Category Archives: Radio History

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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Radio Cook Islands: Guy’s 1993 recordings

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Guy Atkins, for the following guest post: Radio Cook Islands by Guy Atkins In 1993 I was fortunate to have the opportunity to visit Rarotonga with my wife, courtesy of a nice award through my … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: WWV changes announcement format,1971

Shortwave Radio Audio Archive contributor, Brian D. Smith, recently contacted me; I was enthused when he described the recording he was sharing: This recording captures the last 5 minutes of WWV’s old format (giving the time every 5 minutes) and the first 5 minutes … Continue reading

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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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