The death of Ronnie Spector this week reminded me of one of my earliest memories of “musical significance”. I grew up in the town where my mum’s family were from, and my dad’s family lived much further away in the north. My brother and my mum and dad and me would go to see them […]
I wrote an article back in 2003 about listening to the radio which was posted on a long-gone radio-related email list. Since I found it recently, I’ve published it on here, but back in its proper place date-wise. I’m daft like that.
Hello 2019. In the dark, on a Saturday night driving back from the cinema which is 17 miles away, when 1531 kHz is playing Take That, tune to 531 kHz medium wave (that would be AM, or ondes moyennnes). Their house music mix touches on ’89/’90 and sounds boomy and bassy heading home, bringing back […]
I’ve always been a radio nerd since I was a kid, tuning around on my Binatone radio cassette player, and it’s a considerable pleasure of my new car that it’s complicated entertainment system still has Medium and Long Wave radio (AM in other parts of the world). Whilst many of the continental stations on these […]
For several years now I’ve been enjoying having access to the archive of vintage editions of the Media Network programme, as broadcast on short-wave by Radio Netherlands in the period 1981-2000. I was a short wave listener in the 1980’s but must confess that I was never a regular listener to any one station. I […]
Recorded last night by me in the Thames Valley. This radio is in the kitchen so there are some noises of me doing chores in the background! Note how the plug appears to be pulled just as the announcer is saying how things are changing.
Thanks as always to the lovely team Buffet for playing a track from Music for DXing on their latest show. Buffet is like a monthly C60 of toptastic tuneage, with chat and witty insight into what’s cool, and what’s fool. Tune or surf in to their broadcast and checkout their Myspace and Facebook pages.
If you are curious about radio that is “off the beaten track” then your success or enjoyment or fulfilment in the hobby will be greater if you understand at least some of the influences that affect your reception. A frequent topic of discussion on the mailing lists dedicated to radio listening is the newcomer’s concern […]