Free Radio Skybird
As many of you know I am an incurable radio junky. It started with community radio on WAIF 88.3 FM which I listened to as a kid, I had a pirate FM show called the Psychedelicatessin during my year at college on Anti-Watt circa 1999, then later became a became a programmer on a couple of shows at WAIF when I came back home and eventually took over the reigns of one of those shows for a number of years. I tried to quit radio and only found it enabled me to become a ham radio operator. The past year I've stepped into the role as a fill-in at WAIF because radio is a hard habit to quit (and being able to fill in gives me a fix!) . Starting in July of this year, through friendships made in the shortwave listening & ham communities I have had the opportunity to have a 10 minute segment on the monthly shortwave program Free Radio Skybird hosted by DJ Frederick Moe. When the internet is dead, Shortwave Listening (and ham) will be one of the ways people could still receive news & entertainment from distant points around the world... so I'm happy to be a part of this project. It's a dream come to true to be involved in international brodcasting. The next episode of Free Radio Skybird is coming up on Oct. 5th. Below are the details for listening.
For those who have yet to get their first fix of the radio hobby shortwave listening is a great entry point.
"On Saturday 5th October at 2200 UTC (6 PM EST) there’s a new transmission from DJ Frederick’s Free Radio Skybird on 6070 khz on shortwave. The later time which will help propagation hopefully is broadcast by Channel 292 ( http://www.channel292.de/ ) and if you haven’t a shortwave set can also be heard on the SDR link on their site here ( http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=6070am ).
This month’s programme will feature: Justin Patrick Moore’s Radiophonic Laboratory, Steve with Mini-indie radio and our very own One Deck Pete presenting the Skybird Mailbag. They will also play his “Solar minimum but the music’s maximum” mix that has tunes from: Froth Whitlam, Dasya, Andre J Kwenda and a worldwide exclusive from Madtone.
The programme will be available on DJ Frederick’s Soundcloud page ( https://soundcloud.com/djfrederick ) the day before, if you want to hear the show in quality stereo. We here prefer it intermingled with the sounds of the ionosphere. Tune in and turn on whichever way you fancy!"
This was originally posted on my friend One Deck Pete's gardening & music blog, Weeds Up to Me Knees: