The SWLing Post is a community of shortwave radio and amateur radio enthusiasts sharing shortwave radio reviews, news, broadcasting, pirate radio, numbers stations, interviews, and much more.
We aim to provide quality content in the form of:
- Everything radio, with a focus on the HF/Shortwave portions of the spectrum
- International broadcasting news
- Amateur radio news
- The internet and, specifically how it influences radio broadcasters
- The history and future of shortwave radio
- Shortwave radio reviews
If you have any questions or comments, please respond within the blog posts or obtain our email address (via Captcha) on our Contact page.
The primary contributor on the SWLing Post is Thomas Witherspoon (K4SWL / M0CYI). He has been a passionate supporter of shortwave radio and international broadcasting most of his life. Thomas is also the founder and director of radio-based charity, Ears To Our World; you can read about this organization at their website.*
Thomas has been interviewed on Radio Canada International, the BBC World Service, PRI’s The World Technology Podcast, Radio France International, the Voice of America, the CBC and many other broadcasters.
Thomas has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Popular Communications Magazine, WRTH (World Radio and TV Handbook), and the Monitoring Times.
Additionally, the SWLing Post has other contributors (identified in each article when applicable) and occasionally employs a professional editor.
Become an SWLing Post contributor/writer
If you would like to share your story or article on the SWLing Post, simply email us your proposal (thomas [ at ] swling.com). We’re all about sharing our passion and love of radio, so we are happy to share your articles.
If you’ve been a reader for long, you’ll see that the majority of our articles focus on the world of shortwave, mediumwave, and amateur radio. We tend to stay on-topic here.
We only ask that the work be your own original writing and that any short quotes or passages taken from other work are correctly cited and documented. In other words, we strictly prohibit plagiarism. We require the same of any images you use to support your article–either they must be your own image or you have written permission to use them.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!
We have begun a sponsorship program and will serve relevant and non-obtrusive ads on our various SWLing.com sites. In the beginning, it will be by invitation only. If you would like to promote your product, company or service on our sites, please contact us for information. Please note: if your organization is not directly associated with shortwave radio or international broadcasting, do not bother to inquire about sponsorship. We want our ad content to enhance our site offerings, not detract from the reader experience.