Tag Archives: AM

Video: 1940s-era holiday treat from Tommy Dorsey (c/o a vintage rig)

Below you’ll find a short video of my 1945 Scott Marine Radio Model SLR-M playing Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra’s  jazz-infused version of “March of the Toys” from Victor Herbert’s holiday classic “Babes in Toyland.” It’s a little holiday time-travel I … Continue reading

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Anthony rediscovers radio

Check out this charming article about rediscovering radio by Anthony M. Castelletti in The Buffalo News: “As a child in the 1960s, I enjoyed listening to distant radio stations, I suppose initially for no reason other than because they came from … Continue reading

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SWLing on a mountain with the Tecsun R1212A

Last week we visited Mount Mitchell, the highest elevation in North America east of the Mississippi River. We enjoyed a leisurely picnic at the mountain’s state park, and since I had a little extra time, I pulled out the Tecsun R1212A … Continue reading

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Voice of Russia closes DC bureau, fires staff

(Source: VOA News) Facing legal problems, the Russian government-funded radio network — the Voice of Russia — has fired its Washington bureau staff and closed the office. The shutdown happened Monday, amid allegations of tax fraud and claims of racial … Continue reading

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Jeff gives the CCRadio 2E a favorable review

Searching for an AM/FM radio great audio? Check out Jeff’s first look at the CCRadio 2E.

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The Tecsun ICR-110 packs AM/FM and digital recording/playback

In a comment, SWLing Post reader Owl mentions: “Tecsun has just released ICR-110 which is as BIG as the PL-880 and seems to have the same speaker too.” The ICR-110 can be found on eBay–click here to search. At $46.00 US … Continue reading

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Can you help Bill find a Kenny Mayer aircheck?

SWLing Post reader, Bill Albert, writes: “I am trying to find an “air check” of Kenny Mayer, a well-known Boston late-night radio show host (now deceased) during the 1960’s and 1970’s. His show aired from 12-2AM Mondays, so it was one of … Continue reading

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