Line up starting July 18th:

16:00 to 17:00 UTC

“Media Network” vintage tapes carefully wrapped into 80s “e.g. Trainspotting” and 90s music.

Mozambique and Afghanistan – March 11th, 1982″

“We start this edition with news about clandestine radio stations being set up to broadcast to Afghanistan, currently occupied by Soviet troops. Dennis Powell reports on concerns in the US about vastly expanded Cuban mediumwave stations and possible interference. Andy Sennitt reports about the legendary format change for WABC in New York to all talk. We phoned RTV Hong Kong to find out why they were going on shortwave for a brief period. Richard Ginbey presents Part 2 of his illustrated feature on radio in Mozambique. Those recordings of Radio Free Mozambique must be unique these days. No-one else has kept this material. Sadly, Richard was killed in a car accident. Not sure what happened to his cassette collection of those radio recordings. Dan Robinson has been hearing Radio Portugal and Radio Singapore with very strong signals.” cite: Jonathan Marks

17:00 to 20:00 UTC “Stafford’s World” with Mark Stafford (Show #647)
This week’s show: A rock flash-back special covering memories from the 60s and 70s, including Mark’s “Ah, but they did it first!” and “I know I shouldn’t but I love it.”
20:00 to 22:00 UTC “The Prog Mill” with Shaun Geraghty
Edition 114 of THE PROG MILL
Two hours of superb melodic and symphonic progressive rock.

Here’s your playlist for this week:

1 Roger Waters – Bird in a Gale (Is This The Life We Really Want)
2 Mermaid Kiss – Dark Cover (Etarlis)
3 Simply They – Day (Calendar)
4 Single Celled Organism – Growing Up (Splinter in the Eye)
5 Unitopia – Nothing Lasts Forever (Artificial)
6 Starfish 64 – Molehills (The Future in Reverse)
7 Half Past Four – Mathematics (Land of the Blind)
8 Apostles of Chaos – What’s Inside
9 Evenflow – Thats What You Do (Old Town)
10 Steven Wilson – Drive Home (The Raven that Refused to Sing)
11 Landmarq – Forever Young (Solitary Witness/Origins)
12 Sky – Sahara (Sky 2)
13 Dave Kerzner – The Lie (New World)
14 Tiger Moth Tales – The Merry Vicar (Cocoon)
15 Greenrose Faire – Shadow in the Night (Riders in the Night)
16 Ozric Tentacles – Flating Seeds (Remix)

Your melodic/symphonic proggy music suggestions – old or new – are very much appreciated. Just email shaun@progzilla.com, message via twitter@shaunontheair or facebook.com/theprogmill

“Media Network” taken from the Media Network Vintage Audio Vault with kind permission from Jonathan Marks
shortwaveradio.de would like to thank Mark Stafford and Shaun Geraghty for regularly supplying “Stafford’s World” and “The Prog Mill”.

Line up starting July 11th:

16:00 to 17:00 UTC

“Media Network” vintage tapes carefully wrapped into 80s music

Botswana and Sychelles – September 23rd, 1982″

“We started with an interview with Patrick Humphreys who explains the demise of Voices magazine – an attempt to start a listening guide about the programmes on international broadcasting. Financially, it turns out to have been a disaster. This edition includes a profile by Richard Ginbey of broadcasting in Botswana as it was in 1982. There was also an oblique reference to the World and Rhodesia programme which the BBC broadcast from a transmitter site in Botswana. It would be 1995 before we discovered exactly what BBC’s Douglas Muggeridge was talking about. We rang up the charming Andrew Piper, programme organiser at the BBC who explained about new series they were launching. We interview an author on new propagation theories. Victor Goonetilleke rounds out the edition with recordings he made of a coup in the Seychelles.” cite: Jonathan Marks

17:00 to 20:00 UTC “Stafford’s World” with Mark Stafford (Show #646)
This week’s show: A rock flash-back into 1972, including America’s 10 best selling rock singles in July 1972, Britain’s best selling singles and the best out of the cashbox100
20:00 to 22:00 UTC “The Prog Mill” with Shaun Geraghty
Edition 113 of THE PROG MILL
This week we have yet another 2 hours of superb melodic and symphonic progressive sounds just waiting for your ears!This Weeks Playlist1 Aurora Lunare – Evasione di Un’idea (Aurora Lunare)
2 The Prognosis – Silent Pool (Still Waters)
3 Argos – Still Defying Gravity (Unidentified Dying Objects)
4 The Kentish Spires – Spirit of the Skies (The Last Harvest)
5 Glorious Wolf – Zodiac
6 Double Vision – By and By
7 a2RK – Papillon Theme (Papillon EP)
8 Robert Berry/Keith Emerson – Powerful Man (3.2)
9 Symphony X – When All Is Lost (Iclonoclast)
10 Matthew Browning – Lake of Dreams (Love and Grief)
11 Steve Hillage – Om Nama Shivaya (L)
12 Agam – Dhanashree Thillana (The Inner Self Awakens)
13 ESP 2.0 – Sensual Earth (22 Layers of Sunlight)
14 Ghostly Beard – How Does It Feel (Inward)
15 The Payolas – Eyes of a Stranger (No Stranger to Danger)Your melodic/symphonic proggy music suggestions – old or new – are very much appreciated. Just email shaun@progzilla.com, message via twitter@shaunontheair or facebook.com/theprogmill
“Media Network” taken from the Media Network Vintage Audio Vault with kind permission from Jonathan Marks
shortwaveradio.de would like to thank Mark Stafford and Shaun Geraghty for regularly supplying “Stafford’s World” and “The Prog Mill”.

Line up starting June 7th:

16:00 to 17:00 UTC

“Media Network” vintage tapes carefully wrapped into 60s, 70s and 80s music

Latin American Clandestine Special – February 24th, 1983″

“Early Media Network reviewing the clandestine radio stations operating in Central America, targeting Nicaragua.”

17:00 to 20:00 UTC “Stafford’s World” with Mark Stafford (Show #641)
This week’s show: covering the 60s and 70s, including Mark’s “Ah, but they did it first!” and a couple of interesting song stories
20:00 to 22:00 UTC “The Prog Mill” with Shaun Geraghty
Edition 108 of THE PROG MILL
This week we have yet another 2 hours of superb melodic and symphonic progressive sounds just waiting for your ears!Here’s this week’s line-up1 Subsignal – Every Able Hand (La Muerta)
2 John Holden – Ancient of Days (Capture Light)
3 Karmablue – Sogni (Ne Apparenze Ne Comete)
4 Not a Good Sign – Trapped In (Icebound)
5 Tumbletown – The Unknown (Never Too Late)
6 Pinnacle – Because of You (To Whoever you are now)
7 The Dame – General Disarray (Losing Sight of What You Want)
8 How Far to Hitchin – Resistance is Futile (Easy Targets)
9 Little Feat – Day at the Dog Races (Time Loves a Hero)
10 The Sea Within – Ashes of Dawn (The Sea Within)
11 Doug Woods & Colin Powell – Blue Dial (Radio)
12 Head – Dear Father/The Tail (Dear Father)
13 Kaprekars Constant – Pearl of the Lake (Fate Outsmarts Desire)Your melodic/symphonic proggy music suggestions – old or new – are very much appreciated. Just email shaun@progzilla.com, message via twitter@shaunontheair or facebook.com/theprogmill
“Media Network” taken from the Media Network Vintage Audio Vault with kind permission from Jonathan Marks
shortwaveradio.de would like to thank Mark Stafford and Shaun Geraghty for regularly supplying “Stafford’s World” and “The Prog Mill”.

Line up starting June 5th:

16:00 to 17:00 UTC

“Media Network” vintage tapes carefully wrapped into 60s, 70s and 80s music

DXing Indonesia – April 06th, 1988″

“This programme from April 1988 was a based on my personal trip to Indonesia. I took a shortwave radio and a Walkman Pro on my holidays, making tapes of the local broadcasts off-air to compile this travelogue. I’m glad these recordings have survived because you couldn’t hear most of it on shortwave. I recall the Voice of Indonesia kept re-using tape, with the result that the print-through from previous broadcasts was clearly audible.” (Jonathan Marks)

17:00 to 19:00 UTC “The Prog Mill” with Shaun Geraghty
Edition 107 of THE PROG MILL
This weeks Proggy Playlist!1 Wonderland – In Too Deep (Seven Wonders and Four Little Miracles)
2 The Prognosis – Inside Your Head (Still Waters)
3 Muffx – Vengono del Mare (Sconosciuto)
4 Ancient Veil – Night Thoughts (Rings of Earthly – Live)
5 Yuka & Chronoship – Argo – A Dragon that Never Sleeps (Ship)
6 Gazpacho – Emperor Bespoke (Soyuz)
7 The Yatin Srivastava Project – The Unknown (Chaos//Despair)
8 Comus – Song to Comus (First Utterance)
9 A Thousand Years of Light – Baphomet – Live at the Melting Pot
10 Roxy Music – A Song for Europe (Stranded)
11 Yes – It Will Be a Good Day (The Ladder)
12 Echo Us – Aerial (Satre Dance)
13 Nova Cascade – Lo-Fi (Ambient Mix)
14 Mostly Autumn – Changing Lives (Sight of Day)Your melodic/symphonic proggy music suggestions – old or new – are very much appreciated. Just email shaun@progzilla.com, message via twitter@shaunontheair or facebook.com/theprogmill
19:00 to 22:00 UTC “Stafford’s World” with Mark Stafford (Show #641)
This week’s show: covering the 60s and 70s, including Mark’s “Ah, but they did it first!” and a couple of interesting song stories
“Media Network” taken from the Media Network Vintage Audio Vault with kind permission from Jonathan Marks
shortwaveradio.de would like to thank Mark Stafford and Shaun Geraghty for regularly supplying “Stafford’s World” and “The Prog Mill”.

Line up starting June 1st:

16:00 to 17:00 UTC

“Media Network” vintage tapes carefully wrapped into 60s, 70s and 80s music

Luxembourg – April 13th, 1989″

“We covered developments at RTL Luxembourg several times towards the end of the 1980’s as RTL phased out several mediumwave services (like the great 208) and invested in a station in Ireland (Atlantic 252). In this programme there’s an extensive update of the scene in 1989, and we ponder on the problem of explaining wavelengths and frequencies to listeners. With the arrival of satellite, tuning information was becoming ever more complex.”

17:00 to 20:00 UTC “Stafford’s World” with Mark Stafford (Show #640)
This week’s show: covering the 60s and 70s, including Mark’s “I shoudn’t – but I love it”, some song stories and “Ah, but they did it first!”
20:00 to 22:00 UTC “The Prog Mill” with Shaun Geraghty
Edition 107 of THE PROG MILL
This weeks Proggy Playlist!1 Wonderland – In Too Deep (Seven Wonders and Four Little Miracles)
2 The Prognosis – Inside Your Head (Still Waters)
3 Muffx – Vengono del Mare (Sconosciuto)
4 Ancient Veil – Night Thoughts (Rings of Earthly – Live)
5 Yuka & Chronoship – Argo – A Dragon that Never Sleeps (Ship)
6 Gazpacho – Emperor Bespoke (Soyuz)
7 The Yatin Srivastava Project – The Unknown (Chaos//Despair)
8 Comus – Song to Comus (First Utterance)
9 A Thousand Years of Light – Baphomet – Live at the Melting Pot
10 Roxy Music – A Song for Europe (Stranded)
11 Yes – It Will Be a Good Day (The Ladder)
12 Echo Us – Aerial (Satre Dance)
13 Nova Cascade – Lo-Fi (Ambient Mix)
14 Mostly Autumn – Changing Lives (Sight of Day)Your melodic/symphonic proggy music suggestions – old or new – are very much appreciated. Just email shaun@progzilla.com, message via twitter@shaunontheair or facebook.com/theprogmill
“Media Network” taken from the Media Network Vintage Audio Vault with kind permission from Jonathan Marks
shortwaveradio.de would like to thank Mark Stafford and Shaun Geraghty for regularly supplying “Stafford’s World” and “The Prog Mill”.

Line up starting May 23rd:

16:00 to 17:00 UTC

“Media Network” vintage tapes carefully wrapped into 60s, 70s and 80s music

“Nederhorst Revisited” – August 17th, 1987

Nederhorst den Berg used to be the centre for the Netherlands Radio Control Service, the government department responsible for monitoring the airwaves. Part of their job was investigating interference complaints – the other part was monitoring the spectrum for pirates and clandestine stations (read spies). Several of the staff were listeners to Media Network, and so we accepted an invitation to have a look round. The photo shows the monitoring station at the height of its importance, in the 1950’s.

17:00 to 20:00 UTC “Stafford’s World” with Mark Stafford
This week’s show: 1971 flashback, the cashbox-100, and UK-top-ten May 1971
20:00 to 22:00 UTC “The Prog Mill” with Shaun Geraghty
Edition 106 of THE PROG MILL – the very first from the show’s new base in the South West, is now available to listen to anytime or download. Two hours of superb melodic and symphonic progressive rock, ranging from the 70’s to tracks not yet even released.This weeks playlist1 Genesis – Home by the Sea/Second Home by the Sea (Genesis)
2 Fabio Liberatori – Nightfall (The Asimov Assembly)
3 Spriggan Mist – The Good Ship Polyphemus (The Portal)
4 Electric Mud – New Horizons (Wrong Planet)
5 Shadowlight – Summerfade (Stars Above the City)
6 Stuckfish – Calling (Calling)
7 The Man from Ravcon – Promised Land (Another World)
8 Laura Meade – Dragons (Remedium)
9 Magic Bus – Trail to Canaa (Phillip the Egg)
10 Haunt the Woods – Beautiful Catastrophe
11 Barclay James Harvest – For No One (Live)
12 Lifesigns – Voice in my Head (Cardington)
13 Dworniak Bone Lapsa – Funny Farm (Pointing Fingers at the Moon)
14 The Emerald Dawn – A Vision Left Unseen (Visions)Your melodic/symphonic proggy music suggestions – old or new – are very much appreciated. Just email shaun@progzilla.com, message via twitter@shaunontheair or facebook.com/theprogmill
“Media Network” taken from the Media Network Vintage Audio Vault with kind permission from Jonathan Marks
shortwaveradio.de would like to thank Mark Stafford and Shaun Geraghty for regularly supplying “Stafford’s World” and “The Prog Mill”.

Line up starting May 19th:

16:00 to 17:00 UTC “Media Network” vintage tapes carefully wrapped into 60s, 70s and 80s music
17:00 to 20:00 UTC “Stafford’s World” with Mark Stafford
This week’s show: 1971 flashback, the cashbox-100, and UK-top-ten May 1971
20:00 to 22:00 UTC “The Prog Mill” with Shaun Geraghty
“The PROG MILL LONG ONES SPECIAL 7
Just five epic progressive rock tracks in two hours featuring music from Abel Ganz, Comedy of Errors, Moon Safari, Big Big Train and The Tangent. So chill out to some amazing music, for a change with minimal chat from me!
Back to normal next week with the first Prog Mill to be produced at our new South Devon studios by the sea!”
“Media Network” taken from the Media Network Vintage Audio Vault with kind permission from Jonathan Marks
shortwaveradio.de would like to thank Mark Stafford and Shaun Geraghty for regularly supplying “Stafford’s World” and “The Prog Mill”.