SRAA: Remembering September 11, 2001 through off-air recordings

Today marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11; a day where we honor all of those who were lost, their families/friends, and all of those who who served during and after the attacks.

This morning, I’ve been listening to a number of off-air shortwave radio recordings made on September 11 and 12, 2001. Many thanks to the amazing contributors at the SRAA who shared these with us over the years. For this radio enthusiast, these recordings brings back memories even more vividly than video coverage.


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2 thoughts on “SRAA: Remembering September 11, 2001 through off-air recordings

  1. Tha Dood

    Oh yeah… I certainly remember the morning of 9/11/2001, since I was on the road to my Grandpa’s funeral in Buffalo, NY. Needless to say, 930WBEN was exciting to listen too right then, as my family and I did. However, I was sleep deprived from staying up all night, 9/10/2001, for big night on the then Art Bell’s Coast To Coast AM, when his guest was Andrew Yoder, on the subject of Pirate Radio, mainly the shortwave scene. I stayed up to record off-air the whole thing off of WHTK 1280AM. (I did the same with the Pat Murphy interview as well.) I thought that it all went well, Art got to tune-in to what may have been his 1st pirate station on shortwave, He Man Radio doing the broadcast for the occasion. Art actually aired several pirate ID’s and actually aired a full skit from The Voice Of Laryngitis, as well as promote Hobby Broadcasting Zine. Also, a mention of Number Stations that Art has tuned-in to before. I was actually happy with the whole show, then the events of what happened a few hours later totally erased everything. Andrew’s thunder was really sniff-out, for sure. Certainly glad that I did the off-air records, and they were on-line on a couple of sites. Are they still? So, even though the terrible events to the twin towers changed everything in America, and even the World, the night before, 9/10/2001, turned out to be the radio event that was, then all of a sudden, wasn’t.


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