Category Archives: Nostalgia

Treasure trove of radio nostalgia

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Jarno, who shares a link to AmericanRadioHistory.com where you’ll find hundreds of issues of popular radio magazines from the 20th century. All of the issues are downloadable PDFs, thus can be viewed on any computer, smart phone, … 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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Gerry Wells 1929-2014

Very sad to learn that Gerry Wells, Curator of the British Vintage Wireless & Television Museum passed away on December 22, 2014. We featured Gerry Wells in this post from 2011; the included radio documentary is a must-listen. Many thanks to … 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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Thank you…!

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the US, my favorite holiday of the year. This day gives us a chance to pause, give thanks, and feel gratitude–for our friends, family, and life. Despite congested roads and airports as folks make the homeward journey, Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Name that dial!

Yesterday, I acquired another antique radio (yes, a “boat anchor”) for my modest collection of vintage receivers. I took a quick close-up photo of its backlit dial (above). For fun, I’m curious if any SWLing Post readers can name the radio … Continue reading

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John Lennon and the Sony ICF-2001

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Robert Yowell, who writes: “I happen to be a huge Beatles fan, and especially a fan of John Lennon’s solo music as well. The last album he recorded was “Double Fantasy” which was made in … Continue reading

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