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Ancient DX Report – 1927

The American radio magazine Radio News for October 1927 presented a list of radio broadcasting stations that were recently monitored on shortwave. We have adjusted that list into a more modern format, and we present this off air monitoring information in frequency order.

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.

GatesAir’s 100 Years of History in Pictures

Photos span nearly all decades of the company’s existence, many of which have never been published.

KMFA Offers First Look Into New Texas Facilities

Texas’ KMFA Classical 89.5 will hold an open house this month to celebrate its new location.

WRMI at Heart of SW Broadcasts to Russia, Ukraine

During the Cold War, long-distance shortwave radio broadcasts from the BBC, Voice of America, and Radio Free/Europe/Radio Liberty pierced the Iron Curtain with trustworthy news programming. Today, this old medium is being revitalized through the efforts of volunteer groups and SW broadcasters to get through the new Iron Curtain.

KTRK / K-Truck 1670 kHz

For a few days in February 1996 the United States Army Broadcasting Service carried out test transmissions of a transportable AM-band radio station, housed in a truck, prior to deployment to Europe.

Eclipse Broadcasts from Airplanes

Eclipse historians inform us that the first attempt to observe a solar eclipse from an airplane took place for an aerial observation of the Great American Eclipse which traversed the entire continental United States on June 8, 1918. This first occasion was a simple flight into the zone of totality with no attempt at any scientific research.

The Search for an old Historic Shortwave Station KUSW

In 1939, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints which is headquartered in Salt Lake City in Utah was interested in getting on the air on shortwave. They struck a deal through their mediumwave station KSL to buy shortwave station W9XAA…

What Happened to the Famous KDKA Shortwave Station at Saxonburg?

During its 20 years of operation in the Pittsburgh area, the Westinghouse KDKA stations utilized a dozen or more main and subsidiary shortwave transmitters, ranging in power from less than one kW right up to 50 kW.

Radio Weddings – Part 1

In this feature we present Part 1 in an interesting series of wedding events under the title, Radio Weddings. We begin our first story way back more than one hundred years ago, at the time when the coastal steamer SS Princess Anne was commuting the Atlantic coast of the United States.

KNKR Kohala Radio, Hawaii

Radio waves North Kohala, a district encompassing three small towns on the volcanic coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, is well known for its rugged beaches,…

KDKA Shortwave in Pittsburgh: Four Locations

The first location for KDKA mediumwave and shortwave was atop the eight story high Building K at the Westinghouse factory at East Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. Building K was the tallest building in this large manufacturing complex and the fledgling KDKA, studio and transmitter, was installed in a wooden shack at the western end of this flat roof.

V-Discs 1940s Cassette Compilation

V-Disc : An American military record label during WWII V-Disc (“V” for Victory) was a morale-boosting initiative involving the production of several series of recordings…

Rare Kiwi MW/AM DX Audio Clips from the 1970s

Listen to some rare mediumwave DX audio clips recorded in New Zealand during the 1970s.

VOA Pacific – Studio Recording from 1990

Studio recording of an hour of a VOA Pacific broadcast from 1990

LPFM Powers Up With the Arkansas Sun

KUHS, helped by solar power, bring an eclectic mix to Hot Springs

Radio Station Studios in the 1920s

A collection of photographs from radio stations of the 1920s.

Transatlantic Tests Mark 99th Anniversary

12/09/2020 On December 11, 1921, radio history was made when the signal from amateur station 1BCG in Greenwich, Connecticut, was heard in Ardrossan, Scotland, marking…

Georgia Radio Is On the Mind as the Peach State Celebrates #Radio100

A series of radio spots and digital elements honor the state’s diverse population, lifestyles and culture By Susan Ashworth, RadioWorldSeptember 21, 2020 From the strains…

WLTL Is Named Best High School Station

John Drury Awards recognize excellence in high school radio By RW StaffDecember 7, 2020 Illinois’ WLTL Radio has been named Best High School Radio Station…

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