Category Archives: Music

Alan Roe’s updated A19 season guide to music on shortwave

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Alan Roe, who notes:

I attach an updated version (version 2) of my “Music Programmes on Shortwave” PDF list for the current A-19 broadcast season for you to consider adding to your SWLing Post pages. I hope that you find it of interest. As always, I appreciate any updates or corrections.

Alan, thanks so much for keeping this brilliant guide updated each broadcast season and for sharing it here with the Post community! I always keep a printed version of your guide at my listening post!

Click here to download a PDF copy of Alan Roe’s Music on Shortwave A-19.

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“This Frequency” – A new EP from Madtone and Jazz’min

Many thanks to SWLing Post friend and contributor, Pete Madtone, who has just released his latest EP called, “This Frequency.”

This EP features vocalist Jazz’min and off-air audio samples of contest station P49Y from Aruba.

The EP, released this week, can be found on Madtone’s Bandcamp page:

https://madtone.bandcamp.com/

Jazz’min put up “This Frequency” the title track, up on her Soundcloud page:

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Alan Roe’s A19 season guide to music on shortwave

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Alan Roe, who notes:

I attach a copy of my “Music Programmes on Shortwave” PDF list for the
new A-19 broadcast season for you to consider adding to your SWLing Post
pages.

Alan, thanks so much for keeping this brilliant music guide updated each broadcast season and for sharing it here with the community! I always print and keep a copy of your guide at my listening post!

Click here to download a PDF copy of Alan Roe’s Music on Shortwave A-19 v1.1.

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Frequency and Time Change for “This Is A Music Show”

Many thanks to the host of This is a Music Show who shares the following announcement:

I’m moving to a better frequency for the longer days. The move also means a time shift 30 minutes later.

Starting May 1, continuing every week for the summer:

9395 kHz 0130 UTC THURSDAY = Wed. evenings in the Americas (930pmET/630pmPT):

https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?p0=1440&iso=20190502T0130&msg=This%20Is%20A%20Music%20Show%20%23011%209395%20Khz

5850 kHZ 0100 UTC THURSDAY will still be on for the next couple of weeks during the transition:

https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?p0=1440&iso=20190502T01&msg=This%20Is%20A%20Music%20Show%20%23011%205850%20Khz

As always, the 3 most recent broadcast recordings are available here, processed for artificial stereo, using recordings from different SDRs. (Big thanks to Daz Man for processing these recordings, and improving the show’s broadcast fidelity!)

Click here to listen on SoundCloud.

After last week’s themed program, I’m back to the regular program of irregular second-hand record gems–hope you’ll tune in.

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Radio: A new song by the German rock band Rammstein

Many thanks to several SWLing Post readers who shared a link to this most recent single by the German rock band, Rammstein. The music site, Louder, posted an English translation of the lyrics:

(Source: Louder)

German alt-metallers Rammstein released their new single Radio late last week, and the internet has been abuzz with interpretations of the song, its lyrics and, of course, its accompanying video ever since.

Set throughout various eras of German history, the video (and song) examine East Germany’s relationship with Western culture – specifically the banning of the consumption of music, art and culture from the West by the German Democratic Republic.[…]

Rammstein Radio lyrics
[Presenter]

“Attention, attention here is Berlin Königs Wusterhausen and the German shortwave transmitter. We’re broadcasting dance music…”

[Verse 1]

We weren’t allowed to be part of it.
Nothing to see, talk or hear
But every night for an hour or two.
I’ve vanished from this world
A little happy every night
My ear very close to the world receiver

[Refrain]

Radio, my radio
I let myself be sucked into the ether
My ears become eyes
Radio, my radio
That’s how I hear what I don’t see
Silence secretly faraway woe

[Verse 2]

We weren’t allowed to be part of it.
Nothing to see, talk or disturb
Every song was forbidden
So dangerous foreign notes
But every night a little happy
My ear very close to the world receiver

[Refrain]

Radio, my radio
I let myself be sucked into the ether
My ears become eyes
Radio, my radio (my radio)
That’s how I hear what I don’t see
Silence secretly faraway woe

[Bridge]

Every night I secretly rose
On the back of music
Put your ears on your wings
Sing softly into one’s hands
Every night and fly again
I just walked away with the music
Float so through bright rooms
No borders, no fences.

[Interlude]

Radio, radio
Radio, radio

[Refrain]

Radio, my radio (my radio)
I let myself be sucked into the ether
My ears become eyes
Radio, my radio (my radio)
That’s how I hear what I don’t see
Silence secretly faraway woe

Credit for translation goes to Reddit user thebourbonkid88.

Click here to view the music video of Radio but be warnedyou may consider this video NSFW (Not Safe For Work) as it contains brief nudity. As noted in the Southgate ARC, “The video revolves around the role and power of radio during the world wars, censorship and persecution of those who listened to foreign stations during this period.” If you’re easily offended by nudity and “adult situations” you should skip watching it. An alternative would be to listen to the audio via a service like Spotify.

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