|"Wavescan," a weekly program of Adventist World Radio, first came on the air in 1995. For most of the years since it has been produced by internationally known DXer and radio historian Dr. Adrian M. Peterson, Coordinator of International Relations for AWR. Unique to "Wavescan" are the features on radio history that are written by Adrian and based on his original research. We have reproduced many of those features here. We have also added two additional series of articles, "Reminiscing With A Radio," written by Adrian for New Zealand's "Radio Heritage" website http://www.radioheritage.net/, and "American Shortwave Panorama," which Adrian writes for the trade publication Radio World on behalf of the National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters (NASB) http://www.shortwave.org/. Thanks to Adrian Peterson, the Radio Heritage Foundation and the NASB for their permission to post this material here.|
DX Newsletters - In the pre-internet days, the monthly club bulletin was the principal means for disseminating DX information throughout the listening community. DX newsletters were a second vehicle. Shorter in length, and often issued more often than monthly, they served up DX information more promptly, and usually to a smaller audience. Here is a sample of some of the DX newsletters of days gone by.
Radio Postcards - Over the years, pictures of radio stations, especially broadcast band stations, have often adorned postcards. Such cards have also depicted various other radio themes. Although not QSLs, they can be interesting to the listener-collector.
|The World Radio Handbook - a comprehensive listing of issues published, including summer supplements.|
|How To Listen To The World - a comprehensive listing of issues published.|
|Popular Communications Index - A complete and up-to-date Index to the historical material that has appeared over the years in Popular Communications magazine, from the first issue in September 1982 through the December 2011 issue (a few missing issues excepted).|
|"Looking Back" - Tom Williamson of Hamilton, Ontario produced a regular column for the Ontario DX Association's monthly bulletin, Listening In, wherein he looked at various aspects of shortwave history. (Tom died in June 2013.)|
|"The Pioneer Days-NNRC" - With roots going back to 1927, the Newark News Radio Club was the country's oldest all wave listener's club. From June 1966 until the club's final bulletin in 1982, the NNRC bulletin contained a column called "The Pioneer Days." It was written by longtime member Carroll H. Weyrich of Baltimore, and it reprised early issues of the club bulletin going back as far as 1935.|
|"The Scott News" - This newsletter was published by the E. H. Scott Radio Laboratories to promote its line of high-end radio receivers. www.ontheshortwaves.com recently received from Michael Csontos, Lima, NY, a member of the Antique Wireless Association, some scans of copies of "The Scott News" which were donated to the AWA museum in 2006 in the name of Frank Cash of Boston, MA. We are posting those copies here (asterisked), together with some other copies that we have posted before. We will add any others that become available. It appears that "The Scott News" was published from the late 1920s to the early 1940s. Thanks, Mike, and thanks to the AWA Museum for their permission to post this material.|
|Clandestine Corner - NASWA became an "all shortwave broadcast" club in August 1966. For approximately two years thereafter, the "Shortwave Broadcast Center" column, edited by Don Jensen, included a "Clandestine Corner" subsection featuring material from Jensen's "History of Clandestine Radio Operations." These articles represent some of the earliest writing on clandestine topics from within the DX community. Thanks to Don and NASWA for permission to post them here. There will be 21 articles in all.|
|Radio and Fidel Castro - One of the earliest major post-World War II examples of clandestine broadcasting occurred in connection with Fidel Castro's seizure of power in Cuba.|
|Across Time--And Space - Although radio often plays an important part in the lives of DXers, we seldom have the opportunity to learn their personal stories in depth. An exception is the late Tom Williamson of Hamilton, Ontario. In "Across Time--And Space: Listening for Sixty Years From Four Continents," Tom tells how radio fit into his life, first during his years in England, and then (from 1966) in Canada. Tom began listening in 1935 when, "aroused from my slumber by an excited father, I tumbled downstairs with my mother to 'hear America' on the family radio." He passed away in 2013. The 99 page book, written in 1996 and published by the Ontario DX Association, is available for download.|