Category Archives: Art

Shortwave Radio Recordings: A Tale of Two Cities via Global 24

Tuesday morning, I tuned my WWII era BC-348-Q to Global 24 on 9395 kHz. The signal, via WRMI’s transmitter, was quite strong. At 2:00 UTC, I heard an announcement that The Mercury Theatre on the Air radio play of A … Continue reading

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Yes, there is a shortwave…!

Dear Editor— I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no shortwave. Uncle DX Dash! says, “If you see it on the SWLing Post, it’s so.” Please tell me the truth, is there a shortwave? … Continue reading

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Video: 1940s-era holiday treat from Tommy Dorsey (c/o a vintage rig)

Below you’ll find a short video of my 1945 Scott Marine Radio Model SLR-M playing Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra’s  jazz-infused version of “March of the Toys” from Victor Herbert’s holiday classic “Babes in Toyland.” It’s a little holiday time-travel I … Continue reading

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The Spectrum Monitor: only $24 for a year’s subscription

On occasion, the things you enjoy most, you forget to share with your friends. Not sure why this happens, but this is certainly the case with the Spectrum Monitor magazine (TSM). I’m long overdue to properly pitch TSM to my readers, which I feel … Continue reading

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David Goren’s Cold War mix

Feeling nostalgic for the Cold War?  David Goren recently posted the following audio mix and description on his excellent website, Shortwaveology.net: “This mashup of vintage cold war propaganda (mostly) from Radio Moscow’s North American Service was made for The Schizophonic Archive, … Continue reading

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David Goren: The shortwave radio artist

I’ve always thought of my buddy, David Goren, as a shortwave radio artist–then, yesterday, I viewed this latest creation by the infamous Jeff Murray (K1NSS): As I’ve said before, I’m completely in tune with Jeff’s sense of humor. If you are, too, be … Continue reading

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Wilco’s “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot” and shortwave radio

After posting our articles about Joe Strummer and Peter Gabriel, Mike Barraclough writes: “Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is my favourite shortwave radio related album, I was a fan of the band anyway so when I read about the theme I … Continue reading

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