Cap’n Ric is pleased to announce the artists featured in the upcoming Ladies of Texas Music
Jeanie C. Riley
Jamie Lin Wilson
“Big Mama” Thornton
Cap’n wagers you haven’t heard of many of these female artists, and also wagers that you’ll enjoy their music.
The tribute program will air several times:
March 7 – 0200 UTC 5950 kHz via WRMI
March 20 – 0900 UTC 6070 kHz and 1800 UTC 3955 kHz via Channel 292 in Germany
March 28 – 0200 UTC 6160 kHz via WBCQ.
Third Mate Susan designed a special limited edition eQSL to be sent to listeners who submit correct reception reports to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks to the host of This Is A Music Show, who shares the following announcement:
Just wanted to let you (and your readers) know about the special milestone broadcast happening on Wednesday evening in North America: “This Is A Music Show” will be having its 100th episode, and to celebrate the occasion the show will be 2 hours long. The show is broadcast on WRMI’s 5850 kHz transmitter, which covers most of North America coast-to-coast. The official schedule:
Thursday 0200-0400UTC on 5850 kHz (Wednesday 6-8pm PT/9-11pm ET) via WRMI
For those who haven’t heard the program, each week I play the finest secondhand vinyl records found at thrift stores, garage sales, flea markets, etc. The 100th episode will feature some favourite finds from the past couple of years, along with a wide range of lesser-known-but-still-great tunes that you may or may not have heard before. I hope you can tune in and maybe hear your new favourite song or artist. 🙂
“Just listened to the ATV one… I wonder, have you the faintest idea what the B-side is? It sounds like radio recordings, but on repeated listening sounds like some kind of noisy pieces or experimentation, which reminds me of similar ‘shortwave’ experiments done by ATV at the time of the second album. Do you know if this was somehow linked to the band?”
I replied saying it was a recording by me off the shortwave from the early 1980’s sadly, not the band, he wrote back:
“So, I guess playing with shortwave must have been something in the air back then?! The funny thing is that there is a very similar track from a ‘lost ATV album’ entitled The End Of Flight 182 from late ‘78.
It’s actually more Dave George (later of The Good Missionaries) than ATV but still Mark Perry contributed a bit to the recordings; and one of its tracks was released somewhere else as ATV. Anyway… the album features a ‘Shortwave’ track (entitled as such) by Dave George, and I’ve have included it here (I’ve attached the track he sent us.) Can you hear how it sounds similar to yours? The track/experimentation may also been what led ATV to write ‘The Radio Story’, but that’s just a personal assumption. Mark and George were definitely in touch back in those days since Mark contributed a bit to his album which was was recorded a few months before Dave joined ATV (which then soon became The Good Missionaries). Sadly Dave George passed a few years ago, so we won’t know much more about the album and the track.”
I wrote back and told him that I will probably send it to you as you’ll be well interested in the story. This is his last reply:
“Yeah, it could be nice and interesting Thomas’ mentions it on his site. To avoid any confusion here’re a few more details: the ‘Shortwave’ track is only Dave George, and was recorded a few months before Dave joined ATV (which then soon became The Good Missionaries), so technically it’s not ATV. But he was definitely in touch with Mark Perry back in those days since Mark contributed a bit to the album as I said; hence Thomas could also publish a youtube link to The Radio Story as well. Sadly Dave George passed a few years ago, so we won’t know much more about the album and the track.”
So that was the story! What a mad coincidence eh?
A mad coincidence indeed! Thank you for sharing the story, Pete. I love where art and shortwave meet and especially in moments of serendipity like this! Now to explore more Dave and ATV…