Category Archives: Radio History

Can you help George identify a Radio Moscow tune?

George Stein, a subscriber to the Shortwave Radio Audio Archive writes: “When I used to listen to Radio Moscow back in the mid- to late 1960s, they used to play a little ditty just after they came on the air … Continue reading

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A second life for the VOA Delano site?

Much like VOA Site A, the VOA Delano, California site has been turned over to the Government Services Administration (GSA). After consideration for federal use, the GSA reached out to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), who expressed an … Continue reading

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Happy 50th, Radio Caroline!

I wish my schedule and travel funds would have allowed me to attend Offshore Radio Day 2014, held in the Netherlands last week. Fortunately for those of us who couldn’t attend, Jonathan Marks posted an excellent set of photos and commentary … Continue reading

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1945: Radio Canada International’s first broadcast

Many thanks to Mark for sharing this bit of radio history from the CBC Digital Archives: “In February 1945, the “Voice of Canada” spoke to the world for the first time. The CBC International Service was founded to broadcast to … Continue reading

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1976 recording of RNW added to the Shotwave Radio Audio Archive

Greg Shoom, a new contributor to the Shortwave Radio Audio Archive, has just submitted a 1976-1977 off air recording which includes: The Happy Station Show hosted by Tom Meijer (Christmas 1976 edition), an unidentified program called “Why Join a DX Club“ … Continue reading

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Sackville Tribune-Post reports on dismantling of RCI site

Many thanks to Ken Reitz for sharing this: (Source: Sackville Tribune-Post) A piece of local history is slowly disappearing as crews dismantle the former Radio Canada International transmission towers on the marsh near Sackville, N.B. The towers, erected prior to … Continue reading

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Jonathan reminds us that history keeps repeating itself

Current events in the Ukraine and Crimea remind Jonathan Marks that history–especially as broadcast over the airwaves–repeats itself: “History keeps repeating itself, both on the ground and on the radio. The theatre going on in Crimea and Ukraine at the … Continue reading

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