Shortwave Radio Recordings: All India Radio

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One of my favorite shortwave stations for music, besides ERT Open (former Voice of Greece), is All India Radio (AIR).

Since their broadcasts originate on the other side of the planet (from my North American location), their signal bounces off the ionosphere many times before I ever hear it. I actually like the result of this; the static of space makes their already beautiful music sound even more textured, enhancing the distance of its source, and heightening the music’s sense of mystery and nostalgia.

I recorded this AIR broadcast on August 14th, 2014–around 20:45 UTC–on 9,445 kHz. You can download the MP3 by clicking here, or simply listen in the embedded player below. Enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “Shortwave Radio Recordings: All India Radio

  1. Guy Atkins

    9870 is my India frequency of choice from the Pacific Northwest these days.
    I fondly remember how active the AIR regionals were in the 1990s, when I could sometimes log a dozen outlets in the 60 meter band alone during an above average morning of dawn enhancement/grayline DXing.

  2. Jeff Zang

    I’ve been listening in the early evenings on 9445 too. Some nights this comes in quite well here in the Baltimore area, other nights it’s pretty bumpy sounding. Still, I couldn’t agree more about the music, wonderful stuff to relax to after working all day.


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