A Tour of Asia’s Oldest Radio Station
A tour of Asia’s oldest radio station, which introduced Sri Lanka and India to Elvis Presley, is a journey through broadcast history.
Radio Weddings: Gleason Golden Wedding Interview
On six previous occasions here in Wavescan, we have presented interesting information about Radio Weddings, weddings that were broadcast live over a radio broadcasting station. Down there in Jacksonville Florida, Wendy Heape came across some of the information about our presentations of Radio Weddings, and she made contact.
Bird Calls on Radio
Adrian Peterson takes a look (and listen) to some more bird calls that have featured on radio stations around the globe.
The Sun, Radio Propagation and the Brasilia Planetarium
Martin Butera takes a look at how the sun impacts radio propagation, with a bonus photo-tour of the Brasilia Planetarium.
In 2006 Citylife paid a visit to the contrasting faces of radio, the hugely popular Morning Crew at ZM and the niche carved out by World FM in Tawa and Massey University’s Munt FM.
Radio Dunedin at 100
In 2022 New Zealand radio station “Radio Dunedin” celebrates 100 years of broadcasting. The station was launched in late 1922, becoming the first radio station in New Zealand.
Radio Tirana’s Kiwi Connection
During 2022 several articles appeared in New Zealand media looking at a New Zealand woman who worked as an announcer for Albania’s Radio Tirana English service during the Communist era. We take a look at some of them here in this feature.
Marajó Island Amazonian DX Camp, Brazil 2019
Reports of 1st DX-Camp 15.61 Crew Radio Listeners’ Marajó Island – Amazon Rainforest Northern Brazil – November 15, 16, 17 and 18, 2019 – Ivan Dias da Silva Junior & Martin Butera
Radio Station Studios Through the Years
A photograhic journey through the evolution of the radio station studio.
ULR DX-pedition: May/June 2021 – Three States of Brazil
Martin & his wife Ligia visit Natal, Tibau do Sul, Praia do Pipa, João Pessoa & Recife, in North East Brazil, in search of sun, sea and ultralight DX listening.
The World’s First Radio Weddings – Part 2
Two more early Radio Weddings from the 1920s, broadcast over KDKA, Pittsburgh, USA, and 2MT in the UK.
ULR DX-pedition: March 2021 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Join Martín Butera & his wife Ligia Katze for a week of holidaying & radio listening in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Bird Calls on Shortwave Radio
Bird Call identification signals from five different shortwave stations, and a little about the bird that is featured in the sign on routine, as well as about the station itself.
ULR DX-pedition: November 2020 – Northeast Brazil
Join Martín Butera & his wife Ligia Katze for a week of holidaying & radio listening in Recife, Brazil.
How music radio station became ‘lifeline’ during LA Riots
On a typical day, KJLH-FM on Crenshaw Boulevard would play R&B and classic soul music for fans of Los Angeles. But when the LA Riots engulfed the city over several days in April 1992, KJLH-FM had a front row seat to the massive civil unrest.
History on record: How the CBC Northern Service built a unique trove of Canadian music
The North has always been home to a vibrant culture, but sharing it with the rest of the country has been a challenge. In the early 1970s CBC North, then called the CBC Northern Service, decided starting a record label was the way to do it.
Remembering Radio Doctors, Milwaukee’s Legendary Record Store
The other night during a Milwaukee visit enjoying the road show version of the Temptations’ Broadway hit Ain’t Too Proud with my wife, Susan Orr—former WYMS-FM dee-jay—I was reminded of the years I bought their records at Radio Doctors’ three locations: North Second and West Wells streets.; North Third Street and West Garfield Avenue, and North Third and W. Meinecke streets.
Offshore Radio Against The Beatles Phenomenon
In the early 1960s, an event would occur that would change the sound of British radio forever – the growth of ‘pirate’ radio stations from overseas.
Brazil Ham Radio Operator Accumulator
Sebastiao has already lost count of how much equipment he has accumulated in his house, which now only serves to store the millions of transmitters that are scattered throughout all rooms of the house.
The Art of Collecting: Henrique Schuchmann Morador
Collecting is a basic and very old human instinct, typical of organized, careful and somewhat obsessive people. Our interviewee is the opposite. Entering his garage in which he keeps a secret bunker where he hosts his radio collections, is like entering a trip to the origins of the cosmos, a collection of messy planets that at the same time work in perfect balance.