Tag Archives: NPR

Unlocking the trapped FM receiver in your smart phone

While Norway prepares to shut down FM, one group–the National Association of Broadcasters–is trying to unlock FM receivers in smart phones; receivers built into smart phones, but not allowed to be activated. Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Benn, for sharing this … Continue reading

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“I listen to NPR…on my shortwave radio”

Last year, National Public Radio (NPR) asked listeners when and how they listen to NPR. Their goal was to put together clips into a short spot for the network’s spring fund drive. After telling them that I’ve been known to listen to NPR … Continue reading

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And now, the Shipping Forecast…

When I lived in the UK, I would often fall asleep and/or wake up to the Shipping Forecast: a BBC Radio broadcast of weather reports and forecasts for the seas around the coasts of the British Isles. Though I had, of … Continue reading

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Arturo Sandoval listened to VOA “every single day”

The Voice of America provided Cuban jazz trumpeter, pianist and composer, Arturo Sandoval with a source of inspiration through Jazz. In a recent interview with NPR, Sandoval stated: “We used to listen every day, every single day, [to] Voice of America. [It] was a shortwave … Continue reading

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Own a piece of National Public Radio history

National Public Radio (NPR) is moving to a new building in Washington, DC.  They’re auctioning off all of the studio equipment and furniture they’re leaving behind. Here’s your chance to own a piece of radio history–and, perhaps, start your own … Continue reading

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NPR: WWII ‘Canteen Girl’ Kept Troops Company From Afar

Long before the Internet and satellite phone, Phyllis Jeanne Creore Westerman brought soldiers home at Christmas via shortwave radio: (Source: National Public Radio) American service members have long spent holidays in dangerous places, far from family. These days, home is … Continue reading

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National Radio Day 2012

Today in the US, it’s National Radio Day–a day to acknowledge the significance of radio technology and the way it has shaped our past, shapes our present, and continues to shape our future. National Public Radio and its member stations typically … Continue reading

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