Category Archives: Radio History

Shortwave Radio Recordings: Radio Vilnius 1990-1991

Shortwave Radio Audio Archive contributor, Richard Langley, has digitized another set of historic off-air recordings–this time, documenting the independence of Lithuania through Radio Vilinus. Many thanks to Richard for the following guest post and archived audio: Radio Vilnius 1990-1991 On … Continue reading

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Seeking a recording of the VOA Greece Station ID

My friend, Gary Wise (W8EEY), recently wrote with an inquiry; I’m hoping an SWLing Post reader can help… Gary writes: “As you might know I was the Station Manager of the VOA Greece Transmitting Station when it closed down in … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: Radio Berlin International, Final episode of DX-tra

Many thanks to Shortwave Radio Audio Archive contributor, Richard Langley, who writes: [The following is a] recording of the penultimate English broadcast from Radio Berlin International (RBI) and the last broadcast in the particular time slot. It was also the … Continue reading

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Special Radio Netherlands broadcasts starting January 17 and 18, 2015

Peter De Groot writes: A series of special Radio Netherlands broadcasts will begin on January 17th and 18th, 2015. ¬†Presenters will be John van den Steen, Jerry Cowan and Tim Thomasson. See frequencies and times below: 0100 to 0200 UTC … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: Mikhail Gorbachev’s 1991 resignation speech via Radio Moscow

One of the advantages of hosting a contributor-driven shortwave radio audio archive, is receiving off-air recordings of defining moments in our world history. This is certainly one of them. SRAA contributor, Richard Langley, writes: “I’ve started to convert some of … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: A Tale of Two Cities via Global 24

Tuesday morning, I tuned my WWII era BC-348-Q to Global 24 on 9395 kHz. The signal, via WRMI’s transmitter, was quite strong. At 2:00 UTC, I heard an announcement that The Mercury Theatre on the Air radio play of A … Continue reading

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Trevor Baylis: a CBE in the New Year Honours list

Inventor of the clockwork radio, Trevor Baylis, has been made a CBE in the New Year Honors list. Mr. Baylis very much deserves this honor as his inventions have directly and indirectly fueled many self-powered innovations we enjoy today. I’m … Continue reading

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