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Radio Northern Europe International Show #24 announcement and more

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Roseanna, with Radio Northern Europe International who shares the following announcement:


Radio Northern Europe International Show #24, Jul 2021 & Annual Report Announcement!

Hei alle sammen,

There’s going to be some big changes to our broadcast schedule starting this December and our Annual Report for 2021 full of insider statistics is being published. And we will be bringing you some amazing Christmas songs too!

Firstly our Annual Report has now been published here. This report contains details about the music we play, the running costs of RNEI and how we are making our decisions. If you want to help support us we have a Patreon here

We’d also love it if you could email us what your favourite song from 2021 was for the January “best of 2021” special!

Now on to the fun stuff, RNEI #24 is our December & Christmas show in one!
It will feature:

  • Fun Christmas music from Norway
  • Punchy Swedish Pop from Petra Marklund
  • Silent Night but it’s ABREU
  • Lea Heart helps it feel like Christmas
  • Julia-Maria, a small artist from Ireland, brings us a beautiful song
  • Órla Fallon brings us multilingual traditional Irish Christmas song
  • Our song of the month from a Danish newcomer, chosen by Karl from scandipop.co.uk
  • Daði Freyr gives us something magical this Christmas
  • Boyzvoice is back and this time they’re dancy complete with the MFSK64 playlist embedded inside!
  • On WRMI or On-Demand you’ll also hear:
    • Mamma’s Mest Metal (Christmas Special)
    • Stephen’s Feature on the English singer/songwriter/guitarist John Bramwell
    • Daz’s EasyDRF Playlist (Decoder here – Not on-demand)
  • On Channel 292:
    • You will hear a fantastic episode of This is an Express Music Show
    • You’ll also have a chance to receive Daz’s EasyDRF Playlist (Decoder here) just before TIAEMS starts

RNEI Christmas 2021 Target Map

We have a bonus broadcast from Channel 292 this month that is aimed at 332° targeting Northern Europe between Ireland and Finland and Southern Europe between Ukraine and Italy. This happens because there is some backbeam with these directional antennas so give them a go and see what happens!

Click here to view a clickable antenna pattern schedule at RNEI.org

If you miss the show you can always catch up on demand and, if you prefer to only hear our music, we have Spotify Playlists of each show usually published shortly after the first broadcast of the show!

We really hope you enjoy the show and look forward to receiving your feedback,
God jul alle sammen!
Roseanna

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“Alfons and the Magic Christmas Tree” read by Clayton Howard on HCJB DX Patry Line in December 1974

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Paul Rawdon, who shares the following:

[This is] a recording of a story featured on HCJB’s DX Party Line hosted by Clayton Howard. As far as I remember it was recorded in December 1974. It’s a short story from SPEEDX about the reception of Tristan Da Cunha and St Helena.

SPEEDX ran from 1971 until a declining membership forced its closure in 1995 archived copies of its monthly bulletin can be found here: https://worldradiohistory.com/Speedx.htm
Happy Christmas.

Wow! What a timely contribution! Thank you, Paul and Merry Christmas!

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Alan Roe’s Guide to 2020 Holiday Broadcasts on Shortwave

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

I have been collating a list of programming on shortwave over the forthcoming holiday period. The programmes listed are predominantly, but not necessarily, seasonal. Here is the first edition of this compilation, which will be updated and redistributed if and when more information becomes available.

Regular weekly music programming, where no special advance programme information has been provided, are not included in this list, but please refer to my Music on Shortwave list also uploaded to the files section.

I hope that you find it useful.

Additions and corrections are most welcome to alan-roe-swl@randa33.co.uk

Best wishes for Christmas and a Happy New Year
Alan Roe, Teddington, UK

Click here to download (PDF). [V4 Update]

This is brilliant, Alan! Thank you so much for curating this guide and sharing it!

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Saturday Night Country takes you ‘down under’ for the holidays

Felicity Urquhart, host of ABC's Saturday Night Country. (photo: ABC)

Felicity Urquhart, host of ABC’s Saturday Night Country. (photo: ABC)

If you’ve been reading the SWLing Post for long, you’ll know how much I love ABC’s Saturday Night Country, which I tune to every Saturday morning starting on 9,580 kHz.

Yesterday, host Felicity Urquhart produced another great mix of interviews and music, including some uniquely Australian Country Christmas songs.

You can download the recordings of the show as MP3s by clicking here for the first hour of Saturday Night Country on 9,580 kHz and here for the rest of the show on 11,945 kHz, or by simply listening via the embedded player below:

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Scandinavian Weekend Radio Christmas specials & frequencies

SWR(Source: Scandinavian Weekend Radio via Alokesh Gupta)

Scandinavian Weekend Radio is broadcasting a series of Christmas Specials on 5980, 6170, 11690, 11720 kHz the 24th & 25th of Dec 2012.

The full broadcast schedule can be found here: http://www.swradio.net/schedule.htm

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