[AMRadio] Music from the 40s

W1EOF w1eof at hamnutz.com
Tue Jan 24 13:34:22 EST 2006

Todd -

I know it doesn't sound the same as those 6V6's pushing your speaker, but
there are streaming alternatives on the internet. Somebody said that WABC
streams although I have not checked out their website. There are also quite
a few on live365.com. My favorite though is WMKV in Ohio. Pretty much 24/7
40s style music. Lastly there is XM radio which has a channel devoted to 40s

I don't have a good AM broadcast receiver setup in the office at the moment
but I will soon. I should be able to get WABC here in RI most nights.


Mark W1EOF

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Todd, KA1KAQ [mailto:ka1kaq at gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 9:37 AM
> To: Discussion of AM Radio
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] (no subject)
> On 1/23/06, ne1s <ne1s at neandertech.com> wrote:
> > It was like being caught in a time warp. Some of my fondest childhood
> > memories are of hanging out in my grandfather's cellar in Chatham, NJ
> > building, fixing or otherwise diddling with some radio with
> WABC cranking
> > the tunes.
> I used to enjoy listening to big band music on 830 WCRN out of
> Worcester/Framingham area but they went to an oldies format sometime
> last year. I like oldies too, but it's hard to find 40s type music on
> AM these days so I miss WCRN in that sense. At 50kw, they have a
> potent signal up this way. You might give them a try too.
> There was also a station over in NY that played big band music a few
> years ago, but they got bought up by Disney and ended up playing
> children's music and soundtracks from Disney movies. Think it was
> WQEW? Up near the top of the dial.
> It's always more enjoyable to hear some old music on AM broadcast
> rather than more talk radio, but to me at least, there's nothing like
> hearing some Glenn Miller or Tommy Dorsey tunes rumbling out of a big
> old speaker with the receiver dials and tubes glowing away.
> Thanks for passing this on, Larry - I'll have to fire up that SX-28A
> in the front foyer that you were tuning around with in December - bet
> it'll sound great, WABC always comes in here well. (o:
> de Todd/'Boomer'  KA1KAQ
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