Saturday, 14 July 2018

1980s shortwave sounds - part 8

Here are some more shortwave (plus a medium wave station) stations from the past including Radio
Pyongyang, Deutschlandfunk and the International Committee of the Red Cross, which used SWiss Radio Int's transmitters. Bizim Radio was a Turkish clandestine.

Radio Pyongyang, North Korea - sign on, sign off
WWVH, Hawaii - address
Deutschlandfunk English service, West Germany - sign on, sign off
Italian Radio & Television Service - sign on
Radio Japan - sign on
Voice of Malaysia - sign off
Radio Afghanistan - sign off
United Arab Emirates Radio - test transmission
Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran - sign off
Red Cross Broadcasting Service, Switzerland - sign on, address
Radio Prague, Czechoslovakia - interprogramme IDs
Voice of Nigeria - ID
Bizim Radio (clandestine) - sign on
Radio New Zealand - sign off

(18:36 mins)

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Saturday, 30 June 2018

1980s shortwave sounds - part 7

This collection of shortwave sounds from the past includes World Music Radio, relayed by Radio Andorra - WMR recently returned to the shortwave with non-stop music programmes via a transmitter in Denmark; Radio Australia signing on its broadcasts to the UK, Radio Denmark - which was no longer broadcasting in English but still made English announcements.

Radio Clarin, Dominican Republic - ID
World Music Radio via Radio Andorra - sign off
Trans World Radio, Guam  - sign on
Radio Australia - frequency announcements
Radio Pakistan - sign on and sign off
Radio Lebanon - sign off
Adventist World Radio - sign off
World Music Radio - sign on
Radio Minsk, Belarus - sign on, address
Radio Riga, Latvia - sign on
Radio Denmark - interval signal and English announcements

(14:33 minutes)

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Tuesday, 5 June 2018

1980s shortwave sounds - part 6

Welcome to some more shortwave radio recordings from the 80s. Among the clips featured include HCJB and the theme music for their popular DX Party Line show, Radio Afghanistan - putting in a good signal thanks to relays from the USSR (which had invaded the country in 1979) - and Radio Moscow asking for listeners to get involved in their programmes.

Radio Algiers: Sign off
Radio Sweden: Sign on and off
Radio Habana Cuba: Address
HCJB, Ecuador: Address, ID, DX Party Line theme
Radio Moscow North American service: Sign on (using 14 frequencies!)
Voice of Turkey: Sign on and off
Radio Afghanistan: Sign on to Europe
Voice of Free China, Taiwan: ID, address
Radio Dushanbe, Tajikistan: Sign on
Radio France Int English service: Address, sign off
Voice of Vietnam: Sign on, address, sign off
Radio Moscow World Service: Listener participation request
Radio Nacional Brasil: Sign on

(22:43 mins)

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Sunday, 27 May 2018

1980s shortwave sounds - part 5

Take another trip around the world with more sounds from the 80s, including recordings from Radio 
Habana Cuba, Radio Australia, Radio Finland and Radio Tirana among others.

Radio Habana Cuba: Sign off
Radio Australia: Sign on
Radio Vilnius, Lithuania: Sign on and off
Radio Stantsiya Rodina: Interval signal, ID
Radio Finland: Sign on and off
Spanish Foreign Radio: Sign on
Deutsche Welle: Sign off
WYFR, USA: Sign off
Radio Habana Cuba: Sign on
Radio Australia: ID
Radio Kuwait: ID
Radio Tirana, Albania: ID
Radio Bucharest, Romania: Sign on and off
Radio Minsk, Belarus: Sign on

(18:37 mins)

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Thursday, 24 May 2018

1980s shortwave sounds - part 4

Here is another collection of recordings from the past. AWR, including the theme tune to its World DX news produced by the former World DX Club,  Radio Baghdad putting in a good signal and also clear reception in English from RAE in Buenos Aires - which sadly no longer broadcasts in English to Europe.

Track listing:
Adventist World Radio European service: Address, announcements
Radio Prague, Czechoslovakia: ID, address
Austrian Radio: Sign on and off
Voice of Greece: Sign on
Radio Free Europe: ID in English
Radio Berlin Int, GDR: Sign off
Voice of America: ID, frequencies
Radio Pyongyang, North Korea: Sign off
Swiss Radio Int: Sign on
Radio Baghdad, Iraq: Sign on
RAE, Argentina: ID, address

(15:35 mins)

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Sunday, 20 May 2018

1980s shortwave sounds - part 3

Welcome to some sounds from the shortwave bands in the early 1980s. Tune into the tropical
band in those days and it would be full of exotic sounds from Asia, Africa and Latin America. On this recording is a clip from Radio Tacna, Peru. Other recordings feature Radio Yugoslavia signing on, Radio Peking - before the Chinese capital was renamed Beijing - and the theme music from the Radio Budapest DX show.

Full tracklisting:
Voice of America: ID
Radio Tacna, Peru: IDs
Radio Station Peace & Progress, USSR: ID, sign off
All India Radio: Sign on
Radio Yugoslavia: Sign on
Radio Peking, China: Sign on and off
Kol Israel: Sign on
Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran: Sign on
Radio Japan: ID, address
Radio Budapest, Hungary: ID, address, sign off
Radio Habana Cuba: Address
Kol Israel: Address, sign off
Radio Kuwait: Sign on

(15:38 mins)

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Sunday, 13 May 2018

1980s shortwave sounds - part 2

Here is another batch of shortwave recordings from the past. Among the interesting clips are couple from Radio Free Grenada. The Caribbean country was controlled by a left-wing government from 1979 until 1983, when American forces invaded the island.

There is a clip from Radio Station Peace & Progress - the Voice of Soviet Public Opinion, from the USSR, which dominated the shortwave bands during the Cold War.

Full Tracklisting:
Radio Cairo: Sign on
Radio Polonia: Sign on
Radio Free Grenada: IDs
Radio Nacional Brasil: Sign off
Voice of Nigeria: Sign off
Radio Tashkent: Sign on
Radio Canada Int: Sign off
Radio Free Grenada: ID, sign off
Radio Pakistan: Sign on and off
Radio Station Peace & Progress, USSR: Sign on
Radio Portugal: Sign on & off

(19:46 mins)

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