Geographic Collection – Continental US

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…

The Women Who Overcame Radio’s Earliest Glass Ceilings

Here are some of the women who excelled in U.S. radio in the first half of the 20th century By John Schneider ⋅ RadioWorldPublished: August…

KING-FM Studios Hit the High Notes

Iconic classical music outlet has a new home with the Seattle Opera By Paul Mclane, RadioWorldPublished: November 15, 2020 KING-FM had occupied its studios in…

Why WWV and WWVH Still Matter

Fans of NIST signals cite benefits including understanding the near-Earth environment By James Careless, RadioWorldPublished: July 1, 2020 Last year was one of both celebration…

Florida AM Station Plans to Go All-Digital

Neal Ardman says “It is time” By Paul MclanePublished: October 30, 2020 A Florida AM radio station plans to go all-digital soon, now that the…

Radio Broadcasting Becomes a Reality: KDKA on Nov. 2, 1920

Here’s how KDKA became the medium’s standard bearer 100 years ago By James E. O’NealPublished: October 3, 2020 ⋅ Updated: October 29, 2020 By the…

KNX, Los Angeles – A Centennial Station

The station will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Sept. 10. By John SchneiderPublished: June 28, 2020 ⋅ Updated: August 6, 2020 This is part of…

The Birth of a Station

THE hush of early morning is broken only by the staccato beat of an isolated gasoline engine in a tent in an alfalfa field just…

The Don Lee Broadcasting System

We all know the big three U.S. television networks: NBC, ABC and CBS, but one nearly forgotten early network was ahead of them all. Many…

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