Worldwide there are appoximately 2.5 billion radios capable
of receiving shortwave. Much of the world relies on this
medium for news, information, and music. Shortwave radio is
available where no other radio service exists. Many countries
of the world have there own shortwave services.
Your local AM radio station may have a daytime service area
that extends to a 50 mile radius from the transmitter. That's
less than 8,000 square miles of coverage. Most AM stations
(except clear channel stations) must reduce their coverage at
But a strategically placed shortwave station may have a
coverage area of 1,000,000 square miles (day and night).
Such a station may reach hundreds of millions of listeners.
Whereas much of the world listens to shortwave broadcasts,
relatively few listeners reside in the United States. Although
there are several shortwave stations in the U.S., by law they
must target listeners outside the United States. Still we can
tune in to domestic and foreign shortwave stations. This site
is dedicated to enhancing your shortwave listening
YOUR SHORTWAVE RADIO CONNECTION
This month's shortwave program is "The Power
Hour" with host Joyce Riley. We shot this short
promo at her booth at the Get Prepared EXPO
in Springfield, MO in September. The Power
Hour airs on WWCR live each weekday
morning from 7:00-10:00 Central time on 7.490
MHz and 13.845 MHz. The program is replayed
Monday through Friday on 4.840 MHz from
2:00-5:00 each morning.
NEWS FLASH: WWCR ANNOUNCES INTENTION TO TEST DRM. Shortwave station WWCR plans to purchase a DRM
modulator to begin testing digital broadcasting. Operations Manager, Brady Murray and Frequency Manager, Dr. Jerry
Plummer made the announcement on the station's regular feature "Ask WWCR." The current program (#371) is scheduled for
broadcast during the time period from September 8th through September 21st, 2012. Dr. Plummer indicated the modulator
may cost as much as $40,000. Both men also incorrectly stated that "there are no receivers" for DRM. Of course the NewStar
DR-111 is available (I own one!). I encourage all you DRM enthusiasts to IMMEDIATELY contact Brady Murray and Dr. Jerry
Plummer to express your support for this effort. Certainly WWCR would appreciate an army of listeners to monitor the digital
You may listen to this edition of "Ask WWCR" here. Direct your email correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org.