Category Archives: Radio History

Passport to World Band Radio now available for download

Many thanks to my buddy, Skip Arey (N2EI), who informed me that the American Radio History website has added 18 issues of the late Passport To World Band Radio to their free downloads archive. These issues span 1986-2009 and are free to download. What … Continue reading

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BBC At War: new series sheds light on WWII broadcasting

Many thanks to several SWLing Post readers from the UK who have pointed out this new BBC Two documentary: The BBC at War, Presented by Jonathan Dimbleby. BBC Two describes the documentary as, “[a]n enthralling series exploring how the BBC fought not … Continue reading

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“Switzerland’s international voice in a changing world”

Many thanks to my buddy, Rob Wagner, for passing along yet another great article with archived sound clips from Swiss Radio International. Click here to read Switzerland’s international voice in a changing world.  

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BBC Radio 4 doc about the life and trial of William Joyce

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Jonathan Marks, who shares this brilliant radio documentary from BBC Radio 4 about the trial of the infamous Lord Haw Haw. (Source: Radio 4) Clive Anderson looks at a variety of famous or infamous … Continue reading

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Guy shares his nostalgia radio wallpaper for download

SWLing Post contributor, Guy Atkins, writes: I’m writing to let you know of a “nostalgia radio” Windows wallpaper graphic I’ve made available to radio hobbyists. This design is called Hertzian Vision, and I created it three years ago for a … Continue reading

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99% Invisible: “Voices on the Wire”

Many of you know that I’m a huge fan of 99% Invisible–a podcast and radio show about “design, architecture & the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world.” This past week, 99% Invisible’s episode, Voices on the Wire, featured Tony Schwartz, a recording … Continue reading

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Honoring Memorial Day: The White Cliffs of Dover

Today is Memorial Day, and I’m feeling humbly grateful to all of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Since I’ve been reading a lot of WWII history lately, I’ve also been playing a lot of WWII-era music here in … Continue reading

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