Shortwave (SW) music stations?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KN4BSH, Nov 14, 2017.

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  1. KN4BSH

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    Now that I am able to listen to SW due to equipment - is there any music stations that broadcast global? I thought it would be interesting to hear music or news from another country.

    Thank you
  2. N2UHC

    N2UHC Ham Member QRZ Page

    I don't know of too many foreign stations which transmit music on a regular basis, but I occasionally hear Cuban funk on Radio Habana. Domestic stations like WRMI play music regularly on 9395, and WTWW in the evenings plays music on 5085. They used to play a good mix of music but lately seem to only play 100% country.

    Unfortunately, with the internet, global SW broadcasting just isn't what it used to be 25 years ago.
  3. K5TCJ

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  4. W9AFB

    W9AFB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yep, like N2UHC said, 9395 and 5085 in the US. You can find the schedules for those respective stations online. WRMI has some other interesting programming at times as well if you look through the schedules.

    Radio Romania Int'l has good programming. Only a few hours a day to the US, but their winter schedule here.

    6070 kHz from Germany (if you can hear it) is also good.

    9420 kHz from Greece has traditional Greek music and a good signal into the US.

    Tuning up and down 6000 kHz is a good place to find some other stuff more localized to Europe of conditions are up.
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  5. N7ZAL

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  6. N2UHC

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    Other music stations to consider would be pirate radio operators. They are mainly active in the 6900-7000 area, primarily on every 5 khz from 6925 to 6955. Europirates can be heard around 6200-6300 or so, but they're usually not audible from my central US location.
  7. K5TCJ

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  8. KN4BSH

    KN4BSH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thank you all...
  9. NY7Q

    NY7Q Ham Member QRZ Page

    SW has been dead but not gone yet, for many years now.
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