point, go back to the beginning and analyze what a pilot practicing good aeronautical decision making, or judgment would have done.

 

      

   


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
spin the knob  –  Rania  19/OUT/2011, 5:46 PM
spin the knob  –  Dale-USA  19/OUT/2011, 6:28 PM
 Spin the knob-1  –  PPAULO  19/OUT/2011, 8:11 PM
Spin the knob-2  –  PPAULO  19/OUT/2011, 8:16 PM

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