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Radio Carpathia and RNEI to fill in void left by TIAMS

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Rose, who shares the following announcement:

The beloved ThisIsAMusicShow has ceased broadcasting for the foreseeable future, but you can rest assured, as the broadcast slot that was used by TIAMS (Thursdays between 0200-0300 UTC on WRMI 5850 kHz) is now in good hands.

In the first 30 minutes, starting at 0200 UTC, you will hear a monthly episode of Radio Carpathia, presented by Luca, featuring the best music from Eastern Europe and sometimes beyond, as well as some digital text and sometimes an image in MFSK64. New shows air on the Thursday that follows the third Sunday of every month (it’s not always the same), and will be repeated throughout the month.

In the other half of the hour, you will get to hear a special program from Radio Northern Europe International (whose normal program airs at 0100 UTC on the same day and frequency), called RNEIxtra, which introduces listeners to new genres, presenters, and music outside of the normal RNEI remit. Previous RNEIxtra shows have been DJ mixes, video game jazz, data experiments, and my personal favorite: Japanese music specials! We love getting new presenters on air on RNEIxtra so look out for exciting new shows and contact us if you want to give shortwave a try! New shows come out on the Thursday that follows the second Sunday of every month.

Reception reports for Radio Carpathia can be sent to radiocarpathia[at]gmail[dot]com, or by post to:
Luca Trifan
O.P. 6, C.P. 615
400810 Cluj-Napoca
and will be answered with a physical QSL card, regardless of how they are sent.

RNEI welcomes reception reports to qsl[at]rnei[dot]org.

More information, as well as previous on-demand shows, are available at https://radiocarpathia.org and https://rnei.org respectively.

Both Luca and I are looking forward to receiving your feedback and reception reports, and we hope you will enjoy this new, albeit quite different programming.

Click here for more information.

Thank you for sharing this news, Rose. TIAMS was an excellent program. I certainly hope we haven’t seen the last of it. Very pleased your stations have both stepped up to fill in the gap!

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“This Is A Music Show” 100th show via WRMI

Many thanks to the host of This Is A Music Show, who shares the following announcement:

Hi Thomas,

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. 🙂

Best Regards–

Your Host

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Radio Northern Europe International and This is a Music Show broadcasts

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Roseanna, who shares the following announcement posted on her blog [with apologies for the late plug!]:

Radio Northern Europe International has worked with This is a Music Show to make a broadcast consisting of 30 minutes of RNEI and 30 minutes of TIAMS, that’s 1 hour of great music!

We really love what TIAMS has made for us and we can’t wait to share it with you!!

Radio Northern Europe International show #2 will have music from Iceland, Norway, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark and Finland this month, I really love the music we are playing and we hope to introduce you to some new music this month!
Songs 4,5 and 6 are my favourites this show!

Broadcast Times:
We have good news to those of you not in Europe and those of you nearer the transmitter, multiple times throughout the month! RNEI #2 will broadcast 5 times on 6070 kHz at the following times:

Saturday the 7th of March 2020, 10-11UTC
Saturday the 7th of March 2020, 19-20UTC
Friday the 13th of March 2020, 11-12UTC
Saturday the 21st of March 2020, 19-20UTC
Sunday the 29th of March 2020, 01-02UTC (this time is very experimental!)

Digital modes:
In RNEI Show #2 the final song will have the MFSK32 embedded into it. This time: text, Emoji and some Icelandic art! (Note, an app like TIVAR shows the emoji!)
TIAMS’ contribution will contain some MFSK64 text and an MFSK64 image!
Many thanks to one of our listeners for suggesting our final MFSK song!

Audio Processing:
This show Daz has been working hard making an audio processor to try and expand the audio range of RNEI! We have decided on trying to broadcast a flat signal to combat the noise floor. This means that the highs might come across a bit too bright and the bass might feel bit lacking.
Don’t worry, a little bit of EQ on the receiver should reverse it ending up with a better frequency range than before! Most standalone radios should already apply a high frequency reduction however SDRs can omit this!

You can send your reception reports, feedback and suggestions for RNEI to [email protected]!
Wishing you good reception conditions and all the best,

For more info, check out Roseanna’s blog.

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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):


5850 kHZ 0100 UTC THURSDAY will still be on for the next couple of weeks during the transition:


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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“This Is A Music Show”: Thursdays at 0100 UTC on WRMI

Many thanks to “Your Host” who writes with an announcement about his new weekly radio show via WRMI:

Just wanted to give you (and your readers) a heads-up about a new show I’ve started called “This Is A Music Show” which can be heard Thursdays 0100-0200 UTC (Wednesday evenings in the Americas) on 5850 kHz via WRMI. It’s an hour-long music program playing a variety of tunes sourced from thrift stores, garage sales, flea markets, and sometimes curbside. I also include some digital modes in the latter half of the show.

The first broadcast went out last [Wednesday] night, and reception was quite good at my QTH in Toronto. I recorded the show on a couple different radios/antennas and have merged the recordings into a different type of AM Stereo. It sounds pretty cool, IMO. 🙂 It can be heard here:


I hope you’ll check it out each week!

Thank you–I’ve listened to the off-air recording of episode #001 (above) and am certainly hooked. Great show!

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