Tag Archives: Shortwave Music

Brilliant radio song by Van Morrison: “In The Days Before Rock’n’Roll”

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dave Porter, who writes:

After some 20 years I have rediscovered this radio song by the UK northern Irish singer Van Morrison.

“In The Days Before Rock’n’Roll”

There are some great TX station names in the song! It’s a full 8 minutes long….

Take a listen…

Click here to view/listen on YouTube.

I don’t think I’ve heard this song in twenty years or more. Thank you for sharing this, Dave!

I’ll have to add Van Morrison to the list of radio influenced musicians we’ve featured in the past, including:

Post Readers: Do you know of any other musicians who were influenced by the shortwaves?  Please comment and share links to their work!

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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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Classical Music on Radio Tumbril, April 28 – May 3

Encore – Classical Music on shortwave – broadcast Sunday afternoon in Europe & USA

Encore – Classical Music this weekend is being broadcast as usual by Channel 292 (Europe) on 6070 kHz at 15:00 UTC Sunday 28th April.
Back on the air after ten days of maintenance.
And by WBCQ on 7490 kHz at 00:00 – 01:00 UTC Monday 29th April.

There is a repeat on 6070 kHz on Friday at 19:00 UTC.

The show this week will start with a fanfare on medieval bladder pipes followed by some Holst and an organ sonata by Bach. We have two lyrical and romantic contemporary pieces from Thomas Adès, also some Telemann and Mozart. Amongst much else – Leonard Bernstein conducts Charles Ives and the programme finishes with some early Russian polyphony.

As usual – reception reports and requests for music to play in future programmes will be very welcome.

Regular Broadcast times are:
15:00 – 16:00 UTC Sunday, and repeated 19:00 – 20:00 UTC Friday on 6070 kHz (Channel 292 Germany).
00:00 – 01:00 UTC Monday on 7490 kHz (WBCQ – Maine).

Brice Avery – Encore – Radio Tumbril – www.tumbril.co.uk

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Classical Music on Radio Tumbril, April 21 – 26

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Classical Music on shortwave – broadcast Sunday afternoon in Europe & USA

Encore – Classical Music this weekend Is being broadcast as usual on WBCQ at 00:00 – 01:00 UTC Monday 22nd April.
Channel 292 is off air at the moment for servicing so the normal 15:00 UTC Sunday 21st April transmission will not happen this week.

The show will start with a Boccherini quintet, then some ballet music from Swan Lake.
There will also be some French wind band music, an organ work from Bach and some interesting works for the human voice.

As usual reception reports and requests for pieces to pay in future programmes will be very welcome.

Broadcast times are:
15:00 – 16:00 UTC Sunday, and repeated 19:00 – 20:00 UTC Friday on 6070 kHz (Channel 292 Germany).
00:00 – 01:00 UTC Monday on 7490 kHz (WBCQ – Maine).

(Channel 292 is off air for ten days from Monday 16th April.)

Brice Avery – Encore – Radio Tumbril – www.tumbril.co.uk

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Classical Music on Radio Tumbril this week

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Classical Music broadcast on Sunday afternoon in Europe & USA

Encore this week will start with a beautifully lyrical Piano piece by Sibelius, then we’ll have a movement from Elgar’s Cello Concerto in an historic recording by Jaqueline du Pré.
There will also be a song from Gluck, two string quartet pieces by Janacek, some of Mahler’s 5th, Copeland’s clarinet concerto, a little Bach organ music and some Albinoni.

Broadcast times are 15:00 – 16:00 UTC Sunday on 6070 kHz (Channel 292 Germany) and 00:00 – 01:00 UTC Monday on 7490 kHz (WBCQ – Maine).

(There would normally be a repeat on Friday 19th on on 6070 kHz but 292 will be off air for ten days from Monday 16th April for adjustments)

Brice Avery – Encore – Radio Tumbril

www.tumbril.co.uk

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