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Sugarloaf: Inside the concrete eyrie high above Christchurch in the Port Hills

Published on the Stuff website in 2018, this story takes an interesting look at the Sugarloaf transmitter site located on the Port Hills above Christchurch, New Zealand.

WKBW Radio Sounders and Station IDs

WKBW Radio at 1520kHz was at one time, one of the best rock and roll stations in the USA. At night it’s broadcast signal could be heard up and down the Eastern seaboard, and even in parts of Europe including the middle of the Atlantic.

ABC Transcription Tapes for Latin America?

Enrique Klapp, from Los Angeles, writes to us: Dear Sirs, When I was a youngster in Chile, in the Seventies, radio stations in Latin America…

Building Bethany – VOA’s First High-Power International Broadcast Station

Many thanks to the National VOA Museum of Broadcasting for posting the following video on their YouTube channel:

Pacific-Asian Log (PAL Guide) January 2024 Update

Bruce Portzer’s Pacific-Asian Log (PAL Guide) has been updated to the January 2024 edition. You can download a PDF copy here: or search the database…

Alan Sanders on 5DN Adelaide?

Anne Larkins writes to us: Alan Sanders was my grandfather. I would be very interested to actually hear his voice as he passed away before…

Dmitry Mezin Collection: QSL Gallery

From his now closed dxsignal.ru hobby website Dmitry Mezin has made available an off-line version of his “QSL Gallery” archive. With his permission, we are…

Coastwatchers – Operation Pacific

We take a look back at New Zealand’s WWII history, where we established coastwatching stations at various islands in the Pacific to track enemy movements and report them back to the allied forces.

Waves of Liberty / Adéu Liberty

YouTube video featuring Radio Liberty and the former transmitter site at Platja de Pals, Spain.

Rebel Radio Ships

An interesting documentary on off-shore pirate radio from Al Jazeera television.

Bahamas Radio Shows from the 60s or 70s

Lori in Brooklyn New York recently wrote to us: Hi, Do you know of any recordings of Bahamas radio shows from the 1960’s or early…

Dario Monferini – RIP

Italian DXer Daro Monferini has died after a long illness. The death of Dario Monferini has come as a shock to those involved in shortwave radio. Blogs announced the passing of Dario on the morning of October 17, 2022, after the news was spread rapidly via social media. Dario was a well-known DXer worldwide whose contribution to the hobby is well-documented.

The Story of the American Forces Network (AFN) – The Big Picture

Enjoy this YouTube video which recently came to our attention thanks to a posting on the World of Radio (WOR) mailing list by Horacio Nigro…

Lynne Lowan from FEN Sendai

Nobuo Sato recently wrote to us: I take the liberty of writing this e-mail in the hopes that you could help me find the ex-announcer…

New QSL Collection added

Dean Hunt, from Auckland, New Zealand, has recently donated a small collection of QSL cards and other memorabilia from his time as a listening enthusiast…

Dmitry Mezin Collection: True Sounds Audio Archive

From his now closed dxsignal.ru hobby website Dmitry Mezin has made available an off-line version of his “True Sounds” audio archive. With his permission, we…

Mark Slater aircheck

Mark Slater (formerly of 2CA) emailed us: I’m Mark Slater on air from 1974-77 and I’m looking for an aircheck of me…nothing. We valued tape…

Rose Lee from Quirindi

Leonie McGregor emailed us: Hi, My Great Great Grandmother was Rose Lee from Quirindi. It is my understanding from mum that she was the first…

A new column: Coffee and Radio with Martin Butera

We are pleased to welcome a new series of reports from our South American correspondent, Martin Butera. In each report Martin chats over coffee with Brazilian radio enthusiasts about their hobby and more.

The NZ Vintage Radio Project

If you have an interest in vintage radio receivers, especially those that were available in New Zealand, then The NZ Vintage Radio Project website, run by Steve Dunworth, is worth a visit.