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Interview with Enivaldo Alves Silva PT2CA

Martin Butera (LU9EFO – PT2ZDX), prepared this special report on the relationship that exists between Esperanto, radio amateurs and the media, specifically shortwave transmissions.

The Collection of Adinei Brochi PY2ADN

Martin Butera (PT2ZDX-LU9EFO), travels to the city of Americana, in the interior of Sao Paulo, to meet his colleague Adinei Brochi (PY2ADN), owner of one of the private collections of the most important radio transmitters in Brazil.

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.

Radio Revolution

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.