Tag Archives: AM

In the US, radio audience continues an upward trend

(Source: CNN Money via Andrea Borgnino) It turns out that radio still gets results. Amid all the changes in television and digital media, a report from Nielsen released Tuesday found that radio’s nationwide audience reached an all-time high during the second … Continue reading

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New from Heathkit: the Explorer Jr TRF AM radio receiver kit

Yes, the legendary Heathkit company is back and their first kit is a simple Tuned Radio Frequency (TRF) AM/mediumwave analog receiver: the Explorer Jr. I knew Heathkit was back in business and under new management, but hadn’t heard any updates as of late. Their … 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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When WLW was the one and only “Super Station”

(Source: National Endowment for the Humanities) For a Brief Time in the 1930s, Radio Station WLW in Ohio Became America’s One and Only “Super Station” by Katy June-Friesen When President Franklin Roosevelt, sitting in the White House, pushed a ceremonial button … Continue reading

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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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