Radio Six at Sixty
On 6th June 1963, a group of schoolchildren gathered in the attic of a house on the Ardrossan seafront in Ayrshire to launch their very own radio station. Cobbled together with tins, clockwork gramophones, and lots of wire, the opening day’s programmes were line fed to a radio receiver two floors down. But it was a start and, against the odds, the station survived in a variety of forms and today can be heard 24/7 on the internet.
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.
MediaWorks Launches Channel X
New Zealand’s MediaWorks has launched a new music-only network “Channel X” to replace the former talk-format “Today FM”
No All India Radio, Only Akashvani Henceforth Says Govt Diktat
All India Radio is going off air. It is being replaced by Akashvani. The next radio bulletin that you listen to in English on the government-run service will begin with the announcement, “This is Akashvani” in place of “this is All India Radio.”
Rádio Universitária – Goiânia, Brazil
Martin Butera continues his fascinating visits to radio stations and this time shows us one of the most important university radio stations in Brazil. A station that transmits in the AM band and with its 20 KW, it has been able to be heard by different DXers in 5 continents.
Radio Alhara – No Limits
Radio Alhara was launched in 2020 as a way for five friends to stay in touch during the coronavirus lockdowns. It was initially broadcast from Bethlehem, Ramallah and Amman but now you’ll hear presenters and DJs from around the world.
American Shortwave Stations on the Air in 1926
During the year 1926, a total of five American shortwave broadcasting stations were on the air, though generally with relay programming from the mediumwave parent station, as was the case back then.
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.
Back in the year 1908, just eight years after Marconi inaugurated his first permanent wireless station in England, the Pacific Phosphate Company announced that they hoped a wireless station could be installed on Ocean Island. During the following year (1909), another announcement indicated that the wireless station would be capable of long distant transmission. In addition, the specific location on Ocean Island for the projected station would need to be approved by a Wireless Engineer, they said.
American Shortwave Stations – 1928
At the beginning of the year 1928, there were six international shortwave stations on the air in the United States
Recent Radio Developments in Europe and Africa
Recent radio news in four different countries, two in Europe and two in Africa, indicate a positive direction for mediumwave and shortwave broadcasting, rather than a negative.
Return to Guadeloupe: The Radio Scene on outlier islands
We return to the radio scene on Guadeloupe, and in particular to the radio scene on the other nearby islands that form part of the this French overseas department in the Caribbean.
Whale Stranding at King Island and the Local Radio Scene
Adrian Peterson takes a look at the history and local radio scene on King Island, off the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia.
VOA Voyager: Three Mobile VOA Stations in the United States
On three separate occasions, VOA, the Voice of America, has commissioned a mobile radio station for use within the United States. On each occasion, the intent was to obtain information and recordings about lifestyle and events throughout the nation for inclusion in their worldwide English and foreign language programming.
Today FM Closes
MediaWorks, parent company of Today FM, has pulled the plug on its New Zealand-wide talk-back radio network.
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.
Return to Guadeloupe
We return to the French island of Guadeloupe which is shaped like the wings of a butterfly that is flying towards the northwest. That island is located between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, and we examine the early communication radio scene and their almost three quarter century of mediumwave radio history.
Tasmanian Whales Stranded Again, and Four Mediumwave Stations
We present another story of two more mediumwave stations on the island of Tasmania; two double commercial stations (7UV & 7AD and 7DY & 7SD) in country areas to the north of the island.
Hurricane Fiona and the Early Shortwave Scene on Guadeloupe
Adrian Peterson takes a look at Guadeloupe, in the Caribbean, and its early radio history.