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Slate: Don’t Count AM/FM Radio Out Just Yet

Jeff, over at the excellent Herculodge blog, shares this link to an interesting article in Slate about the future of AM/FM radio in the age of podcasts. Click here to view the full article and check out Jeff’s excerpts on the Herculodge. … Continue reading

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Global 24’s take on the future of the shortwave radio

Many thanks to the staff of Global 24 for the following response to my post, Does Shortwave Radio Have a Future?: To Shortwave Listeners of the World: Shortwave radio is not dying. In fact, we think the whole story line should … Continue reading

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Joe Strummer: influenced by world travel–and shortwave radio

SWLing Post reader, Chris, writes: “After reading your piece on Peter Gabriel it reminded me of Joe Strummer and the Clash and the Mescaleros… The album and song London Calling was written from a huge influence from the BBC World … Continue reading

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Include in the CIA’s Survival Kit: the Sony ICF-SW100

I recently discovered an article on the excellent blog, LifeHacker, which describes the contents of the CIA’s Escape and Evasion Survival Kit. The kit’s contents currently include: Leatherman Squirt PS4 Slim Line Lock Pick 13 Tension Wrench Short Twist Flex Omni-Glow … Continue reading

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John Lennon and the Sony ICF-2001

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Robert Yowell, who writes: “I happen to be a huge Beatles fan, and especially a fan of John Lennon’s solo music as well. The last album he recorded was “Double Fantasy” which was made in … Continue reading

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Geoff Hanley and the Radio Security Service

Many thanks to my friend, Phillip, for sharing this brilliant article from the Express and Star: Researchers discover Wolverhampton man’s secret past He was a happily married insurance agent with a secret that he took to the grave.  Geoff Hanley … Continue reading

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Numbers stations featured in Highbrow Magazine

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Richard Cuff, who shares this link to a numbers station piece in Highbrow Magazine; one of the more comprehensive numbers station articles I’ve read in a while. Here’s an excerpt: “Many nights, Spooks turn on … Continue reading

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