Category Archives: Radio History

More 1968 recordings on the Shortwave Radio Audio Archive

I’ve now added a total of five recordings by David Firth, circa 1968, to the SW Radio Audio Archive. Click below for direct links: Voice of America Radio Australia Radio Peking Radio Switzerland Radio Moscow Note that you can subscribe … Continue reading

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WWII Archive: “War On the Short Wave”

I stumbled upon this WWII era book published by the Foreign Policy Association on  A fascinating look at the the power and fear of propaganda over the shortwaves.

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Eight new recordings in the Media Network Vintage Vault

Jonthan Marks has just informed me that he’s added new studio recordings  to the Media Network Vintage Vault. They include: 7.10.1992. AM Stereo; what went wrong? 28.01.1999 Radio’s Future 31.12.1999 Radio New Zealand Profile 25.02.1999 Budel Radio Museum 22.04.1999. Radio … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: Voice of America, circa 1968

Many thanks to David Firth, who is kindly sharing shortwave radio recordings he made on reel-to-reel recording equipment in the late 1960s. Firth is uncovering and digitizing these off air recordings as time allows and, thanks to his generosity, we … Continue reading

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WAMU Metro Connection visits the Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Paul, who points out this episode of WAMU’s Metro Connection where reporter Rebecca Sheir visits the Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club (MAARC). You can listen the report on Metro Connection, or simply click here to download the … Continue reading

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The Amazing World of Short Wave Listening: Hallicrafters 45 RPM

SWLing Post reader, Michael Black, remembers the Hallicrafters 45 RPM promotional record in a comment: “All this talk of early listening, especially when it’s about the same period I joined in, reminds me of the Hallicrafter’s 45RPM record that was used … Continue reading

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Longwave Radio Recordings: WG2XFG

A few weeks ago, I posteded an article about Brian Justin’s holiday longwave broadcasts commemorating Reginald Fessenden’s Christmas Eve 1906 AM voice transmission. I don’t spend a lot of time in the longwave portion of the radio spectrum, so this special event station … Continue reading

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