Listening on the Short Waves, 1945 to Today
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Berg, an attorney, was the court administrator for the Massachusetts District Court system until his retirement. Jerome S. . He has been a shortwave listener for half a century, and is a member of the executive council of the North American Shortwave Association and chair of the Committee to Preserve Radio Verifications
"Extensive collectionrecommended." --Choice."Detailedrichly illustratedextensive notes." --Listening In"Invaluable." --"invaluable"
Developments in shortwave radio from its inception through the war years were covered in the author's On the Short Waves, 1923-1945: Broadcast Listening in the Pioneer Days of Radio (McFarland, 1999; paperback 2007). The discovery and development of shortwave technology during the 1920s and 1930s permitted radio stations worldwide to transmit their programs over long distances for the first time, and the thrill of hearing faraway broadcasts produced a dedicated American audience. This book picks up the story in 1945, with the postwar resumption of organized shortwave listening. All three volumes are richly illustrated and indexed, and feature extensive notes.. The companion volume, Broadcasting on the Short Waves, 1945 to Today (McFarland, 2008), focuses on the world's shortwave stations
Radio Around The World Shortwave listening was fun; it was educational; it was often history in the making. Berg has captured the essence of what SWLing was all about for me, and I delighted in reminiscences this book brought to mind. "Listening On The Short Waves " should be in every public library.