Shortwave Radio Recordings: Radio Australia, Jazz Notes

This Jazz Notes starts with a performance of "evidence" by  Thelonius Monk

This week’s Jazz Notes starts with the Thelonious Monk song”Evidence” interpreted by the Blaine Whitaker Group (Photo source: Ohio University)

This morning at 13:30 UTC, I enjoyed listening to 11,945 kHz, home of Radio Australia and their Wednesday music show, Jazz Notes. I recently posted a recording of Jazz Notes and described my fondness for this particular show. Moreover, I find that the sonic texture of the shortwave ether enhances the nostalgic character of one my very favorite music genres.

As on most mornings, the signal out of Shepparton, Australia, on 11,945 kHz was very strong; the audio fidelity was, in consequence, very impressive for a transmission emanating from some 9,800 miles away.

Click here to download the full recording of Jazz Notes as an MP3, or simply listen via the embedded player below:

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2 thoughts on “Shortwave Radio Recordings: Radio Australia, Jazz Notes

  1. Mike S

    I am a fan of this program as well! It’s great to see some acknowledgement of its greatness on the web. It also serves as a reminder that shortwave still provides quality entertainment, if you are willing to look. Keep up the good work!

    1. Thomas Post author

      Thanks, Mike. Yes, I love Jazz Notes. Much like Saturday Night Country, I get to hear Australian musicians I’d otherwise never hear. They have some incredible talent and Radio Australia has enough of a powerhouse signal, that they sound like a local AM station in North America. Thanks for commenting!


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