Category Archives: Music

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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Shortwave Radio Recordings: The Mighty KBC

Sunday at 00:00-02:00 UTC, I tuned to 9,925 kHz to listen to The Mighty KBC. KBC’s signal was clean and blowtorch strength into North America. Though I used my WinRadio Excalibur to record the broadcast, I stepped outside with my recently acquired … Continue reading

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RNZI: Peter Fry says goodbye to Saturday Nights

Peter Fry, host of Radio New Zealand National’s music request program, Saturday Night, said goodbye last night after fifteen years on the air. Many SWLing Post readers have written about their love of the program, having heard Fry’s voice over the shortwaves … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: Radio New Zealand International

For your listening pleasure: three hours of Radio New Zealand International, recorded on June 28, 2014 starting around 7:59 UTC on 9,700 kHz. This recording begins with the The RNZI interval signal: the charming and unmistakable call of the New Zealand Bellbird. … Continue reading

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Pirate Radio Recordings: Wolverine Radio

For your listening pleasure: 1 hour, 20 minutes of the pirate radio station, Wolverine Radio–recorded May 26, 2014 starting around 1:20 UTC. Wolverine was broadcasting on 6,950 kHz in the upper side band. Typical of Wolverine, lots of music variety which … Continue reading

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Pirate Radio Recordings: Hot Legs Radio (corrected)

For your listening pleasure: about 20 minutes of pirate radio station, Hot Legs Radio–recorded May 25, 2014 starting around 1:55 UTC. Hot Legs Radio was broadcasting around 6,925 kHz in AM. Hot Legs was rather weak and somewhat over-modulated during this broadcast. Indeed, in regular AM mode, … Continue reading

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