Shortwave Radio Recordings: Radio Moscow 1984

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We’ve just posted yet another excellent recording by Jim Jordan to the Shortwave Radio Audio Archive. This Cold War recording of Radio Moscow dates back to September 19, 1984.

Jim notes:

A nice Cold War piece from Radio Moscow on the double defection of the Soviet journalist Oleg Bitov. The real story behind it was revealed ten years later [click here to read article].

Also, check out this short mention in the Ukrainian Weekly:

THE UKRAINIAN WEEKLY SUNDAY. NOVEMBER 4,1984

THE UKRAINIAN WEEKLY SUNDAY. NOVEMBER 4,1984

Jim’s recording was made using a National Panasonic RF-2200 tuned to 9.5 MHz around 08:10 UTC. The location was South Shields, UK.

Click here to download as a (mono) MP3, or simply listen via the embedded player below:

You can listen to more archived shortwave recordings at the SRAA website, or by subscribing to the audio feed via iTunes. You can also listen to the archive on TuneIn radio.

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6 thoughts on “Shortwave Radio Recordings: Radio Moscow 1984

    1. Mike Westfall

      It’s not really mono, either. The other thing that needs to be done is split the stereo into two mono tracks and remove the right channel, which contains nothing but noise. Then save what’s left as a single mono track.

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  1. Mike Westfall

    Fascinating, but I guess my headphones must be broken because I can hear it only in the right ear….

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  2. Eldee Stephens

    just FYI — that map showing russia is using pre-WWII borders. but, yeah, i loved radio moscow as a child. was always fascinated that we could hear the ‘voice’ of the soviets over the air like that.

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