To commemorate the 49th anniversary of the first broadcast from Radio Caroline, WBCQ presents our Offshore Radio Special on Area 51, 5.110 MHz worldwide shortwave. Starting Sunday, March 31 at 6PM US eastern time (2200 UTC) we will present a 12 hour marathon broadcast celebrating the legacy of offshore radio, including both the first and the latest shows from our own Radio New York International. A Special QSL will be issued for verified shortwave reception reports for WBCQ 5.110 between 2200 UTC Sunday and 1000 UTC Monday. Listen live for details.
- 6PM 2200 – Allan Weiner Worldwide radio ships 8/27/1999
- 7PM 2300 – When offshore pirates ruled the waves
- 8PM 0000 – Radio New York International with John Lightning (live)
- 11PM 0300 – Radio Northsea International 4/15/1974 Rob Eden Contemporary Music Show
- 12AM 0400 – Radio New York International 7/23/1987 First Show
- 2AM 0600 – Laser 729 2/19/1984 John Moss-Blak
- 3AM 0700 – Radio Caroline 2/28/1984
- 4AM 0800 – Radio Caroline North 7/25/1965 Jim Murphy Midnight Surf Party
- 5AM 0900 – Radio Caroline South 3/5/1967 Robbie Dale Beat Fleet
- 6AM 1000 – off
Here is the presentation on the WBCQ archives that I did on Friday, March 1, 2013, for the recently completed SWL Winterfest in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. This was great fun! Here are the audio sound bytes that accompanied the presentation, complete with a few that didn’t make it to the presentation.
Thanks to Starion1, here is the video of the presentation.
WBCQ will be attending the annual Shortwave Listener Festival, happening March 1–2, 2013, at the Doubletree Guest Suites, Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. The Fest is sponsored by NASWA, the North American Shortwave Association, but it covers much more than just shortwave; mediumwave (AM), scanning, satellite TV, and pirate broadcasting.
On Friday morning at the Winterfest, WBCQ’s own cosmikdebris and Jane will present a combination visual, video and audio presentation highlighting the most interesting bits of the history of WBCQ and it’s hundreds of programmers over the years.
We will be broadcasting live from the Winterfest on Friday night, March 1, at 8:00 p.m. (0100 UTC Saturday) on WBCQ 5.110 MHz and 7.490 MHz, as well as the Area 51 block on Saturday, March 2, from 7:00 p.m. to midnight (0000-0500 UTC Sunday) on 5.110 MHz.
Starting on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. US eastern time, WBCQ presents the Pirate Joe Extravaganzo live from WHVW on WBCQ 7.490 MHz. Pirate Joe presents a unique music show exploring the best in country, blues and Americana.
We are pleased to bring you a new internet webcast, from one of the country’s most unique and eclectic radio stations. We’re now hosting internet streaming services for WHVW, AM 950 in Hyde Park, New York. WHVW features a mix of old-fashioned blues, jazz, country and Americana music. Their website is www.whvw.net and the webcast can be found at www.splatterbox.us:6950
Tonight on WBCQ 5.110 MHz
- 0000-0100 UTC (7-8 pm US eastern time) Erie Looking Productions Joint New Year’s Eve Special
- 0100-0200 UTC (8-9 pm) The Lumpy Gravy Radio Show (live)
- 0200-0515 UTC (9-12:15pm) The Lost Discs Radio Show (live)
Listen live at http://www.splatterbox.us:5110
Rabbi Spivak is back. World Jewish News with Rabbi Yaakov Spivak starts this Thursday, January 3, 2013, at 7 p.m. US eastern time (0000 UTC Friday) on WBCQ 7.490 MHz.
I am working my way through the WBCQ archives slowly but surely. This week, I remastered some 40 hours or so of Marion’s Attic for the archive (sorry, you can’t have them; you’ll have to contact Marion directly for archives of her show). On the flip side of the cassette for Marion’s Attic #85, originally broadcast on June 9, 2001, I was pleased to find a lost episode of Michael Ketter’s “The Big Kaboom.” This was recorded live at WBCQ Master Control in Monticello on Saturday, June 9, 2001. The recording is missing about four minutes or five at the beginning. Here it is remastered for your listening pleasure. It’s always good to hear Michael’s voice.
We are making some changes to programming on our 5110 service. Effective Monday, November 19, Allan Weiner Worldwide will run Mondays through Thursdays from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. eastern time (0100 UTC). Area 51 programming will remain on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Thanks for your support!