Category Archives: News

June 2024 Schedules: From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Bill Tilford, who shares the following schedule:

From the Isle of Music, 8 June 2024 as follows:

      • 1700-1800 UTC on 9670 kHz with Beam E-F (best for South Asia remote listeners)
      • Repeat: 1900-2000 UTC on 3955 & 6070 kHz
      • Repeat: 2300-2400 UTC on 3955 kHz (best for East Asia remote listeners)

June’s program will feature music by the winners of the the Fusión Alternativa and Nueva Trova categories of Cubadisco 2024.

Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot 15 June 2024 as follows:

    • 1700-1800 UTC on 9670 kHz with Beam E-F (best for South Asia remote listeners)
    • Repeat: 1900-2000 UTC on 3955 & 6070 kHz
    • Repeat: 2300-2400 UTC on 3955 kHz (best for East Asia remote listeners)

June’s program will feature music from Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

All on Radio Channel 292 from Germany.

Both shows honor reception reports using kiwi SDRs PROVIDED that which SDR is specified and the entire hour’s content is reported with details (the entire hour rule will be strictly enforced beginning in June). Reception reports can be sent to [email protected]

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Radio Nacional Arcangel San Gabriel’s new broadcast schedule

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Adrian Korol, who shares the following announcement:

Dear Thomas

LRA 36 Radio Nacional Arcangel San Gabriel has good news to share with shortwave listeners AND DXers around the world.

Starting this week LRA36 will have 4 weekly emissions on 15476 kHz USB according to the following schedule:

Tuesday 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. UTC
Thursday 18:00 to 20:00 UTC
Friday 12:00 to 15:00 UTC
Saturday 18:00 to 21:00 UTC

We would appreciate dissemination of this information.

Good DX and 73

Adrian Korol

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Around the world, around the world

FastRadioBurst 23 here letting you know of our shortwave outings this week. On Sunday 19th May 2024 at 0900/1300 hrs UTC on 6160 kHz and then at 2000 UTC on 6160 kHz and 3975 kHz  we bring you Skybird Radio International which is beamed to Europe via Shortwave Gold. Expect all sorts of sounds from this world of ours.

Our second show is the WRMI edition later in the week on our new day of  Wednesday 22nd May 2024 at 0200 UTC on 9395 kHz. It’s a completely different show of global musicality! Take a musical trip without a passport twice this week around this round thing we know as Earth.

For more information on all our shows please email [email protected] and check out our Mixcloud page here.

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Check out the new Lego Retro Radio!

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Van Hoy, who shares a link to this blog regarding the new Lego Retro Radio:

LEGO’s buildable Retro Radio actually plays music thanks to a sound brick

Thank you, Dan! I’m mighty tempted to put in an order for this radio!

Lego also has a page with more information here:

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Carlos’ Shortwave Art and recording of Vatican Radio (May 13, 2024)

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor and noted political cartoonist, Carlos Latuff, who shares his radio log art of a recent Vatican Radio broadcast.

Carlos writes:

Part of Vatican Radio news bulletin, in Portuguese, about destructive floods in Kenya (translation below):

Here’s a translation:

“… caused havoc across the country, the Kenyan Bishops’ Conference expressed its deep sympathy and solidarity with all those affected by this natural disaster. In a press release dated May 7, and cited by Agência Cisa África, Dom Maurice Muhatia Makumba, Archbishop of Kisumu and President of the Episcopal Conference of Kenya, highlighted the urgent need for collective and compassionate action in response to the crisis. . In recent weeks, Kenya has seen incessant rains that have led to catastrophic flooding, resulting in loss of life, widespread displacement of people and considerable material damage. Families struggling with the consequences of this catastrophe find themselves in dire circumstances, with the rains worsening their situation. In a moving statement, Bishop Muhatia invoked the words of Matthew, chapter 25, highlighting the fundamental importance of providing help to those in need. He expressed his sincere condolences to the families who lost their loved ones and called for solidarity in prayer and support during this period of pain. The prelate highlighted in particular the tragic incidents, including the sinking of a boat in Garissa, the loss of lives while crossing the river in Makueni and the displacement of residents in Mai Mahiu and Kisumo. Kenyan prelates urged authorities at all levels to prioritize disaster management efforts, mobilize resources effectively and ensure swift action to save lives and protect assets. In this regard, the Kenyan bishops’ conference launched an appeal in all dioceses for the support of Christian faithful and Kenyans of good will. Contributions are being channeled through local parishes, diocesan offices, and assistance services designed to provide help to those in difficulty. Archbishop Muhatia further highlighted the importance of collective effort and divine grace to overcome the challenges posed by the floods, supporting unceasing prayer and tireless efforts to alleviate the suffering of affected communities, echoing the teachings of Christ, demonstrating compassion and generosity towards those in need. In conclusion, Bishop Muhatia appealed to all Kenyans to demonstrate God’s mercy through their actions during this period of distress. The conference reiterated its commitment to stand in solidarity with those affected and called for continued support and assistance to restore hope and rebuild communities devastated by the disaster. As the nation grapples with the devastating impact of the floods, the message resonates as a beacon of hope and compassion, calling on everyone to come together in solidarity and reach out to those in need.”

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Stamp Commemorates 50th Anniversary of KBS

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Paul Jamet, who writes:

The French department of KBS has sent me the postage stamp issued on October 19, 2023 to mark the 50th anniversary of KBS – Korean Broadcasting System – a department with which I have maintained close relations for over 25 years as the station’s official monitor.

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