by Tom Miller (a.k.a. Comrade Squelch)
Created for the Interval Signals Improv Mix Project
Broadcast by Radio Miami International WRMI and Radiophrenia Glasgow 2016
Shortwave radio interval signals—repeated short bursts of melody or other sounds—are broadcast regularly to identify stations, hold down frequencies, time the start and stop of programs, help listeners tune their receivers to distant transmitters, and send political messages across borders. In conflict zones, both official state-sponsored and clandestine broadcasts can at times be heard. Some of the interval signals in this mix are echoes from the occupied territories and liberation fronts of past wars. In a sea of static, the shortwave listener tunes in repeating signals, wandering frequencies and cascading feedback loops calling out in the darkness.
Interval signals heard: Radio NYAB Bhutan (1983), Radio Budapest (1926/1933/1940/1942/1945), Radio Zambia (1973/1978), Voice of Pohnpei,Radio Faroe Islands (2000), Khirgiz Radio (1978/1982), Gabon Renovation Libreville (1979), Radio Namibia via Zambia, Radio Marshall Islands (1996), Radio Seychelles (1975), Radio Maldives (1975), Voice of Free Jammu & Kashmir, Voice of Palestine via Algeria (1990), Voice of Jerusalem (1936), Radio Lao (1976).
Mix by Tom Miller (a.k.a. Comrade Squelch) created for Short Wave Listening Fest 2015 Shortwave Shindig produced by David Goren. Originally broadcast across North America from SWL Fest Philadelphia and carried over WRMI, Radio Miami International, on 7570 kHz. From 0300-0400 GMT/UTC (Saturday 28 February 2015), 2200-2300 EST (Friday 27 February 2015) beamed 315 degrees from Okeechobee, Florida. (Rebroadcast TK)
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