Category Archives: Music

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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Shortwave Radio Recordings: beHAVior Night

For your listening pleasure: beHAVior Night, a shortwave radio show which showcases music from the first four decades of the 20th Century. This show was recorded on Friday, November 28, 2014. While beHAVior Night is broadcast all year long via … Continue reading

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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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