Category Archives: Articles

Listener Post: Chris Freitas

Chris Freitas’ radio story is the latest in a our series called Listener Posts, where I will place all of your personal radio histories. If you would like to add your story to the mix, simply send your story by email! In the meantime, many thanks to … Continue reading

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Happy 50th, Radio Caroline!

I wish my schedule and travel funds would have allowed me to attend Offshore Radio Day 2014, held in the Netherlands last week. Fortunately for those of us who couldn’t attend, Jonathan Marks posted an excellent set of photos and commentary … Continue reading

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How To Tune In Pirate Radio Broadcasts on Shortwave

This article originally appeared in the February 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor Magazine. Even as many legacy international broadcasters are abandoning the shortwave bands, shortwave remains active and vibrant in another quadrant: namely, on shortwave pirate radio. Over the … Continue reading

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Listening to shortwave radio, in stereo

Recently, my buddy Dave Zantow (N9EWO) told me that his Japan Radio Company JRC NRD-545 could natively decode Motorola C-Quam AM stereo (the “AMS” function).  To be honest, I wasn’t aware that AM stereo had ever been an option on a tabletop … Continue reading

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Radio New Zealand’s Peter Fry will take you on a musical journey

If you’ve ever had the distinct pleasure of tuning to Radio New Zealand International when their musical request show, Saturday Night, is on the air, chances are that you’ve become, like I have, addicted to this show. The show’s inimitable … Continue reading

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“Why The Humanitarian Community Should Shape The Future Of Shortwave”

As World Radio Day approaches, writer Mehmet Burk (founder of ReliefAnalysis.com) considers the importance of shortwave radio, especially in terms of disaster relief. Burke posted the article, Why The Humanitarian Community Should Shape The Future Of Shortwave on Interaction.org. Here’s a quote: “In the … Continue reading

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Jonathan Marks on what went wrong with shortwave

Check out Jonathan Mark’s blog Critical Distance for his take on why many shortwave broadcasters have failed over the years. Hint: the same is true for any broadcaster regardless of delivery medium–content is king. Click here to read the full … Continue reading

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