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Alex Dreier - The Amazing World Of Short Wave Listening album flac

  • Performer: Alex Dreier
  • Album: The Amazing World Of Short Wave Listening
  • FLAC: 1535 mb | MP3: 1858 mb
  • Released: 1959
  • Country: US
  • Style: Education, Promotional, Monolog, Technical, Field Recording
  • Rating: 4.1/5
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Alex Dreier - The Amazing World Of Short Wave Listening album flac

Tracklist

A The Amazing World Of Short Wave Listening (Side 1)
B The Amazing World Of Short Wave Listening (Side 2)

Credits

  • Narrator [Man On The Go] – Alex Dreier

Notes

This is a 1959 promotional 45-RPM 7" record for Hallicrafters, a company that made shortwave radio equipment. It is narrated by Alex Dreier, who is described as "Radio-TV's Man On The Go".
Printed on both labels:
"Authentic Recordings of dramatic events transcribed directly from short wave radio broadcasts around the world".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1, etched): Side #1 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side e, etched): Side #2 D

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
none Alex Dreier The Amazing World Of Short Wave Listening ‎(7") Hallicrafters none US 1959

This audio is from a 1959 promotional 45-RPM 7" record for Hallicrafters, a company that made shortwave radio equipment

Want to listen to world wide shortwave radio stations with only little money? All you need is about 30 dollars or 20 pounds.

Narrator – Alex Dreier.

Known as Chicago's "Man On The Go," Dreier was the city's top TV anchor during his years on ABC owned-and-operated station WBKB-TV from 1960-61. Later employed with the ABC Information Radio network during the 1960's and early 1970's. Dreier later became an actor and appeared in a number of TV series and films. He passed away on March 11th 2000. The Amazing World Of Short Wave Listening.

Short Wave Listening. The equipment required to tune in to short wave broadcasts is very straightforward and inexpensive and is well within even the most meagre budget, though using more expensive equipment will enable you to hear a lot more, or to tune into broadcasts a lot more easily. Radios and Receivers.

Alex North, Hy Zaret. 23. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off. George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin. George Shearing Quintet.

All this talk of early listening, especially when it’s about the same period I joined in, reminds me of the Hallicrafter’s 45RPM record that was used as a promotional tool. Send 25cents, get the record back, and hear what you could hear with a shortwave receiver. I don’t think I ever had a copy. For those of us who were young at the time, it wasn’t just about this new world of shortwave, in some ways it was about this new world that was beyond our world that wasn’t much bigger than school. Antarctica wasn’t just exotic because you might be able to hear it on shortwave, it was an exotic place to begin with.

The practice of listening to distant stations in the medium wave AM broadcast band was carried over to the shortwave bands. Frank Conrad, an early pioneer of medium wave broadcasting with KDKA in Pittsburgh, instituted some of the first shortwave broadcasts around 1921. Stations affiliated with General Electric and Crosley followed shortly after. The Voice of China" broadcast in 1942. There are also shortwave radio programs dedicated to shortwave listening and DXing, such as the . based World of Radio and DXing With Cumbre, but recently these programs have been curtailed or dropped by many international broadcasters. As of 2007, Radio Habana Cuba still hosts a program called DXers Unlimited.