Category Archives: Radio History

Guest Post: Brian’s 1974 mix tape of off-air shortwave radio recordings

Many thanks to SWLing Post and Shortwave Radio Audio Archive contributor, Brian Smith, for the following guest post and vintage recording: Shortwave Radio 1974: Canada, Argentina, Spain, West Germany, Albania, utility stations -Brian Smith (W9IND) Want to know what shortwave radio … Continue reading

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Moshe restores a Ben-Gal “Duet-Stereo”

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Moshe, who writes: About 2 weeks ago, a very good friend called me and exclaimed, “you just have to see this radio…I’m keeping it for you!”–so, I drove to his aunt’s house and saw … Continue reading

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Rhode Island’s WWII farmhouse monitoring station

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Mike (AC4NS), who shares a link to this fascinating article by Tom Mooney? in the TheProvidence Journal. Here’s an excerpt: “There was nothing remarkable to see on Chopmist Hill in 1940 when, a year … Continue reading

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Radio Caroline and a crystal radio: “The making of a rebel”

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader Mike, who shares a link to this story from the blog République No.6: Growing up in Piennes Lorraine, Radio Caroline the making of a rebel [A]t night with my younger brother we would listen to … Continue reading

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Radio Serbia International recording and final farewell

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, “Mutezone,” who writes: “I want to share a link to a video of Radio Serbia International’s English service recorded on the 4th of July 2015… […]I have been monitoring for RSI during the last … Continue reading

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Tuning in to AM broadcast history and the venerable RF-2200

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Eric (WD8RIF), for sharing a link to this excellent article in the Illinois Times by James Krohe Jr. Here’s an excerpt: Tuning in: Making a small world bigger and the big one smaller So much of … Continue reading

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The WSJ features Willis Conover

(Source: Wall Street Journal via Any Sennitt) The Radio Broadcaster Who Fought the Cold War Abroad but Remained Unheard at Home By DOUG RAMSEY During the Cold War, listeners in captive nations behind the Iron Curtain huddled around radios in … Continue reading

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