Line up starting September 18th:

16:00 to 17:00 UTC

“Media Network” vintage tapes wrapped into fascinating music tracks.

Radio Camilo Cienfuegos – 7th June, 1984″

“We’re hearing a clandestine station from Central America, targeting Cuban troops serving in Angola and Ethiopia. Called Radio Camilo Cienfuegos, it is named after the Cuban revolutionary who fought alongside Castro. But, in fact, this station has an anti-Castro message. Laser Radio 558 has started broadcasting from the North Sea. We learn some of the details about the ship being used. The crew is entirely American. The supplies come from Spain. Richard Ginbey’s Mediaview looks at Equatorial Guinea. There are some rather unique off-air clips of Radio Malabo in his report. Prof John Campbell passes on some interesting anecdotes about the letters coming out from that country. We announced a computer program for propagation. Hans Bakhuizen explains how this has been developed. This is called MICROMUF has been derived, which shows the max and minimum usable frequency. Arthur Cushen reports that DX meetings are popular in the South Pacific.” cite: Jonathan Marks

17:00 to 20:00 UTC “Stafford’s World” with Mark Stafford (Show #656)
Spend three hours together with Mark Stafford, cruising the highways of Rock ‘n Roll history. Included again “Ah, but they did it first”, checking out some original versions of songs you know. You can also listen to a couple of song stories covering Jackie DeShannon and Carlos Santana.
20:00 to 22:00 UTC “The Prog Mill” with Shaun Geraghty
Edition 123 of THE PROG MILL – first broadcast on Progzilla Radio Sunday 16th September, is now also available for you to listen to on shortwave.Two hours of stunning melodic and symphonic progressive rock with music from The Swan Chorus, Atumatu, Kaleidoreal, Gerald Massois, Mark Rowen, Jet Black Sea, Geof Whitely Project, Circuline, Gryphon, Man, Camel, Nova Cascade, Edensong and Projekt Gemineye.Back next week with a brand new Long Ones Special

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 September 12th:

16:00 to 17:00 UTC

“Media Network” vintage tapes wrapped into music not very well known, but nice to listen to.

Profile of Radio Free Europe – 17th January, 1991″

“Try our national anthem contest, although the closing date was in 1991. Radio Vilnius, Lithuania is calling members of the public to help defend broadcasting house. Radio Riga International, Latvia has now expanded its English language output, twice a week. Peter Walsh in Australia has a question of the Icom ICR-1. Kim Andrew Elliott sends in a bizarre recording of Radio Beijing New Year Staff party. We visit Radio Free Europe, in those days based in Munich, and talked to William Marsh. He explains how the audiences to shortwave are going down. BBC is now being heard on FM in Czechslovak republic. Peter Herman explains how the RFE’s audience survey’s worked. Interesting that the slogan in those days was “Crusade for Freedom”. That has very different overtones now.” cite: Jonathan Marks

17:00 to 20:00 UTC “Stafford’s World” with Mark Stafford (Show #655)
This week’s show: Three hour flashback extravaganza, including “Ah, but they did it first.”, a couple of song stories (Alice Cooper) and some “Oh I shouldn’t but I love it” moments. Again this week Mark is digging deep into the box!
20:00 to 22:00 UTC “The Prog Mill” with Shaun Geraghty
Edition 122 of THE PROG MILL – first broadcast on Progzilla Radio Sunday 9th September, is now also available for you to listen to on shortwave or download as a mp3 file.As usual we have another 2 hours of stunning melodic and symphonic progressive rock, plus a very surprising proggy moment from a mainstream band!This Week’s Playlist

1 Damanek – Regusa (In Flight)
2 Pencarrow – Catching Leaves (Dawn Simulation)
3 Viriditas – Khalia (Red Mars)
4 Riverside – River Down Below (Wasteland)
5 The Pineapple Thief – Uncovering Your Tracks (Dissilution)
6 D Project – Making Sense (Making Sense)
7 Red Sand – Blame (Mirrors of Insanity 10th Anniversary)
8 Pink Floyd – Summer ’68 (Atom Heart Mother)
9 Arena – Cutting The Cords (Contagion)
10 Paul Gunn – Every Living Day (Single)
11 Projekt Gemineye – Virtual Reality (Man of Science Man of Dreams)
12 Bee Gees – Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You (Bee Gees 1st)
13 PFM – Photos of Ghosts (Photos of Ghosts)
14 Bader Nana – Without a Backward Glance (Devolver)
15 The Paradox Twin – Cycles (The Importance of Mr Bedlam)

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 September 4th:

16:00 to 17:00 UTC

“Media Network” vintage tapes carefully wrapped into music from the 70s and 80s.

Media Wars Episode 6 – Who listens Anyway – April, 1982″

“And this is the last in the series of programmes on Propaganda Past and Present. Remember it was made in 1982, probably at the height of the popularity of international radio broadcasting when the Cold War was still very much alive. This edition contains the voice of Bernard Bumpus, who was head of audience research at the BBC External Services. Gerard Mansell, then the Managing Director of BBC World Service points out that the French external service had big plans for expansion by 1985.

We also hear from the late Nevil Gray who worked for Deutschlandfunk in Cologne before joining Radio Netherlands. He recounts a tale of how a programme he made for DLF was taken off the air and rebroadcast by East Germany, but then out of context.” cite: Jonathan Marks

17:00 to 20:00 UTC “Stafford’s World” with Mark Stafford (Show #654)
This week’s show: A flashback special with the music and memories through the decades.
20:00 to 22:00 UTC “The Prog Mill” with Shaun Geraghty
Edition 121 of THE PROG MILL – first broadcast on Progzilla Radio Sunday 2nd September, is now also available for you to listen to on shortwave or download as a mp3 file.This week – as always two hours of simply stunning melodic and symphonic progressive rock, primarily new but with a few classics thrown into the mix.This Week’s Playlist

1 Philhelmon – Cosmic Argonaut (Perpetual Immobile)
2 Sunchild – Searching Diamonds (Messages from Afar – The Division & Illusion of Time)
3 Octavarium – Gold Rush (Out of Time)
4 Eivor – Falling Free (Slor)
5 Burntfield – Hereafter (Hereafter)
6 Napiers Bones – The Heights (Monuments)
7 Gryphon – Haddocks Eyes (Reinvention)
8 Barclay James Harvest – After The Day (And Other Short Stories…)
9 Encircled – Past Times (The Universal Mirth)
10 ELO – Fire on High (Face the Music)
11 Blue Cheer – Peave of Mind (New! Improved!)
12 Porcupine Tree – Time Flies (The Incident)
13 Queensryche – Silent Lucidity (Empire)
14 Jack Potter – Mime with No Reason (Pride Before The Fall)

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 August 28th:

16:00 to 17:00 UTC

“Media Network” vintage tapes carefully wrapped into music from the 70s.

Media Wars Episode 5 – The Method of Attack (in Africa) – April, 1982″

“This first half of this edition looked at the start of Radio Netherlands in 1947 and the challenges it faced in the questions surrounding Indonesia at the time. Was it an instrument of government propaganda. The second half of this episode looks at clandestine broadcasting across Africa, illustrated with unique off-air recordings from the late Richard Ginbey.
He was based just outside Johnannesburg at the time, but has managed to collect off-air clips from a multitude of stations. This includes the Voice of Namibia, Polisario Front – Voice of Free Africa, and the various stations targeting the warring factions in Angola. I believe the recordings of the Zimbabwean clandestines haven’t been heard for years.
I wonder if anyone recognises the music used by the Voice of Truth (20 minutes into the programme). It sounds like a film score, but although I have tried various services like Shazam, still don’t know the title. Be careful – it is very very catchy and even 30 years later I can hum the melody. Wish I knew where it came from!” cite: Jonathan Marks

17:00 to 20:00 UTC “Stafford’s World” with Mark Stafford (Show #653)
This week’s show: A rock flashback covering music and memories of decades gone by. Enjoy!
20:00 to 22:00 UTC “The Prog Mill” with Shaun Geraghty
Edition 120 of THE PROG MILL – first broadcast on Progzilla Radio on Sunday 26th August, is now also available for you to listen on shortwave or download as a mp3 file. Two hours of mainly brand new melodic and symphonic progressive rock with a couple of 70’s classics thrown into the mix.This Week’s Playlist1 Steve Hughes feat Katja Piel – Mine is the Silence (Single)
2 Karcius – Goodbye (The Fold)
3 Goad – Defiance (Landor)
4 Non Newtonian Man – Shelter (Clouds)
5 Din Within – Better Than Before (Awaken the Man)
6 Isproject – Mangialuce (The Archinauts)
7 Overture – Il Mendicante (Overture)
8 SL Theory – On My Way (Progressively Dark)
9 Peter Banks – Astral raveler (Tales from Yesterday)
10 Mahavishnu Orchestra – The Dance of Maya (The Inner Mounting Frame)
11 Tulius – Alien Alliance (Etheral)
12 Paul Heyworth – The Ley of the Land (Why England)
13 Moby – Mere Anarchy (Everything is beautiful and nothing hurt)
14 Nova Cascade – Epiphany (Above All Else)
15 Mythology – One for the Gipper (All The Planets Have Aligned)

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

Line up starting August 21st:

16:00 to 17:00 UTC

“Media Network” vintage tapes carefully wrapped into music from the 80s and 90s.

Media Wars Episode 4 – Let Governments Stick to Governing – April, 1982″

This edition of Media Wars looks at how governments often make a mess of the message they are trying to put across. We started with Radio South Atlantic, which was run by the British MOD. Gerard Mansell talks about British clandestine radio during the Suez Crisis. It was the Voice of Britain (Sharq-el-Adna) and came from the mediumwave transmitter near Limassol in Cyprus. When this programme was made there was no Wikipedia entry as there is today.

We also looked at the mystery surrounding the Radio Euzkadi transmitter tower and how the Voice of the Basque Underground faked the picture on their QSL card. You can also hear some rare recording of the anti-Russian station NTS which operated from Bavaria in Germany. While Portugal was under a dictatorship, there were no less than two clandestine stations broadcasting to the country, one from Algeria. There are also examples of black propaganda beamed into China. They originated from Soviet Union. Remember Sparks? (Note I am aware of a few tape drop outs around 20’00 into the programme).” cite: Jonathan Marks

17:00 to 20:00 UTC “Stafford’s World” with Mark Stafford (Show #652)
This week’s show: A rock flashback-special covering music and memories of decades gone by, covering mainly the 1973 to 1979. Mark is kindly asking his famous question “Who did them first?” Enjoy!
20:00 to 22:00 UTC “The Prog Mill” with Shaun Geraghty
Edition 119 of THE PROG MILL – first broadcast on Progzilla Radio on Sunday 19th August, is now also available for you to listen on shortwave or download as a mp3 file. This week we have another two hours of superb melodic and symphonic progressive music with no less than EIGHT bands/artists appearing on the show for the first time.This week’s playlist1 Spocks Beard – Bulletproof (Noise Floor)
2 The Ryszard Kramarski Project – Little Prince (Music Inspired by the Little Prince)
3 Millenium – Lost Teddy Bear (Notes Without Words)
4 Projection – High Above (Perspectives)
5 Apogee – The Whispering From Outside (Conspiracy of Fools)
6 Octavarium – High (Single)
7 Laviantica – Traveler (The Experience)
8 Una Stagione All’Inferno – La Ballata Di Firenze (Il Mostro Di Firenze)
9 Asia Minor – Night Wind (Between Flesh and Devine)
10 Breathing Space – Questioning Eyes (Below The Radar)
11 Galasphere 347 – The Voice of Beauty Drowned (Galasphere 347)
12 Lazleitt – Intro – The Doorway/Tangential Wisdom (On The Brink)
13 Regal Worm – Crystallisation (Pig Views)

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 August 14th:

16:00 to 17:00 UTC

“Media Network” vintage tapes carefully wrapped into music from the 80s and 90s.

Media Wars Episode 3 – Comparing 1946, 1962 and 1982 – April, 1982″

“Pim Reijntjes explains some ways round the “dreary” Sunday programming that was invented in the Dutch East Indies. The programme draws the parallel with the Falklands Malvinas Conflict in 1982. There was also a Dutch equivalent to the British Forces Broadcasting Services operating from Indonesia. Pim Reijntjes explains the secret of the time signal pips. They sounded official but had little to do with time keeping. Sietze van der Werf explains the Dutch position of New Guinea. (Remember this programme was originally broadcast at the time of the Falklands Conflict in April 1982).

There were other programmes broadcast in 1982 (also in this collection) where we talked about Radio South Atlantic, the programme set up by the British MOD to target the Argentine forces. We also discussed “Argentine Annie” which was the Argentine clandestine aimed at he British Task Force.
” cite: Jonathan Marks

17:00 to 20:00 UTC “Stafford’s World” with Mark Stafford (Show #651)
This week’s show: The music and memories of 1966: First Episodes of Startrek and Badman on UK-TV and we saw the introduction of color TV. Decca-records introduced a new label Deram-records in Britain. Hours two and three put a spotlight on August 1966: “It’s getting poppy and rocky”. Listen to the big ten out of the US cashbox100 and he is counting down the 10 best selling singles in Britain, 1966. Enyoy!
20:00 to 22:00 UTC “The Prog Mill” with Shaun Geraghty
Edition 118 of THE PROG MILL – first heard on Progzilla Radio Sunday 12th August, is now also available to listen to on shortwave.On this weeks show he chats to Ally and Tree from Cornwall based progressive rock band THE EMERALD DAWN, plus two hours of stunning proggy music.Here’s your playlist

1 Martin Barre – Lone Wolf (Roads Less Travelled)
2 Philhelmon – That bright And Shiny Future (Perpetual Immobile)
3 Hollowscene – The Moon is Down (Hollowscene)
4 Mystery – Where Dreams Come Alive (Lies and Butterflies)
5 Shadowlight – Stars Above The City (Stars Above the City)
* Interview with Ally & Tree from The Emerald Dawn *
6 The Emerald Dawn – Shadow in Light (Searching for the Lost Key)
7 Monjoie – Introduction (and in the heart inurn me)
8 Stephen MacLachan – Blind Faith (The Glitch, Part 2 – Drowning)
9 Aisles – Clouds Motion (Live from Estudio del Sur)
10 Fleesh – Time Lapse (What I Found)
11 Electric Sound Machine – City on the Edge
12 Encircled – A Life Shy of Perfection (The Monkey Jamboree)
13 IT – The Working Man (We’re All in this Together)

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 August 6th:

16:00 to 19:00 UTC “Stafford’s World” with Mark Stafford (Show #650)
This week’s show: A flash-back-special covering the music that became the soundtrack of our life.
19:00 to 20:00 UTC

“Media Network” vintage tapes carefully wrapped into dance tracks from the 80s.

Media Wars Episode 2 – You are my enemy. Pass the Sugar Please – April, 1982″

“In 1982 I decided to gather some of the interviews I’d made with international broadcasters who had been at the start of it all. It was my first attempt at making a documentary. Bearing in mind the equipment we had was rather rudimentary (it was all recorded on 1/4 inch UHER’s), the final result isn’t all that bad. It was broadcast in the course of 1982, basically as I found time to make them. The research was the challenge…no wikipedia being available at the time. The scripts were typed on a typewriter with carbon paper between the sheets to make copies for the engineer. I remember that quite often the letter O would punch holes ever time it was tapped. Thirty Years after the series was first broadcast, it is time to put it back on the wireless. In fact, the recordings lasted longer than Radio Netherlands English Service.

This Second edition of Media Wars looks at the rather unique situation that Dutch broadcasters found themselves in at the end of the Second World War in the Dutch East Indies, today’s Indonesia. It’s ironic that Pim Rijntes was one of the first broadcasters at Radio Netherlands and took part in the last Dutch language broadcast on May 11th 2012. Interesting to contrast the different cultures. Love the story about how the year of 1947 started a little late. And how the technicians for the Dutch broadcasting network were lent to them by the opposition Radio Republik Indonesia.” cite: Jonathan Marks

20:00 to 22:00 UTC “The Prog Mill” with Shaun Geraghty
Edition 117 of THE PROG MILL – first broadcast on Progzilla Radio Sunday 5th August.Another two hours of superb melodic and symphonic progressive music is ready for you via shortwave. Here’s this week’s playlist.1 PFM – La Danza Degli Specci (Emotional Tattoos)
2 Manticore – Flight 19 (Flight 19)
3 Leap Day – Mind The Gap (Time Lapse)
4 Opera Oscura – A Picco Sul Mare (Disincanto)
5 Single Celled Organism – Her Poem (Splinter in the Eye)
6 XII Alfonso – Earliest Recollections (Charles Darwin)
7 Shadowlight – Dusseldorf (Stars Above The City)
8 ArrowBridge – An Idea (Sirius)
9 Regal Worm – Rose Parkington They Would Not Let You Leave (Pig Views)
10 Fernando Perdomo – Out to Sea (Out to Sea)
11 Mile Marker Zero – Propaganda (The Fifth Row)
12 Jackson Heights – Since I last Saw You (King Progress)
13 This Winter Machine – The Wheel (The Man Who Never Was)
14 Yonder Pond – Eggs of Powder (Pondering Aloud)

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 August 2nd:

16:00 to 17:00 UTC

“Media Network” vintage tapes carefully wrapped into dance tracks from the 80s.

Media Wars Episode 1 – How it all got started – April, 1982″

“In 1982 I decided to gather some of the interviews I’d made with international broadcasters who had been at the start of it all. It was my first attempt at making a documentary. Bearing in mind the equipment we had was rather rudimentary (it was all recorded on 1/4 inch UHER’s), the final result isn’t all that bad. It was broadcast in the course of 1982, basically as I found time to make them. The research was the challenge…no wikipedia being available at the time. The scripts were typed on a typewriter with carbon paper between the sheets to make copies for the engineer. I remember that quite often the letter O would punch holes ever time it was tapped. Thirty Years after the series was first broadcast, it is time to put it back on the wireless. In fact, the recordings lasted longer than Radio Netherlands English Service.

This first edition relies heavily on the input from Bernard Bumpus, who was the Head of BBC International Audience Research at the time, as well as Gerard Mansell, then the Managing Director of BBC External Services. I remember chasing him around London in order to grab the interview, ending up at his home in Golders Green. I remember having a huge argument with the cab driver who wouldn’t give me a receipt for the trip.” cite: Jonathan Marks

17:00 to 20:00 UTC “Stafford’s World” with Mark Stafford (Show #649)
This week’s show: A flash-back-special covering the music and memories of the 60s and 70s, including Mark’s legendary “Ah, but they did it first”.
20:00 to 22:00 UTC “The Prog Mill” with Shaun Geraghty
Edition 116 of THE PROG MILL – first heard on Progzilla Radio Sunday 29th July. Two hours of stunning progressive rock, and a chance to win a superb melodic prog CD.This Week’s Playlist1 Credo – Staring at the Sun (Against Reason)
2 Encircled – Log Out The Universe (The Universal Mirth)
3 Mike Kershaw – All That Matters is the Fear (Arms Open Wide)
4 Matthew Browning – Your Letter Came Today (Love & Grief)
5 This Winter Machine – Justified (Single)
6 Steve Hackett – When The Heart Rules the Mind – (2018 version)
7 Doug Woods & Colin Powell – Lily Comes Home (Lily’s Gone Mad)
8 Jack Potter – Autumn (Pride Before The Fall)
9 Laura Meade – Never Remember (Remedium)
10 Nova Cascade – One Hundred and Fourteen (Single)
11 Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel – Sebastian (The Human Menagerie)
12 Faust – Flashback Caruso (The Faust Tapes)
13 The Nazz – A Beautiful Song (Nazz Nazz)
14 The Quietlife Project – Between The Lines (Existential)
15 The Kentish Spires – Hengist Ridge (The Last Harvest)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 25th:

16:00 to 17:00 UTC

“Media Network” vintage tapes carefully wrapped into music from the 80s and 90s.

Media Wars Episode 4 – Let Governments Stick to Governing – April, 1982″

This edition of Media Wars looks at how governments often make a mess of the message they are trying to put across. We started with Radio South Atlantic, which was run by the British MOD. Gerard Mansell talks about British clandestine radio during the Suez Crisis. It was the Voice of Britain (Sharq-el-Adna) and came from the mediumwave transmitter near Limassol in Cyprus. When this programme was made there was no Wikipedia entry as there is today.

We also looked at the mystery surrounding the Radio Euzkadi transmitter tower and how the Voice of the Basque Underground faked the picture on their QSL card. You can also hear some rare recording of the anti-Russian station NTS which operated from Bavaria in Germany. While Portugal was under a dictatorship, there were no less than two clandestine stations broadcasting to the country, one from Algeria. There are also examples of black propaganda beamed into China. They originated from Soviet Union. Remember Sparks? (Note I am aware of a few tape drop outs around 20’00 into the programme).
” cite: Jonathan Marks

17:00 to 20:00 UTC “Stafford’s World” with Mark Stafford (Show #648)
This week’s show: Another rock flash-back-special covering music and memories of decades gone by.”
20:00 to 22:00 UTC “The Prog Mill” with Shaun Geraghty
Edition 115 of THE PROG MILL – first broadcast on Progzilla Radio Sunday 22nd July. Two hours of modern melodic and symphonic progressive rock with a couple of older (but rarely heard) tracks as well.This Week’s Playlist1 Monarch Trail – Back to the Start (Sand)
2 Syrinx Call feat Isgaard – The Castle (Wind in the Woods)
3 Pendragon – The Walls of Babylon (The Window of Life)
4 Art of Illusion – Santa Muerte (Cold War of Solipsism)
5 Yesternight – Yesternight (The False Awakening)
6 Light Freedom Revival – Emma (Truthology)
7 George Barbera – Shigawire (Dreams and Inspirations)
8 Mile Marker Zero – Digital Warrior (The Fifth Row)
9 Martin Darvill and Friends – Circus in the Sky (The Greatest Show on Earth)
10 Gandalfs Fist – Emerald Eyes (Road to Darkness)
11 Porcupine Tree – Trains (In Absentia)
12 Southern Empire – Goliaths Moon (Civilisation)
13 Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Cloudy Eyes (Messin’)
14 Regal Worm – Revealed as a True Future Tyrant (Pig Views)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 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”.