Category Archives: Music

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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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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Peter Gabriel: inspired by shortwave radio

SWLing Post reader, Chris, writes: Your recent post about John Lennon triggered my memory about an interview I heard years ago with Peter Gabriel. He too had a fascination with Shortwave Radio listening and it inspired some of his music.  … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: The Mighty KBC

Last Sunday, I tuned to The Mighty KBC on 7,375 kHz, starting at 0000 UTC. The KBC signal out of Europe was blow-torch strength. The Mighty KBC’s Giant Jukebox is chock-full of rock-n-roll and Euro-pop variety, spanning the decades. DJ “Uncle … Continue reading

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Song Of India now taking requests

(Source: PCJ International) Coming soon from PCJ Radio International a new music program called Song Of India. This new program will feature classic Bollywood evergreens as well as music from Southeast Asia, Australia, England, United States and more. To make … Continue reading

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Radio Australia: SWLing in the Colorado Rockies

I’m in Keystone, Colorado at about 9,300′ (2,835 M) above sea level; mornings are crisp and chilly (38F/3C), but that doesn’t stop me from putting on a jacket, heading to the balcony and listening to Radio Australia on 9,580 kHz. … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: Alcaravan Radio

Yesterday, August 8, I was able to record Alcaravan Radio out of Puerto Lleras, Columbia. Alcaravan Radio broadcasts domestically on medium wave and also on 5.91 MHZ shortwave, from 23:30-12:00 UTC. Though typical summer conditions meant for a higher noise levels, Alcaravan’s … Continue reading

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