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Postcard Panorama premiers Saturday, 1 January 2022!

Postcard Panorama

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, T.D. Walker, who writes:

Postcard Panorama: A Shortwave Radio Conversation premiers Saturday, 1 January 2022, 7:30 pm ET/ Sunday, 2 January 2022 00:30 UTC via WRMI on 5950 kHz. Join us for listener stories and poems that focus on our monthly theme, “In with the New.”

Our first episode explores what brought listeners to radio, and our second will focus on what keeps you listening. For our February 2022 episode, “Radio / Love,” we’re looking for your radio-related stories about music you’ve discovered on air, connections you’ve made at home and to the world, technology that fascinates you, or anything else that fascinates you about the medium. I’ll also read poems from a few poets whose work I love, including Amy Lowell, H. D., and Djuna Barnes.

For more information about the show, including how to submit your stories, visit https://www.postcardpanorama.com

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Postcard Panorama: A new mailbag program with a twist!

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, T.D. Walker, who writes:

Greetings, Thomas. I’m writing to let you know about a program for shortwave radio I’m curating, Postcard Panorama, which is scheduled to air beginning January 2022.

Postcard Panorama is a listener mailbag program with a twist. We’re collecting postcard-size stories from radio enthusiasts for broadcast over shortwave radio. Rather than focusing on a particular broadcaster or program, though, we’re grouping the stories together by theme.

My aim for the program is to find common threads between stories and create a show that connects a diffuse and dedicated audience around the world.

Our first theme is “In with the New.” We’d love to hear your radio origin stories, as listeners, broadcasters, or technophiles. Tell us who got you involved or how are you getting others involved. What new technologies are you using? Or new-to-you tech? What new broadcasters or shows are you listening to? How has radio changed for you since you began listening?

Our themes can be interpreted broadly, so even if your anecdote might be tangential to the topic, send it in. Announcements for upcoming events and anniversaries of note are also welcome.

We’re fans of shortwave, but we’re happy to hear about anything radio related for the show.

Stories can be emailed to postcard@postcardpanorama.com Please keep your stories around 500 words, and include your name and location if you’d like that mentioned on air or online. As this will be a 15 minute show, not all submissions can be read on air, but we’ll archive them on the website as we can. Submissions for the January show must be emailed by December 15th.

For more information, please visit our website: https://www.postcardpanorama.com. You can find out more about upcoming themes on our site, as well as more about our other show, Short Waves / Short Poems.

Air dates, times, and frequencies will be posted on our website and to our email newsletter soon.

I appreciate your help spreading the word about Postcard Panorama!

Thank you,
T.D. Walker

Sounds like a fascinating shortwave project and nostalgia trip! 

SWLing Post community: Let’s help fuel her project by sending our “postcard-size stories” to postcard@postcardpanorama.com. Check out the Postcard Panorama website for information on each theme!

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Short Waves / Short Poems seeks assistance

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, T.D. Walker, who shares the following:

In 2019, I put together the first two episodes of Short Waves / Short Poems, a program that featured voices of poets on shortwave radio. Since last year, I’ve been trying to put together a full season of the show, but the pandemic has left me with far less free time for radio projects than I had before.

Thus, I’m reaching out to ask for volunteers who would be interested in helping out with tasks related to Short Waves / Short Poems and another program for shortwave radio that I’m working on.

I have the content and sound editing lined up, but I could use some help with just about everything else, including publicity, administrative tasks, and getting another set of ears on the shows before broadcast.

If you’re interested, please email me at info [at] tdwalker [dot] net. More information about the past episodes can be found at shortwavesshortpoems.com. Thanks!

Many thanks for the message and it’s great to hear there’s another season in the works. Readers, if you can help in any way, feel free to reach out to her. We’ll certainly plug the season and episodes here on the SWLing Post!

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Short Waves / Short Poems first episode

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, T. D. Walker, who shares the following announcement:

Short Waves / Short Poems is a 15 minute program that features poets reading their work. Attention to a poem parallels in many ways attention to a shortwave radio broadcast–both require a deliberate searching for and listening to the medium. I also wanted to explore what it means to put an art that is undergoing a resurgence on a medium that seems to be diminishing in its reach. And above all that, I wanted to bring good poetry to shortwave listeners.

Our first episode will air Saturday 14 December at 2am UTC on 5130kHz, and it will feature work by poets Deborah L. Davitt, Amy Lowell, and A.J. Odasso, all of which use storms as a way to examine the workings of love, loss, and contemplation. We’re planning on running weekly for four weeks, with different poets each episode.

More information about the show is at our website: www.shortwavesshortpoems.com. I’ve included an introductory clip on our About page.

We’re happy to receive reception reports, and QSL cards are available. You can reach us via email at qsl@shortwavesshortpoems.com or via postal mail at Short Waves / Short Poems, PO Box 515622, Dallas, TX 75251, USA.

And a bit about me: I’m the author of Small Waiting Objects (CW Books, 2019), and my poems and science fiction stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, The Future Fire, Web Conjunctions, The Cascadia Subduction ZoneAbyss & ApexKaleidotropeand elsewhere. As a longtime radio enthusiast, I’m delighted to be able to combine my aim to bring poetry to a wider audience with my interest in shortwave radio.

Readers, please note that 2:00 AM UTC on Saturday is 9:00 PM EST/ 6:00 PM PST today (Friday).

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