July 31, 2008 by finndxer
“Long Live Shortwave!” is a full LP by British pop music producer (and shortwave radio fan) Mitch Murray. The album was released in 1979 and can now be listened online or downloaded here, at the excellent ‘Radio Kitchen’ -site.
Here’s a short introduction from the Chef of the site, “The Professor”:
“Obviously Mitch spent some time on this project, including composing a disco theme (with a morse code intro!) called “Toys For Big Boys“, which opens and closes the album. Side one features the voice of Mr. Murray himself tempting listeners with the power and possibilities of shortwave radio listening. Side two is a twenty-five minute time capsule sampling the sound of shortwave radio at the dawn of the 1980’s. A bit of a nostalgia trip for old DXers. It’s a cavalcade of more than thirty ID’s and identifying (or interval) signals from shortwave broadcasters around the world.“