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Radio Survivor: “Volunteer Radio from Antarctica”

McMurdo Station, Antarctica. (Source: USAP.gov)

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mike Hansgen, who shares a link to episode #146 of the excellent Radio Survivor Podcast:

Inspired by an episode of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, we travel all the way to Antarctica to learn about mysterious community radio station, Ice Radio. Sadly, we learned of Anthony Bourdain’s death on the day that we recorded this episode.

Ice Radio is the latest iteration of a radio station that began more than 50 years ago at McMurdo Station. Our guest Elizabeth Delaquess is a Broadcast Engineer at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, working at both the radio and television stations there. She also shares some tales about her magical encounters with shortwave radio stations while “on the ice.”

Click here to listen via SoundCloud.

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Radio Survivor: Exploring and Preserving the Brooklyn Pirate Radio Scene

Check out this brilliant episode of the Radio Survivor podcast which features our Shortwaveologist friend, David Goren along with John Anderson of Brooklyn College:

(Source: Radio Survivor)

There are more unlicensed pirate radio stations in New York City than licensed stations. The borough of Brooklyn is a particular hotspot. Producer and journalist David Goren has been researching and recording these stations so that their ephemeral nature isn’t lost to history. To help preserve this legacy and make it accessible to a wider audience he’s constructing an interactive map of Brooklyn pirates, due to be released later this year.

David joins us on this episode along with Prof. John Anderson of Brooklyn College, who has been tracking and researching unlicensed radio for two decades. We discuss the unique qualities of Brooklyn pirates, and how they fulfill the needs of communities that are underserved by other media, why it’s important to preserve their legacies, and why the expansion of low-power FM failed to provide sufficient opportunities in cities like New York.

Click here to listen on SoundCloud.

Also, check out the Brooklyn Pirate Radio Sound Map funding page!

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Cutbacks: Marty shares radio resources

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Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Marty, who writes:

The long wave community is also facing cutbacks in service, this example being in Ireland: http://www.radiosurvivor.com/2016/06/03/saving-rte-252-long-wave/

The home page for subscribing to this eNewsletter is: http://www.radiosurvivor.com/

Also, some SWL Post readers might be interested in subscribing to Radio World International, which carries a wide range of general radio-related news: http://www.radioworld.com

Both Radio Survivor and Radio World Internetional are excellent sources for news about the radio world! Thank you, Marty, for mentioning them here.

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