Tag Archives: Radio History

A chat with Peter Homfray

On the topic of Radio Australia, Jonathan Marks writes: “It doesn’t seem like 10 years ago that I sat down with Peter Homfray to discuss the early days of Radio Australia. What a truly fascinating person.” A Chat with Peter … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Early Shortwave Stations: A Broadcasting History Through 1945″

As a life-long student of the history of technology–radio or otherwise–I appreciate well-written, authoritative works of history on the subject. That is exactly what you’ll find in Jerome S. Berg’s The Early Shortwave Stations: A Broadcasting History Through 1945.  In these days … Continue reading

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George Stein’s connection to the 1906 Fessenden Christmas Eve broadcast

Some of you may recall that last year, I posted an announcement about WG2XFQ; this station annually airs Brian Justin’s longwave broadcast honoring Reginald Fessenden’s famous Christmas Eve’n 1906 AM voice transmission. I had been lucky enough to capture a recording … Continue reading

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Jonathan reminds us that history keeps repeating itself

Current events in the Ukraine and Crimea remind Jonathan Marks that history–especially as broadcast over the airwaves–repeats itself: “History keeps repeating itself, both on the ground and on the radio. The theatre going on in Crimea and Ukraine at the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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