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The Tuckerton Tower’s long (and unlikely!) history

I love radio history, and I dive right into it when something especially piques my interest. This morning, a news item from a local newspaper in New Jersey about that state’s famed, but nearly forgotten, Tuckerton Tower did just that. … Continue reading

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Bill helps with low-power, license-free broadcasting

In reference to our post, Dave’s FM Station Empire, SWLing Post reader Bill writes: Nice article on the use of low power broadcasting. For the last 5 years my site, HobbyBroadcaster.net, has been helping radio enthusiasts along with schools and … Continue reading

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Short Wave or Short Range?

Readers Benn and Mike agree with others who’ve commented on the questionable accuracy of the article posted earlier today from Talking Points Memo. Most likely, Toyota’s autonomous vehicle technology system is not based on shortwave (or high frequency) technology. Benn writes: … Continue reading

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Toyota is developing a shortwave-driven car?!?

Though I’ve always believed that the shortwave spectrum is a medium–a conduit for international communications  not simply confined to analog audio broadcasts–I would have never guessed it would be used in an autonomous vehicle technology system. But check this out (and … Continue reading

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London pirate radio documentary offers insight

This documentary certainly touches on the motivation behind most pirate radio stations. I should note that while many FM pirate stations are dissapearing with the advent of online sources, shortwave pirates seem to be going strong and they use many … Continue reading

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“VOA Looks to Future on 70th Anniversary”

(Source: Voice of America Press Release) Washington, D.C. — February 1, 2012 — Voice of America turned 70 on Wednesday, and VOA Director David Ensor says the international broadcast agency is aggressively moving forward with new programs that ensure it … Continue reading

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Chucho Valdés: Inspiration from VOA Jazz Hours

(Source: Kim Elliott via the Hartford Courant) 24 Jan 2012, Owen McNally: “Still very much an irrepressible life-force at 70, Chucho Valdés, the renowned Cuban pianist, composer and bandleader, is on a winter tour of the United States that sets … Continue reading

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