SELDOM ASKED QUESTIONS TO GLENN HAUSER as of Sept. 10, 1998 ====================== Q. Why don't you dress up your website with some graphics? A. The website is secondary, intended to support my primary means of expression, the WORLD OF RADIO spoken-word broadcast, with info which can be expressed solely in text. Actually, I love graphic art, and if and when I have the time to learn more about HTML or get someone to help me, something might change. Q. Are you still publishing REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING and DX LISTENING DIGEST? A. I haven't decided to stop publishing, tho the time between issues seems to be getting longer and longer. Subscriptions are for a certain number of issues, not months, so everybody will either get the issues paid for eventually, or refunds if I make a final decision to stop. I'm keeping the funds available, and unlike a number of defunct DX clubs, will NOT keep the money and run, or, more politely go out of business due to lack of cash flow. The greater obstacle would be the physical task of figuring and writing all those refund checks to the entire mailing list. Q. What kind of SW receiver do you use? A. I procrastinate too in buying high-end super-sets, one reason being the high noise level where I presently reside. I am getting along primarily with a Yachtboy 400 and an ATS 909, neither of which I had to pay for. Also have a DX-400 which stays mainly on FM, and two old FRG-7s. Do not take this as a recommendation or endorsement. Q. How many SWBC countries have you DXed? A. I honestly don't know; there are certainly some rare ones I have never heard. Before I was heavily into SWBC, I was an FM and TV DXer and kept meticulous records, even edited a statistics column. This rather burned me out on keeping track, combined with moving around a lot, which would complicate record-keeping immensely--different log for each different QTH? Q. What do you do for a living? A. I am sort of semi-retired, having quit my full-time job at a public radio station in 1984, so all my time would be my own. Q. Why don't you go jump in a lake [or the like], you filthy commie fag? A. I am occasionally 'accused' of being gay by anonymous asses on newsgroups who obviously have no life of their own, and have no conceivable way of knowing anything about my sexual preference, which, anyway would be totally irrelevant to SW and DX. Such action would not be appropriate, since I am not gay (tho there's nothing wrong with that). And not communist (which would be stupid). I cannot be hurt by being called gay, since it is not true, and since if I were, I would not be ashamed of it! So they may as well not bother. Q. Why don't you keep your opinions to yourself and just give us the news? A. In any other media field there are critics, and people expect them to criticise, express their opinions. If I had another persona I would separate opinion from news more strictly, but lacking that, my opinions are going to come out as part of my self-expression. You don't have to like them. You should be able to tell what is news and what is opinion, if you have half a brain.