Category Archives: Interviews

Victor Goonetilleke: The joy of DXing

Victor Goonetilleke has kindly shared a passage he recently posted to Facebook. Victor pretty much sums up why I still listen to the shortwaves: “For almost four score and 5 I enjoyed shortwave radio. Yes I was a DXer, and … Continue reading

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“Interferenze” Interview on RAI Radio3Mondo

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Andrea Borgnino, journalist and Internet Content Manager for RAI (RadioTelevisione Italiana)…and, remarkably enough, reader of the SWLing Post. (You’ve probably seen me refer to Andrea on the SWLing Post as I follow … Continue reading

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Interview with Joseph Mark Costello III of WRNO

Yesterday, I posted off air recordings of WRNO Worldwide from 1983. Jonathan Marks then sent me a link to an interview he recorded in 1991 when WRNO founder, Joseph Costello, visited Radio Netherlands Worldwide in Hilversum. Click here to visit … Continue reading

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Richard voices his opinion about BBC World Service commercialization

Richard Cuff–noted SWL and festmeister for the Winter SWL Fest–sent a message to the BBC World Service listener feedback program Over To You deploring the BBC’s decision to incorporate limited advertising on the World Service as of April 2014. Over To You contacted … Continue reading

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Shortwave Listening (SWLing): How did you get your start?

I love hearing stories about how shortwave radio listeners and ham radio operators got interested in the hobby. I’ll tell you about my experience, but I would enjoy hearing yours either in the comments section or by sending me an … Continue reading

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The Take Away interviews Ajit Pai

Many thanks to Dan Srebnick for sending a link to this piece on The Take Away. In The Quest To Save AM Radio, John Hockenberry talks about AM radio nostalgia and then interviews Ajit Pai (who was mentioned in a post … Continue reading

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Arturo Sandoval listened to VOA “every single day”

The Voice of America provided Cuban jazz trumpeter, pianist and composer, Arturo Sandoval with a source of inspiration through Jazz. In a recent interview with NPR, Sandoval stated: “We used to listen every day, every single day, [to] Voice of America. [It] was a shortwave … Continue reading

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