Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Wed Feb 28

3920 1735 Mike Radio. Alice Cooper "Poison", Jeff Wayne's "War of the Worlds," strong peaks. SINPO 45444.
6205 1725 Laser Hot Hits. INXS "Bitter Tears", Simple Minds "Ghost Dancing." SINPO 44444.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tues Feb 27

1622 1730 Radio Pontiac. Dutch music. SINPO 24332.
*1625 1800 Radio Pandora. Sixties tunes. SINPO 34333.
*1660 1840 Mike Radio (pres). Deep Purple "Smoke on the Water," SINPO 44433.
*5831 1833 Radio Europe, Ukraine. Traditional music. SINPO 25332.
6205 1715 Laser Hot Hits. Ian Lawrence show. Talk about TV ads, Richard Marx song. SINPO 55444.

(via Barneys web SDR/ *Peterborough Kiwi SDR)

Monday, February 26, 2018

Mon Feb 26

6205 1705 Laser Hot Hits. Robin Gibb "Juliet," then Ensore. SINPO 55444.
6290 1737 Radio Altrex. Snap, ID, Sinitta "Boys Boys Boys," fair peaks. SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Shortwave pirate recordings

Radio Stove Farmer

Radio Northpole

Radio Dolfijn

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sun Feb 25

3940 1700 Radio Batavia. Rolling Stones, Russian song, ID, greetings. SINPO 34333.
6205 1020 Laser Hot Hits. Backstreet Boys "Who Do You Want," reading emails, Art of Noise "Close to the Edit." SINPO 55544.
6210 1010 Radio King Shortwave. "She's Always A Woman to Me," SINPO 34333.
6245 1005 Radio Waves Int. Rock. SINPO 34333.
6265 1015 Radio Dolfijn. Dire Straits "Walk of Life," then ZZ Top. SINPO 44433.
6280 1028 Radio Quadzilla. Elton John "Nikita." SINPO 33333.
6285 0958 Radio Northpole. "My Belle Ami," SINPO 34333.
6291 0947 Radio Pirana Int. Latin American music. SINPO 33333.
6875 0955 Radio Europe, Italy. ID, oldies. SINPO 34333.
7318 0952 Radio Mistero Ghost Planet. Nina Simone music. SINPO 23332.

(via Kiwi SDR, Lancashire)

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Sat Feb 24

*3920 1635 Mike Radio. Dutch song, then Abba "Name of the Game." SINPO 44433.
*5050 1705 Mike Radio. Moved from 3920. Survivor "Eye of the Tiger," SINPO 54444.
6205 1333 Laser Hot Hits. Flash & the Pan "Waiting for A Train," Gary Numan "We Are Glass." SINPO 55544.
*6225 1610 Radio Waves Int. Country music. SINPO 34333.
6265 1355 Radio Mexico (pres). Polka. SINPO 44433.
*6280 1615 Radio Dolfijn. Abba "Dancing Queen." SINPO 44444.
6285 1412 Enterprise Radio. Whitney Houston "One Moment in Time," mixing with weaker station. SINPO 32432.
6290 1417 Radio Altrex. Natalie Imbruglia "Torn," ID, cow noises. SINPO 34333.
*6291 1715 Radio Pirana Int. Latin American music. SINPO 24332.
6320 1427 Radio Focus Int. Blues music, ID & contact details, Al Stewart "On the Border," good peaks. SINPO 34333. (via Twente SDR, very weak signal in England)
6325 1437 Bogusman. Chat, alternative music. SINPO 23332. (via Twente SDR, no signal locally)
6395 1650 Central Radio Int. "Long Road Running", back on the air. SINPO 24332. (via Twente SDR due to long skip)

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England/ *via Barneys web SDR)

Friday, February 23, 2018

Fri Feb 23

6205 1705 Laser Hot Hits. Dance music with Ian Lawrence. SINPO 54444.
6255 1735 Radio Zwarte Panter. Dutch music but QRM from utility. SINPO 42442.
6265 1738 Radio Zwarte Panter. Move from 6255, clear now. SINPO 44444.
6747 1658 Radio Pioneer. Dutch songs. SINPO 44433.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

eQSL from Hitmix Radio

Hitmix Radio relayed via Issoudun on Christmas Day. Many thanks for the eQSL

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Thurs Feb 22

1639 2141 Romeo Radio, Serbia. Balkan music, IDs. SINPO 33333.
1645 2118 Ros AM. Non-stop oldies, MARRS "Pump Up the Volume." SINPO 44444.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wed Feb 21

1625 2035 Radio Poema. Rolling Stones "Here Comes the Night," instrumental version of "Heart of Glass." SINPO 44433.
1636 2058 Radio Markskramer. Dutch music, splash from station on 1638. SINPO 33333.
1663 2133 Romeo Radio, Serbia. Balkan music, ID. SINPO 33333.
1670 2047 Radio Digital. Cars "Drive," off at 2100, SINPO 44433.
5825 1803 Radio 319 (pres). Dutch programme (Mi Amigo?). SINPO 34333.
5835 1755 Radio Europe, Ukraine (pres). "Rock & Roll Music," SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tues Feb 20

1629 1842 Radio Alabama.  ID, polka, report to Spakenburg. SINPO 34333.
1655 1823 Radio Wilskracht. Simon & Garfunkel "Sound of Silence," SINPO 34333.
1660 1851 Enjoy Radio. Salt N Pepa "Push It," SINPO 33333.
6205 1733 Laser Hot Hits. Hawkwind "Silver Machine," then the Corrs. SINPO 54444.
6280 1803 Radio Road Pirate. Van Halen "Running With the Devil," Stranglers "Skin Deep," utility splash from 6285. SINPO 43443.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Monday, February 19, 2018

Mon Feb 19

1625 2115 Radio Pandora. Imagination "Just An Illusion," SINPO 44433.
1635 2133 Radio Ruisbreker. Polka, greetings, signing off. SINPO 33333.
16291750  Radio Spanningzoeker. In QSO with De Admiraal. SINPO 44444.
1629 1753 Radio De Admiraal. QSO. SINPO 33333.
1660 2127 Radio Romeo, Serbia. Talk, possibly in QSO. SINPO 34333.
1667 1733 Radio Digital. "Knocking on Heaven's Door," SINPO 34333.
5831 1725 Radio Europe (tent). East European music, poor modulation. SINPO 34333.
6205 1720 Laser Hot Hits. Patrick Juvet "I Love America." SINPO 54444.
6301 1714 Radio Doctor Tim. Special programme for Misti Radio's birthday. SINPO 33333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

eQSL from The Ghoul

Many thanks for the eQSL

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sun Feb 18

1645 2250 Radio Witte Raaf. Oldies. SINPO 24332.
1662 2242 Radio Vrolijke Mijnwerker. "Forever & Ever," ID, greetings in English, weak station on 1660. SINPO 43443.
5825 1200 Radio 319. Radio Mi Amigo programme in Dutch. SINPO 34333.
5830 1205 Radio Batavia. Peter Frampton "Show Me the Way." SINPO 33333.
6070 1450 Tom Stephens Tribute Programme via Channel 292. Remembering Tom Taylor and looking back at the history of European Music Radio. SINPO 44433.
6186 1046 Unid Radio (tent). Irish music. SINPO 24332.
6205 1105 Laser Hot Hits. Toyah "Thunder in the Mountains." 44433.
6210 1002 Radio King Shortwave. Billy Joel "Always A Woman to Me," SINPO 33333.
6235 1058 Energy FM via relay. Pop/dance music. SINPO 44433.
6250 1019 Radio Laguna. Guns N Roses "Sweet Child of Mine," SINPO 33333.
6265 1010 Radio Mexico. Schlager. SINPO 34333.
*6267 1615 Shortwave Pirate. EMR tribute show. SINPO 23332.
*6280 1553 Radio Northpole. Signing off. SINPO 44433.
6282 1110 Radio Python. Editors "Munich," The Fall "Ghost in My House." SINPO 44433.
6285 1015 Radio Dolfijn. Oldies & Dutch music. SINPO 34333.
*6285 1554 Radio Quadzilla. Instrumental music, ID, close down. SINPO 34333.
6290 1053 Radio Pirana. CCR "Have You Seen the Rain," SINPO 24332.
6300 1035 Shortwave Pirate. Tom Taylor tribute programme. SINPO 33333.
6305 0950 Radio Merlin Int. The Sweet "Love is Like Oxygen," SINPO 34333.
*6305 1541 Radio Joey. ID, greetings, Al Stewart "Year of the Cat." SINPO 55544.
6320 0958 Radio 102. Freiheit "Keeping the Dream Alive," SINPO 34333.
6320 1035 Unid. Relay of Dutch FM Station Spectrum. SINPO 55444.
*6385 1603 Radio Panda. Oldies, ID, utility splash. SINPO 33333,
6915 1007 Premier Radio Int. "Man of Action" and off. SINPO 34333.

(via Barneys web SDR/ *Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Sat Feb 17

*1619 2152 Radio Uniek Pop, ID, greetings in DT/EG. SINPO 23332.
*1629 2145 Radio Vrolijke Mijnwerker. Dutch songs. SINPO 34333.
*1638 2310 Radio Vrolijke Mijnwerker.  Moved from 1629. ID, greetings, Dutch instrumental. SINPO 44433.
*1645 2305 Ros AM. New Order "Bizarre Love Triangle," Wang Chung "Dance Hall Days." SINPO 343333.
*1652 2158 Radio Moby Dick. Dutch songs. SINPO 33333.
4025 1830 Coast FM via relay. Jingle,  The Mavericks "Dance the Night Away," SINPO 43433.
4035 1825 Radio Mustang. Guns N Roses "Welcome to the Jungle," SINPO 55444.
*6205 0947 Laser Hot Hits. "Here Comes the Sun," news headlines. SINPO 44433.
6225 1435 Radio Melkbus. Move from 6376. Dead or Alive "You Spin Me Round," SINPO 34333.
6225 1505 Shortwave Pirate.  Playing Tom Taylor tribute programme. SINPO 34333.
*6240 0953 Laser Soul Hits. Soul music, jingles, fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
6240 1440 Ronnie AM. Move from 6280. Rubettes "Jukebox Jive," SINPO 34333.
6260 1430 NMD Radio. Polka, greetings. SINPO 44444.
*6265 1002 Radio Mexico. Polka. SINPO 34333.
6280 1418 Ronnie AM. Testing new antenna. SINPO 33333.
6285 1518 Voice of the Netherlands. Rolling Stones "This Will Be the Last Time." SINPO 44444.
6290 1410 Radio Altrex. ID, "Kung Fu Fighting," SINPO 34333.
*6305 1006 Radio Merlin Int. Thin Lizzy "Don't Believe a Word," fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
6325 1423 The Ghoul. OMD song, chat, utility QRM. SINPO 33333.
6376 1357 Radio Melkbus. "View to a Kill," "Karma Chameleon," utility splash. SINPO 33333.

(Kiwi SDR, SW England/ *via Barneys web SDR)

Friday, February 16, 2018

Fri Feb 16

5825 1635 Radio 319 (tent). Joe Jackson "Stepping Out," SINPO 34333.
6205 1715 Laser Hot Hits. The Byrds, then Barry White. SINPO 55444.
6265 1625 Radio Mexico. Schlager, ID. SINPO 34333.

(via Barneys web SDR)

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thurs Feb 15

1625 2130 Radio Pandora. "When I'm Calling You." SINPO 44444.
1629 1940 Radio Columbia. Dutch music, greeting Mike Radio. SINPO 44444.
1655 2138 Radio Wadloper. Abba "Ring Ring," Wild Cherry "Funky Town." SINPO 44444.
5836 1945 Radio Europe (Ukraine) (pres). Music, on & off. SINPO 24332.
6205 1648 Laser Hot Hits. Dave Simpson show. Doors "Hello I Love You," SINPO 54444.
6305 1640 Melkbus Radio. Rock n roll, greetings, SINPO 23332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Updated: Tom Taylor (EMR) tribute programme on shortwave this weekend

Mark Stafford writes: "The Tribute Programme is now complete and the first broadcasts will begin on Saturday 17th February. The programme will be broadcast on a number of Short Wave outlets around the world.

In addition, there is also a continuous high quality internet stream which is currently testing and will broadcast the tribute on a rotating basis for the period from Saturday 17th February until the first week of March.

The stream will also carry some old EMR archived programming and also some other radio documentaries such as The EMR History, The Great British Pirate Era, On The Run and more."

The stream can be reached at:

On 3975 and 6160 kHz (Shortwave
Alternating during the day. From 1000 UTC on 6160 kHz

On 6070 khz (Channel 292)
0730-0900 & 1430-1600 UTC

On 3975 and 6160 kHz
Alternating during the day. From 1000 UTC

7490 kHz (2100-2200 Eastern Standard Time) / 0200-0300 UTC (Feb 20)

**For more details and other ways to listen visit the We Love the Pirate Stations Facebook group. **

(Mark Stafford, We Love the Pirate Stations Facebook group)

Pirate Radio Europe eQSLs

Many thanks!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tues Feb 13

1625 2125 Radio Marianne. Dutch songs. SINPO 44444.
1663 2140 Radio Romeo. Serbian station. Balkan music, ID. SINPO 34333.
3941 2135 Radio Carneval. Music just audible, some SSB QRM. SINPO 23332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sun Feb 11

3920 1530 Radio Piet Piraat. Charles Aznavour "She", Booker T "Green Onions." SINPO 44433.
4025 1020 Energy FM Tenerife v relay. Dance music, //6235. SINPO 34333.
6210 1005 Laser Hot Hits. CeCe Peniston "I'm In the Mood," Iggy Pop "Lust for Life." SINPO 44433.
6235 1000 Energy FM v relay. Non-stop dance music & jingles. SINPO 54444.
6235 1114 Laser Hot Hits. Ian Lawrence show. Yvonne Elliman "If I Can't Have You," also on 6210. SINPO 55544.
6245 1102 Radio Scotland Int. Alphaville, ID, short broadcast. SINPO 54444.
6258 0955 Radio Mexico & Radio Dinkewelle. German schlager. SINPO 44333.
6265 1510 Radio Enterprise. Rock. SINPO 24332.
6280 1143 Voice of the World. Simple Minds "Don't You Forget About Me," splash from Dolfijn. SINPO 43433.
6285 1055 Radio Dolfijn. Instrumental versions of "We Are the World," "Hey Jude." SINPO 44433.
6295 1012 Radio Werners Schlagwerwelt. Schlager. SINPO 25332.
6295 1155 Voice of the World. Move from 6280 but splash from station on 6290. SINPO 43433.
6325 1205 Voice of the World. Moved again. Playing The Cure, ID. SINPO 44433.
6375 1520 Bogusman. Ruts "Babylon's Burning" then Royksopp, utility QRM. SINPO 33333. (via Twente SDR, no signal on Barneys)

(via Barneys web SDR)

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Sat Feb 10

1620 2325 Radio Digital. Report to Monte Carlo, polka. SINPO 44333.
1648 2318 Radio Moby Dick. Dutch songs. SINPO 34333.
3840U 2308 Radio Powerplay. Meat Loaf "I'll Do Anything for Love," talk in German. SINPO 44433.
3915 1536 Enjoy Radio. Move from 6305. Abba "Winner Takes It All." SINPO 55444.
4025 1545 Energy FM Tenerife via relay. "Rock Star," song, parallel to 6235. SINPO 34333.
5825 1500 Radio 319. Relay of Dutch station. SINPO 34333.
6210 1453 Laser Hot Hits. Dance music. SINPO 34333.
6235 1445 Energy FM via relay. Dance music, jingles. SINPO 44433.
6290 1430 Panda Radio. Instrumental tune, Raffael Carra song in Italian. SINPO 34333.
6305 1438 Enjoy Radio. ID, Boney M "Ma Baker." Very strong. SINPO 55544.
6325 1511 Radio Skywire. Steve Miller Band "Abracadabra." SINPO 34333.

(via Barneys web SDR)

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Thurs Feb 8

1620 1717 Radio Marconist. Shadows "Apache," report to Digital. SINPO 34333.
1620 1807 Mike Radio. Jean Michel Jarre "Oxygene." SINPO 34333.
1643 1725 Radio B4. Dutch music. SINPO 34333.
3940 1700 Radio 319 (tent). Relay of Dutch station. Tumbleweeds "Sweet Memories." SINPO 34333.
6205 1710 Laser Hot Hits. Clive Brady show. QRM from utility on 6204. SINPO 23432.
6235 1635 Energy FM via relay. Dance version of "What A Feeling," SINPO 44433.

(via Barneys web SDR)

Email from Serbian medium wave pirate Romeo

I had an email from Serbian medium wave pirate Radio Romeo who sent me this photo and said he runs 1200 watts. I heard him on 1666kHz on February 6. He was  in Iann's pirate chat and greeting listeners. Address is

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Wed Feb 7

1625 2138 Radio Pandora. Polka. SINPO 44433.
1654 2103 Radio B4. Mel & Kim "Respectable," Midnight Oil "Beds are Burning." SINPO 34333.
3935 2125 Radio Batavia. Manhattan Transfer "Chanson D'Amour," ID jingle, some splash from 3930. SINPO 43433.

(via Kiwi SDR, Peterborough)

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Tues Feb 6

1611 2115 Radio Zwarte Arabier. Dutch songs, Beatles "Yesterday." SINPO 43433.
1620 1705 Mike Radio. Tears for Fears "Shout," Nena "99 Luftballons." SINPO 35433.
1666 2140 Romeo Radio Serbia. Balkan music, greeting listeners in the pirate chat. SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

A chance to remember Tom Taylor

Mark Stafford writes:


A couple of us radio guys were just discussing Tom and we had a thought.

Sometimes people’s families do not always realise exact why they put so much effort into this crazy radio life! In Tom’s case he (and EMR) were heard all over the world, but not necessarily by people close to him as he was on Short Wave and not FM.

Sometimes that leads to a situation where the family might just feel that someone’s efforts were not that well supported.

But, we all know better when it comes to Tom. He was a Pirate Radio Legend, both as someone who was the man who held together probably the best European Short Wave pirate station we have ever heard. On top of that, he was just a genuine nice guy who would (and did) do anything he could to help other radio people out with advice and direct technical help when things went wrong.

So, if you ever listened to European Music Radio or knew Barry, can I ask you a big favour?

Can you just take a few minutes to remember him by sending a Condolence or Sympathy Card to the Crematorium where Barry’s service will be held? These will then be forwarded on to his family.

The address to use is:-

Tom Taylor Service
12.15 Monday - 12th February 2018
West Wiltshire Crematorium,
Devizes Road,
BA14 6HL

Please address the card EXACTLY like that to ensure delivery.

The vast majority of Tom’s friends lived in the London area and with Trowbridge being a very long distance away, very many may not be able to attend. So, the cards will have an even more important place in the remembrance of Tom."

(Mark Stafford, We Love the Pirate Stations Facebook group)

Monday, February 05, 2018

Mon Feb 5

1638 2103 Radio Bluebird. Polka. SINPO 44433.
1645 2110 Radio Quadzilla. Polka. SINPO 23432.
1647 2128 Radio Armada. Report to Kristel in Dutch. SINPO 44433.
1660 2115 Radio Kristel. Dutch songs. SINPO 44433.
*3975 1645 Shortwave Radio. Scaffold with the Liver Birds theme then Slade "I Luv You." SINPO 44433.
*6210 1620 Laser Hot Hits. Moved frequency no doubt to avoid strong carrier on 6204. REO Speedwagon, then Craig David. SINPO 54444.

(via Kiwi SDR, Peterborough/ *Barneys web SDR)

eQSLs from Premier Radio and The White Man

Two eQSLs which arrived in my inbox recently - one for Radio The White Man and the other for Premier Radio Int. Many thanks!

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Sun Feb 4

*1611 2143 Radio Technical Man. Corona "Rhythm of the Night." SINPO 33333.
*1637 1732 Radio DB. Polka and Dutch songs. SINPO 34333.
*1647 2135 Radio Witte Tornado. Dutch songs, talk in Dutch. SINPO 34333.
*1655 2127 Radio Relmus. Mavericks song. SINPO 44333.
6205 1015 Laser Hot Hits. A-Ha, then Racey "Some Girls Will." SINPO 44433.
6210 1003 Radio King Shortwave. Billy Joel "She's Always A Woman to Me," SINPO 33333.
6255 0958 Radio Zwarte Panter. Latin American music. SINPO 54444.
6260 0953 Radio Thunderbird. The Animals "House of the Rising Sun," SINPO 33333.
6265 1026 Radio Thunderbird. Move from 6260. "Mustang Sally," talk in German. SINPO 24332.
6265 1424 Radio Mexico. Schlager. SINPO 34333.
6283 1353 Radio Dolfijn. Dutch songs. SINPO 34333.
6290 1348 Radio Skywire. Guns N Roses "Knocking on Heavens Door." SINPO 34333.
6295 1412 Radio 102. Patrick Hernandez "Born to be Alive," SINPO 34333.
*6305 1540 Radio Merlin Int. Signal skipping over England most of today. But faded in with Toto "Africa." SINPO 34333.
6315 1437 Radio 102. Move from 6295 to avoid Reflections Europe. Bowie "Jean Genie." SINPO 34333.
6325 1405 Radio Skywire. Move from 6290. Blues music, ID. SINPO 34333.
*6885 1500 Radio Nova Int (tent). Bob Marley "Buffalo Soldier." Fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
*6940 1045 Premier Radio Int. Survivor "Eye of the Tiger," Earth Wind & Fire "Fantasy." SINPO 44433.

(via Barneys web SDR/ *Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Tom Taylor tribute programme set for February 18

Mark Stafford writes about the planned tribute programme in memory of Tom Taylor, founder of European Music Radio:

"Plans are now well under way for a one off Tribute Programme for Tom.

It will be broadcast on Sunday 18th February 2018, the symbolic 3rd Sunday of the month. It will go out via a High Power Short Wave Relay on 6070 khz, In addition it will then be streamed for the next three days on a special EMR Tribute Stream.

We have so far got guaranteed contributions from many people from the radio world who knew Tom well and who worked with him or were fellow pirate radio operators.

To many of us, Tom was very generous with his time and help and I think it is fair to say that if you were involved in running a short-wave pirate station (as I was) in its late 70's heyday, then you would have had some help and a lot of advice from Tom. I certainly did.

There was no Pirate Radio Academy to attend, for us that was a visit to Tom's house!

The Short Wave broadcast will be funded by Herbert Visser and narrated by Steve Silby, I will be providing the streaming side of things and doing the production work on the tribute.

So far we have guaranteed contributions from:
Cliff Osbourne
Pat Edison
Mark Dezzani
Peter Verbruggen
Stuart Clark
Steve Silby
Herbie Visser
Ian Biggar
Ian Harling
Mark Stafford

Plus we are very likely to have contributions from...
Nick Catford (Mike Knight) the man behind Radio Jackie.
Andy Green
and Paul Graham."

(Mark Stafford on the We Love the Pirate Stations Facebook group)

Sat Feb 3

3920 1705 Radio Mexico. ID and contact details, "Bad Moon Rising." SINPO 24332.
6205 1005 Laser Hot Hits. Mike Andrew show. Phil Oakley & Giorgio Moroder "Electric Dreams," news headlines, Roxette. SINPO 44444.
6265 1510 Radio Mexico. Schlager. Utility QRM. SINPO 33333.
6265 1630 Unid. EMR programme. SINPO 34333.
6285 0855 Radio Melkbus. ID, easy listening music. SINPO 34333.
6290 1635 Panda Radio. Electro music, utility QRM. SINPO 33333.
6291 1420 Radio Goofy. R&B music, IDs. SINPO 24332.
6305 1455 Radio Quadzilla. Boney M "Brown Girl in the Ring," fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
6305 1643 Panda Radio. Move from 6290. Sigue Sigue Sputnik. SINPO 44444.
6320 1655 Radio Joey (tent). Dance music. SINPO 55444.
6325 1617 Radio Skywire. Dutch song then Shadows "Apache," SINPO 34333.
6380 1010 Radio 319 (pres). Radio Caroline programme. SINPO 34333.
6940 1622 Premier Radio Int. Men At Work "Down Under," Petula Clark "Downtown." SINPO 44433.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Peter Verbruggen remembers Tom Taylor of EMR

Peter Verbruggen of FRS Holland writes: "I have just uploaded my personal Tom Taylor/ E.M.R.
memories. Special thanks goes out to Ian Biggar!
Surf to .

Just for your information:
There will be a tribute on SW late February. Many radio people who know Tom from past and present will participate. Of course you will be informed about time and frequency.
Apart from that (and before I heard about this great initiative from Herbert Visser) I had already decided there will be a  tribute from us at FRS as well. Hopefully in February.
Soon I hope to publish a number of reactions I have been receiving in recent days from both radio people as well as listeners.

Feel free to share your personal Tom Taylor/ Barry Stephens/ E.M.R. memories. We appreciate any contribution!

For now...have a good weekend!

73s  from all at FRSH,
Peter Verbruggen

No sign of the IRRS EMR broadcasts announced for last night and this morning. Peter also announced programmes. Is there are a link?
Saturday February 3rd
07:00-10:00 CET          E.M.R. May 1979
10:00-11:00 CET          E.M.R.  May 1980

Sunday  February 4th ( E.M.R.'s final six broadcasts)
07:00-09:00 CET          October 16th 2016
09:00-10:00 Uhr          December 18th 2016
10:00-11:00 CET          January 15th 2017
11:00-12:00 CET          February 19th 2017
12:00-13:00 CET          March 19th 2017
13:00-14:00 CET          September 17th 2017 (final broadcast)

Friday, February 02, 2018

Fri Feb 2

*1624 2120 Radio Verona. "Barracuda," greeting Beta in Finland, then Hawkwind "Silver Machine." SINPO 23432.
*1625 2305 Radio Monte Carlo. Polka, QSO with Meteoor & Verona. SINPO 34333.
*1625 2310 Radio Meteoor. Reply to Monte Carlo. SINPO 34333.
*1646 2255 Radio Vrolijke Mijnwerker. Schlager. SINPO 54444.
*1658 2110 Radio Relmus. "War of the Worlds," "Barrels of Whisky," ID. SINPO 34333.
3920 1645 Rock Radio Network. "On the Border," "You Can Do Magic", ID just before off at 1750. SINPO 54444.
6205 1623 Laser Hot Hits. Erasure "Chorus," and Matt Bianco "Half a Minute," SINPO 44444.
6265 1630 Radio Mexico. Schlager. SINPO 34333.
6295 1615 Radio Pioneer. "Silver Lady," then polka. SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England/ *Peterborough)

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Thurs Feb 1

3975 1650 Shortwave Radio. Mark Stafford playing Dan Hartman "Instant Replay." SINPO 43433.
5825 1619 Radio 319 (pres). Relay of Dutch station (Mi Amigo?). Martika "Toy Soldiers." SINPO 44444.
5840 1700 World Music Radio. African music. SINPO 34333.
6265 1628 Radio Mexico. Schlager. SINPO 34333.
6298 1610 Unid. Yodelling, fast talk in Dutch, sounded like relay of FM station. SINPO 43433.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Final broadcast from European Music Radio

From Alfredo Cotroneo:

"Hello there from IRRS/NEXUS-IBA in Milan. We are back after a while, with some very sad news. Tom Taylor, also known as Barry Stephens, former founder of European Music Radio, and passionate shortwave radio enthusiast heard many times over our station, has died.

"We exchanged emails last November with Tom, and he wrote me about his illness. Tom was extremely eager to return to the air in 2018. I thought that these days he would be able to recover quickly. However, I was wrong.

"I am losing a very good friend and a passionate radio lover alike. We are all going to miss him greatly at NEXUS.

"We scheduled the last EMR program that Tom sent to us for a special broadcast over the weekend on:

i.) Friday, Feb 2, 2018, 1900-2000 UTC on 7290 kHz (150 kW to EU) and 846 kHz MW
ii.) Saturday, Feb 3, 2018, 0900-1000 UTC on 9510 kHz (150 kW to EU)

Also repeated at various other times on 846 kHz during all next week from 7PM-01 AM CET on 846 kHz to Southern Europe, and available via streaming at

Hope Tom will be enjoying good reception from the heavens.

Keep listening to Shortwave.

(Mauno Ritola, WRTH Facebook group)