Saturday, September 28, 2013

Sat Sept 28

3905 2006 Radio Alice. Dance mx. SINPO 34333.
4026 0815 Laser Hot Hits. Gary Drew px. Justin Brown "Love's Gonna Get You." SINPO 34333.
6210 2015 Radio Tango Italia. ID, tango mx. SINPO 24332.
6241 1553 Radio Experience. Snap "Rhythm is a Dancer", ID. SINPO 34333.
6250 1953 Radio Groenteboertje. Polka. SINPO 44433.
6285 0810 Radio Focus Int. Contact details, three songs from the Kinks, including their original version of "David Watts." (covered by The Jam). SINPO 54444.
6291 1958 Radio Odynn. "Rolling Down the River," Splash from strong Focus on 6285. SINPO 53443.
6291 2253 Ronex Radio. ID, "Knock on Wood." SINPO 34333.
6300 1510 Tower Radio. Sutch songs. SINPO 44333.
6305 0840 Radio Merlin Int. Free "All Right Now," ZZ Top "Legs." SINPO 44433.
6325 2020 Radio Norton. Dutch songs. SINPO 44433.
6423 2025 Studio 52. "Highway to Hell", ute QRM. SINPO 33333.
6450 1947 Radio Universe. Songs by Madness and U2. SINPO 54444.
6750 1515 Radio Pink Panther. Barbara Dickson "January February," Blondie "Tide is High." SINPO 34333.


Anonymous said...

There are lots of stations on Saturdays and Sundays at present: maybe we are heading towards the winter when shortwave reception is generally better in Europe and more free radio stations operate. You know, I was going through some old copies of Anoraks UK Weekly Report this morning: there are actually more shortwave pirates today than there were in 1986, in an era when there was much more AM and FM free radio activity in Britain and Ireland.

Anonymous said...

True, back then 30 stations was a big deal. Lots of Irish stations in those days, now sadly next to none

Anonymous said...

Yes, a sad decline in the Irish Free Radio scene. I do log the Irish "super-pirate" Reflections Europe on 6295 kHz most Sundays from around 15:00. I call them a super-pirate because they seem to go on forever without harrassment! But I never listen because it's all the fundamentalist religious stuff that originates in the US.... I suppose it brings back memories of Radio Luxembourg, and Caroline's "Viewpoint 963" service back in the 1980's.

I used to love the Irish pirates back in the middle 1980's. Sunshine on 531 kHz used to just get to Bristol, and along with Caroline 558 and Laser on 576 kHz made for much happy listening when I was growing up.

I discovered the shortwave free radio scene in 1987, and remember Radio Rainbow (Eire), Radio East Coast Commercial, Free Medway Town Radio, Spectrum Leisure Communications and dozens more.

I am not sure why there are not more Irish pirates still active on shortwave. As I understand, despite the 1988 anti-pirate legislation, the Irish authorities are still relatively nonchalant about unlicensed radio stations, particularly on AM bands.