Category Archives: Music

Pirate Radio Recordings: Rado Casablanca

Thursday night at 00:00 UTC, I was pleased to hear the interval signal of one of my favorite pirate radio stations: Radio Casablanca. “Rick Blaine” fired up his AM transmitter and pumped out some amazing WWII era music on 6,940 … Continue reading

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Missing Cities Mix

Regular SWLing Post readers may recall a peculiar VOLMET recording I published in 2013 where all of the regional aviation weather was noted as “missing.” My buddy, David Goren–you know, the fellow behind the Shortwave Shindig and Shortwaveology–gave me the original tip for … Continue reading

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Review of the SSTRAN AMT3000 AM transmitter kit

Regular SWLing Post readers know that I’m a sucker for vintage radios––especially those of the WWII era. Indeed, I’m pretty much a fan of anything from the 1930s and 40s. I love the technology of that era and have an affinity … Continue reading

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Fans of “The Rockpile” and “Jazz from the Left” can now listen online

After Global 24 went off the air, several SWLing Post readers commented that they were going to miss hearing music programs like Jazz from the Left and The Rockpile. Fortunately, Raoul van Hall, who hosts and produces both programs, noticed … Continue reading

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Orchestral music on shortwave?

SWLing Post reader, Eric (w4OTN/3), asks: Years ago I loved tuning in Radio Bulgaria and listening to their orchestra play. The ether would deliver the beautiful music to my ears with some fading at times but I loved listening to … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: Helliniki Radiophonia

It’s been a while now since 9,420 kHz–a former Voice of Greece frequency–should have gone off the air.  Fortunately, it has not. The station is no longer referred to as the Voice of Greece; it’s now a relay of ERT Open, … Continue reading

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Video: 1940s-era holiday treat from Tommy Dorsey (c/o a vintage rig)

Below you’ll find a short video of my 1945 Scott Marine Radio Model SLR-M playing Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra’s  jazz-infused version of “March of the Toys” from Victor Herbert’s holiday classic “Babes in Toyland.” It’s a little holiday time-travel I … Continue reading

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