Category Archives: Broadcasters

The WSJ features Willis Conover

(Source: Wall Street Journal via Any Sennitt) The Radio Broadcaster Who Fought the Cold War Abroad but Remained Unheard at Home By DOUG RAMSEY During the Cold War, listeners in captive nations behind the Iron Curtain huddled around radios in … Continue reading

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Rep. Salmon introduces bill to defund Voice of America

(Source:  sonorannews.com via Dan Robinson) WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) announced the eighth Shrink our Spending Initiative bill focused on highlighting and cutting wasteful, taxpayer-funded programs. Upon introduction of his latest bill to eliminate federal funding for Voice of America, Salmon … Continue reading

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Euro Radio: a new shortwave radio broadcaster out of Europe?

SWLing Post reader, Neil Gates, comments: “Euro Radio is Europe’s brand new commercial shortwave station which will begin broadcasting on August 1st 2015. Visit our Facebook page for updates. facebook.com/euroradio6205“ Many thanks, Neil.  I have checked the Euro Radio Facebook … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: WWV changes announcement format,1971

Shortwave Radio Audio Archive contributor, Brian D. Smith, recently contacted me; I was enthused when he described the recording he was sharing: This recording captures the last 5 minutes of WWV’s old format (giving the time every 5 minutes) and the first 5 minutes … Continue reading

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Papua New Guinea broadcasting 15th Pacific Games via shortwave

SWLing Post contributor, Rob Wagner, has shared the following update on his blog: It’s quite difficult to hear Papua New Guinea these days now that nearly all their shortwave transmitters have closed and moved to FM. BUT….In the last day … Continue reading

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Recording the 2015 Leap Second

Yesterday, I posted a brief article about the leap second that occurred between 23:59:59 June 30, 2015 and 00:00:00 UTC July 01, 2015. I decided to record the leap second on as many shortwave time station frequencies as possible. The only … Continue reading

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Hang on a second…seriously

Tonight, for the first time in three years, we will experience a leap second. What is a leap second?  Wikipedia provides a concise explanation: A leap second is a one-second adjustment that is occasionally applied to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in … Continue reading

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