Category Archives: Nostalgia

A chat with Peter Homfray

On the topic of Radio Australia, Jonathan Marks writes: “It doesn’t seem like 10 years ago that I sat down with Peter Homfray to discuss the early days of Radio Australia. What a truly fascinating person.” A Chat with Peter … Continue reading

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BBC World Service Documentary: “Hang On, I’ll Just Speak to the World”

Many thanks to Mike Barraclough who shares this documentary about the BBC World Service from 1982: “Hang On, I’ll Just Speak to the World.” I’ve embedded video players and linked to each of the four parts on YouTube: Part 1 Part … Continue reading

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Listener Post: Tim Rahto

Tim Rahto’s radio story is the latest in our series called Listener Posts, where I place all of your personal radio histories. If you would like to add your story to the mix, simply send your story by email! In the meantime, many thanks to Tim for … Continue reading

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Remembering Nikola Tesla on his birthday

Today is Nikola Tesla’s birthday (lived July 10, 1856 – January 7, 1943) and I, for one, will be remembering him for his enormous contributions to our hobby. If you’re not familiar with Tesla,  I highly recommend Margaret Cheney’s book, Tesla: Man … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Early Shortwave Stations: A Broadcasting History Through 1945″

As a life-long student of the history of technology–radio or otherwise–I appreciate well-written, authoritative works of history on the subject. That is exactly what you’ll find in Jerome S. Berg’s The Early Shortwave Stations: A Broadcasting History Through 1945.  In these days … Continue reading

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Listener Post: Jeff Zang

Jeff Zang’s radio story is the latest in our series called Listener Posts, where I place all of your personal radio histories. If you would like to add your story to the mix, simply send your story by email! In the meantime, many thanks to Jeff … Continue reading

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George Stein’s connection to the 1906 Fessenden Christmas Eve broadcast

Some of you may recall that last year, I posted an announcement about WG2XFQ; this station annually airs Brian Justin’s longwave broadcast honoring Reginald Fessenden’s famous Christmas Eve’n 1906 AM voice transmission. I had been lucky enough to capture a recording … Continue reading

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