Monday, November 14, 2022

Hobby Broadcasting Radio #1 in the can


Hobby Broadcasting Radio show #1 done. Whew! It's scheduled to be aired on WBCQ's 5130-kHz transmitter on Thursday November 17 from 11-12 PM EST (November 18 from 0400-0500 UTC).

This show is primarily an interview with Brian Penney (longtime pirate listener and also the pirate radio columnist for NASWA), where we also talk about Halloween stations and manage to squeeze in some clips from stations on that weekend. 

The plan is for HB Radio to be on the air every third Thursday of the month at this time on 5130 kHz. I also hope to get it on to a video platform (not that there's any video), such as YouTube or Rumble. My hope is that those will be good outlets for people to learn about shortwave radio--especially independent shortwave radio.

If you hear show #1, did it sound like something you'd want to listen to each month? If not, is there anything we could do to make it better?


  1. I was able to hear Hobby Broadcasting Radio via a YouTube video and happy to hear Brian on the show. I am looking forward to future editions, however the broadcast time (11 pm) is way to late for me to tune in while it is on the air. Other options for listening would be appreciated, perhaps an mp3 download?

  2. Thanks, yeah, I'm looking into uploading it to YouTube or or somewhere so that people can listen to the show a little more easily. The 1st show was also aired by Mix Radio International the next day