Tag Archives: Radio History

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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WG2XFQ: Brian Justin’s holiday longwave broadcasts

SWLing Post reader, Tom, recently shared a link to an article on the ARRL news page which describes this annual longwave broadcast: “As he has over the past several years, Brian Justin, WA1ZMS/4 — an active participant in the ARRL’s WD2XSH … Continue reading

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Whether fearsome or forgettable, The War of the Worlds left us with a gift

Without a doubt, one of the most famous broadcasts in radio history––indeed, in American history––was Orson Welles’ radio production of the H. G. Wells’ classic sci-fi novel, The War of the Worlds.  A Halloween radio drama from the The Mercury Theatre on the … Continue reading

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Vatican Radio: breaking news broken?

A few moments ago, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected Pope, becoming the first pontiff from the Americas, and taking the name Pope Francis I. When breaking news like this is happens, I often turn to shortwave radio to hear … Continue reading

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