Tag Archives: AM

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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FCC championing change that could “Bolster AM Radio”

It appears that FCC Commissioner, Ajit Pai, is pushing a plan to revitalize declining AM radio station and listener numbers in the US. Read some of the details below or the full article on the New York Times website. Many thanks … Continue reading

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The rise and decline of AM radio in Pittsburgh

Many thanks to Jeff Brady who shared this article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. While this article focuses on Pittsburgh’s AM radio scene, it’s certainly reflective of a common theme throughout the US and in other countries. (Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) By … Continue reading

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