Sunday, July 27, 2014

Radio Free Asia (via Iranawila)

Radio Free Asia, transmitting from Iranawila, Sri Lanka, was logged on 27 July 2014. News and current events relating to Myanmar in Burmese language was noted from 16.30 to 17.30 UTCReception on 9.940 kHz was (SINPO) 55444 -- slight transmitter hum and fading. 

Reception report was emailed to RFA on the following day.

Voice of Turkey

Voice of Turkey, transmitting from Emirler, Turkey, was logged on 27 July 2014. Station interval, news, review of Turkiish press, Turkish music and cultural programming was observed from 16.26 to 17.25 UTCReception on 15.520 kHz was  (SINPO) 55555 -- excellent! 

Reception report was emailed to Voice of Turkey the following day.

KNLS (Alaska)

KNLS - New Life Station, transmitting from Anchor Point, Alaska, was logged on 27 July 2014. Their English language broadcast featured a mix book reviews, Christian commentary and music. Transmission was monitored from 15.40 to 16.00 UTC (broadcast time 15.00 to 16.00 UTC). Reception on 9.920 kHz was (SINPO) 55545 -- near perfect reception with slight fading. 

Reception report was submitted online at their website on the same day.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Throwback Tuesday: Radio Announcer Keith Glover


Anyone who was listening to shortwave radio from the late 1940s to 1980  should remember the Radio Australia mailbag programme hosted by Keith Glover.

Glover joined the ABC in Queensland in 1947 and later when he moved to Melbourne he joined Radio Australia, broadcasting from studios in the old cottage at the rear of Broadcast House, the 'biscuit factory' in Lonsdale Street, and finally from the new complex at East Burwood.

As presenter of Radio Australia's "Listeners' Mailbag" he was an interactive broadcaster well before the term was popularised and received a number of awards for international broadcasting.

I certainly remember him. I was listening from my grandmother's home in Arkansas in the summer of 1969. I submitted a reception report for this broadcast, and Keith in turn read my letter on air and followed up not only with a QSL card but a written transcript of  his broadcast.

Keith Glover’s voice was also well known on ‘home service’ radio, presenting a wide range of programmes including news bulletins, sporting panels, Anzac Day marches and Royal Tours. He was seen regularly on ABV Channel 2 and presented a ballroom dancing programme for a number of years.

In later years he moved into management, working as supervisor of  Radio Australia's English Language programming and finally as supervisor of radio presentation in Victoria.

HERE's a YouTube video (audio) of the final edition of Keith Glover's Mailbag programme, 28 December 1980.

Keith Glover retired from the ABC in 1985. He passed away in 2006.

Source: Radio Australia News

Friday, July 18, 2014

Al-Quds Radio - Gaza (Internet)

Al-Quds Radio in Gaza, Palestine. Events unfolding in Gaza may be heard on this FM station at 102.7 MHz. The other possibility is to catch their Internet feed on TuneIn App or the Al-Quds Radio WEBSITE. Programming is in Arabic.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Throwback Tuesday: Radio Announcer Larry Wayne


I used to listen to Larry Wayne (aka Larry Wolfberg) over Deutsche Welle (The Voice of Germany)  in the 1960s and 1970s. He had a weekly segment called "Random Selection: Living in Germany".  Larry would regale his listeners with a "random selection" of current events, newspaper stories and his own observations of happenings around him in Germany, albeit from a tongue-in-cheek perspective.

He had a delightful way of telling a story, certainly enough to at least pique my interest and listen to him regularly. I recall one particular story about a dachshund. The cute little canine imbibed sizable quantities of liquor along with his owner on a daily basis. The poor pooch eventually succumbed to alcoholism and died. Sad tale, but humorous and touching in the manner in which Larry reported the story. It must have been, for strangely it remains the only one I remember.

Larry retired from Deutsche Welle many years ago, and later hosted a jazz programme in Sweden. He also authored a book entitled "Radio Man".

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Radio Kuwait

Radio Kuwait, transmitting from Sulaibiyah, was logged on 12 July 2014. Ramadan programming with Arabic music, station ID at the top the hour, followed Qu'ran recitation and Islamic talk in Urdu from 15.55 UTC onward. Reception on 15.540 kHz was good with SINPO of 45544, off the whip of a Sangean ATS-909W.

 HERE is a sample of  this Radio Kuwait broadcast at around 16.00 UTC.

In recent years Radio Kuwait has not verified, except for a non-descript letter acknowledging the listener. With a little luck one might get such a letter, plus a programme schedule and/or calendar.