Tag Archives: Why Shortwave Radio

Radio: “a rare dimension to our human experience”

Regarding Garth Mullins’ radio documentary, SWLing Post reader, David Korchin, comments: “I got my start in a small FM station in Saskatoon—CFMC, doing overnights, then drive, then mornings. Kind of a loose format, and with such a small staff that … Continue reading

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Radio is dead? Not according to Mullins

Garth Mullins is an SWL and a radio geek:  yes, he’s one of us. What’s more, Mullins believes that radio is now experiencing a renaissance.  Listen to his brilliant documentary, End of the Dial, which was recently re-broadcast on the CBC … Continue reading

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The Straits Times: “Western radio broadcasters tuning out”

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Richard Cuff, for sharing this article from The Straits Times which interviews our friend Victor Goonetilleke. This is one of the first articles I’ve seen in the international press which gives a listener’s perspective on recent … Continue reading

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“The Gutting of Radio Australia”

(Source: Inside Story) We’re sitting on the grass in the village of Matangi on the island of Futuna. This is one of the more isolated communities in Vanuatu, a small group of houses on a small island at the southeastern … Continue reading

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VOA and RFA via homemade radios in North Korea

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Anil, for sharing this article regarding the importance and inspiration radio provides to many North Koreans. This comes from our favorite North Korea independent news site, NK News. Here’s a quote from the article … Continue reading

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What if shortwave radio had been invented today?

SWLing Post reader, Walt, comments on the recent cuts to VOA’s shortwave radio service: “Having spent many years as a VOA Foreign Service Officer and radio engineer, I can personally attest to the effectiveness of shortwave broadcasting and it’s ability … Continue reading

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Remembering Radio Beijing: 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre

Today is the 25th anniversary of the horrible events that took place in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, during which Chinese troops opened fire on unarmed student demonstrators. In this off-air shortwave radio recording of Radio Beijing, made on June … Continue reading

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