I had no idea that Paul Rusling, ex Caroline and the person who masterminded the Laser radio project, had a blog. This has been in existence since 2013 following his Mother’s death. It is very interesting and as varied as I try to make my blog. I have added a link to this blog, but for the record it is https://paulrusling.blogspot.co.uk
Garry Steven’s Wonderful Radio London Internet station is an excellent listen. Plenty of jingles, and clips from the station, woven into a play out system.
I have been listening in to the shortwaves for the past two evenings you may be interested to see my logs for this. In the past I gave up reporting to my radio club magazine Communication, because the most prominent station was China Radio International. It still is, but some interesting stations came in as well. This only happened because I remembered to employ the random long wire aerial to my Sony 7600G receiver, instead of relying on the telescopic aerial
kHz UTC Station, programme details, language, etc SIO Date Init.
5910 1947 R Romania Int> yl speaking and mx and ID Serbian 444 22/9
5920 1950 HCJB Deustch> om talking, preaching? German 323 22/9
5960 1954 Voice of Turkey> om singing with strings Turkish 222 22/9
5970 1955 China R Int> om intro in FF chinese mx talk etc 534 22/9
6000 1958 Overcomer Ministry> Bro Stair with end px and promo EE 544 22/9
6070 2000 Radio 292> id then a religious px difficult to listen to EE 322 22/9
6100 2002 China R Int> Om in ARABIC frequencies read out etc 322 22/9
7205 2005 R France Int> yl speaking FF whistle under signal 423 22/9
7265 2008 China R Int> yl in ESPERANTO talking and Chinese mx 544 22/9
7285 2010 China R Int> om and yl in EE sounds like drama about 533 22/9
Husband and Wife some choppy fading over signal
7305 2014 China R Int> instrumental mx and occ fades clps of songs
POLISH 544 22/9
7325 2016 China R Int>Mama should have told me mx SERBIAN 434 22/9
7335 2017 China R Int> om CHINESE 333 22/9 KSK
7390 2018 China R Int> Mx om singing SERBIAN 544 22/9
7415 2020 China R Int> drama about chinese marriage etc EE 444 22/9
7440 2121 China R Int> Chinese tx site Beijing! 433 22/9
9440 2125 China R Int> drama about marriage etc EE 433 22/9
9460 2126 Voice of Turkey> om speaking occasional buzz TURKISH 534 22/9
9555 2127 R Saudi, exotic mx and om and yl with id in Arabic 422 22/9
Whistle and atmos crackles at times
9565 2128 Adventist World R> closing tx in FF 21:30 carrier cut FF 444 22/9
9575 2130 R Mediterranee Int> om in FF whistles and crackles at times323 22/9
9575 1843 R Meditteranee> Om and YL in FF bad whistle on sig 422
9600 1849 China R Int> N Zealand and Chines trading yl and om EE 433
9675 1851 Unid > yl speaking fades and whistle 523
9695 1855 China R Int> om in Bulgarian fades and whistle 433
9710 1856 Voice of Indep repub Iran, om and yl FF 322
9785 1858 Voice of Turkey> exotic mx om “voice of turkey always 544
by your side” EE
9800 1904 Overcomer Ministry> Bro Stair “we will be protected” EE 433
9870 1906 R Saudi> yl and om, ARABIC 322
11600 1908 Radyoya Denge Kurdistane> OM YL KURDISH 221
11650 1911 China R Int> om and yl mx GERMAN 545 23/9
11695 1914 China R Int> om in FF adjacent stn breakthrough at times 334 23/9
11700 1916 R Biafra> om on God etc EE 333 23/9
11755 1919 China R Int> much mention of Bejing GERMAN 222 23/9
Audible signal but some crackling at times
11790 1922 Adventist World Radio> om in WOLOF 334 23/9
11800 1923 Adventist World Radio> Yl in ARABIC 222 23/9
11820 1924 R Saudi> yl singing ARABIC 545 23/9
11875 1926 Overcomer Ministry> mx Bro Stair EE 122 23/9
11895 1930 China R int. Yl CANTONESE 533 23/9
11915 1932 R Saudi> om singing and chanting ARABIC 322 23/9
11975 1934 R Romania Int> yl and om ROMANIAN 544 23/9
12075 1935 Overcomer Ministry> Bro Stair into yl with praise God EE 555 23/9
News Selected from the Radio Today Site
BBC Radio 4 drops C-bomb at 11:15am
BBC Radio 4 presenter Gary Younge read out the C word during a pre-recorded programme on Wednesday morning.
Gary announced seconds beforehand that he was about to use some strong language, then went on to read out some graffiti aimed at Polish people in the UK: “Vote out EU. Come on England, get the c***s out.”He was discussing Brexit in a pre-recorded documentary, which focussed on the effect that leaving the European Union could have on European people already living in Britain. A BBC representative told us: “Radio 4 has an adult audience and warnings of strong language were broadcast before and during the programme.”
Dean Martin and Jive Bunny join Thames Radio
Former long-serving Gold radio presenter Dean Martin is joining the team at Thames Radio.
He’ll host a new Sunday evening show from 7pm till 10pm every week called Through The Decades.
Also this week, Jive Bunny is joining for a Friday night show with his Mastermixers for the Friday Night Party Mix.
The station has put Neil Fox back on Breakfast in the capital from Monday, meaning Neil Francis moves to the drive slot from 4pm till 8pm.
The Best Disco in Town moves to Saturdays 10-midnight following Tony Blackburn’s Soul and Motown Party (Saturday 6pm).
Thames Radio’s Content Manager, Steve Simms told RadioToday: “I’m delighted to be able to complement the existing schedule with even more of London’s most experienced broadcasters. Thames Radio has the best line up of talent and radio personalities in town and I’m particularly looking forward to hearing Jive Bunny getting our listeners “In the Mood” for the weekend!”
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BBC Radio 3 wins special achievement award
BBC Radio 3 has been honoured for its ‘extraordinary work’ at one a classical music industry awards.
In a special honour, which is awarded every few years, the Gramophone Awards celebrated the extraordinary work of BBC Radio 3, as the 70th anniversary of the station and its predecessor, the Third Programme, approaches on the 29th September.
Author and actor Simon Callow presented the award to Helen Boaden, Director BBC Radio. BBC Radio 3 was recognised for being ‘pioneering and consistently successful’ as well as ‘helping to kick-start the careers of many artists’, including Igor Levit and Benjamin Appl, former BBC New Generation Artists who also won awards at the ceremony.
Helen Boaden commented: “We are hugely honoured and grateful to receive this prestigious award which recognises our strong spirit of adventure and ambition. From its earliest days, BBC Radio 3 has been devoted to offering audiences pleasure, challenge and exploration. It remains fearless in its commitment to musical quality, and creative invention. Radio 3 goes from strength to strength and continues to carry the torch of the Third Programme as a true pioneer, connecting audiences with remarkable music and culture and supporting new talent and the wider industry.”
In September to mark 70 years since the launch of the Third Programme which subsequently became BBC Radio 3, the station will broadcast from Southbank Centre 23rd September – 7th October with special immersive events, new commissions and live music. It will also broadcast 70 days of new commissions across music and the arts and has an embedded composer who will create premieres for the station, week by week.
Heart hosts exclusive gig with Emeli Sandé
Heart is organising a gig with Emeli Sandé for 400 listeners, with the event also being broadcast on Heart TV.
Emeli will take to the stage to perform a selection of her songs as well as some brand new material at Under The Bridge in London on September 27th.
Gary Stein, Managing Editor of Heart, said: “Emeli is an unbelievable talent and Heart listeners love her music. This gig will be particularly special, with such a unique vocalist performing live in one of London’s more intimate venues. It’s going to be a fantastic evening.”
Emeli Sandé said: “It’s a real thrill to be performing a gig for Heart listeners in such an intimate venue. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the release of my new material, and I can’t wait.”
Heart listeners will be able to watch the gig on heart.co.uk from Friday September 30th and on Heart TV on Friday October 7th.
James Whale to leave BBC Essex Breakfast
BBC Essex breakfast show presenter James Whale is leaving the station, he announced on-air this morning.
He’ll continue to present his Saturday show, Something for the Weekend, on BBC Radio Kent, but will be off to look at other media work. He’ll be covering drivetime on talkRADIO next week, then take a week off and see what happens.
Speaking on i nRadioafter his BBC Essex show this morning, he said: “It was my choice to leave the breakfast show. After Celebrity Big Brother there’s been no shortage of offers and getting up at 4 o’clock every morning is OK if you’re being paid lots of money and I’m not needing the stress at the moment.”
“They asked me if I stayed on till the end of the year but I thought if I did, I probably wouldn’t go at all!”
James joined BBC Essex in 2014 and has worked on LBC, talkRADIO and talkSPORT in recent ars.
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West Yorkshire RSL to broadcast on FM for 4 days
The Hebden Bridge area of West Yorkshire is to gain its own FM radio station for a few days next week.
Recycle Radio will be on-air from 29th September to 2nd October promising local news, interviews and music. It has been funded by grants and support from Hebden Royd Town Council, The Archway Project (Youth project in Halifax), plus lottery funding, so there won’t be any adverts on the station.
The broadcast will start at 7am on Thursday September 29th. The Mayor of Hebden Royd, Tony Hodgins will be officially opening the station live on air at 11am, along with Deputy Mayor Cllr Pat Fraser.
The team are hoping for the station to become a more permanent part of the area in the future.