Category Archives for History
This is the BC-610 transmitter on WBCQ’s lightship, the M/S Katie, in Boston.
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
The first broadcast from the Motor Vessel Sarah and Radio New York International (July 23, 1987) will be airing at 2330 UTC (7:30pm eastern time) on WBCQ 5.110 MHz. Happy 25th anniversary to RNI! Streaming on the internet at www.splatterbox.us:5110
From 1994. It was a ship full of dreams. Dreams of broadcasting on international shortwave. Dreams of sending hopeful messages from many people transmitted over the air. The Voyager Broadcast project was the hope and dream of many. Financed by a man of … Continue reading
First published 75-years ago, this is now available in pdf form on the web. Thanks to Mosby via Pat Murphy on the frn vines for the pointer.
This is a chronology of notable events in the history of WBCQ the Planet. We recently came across this in the old web site’s archives, and in honor of our upcoming 11th Anniversary, we present it here again. August 1997: … Continue reading
Allan’s latest radio show is now available in our online archive for your listening pleasure. This week, Allan and Dr. Becker discussed a new radio ship project that’s in the early planning stages. Dr. Becker also announced a great new … Continue reading
Back before there was an FCC, the Department of Commerce was engaged in the business of tracking down pirate broadcasters. This image is from 1922 and comes to us from Allan’s collection.