If Radio Australia ever stops broadcasting on the shortwaves, one program I will certainly miss is Jazz Notes.
Jazz Notes showcases the best in Australian jazz, often featuring new and original recordings made in ABC’s studios. The show is hosted by Ivan Lloyd and has been offered on Radio Australia for several years. I listen to the show Wednesday mornings at 9:30 am EDT.
Click here to download the full recording of Jazz Notes as an MP3, recorded yesterday (May 29, 2013) or simply listen via the embedded player below:
The front cover of MT features a photo I took at Pointe-à-la-Renommée lighthouse and Marconi station in Quebec, Canada. Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful lighthouses I’ve ever seen.
Some of you may remember that I took an extended vacation last year in the maritime region of Canada.
Monitoring Times Magazine just published an article I wrote about the vacation which includes a visit to Sackville, New Brunswick, four weeks in an off-grid cabin in eastern Prince Edward Island and a trip through the Gaspe region of Quebec.
Looking back, it’s amazing how much radio time I packed into that trip.
Read the full article in the June 2013 issue of Monitoring Times magazine.
Many shortwave listeners are familiar with the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS); we’ve mentioned them before and the wide variety of programming they offer via several transmission sites.
I recently discovered the AFRTS Archive, an excellent blog that posts archived audio and memories from the AFRTS. The AFRTS Archive is actively updated and chock-full of nostalgia.
It’s Memorial Day here in the States and found this a fitting time to dig through the AFRTS Archive.
Of course, you can still listen to the AFRTS on shortwave–here are the frequencies:
AFN/AFRTS Shortwave Frequencies (note: all broadcasts are in USB)
- Diego Garcia:
- 12,579 kHz daytime
- 4,319 kHz nighttime
- 13,362 kHz daytime
- 5,765 kHz nighttime