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Joseph Is Listening To 90.5 WESA On His Clock Radio!

Now, back in February, in a feature called “Joseph Has A Question For You,” I asked you if I should listen to 90.5 WESA, which is one of the three NPR stations here in Pittsburgh, on my clock radio in my bedroom … and I then said that I should do just that.  Well, guess what?  At around 10:00 this past Sunday morning, I just happened to listen to 90.5 for a few short minutes while I was in my bedroom.  At that time, I just happened to listen to Ted Sohier, who is the station’s weekend morning announcer.  Ironically, I used to listen to Ted on WQED-FM in the afternoons on a regular basis whenever I was younger.  I was able to hear NPR’s hourly newscasts on there back then … and, these days, I can hear NPR’s five-minute hourly newscasts on 90.5.  Ted’s voice is very soothing … and he also did a fantastic job as the voiceover for WQED-TV, which is Pittsburgh’s PBS station, for more than two decades.

Well, anyway, I would like you to see me listening to 90.5 WESA on my clock radio in my bedroom.

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On April 26, 2020, I was listening to 90.5 WESA, which is one of Pittsburgh’s three NPR stations, on my clock radio, which is in my bedroom. I asked you guys if I should do just that back in February … and I actually said I should do so.

If you guys need something interesting to listen to, please consider listening to 90.5 WESA in either your homes or your vehicles.  Of course, I will continue to listen to the station either on my WESA app, which is on my Smartphone, or online on my computer.

Now, as an added bonus, I would also like to show you a photo of me taking a selfie near one of my bedroom’s mirrors.  That would be my tall mirror, which is by my bedroom door.

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On April 26, 2020, I snapped this selfie in front of my tall mirror. The tall mirror is by my bedroom door.

As you can see here, I will continue to listen to WESA on my clock radio in my bedroom, but I will do it mainly at night just before I go to bed … and, if I need to fall asleep in the middle of the night, I will listen to “BBC World Service” on there.  90.5 WESA is a fantastic radio station!

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Joseph Likes “BBC World Service!”

In two of my blog posts that I wrote down during my blog’s sixth year, I talked about listening to 90.5 WESA on both the WESA app and on my clock radio … and, whenever I listen to it on my clock radio in the middle of the night, I’ll listen to “BBC World Service” for a while.

Today, I wanted to talk about “BBC World Service” in greater detail, if I can.  As I just said, I will listen to “BBC World Service” on 90.5 whenever I listen to it in the middle of the night.  I will listen to it for up to 90 minutes at a time, depending on when I am able to hear it.  Now, since I listen to 90.5 on my app before 5:00 on weekday mornings, I will be able to listen to it on there for a few minutes before “Morning Edition” begins … and, on weekends, I will hear it from around 4:45 until 6:00 in the morning.  “BBC World Service” is fantastic … and they have some neat programs on there, especially the news updates that air twice an hour.  The top-of-the-hour updates air for five minutes … and, like the hourly news updates that air on NPR, they also begin at one minute after the hour.  The bottom-of-the-hour updates air for just two minutes … and they begin at around 30 or 31 minutes past the hour.

I would like to tell you about a program that I heard on there very briefly.  I heard it on “BBC World Service” a few days ago at around 3:30 in the morning while I was sleeping.  Believe it or not, it has a 30-minute program about sleep … and I liked the program so much that I was able to listen to it again online.  In fact, I am listening to that show online as I type this blog post.  I will probably be done listening to it by the time you read this blog post, though.

If you guys ever listen to 90.5 WESA or your local NPR station in the early morning hours, please consider listening to “BBC World Service” for a while.  You may like it just as much as I do.

Just so you know, I also have the BBC World Service app on my smartphone … and I will sometimes listen to the show on there whenever I get bored.  Then I can listen to it at any time of the day.

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I have owned my Motorola smartphone for two years!

I have owned my Motorola smartphone for two years now.  It seems like I just got it yesterday … and I have used it just about every day since I got it at the Verizon Wireless store in Bridgeville on December 13, 2017.  The phone is that good.  I’m able to send text messages, make phone calls, make videos, take photos and watch YouTube videos on it.  I also use the Internet on there … and I use my phone’s apps every chance I get.  I like this smartphone a lot … and I will use it in the future.

Now, I would like to show you a photo of my Motorola smartphone.  I used this photo in my Facebook story this morning … and I had to walk over to a mirror in order to snap a decent photo of my phone.

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I have now owned my Motorola smartphone for two years. The photo is from my Facebook story, which is from this morning. I had to walk over to a mirror in order to snap a decent photo of my phone.
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Joseph’s Top Blog Posts For December 2019

The month of December is already here.  That means 2019 is almost over … and, in a few weeks, it will be 2020.  I will be giving my features a break this month, but I will bring them back in both the new year and the new decade.  Today, I will tell you about the blog posts that I’ll be writing down in December.

One blog post will be entitled “I still have my Nike Air jacket one year later!”  I will talk about my black and white Nike Air jacket … and I will tell you why I still like it one year later.

Another one of my posts will be entitled “I am still stylish in my Christmas sweater one year later!”  I will talk about my red Boston Terrier sweater, which I have owned for almost one year now.

Another one of my posts will be entitled “Joseph needs some false teeth!”  This past Tuesday, I got two of my upper teeth removed … and I may need some false teeth in the future.  They would go on my upper teeth.  Maybe I can get either flexible partial dentures or dental implants.

Another one of my posts will be entitled “I have owned my Motorola smartphone for two years!”  I will talk about my phone in the blog posts.

Another one of my posts will be entitled ” I have had a cardigan sweater for two years!”  I will talk about my grey cardigan sweater, which I bought at the now-closed Sears store at South Hills Village, nearly two years ago.

Another one of my posts will be entitled “I have owned my grey Michael Kors jacket for four years now!”  I will talk about my favorite jacket, which I have owned for nearly four years now.  It would turn me into “Mr. Classy” just days after I bought it at Bridgeville T.J. Maxx in December of 2015.

Another one of my posts will be entitled “I am still a ‘Macho Man’ two years later!”  I will talk about my purple Macho Man shirt, which I have owned for nearly two years.

Another one of my posts will be entitled “Joseph Recovers From His Oral Surgery.”  I will talk about the day that I recovered from my most recent oral surgery.  I recovered from it for a few hours this past Tuesday.  It was a quick recovery, to say the least.

Another one of my posts will be entitled “Happy birthday, Nicholas Ciesielski!”  I will wish my friend, Nicholas Ciesielski, a happy 34th birthday in a blog post on December 8th.

I will also give you a two-part blog post entitled “Joseph’s Top Blog Posts Of 2019” in December.  In it, I will give you the top blog posts of the year.

If everything goes well, I will write a blog post entitled “‘Mr. Classy’ and his ‘stand-in’ now have extra class!”  I was supposed to write the blog post in November, but “Mr. Classy” and his “stand-in” were not able to have extra class then.  Hopefully, that will change this month.

I hope you will like the blog posts that I’ll be giving you as we wrap up both a great year and a fantastic decade.  Hopefully at least one of these blog posts will catch your eye.

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Joseph’s Moment Of Peace: Joseph’s West Virginia Public Broadcasting App

Last month, I talked about my 90.5 WESA app in one of my features, which is called “Joseph’s Moment Of Peace.”  Well, today, I’m using this feature again as I talk about another one of my public radio apps, which is on my smartphone.  This would be my West Virginia Public Broadcasting App.  Now, WVPB is affiliated with both PBS and NPR.  On the TV side, it owns some PBS stations … and, on the radio side, it owns some NPR stations.  Years ago, I listened to one of WVPB’s stations in the car.  The station is in Wheeling … and you can hear it on 89.9 on the FM dial.  I live in southwestern Allegheny County … and the station is quite listenable there.

Well, anyway, I have the West Virginia Public Broadcasting app on my smartphone … and it relaxes me in a big way, especially whenever I listen to classical music on it.  They play classical music on there during the day … and, of course, like 90.5 WESA, they airs lots of NPR’s programs at various other times.  Now, on Saturday nights, they air a show called “Mountain Stage,” which is produced by WVPB.  I don’t listen to the show myself, but I think it sounds pretty good.  I like the sleep timer feature that’s on the app.  It counts it down in hours, minutes and seconds.  The sleep timer feature is also on the 90.5 WESA app.  I like the WVPB app … and I will continue to use it whenever I can.

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Joseph’s Moment Of Peace: Joseph’s 90.5 WESA App

Now, over the years, I have listened to several fantastic radio stations in Pittsburgh … and, at one point, whenever I was a student in school, I would listen to at least one of the three public radio stations in our city.  When I was young, I would listen to either WQED-FM, which is at 89.3, or WDUQ, which was at 90.5, regularly.  I would sometimes listen to WYEP, which is at 91.3, but I never really got into it.  WQED-FM plays classical music, WDUQ, which is now WESA, airs programs from NPR and WYEP plays Adult Alternative music.

Whenever I listened to 90.5 years ago, their call letters were WDUQ … and they had their studios on the campus of Duquesne University for many years.  These days, their call letters are WESA … and their studios are on Pittsburgh’s South Side.  That brings me to the topic of today’s blog post, which is about my 90.5 WESA app.  For some reason, I started listening to public radio regularly again, after taking a break from doing so for a few years.

90.5 WESA is one of Pittsburgh’s three NPR stations … and I usually listen to it on my app, which is on my smartphone … and it relaxes me in a big way.  I listen to it out of boredom, but, sometimes, I’ll listen to it if I want to be informed.  The station has some fantastic programs and some fantastic disc jockeys on there … and they also do hourly newscasts from NPR at one minute after nearly every hour.  They also air “BBC World Service” in the overnight hours … and I’ll listen to it on my app whenever I want to fall asleep in the middle of the night.

If you need a way to relax like me, you can download the 90.5 WESA app on your smartphone … and you can use it whenever you want to relax.

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Joseph Has A New Smartphone!

During the second half of my blog’s fourth year, I will give you some chances to revisit my past blog posts … and, throughout June, I will give you chances to revisit blog posts from my blog’s fourth year. Today, I will let you revisit a post from December of 2017 and it is entitled “Joseph Has A New Smartphone!”

In late December 2017, my old LG smartphone froze up after I turned my computer off for the evening. Whenever I went into my “computer room” to pick up the phone, I saw a red Verizon screen … and it would not show anything else after that. I restarted it as often as I could, but no matter what happened, the red Verizon screen would stay on my phone for the longest time. The next morning, whenever my LG phone “died” over just over three years, I was prompted to buy my Motorola smartphone at the Verizon store in Great Southern Shopping Center. I like the Motorola smartphone … and I use it every single day. I will miss my LG smartphone a lot. It served me well for three years, two months and 14 days.

I will be giving my computer a break from 7:00 this evening until 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 16th … and I will be giving you three interesting blog posts next week.

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around June 7th in previous years …
I see a lot of “fives” here! (June 7, 2018)
Remembering Joseph’s Battle With Lyme Disease One Year Later (June 6, 2017)
I see great clouds everywhere! (June 7, 2016)
Joseph Has A Question For You: Which Shirt Goes Best With These Shorts? (June 8, 2015)
Joseph Remembers His Battle With Lyme Disease Two Years Later (June 6, 2018)

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For just over three years, I have owned a smartphone from LG.  I really liked this phone a lot, but, sadly, my phone’s short life came to an end today.  Its demise actually started last evening just moments after I turned off my computer.  It would freeze up many times, no matter how many times I tried to get it to stop freezing up.  I had experienced every emotion in the book at that time.  I was in denial then … and I was both sad and angry at the same time.

Now, this morning, after I tried to unfreeze it many times, I was able to buy a new smartphone, after the phone would stay frozen for hours at a time.  I was able to buy a phone from Motorola … and, so far, I really like it a lot.  It’s slightly smaller than my LG smartphone is.

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Joseph’s Moment Of Peace: Joseph’s Relax And Sleep App

Today, I would like to talk about an app that I use on my smartphone on a daily basis … and it’s called the “Relax And Sleep” app.  There are all kinds of soothing sounds on the app … and you can use it for a certain amount of time.  In fact, you can have one or multiple timers on it; however, you can use just one timer at a time.

I love this app a lot … and, if you like it a lot, you can download the app for free.  It’s in the Google Play store … and you can find it in your app store, if you don’t use the Google Play store.  The app relaxes me in a big way … and I use it several times a day.  I also use it for one hour and 23 minutes every night as I prepare to go to sleep.  I urge all of you guys to download the “Relax And Sleep” app someday.  It has a little lamb on the app.  It will relax you guys in a big way.

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around April 19th in previous years …
Joseph’s Moment Of Peace: Joseph’s blog itself (April 19, 2018)
Blog Post Number 625 (April 19, 2017)
The two sides of “Mr. Classy” (April 19, 2016)
What a great sunrise this is! (April 20, 2015)
Joseph’s Moment Of Peace: Our ceiling fan (April 20, 2017)

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I now have a smartphone of my very own!

During the second half of my blog’s fifth year, I will give you a chance to revisit some of my past blog posts.

In October of 2014, I wrote a blog post entitled “I now have a smartphone of my very own!” When I first got that smartphone back in the Fall of 2014, the smartphone was from LG … and I wasn’t able to use the Internet on it too much because we didn’t have Wi-Fi in our house. In early 2015, we got Wi-Fi in our house … and I would be able to use the Internet on my phone more often than I did before.

Sadly, in December of 2017, I had to say good-bye to my LG smartphone after more than 3 years … and I got my current smartphone the next day. That smartphone is from Motorola.

I like my smartphones a lot and I will be using them as often as possible in the future.

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around March 7th in previous years …
Happy birthday, Mark McKnight! (March 7, 2018)
Joseph’s 600th Blog Post (March 7, 2017)
A frosty morning (March 7, 2016)
A shovel ruined my snow-covered mountains! (March 7, 2015)
“Mr. Classy” is on the road! (March 8, 2017)

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It’s official!  I am now the proud owner of my very own smartphone.  I received the smartphone earlier this week.  I really like it a lot.  I’m still learning how to use it properly, though, but I’m starting to get the hang of it.  I can also use the Internet on there, but I do have some rules when it comes to using the Internet on my smartphone.  I will permit myself to spend nearly one hour per day using the Internet on my smartphone … and I will only be allowed to call relatives, send text messages to my friends and relatives and take pictures and make short videos with my smartphone.  Don’t worry … I will continue to use my computer regularly.  I spend most of my computer time surfing the Internet anyway.

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I have owned my Motorola smartphone for one year!

For the past year now, I have owned my Motorola smartphone.  It replaced my LG smartphone, which I had owned for just over three years.  I use it every day.  It says, “Hello, Moto,” whenever someone calls me on it.  I usually use the Internet and my apps on the phone … and I text my friends and my relatives on it also.  I don’t like to call people on it, unless I absolutely have to do so.  I like this phone a lot … and I will use it many more times in the next year.

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I have now owned my Motorola smartphone for one year! I used my grandmother’s cell phone camera to snap this photo.
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On December 13, 2017, I purchased a new smartphone from Motorola. I was prompted to buy the new smartphone after my LG smartphone started freezing up just a few hours earlier. I had owned the phone on the left for just over three years.

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around December 13th in previous years …
Joseph Has A New Smartphone! (December 13, 2017)
Old Man Winter came early this year! (December 14, 2016)
Joseph’s Road To His 30th Birthday: Joseph’s 11th Year On Earth (December 13, 2015)
We’ve had our red truck for one year now! (December 13, 2014)
Joseph is taking a selfie in the cold air! (December 15, 2016)