Posts tagged as FM

Why I love radio – a personal history of the medium

I grew up in a home filled with music. My parents often had the radio on for most of the day on weekends. We listened to music, news programmes, radio plays, and interviews of important people. I recall the family sitting around the radio listening to “Sunday’s world at 1 PM” catching up with what […]

Is shortwave radio something of the past?

  Before the first FM radio service was introduced in South Africa on 25 December 1961, just about every home had a radio which could tune the shortwave bands. Many people were fascinated by foreign radio stations and the various languages in which they were broadcasting. The BBC, the Voice of America, Radio Nederland, Deutsche […]

Digital radio – which way will South Africa go?

  Radio technology has seen very little innovation and development since FM stereo was introduced in the 1960s.  It was the sound revolution of the time, but little has happened since FM took over local broadcasting. It caused the demise of AM stations and the shortwave services of the SABC and LM radio. The Southern […]

16 year old to coordinate amateur radio activity for young people

The South African Radio League (SARL) has as one of its major objectives the promotion of amateur radio amongst the youth of South Africa.  In years gone by young people moved into amateur radio by playing with crystal sets or tuning around the shortwave bands of the family’s radiogram. They would stumble across a group […]