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  1. W7PAT

    I realize this is PDX radio related, but it is radio related and any DX'ers will want to know.

    Shortwave’s Newest Broadcaster Takes to the Air at 7:00 pm Eastern on Oct. 31

    (Hollywood, FL) Oct. 21, 2014 – Global 24 Radio LLC announced today that its inaugural broadcast will go live at 7:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31 (0000 UTC November 1), with a line-up of new and well-known programs and around-the-clock English language programming. The broadcast can be heard 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 9395 kHz on WRMI broadcasting from Okeechobee, Florida.

    “We’re very excited about launching Global 24 and the important contributions it will make to shortwave radio listening – as both a medium worth preserving and a vital part of the modern media mix for so many listeners around the world,” said Phil Workman, general manager of Global 24. “Our broadcast will appeal to dedicated shortwave listeners (SWL) all over the world looking for breaking news, opinion and music.”

    Global 24 aims to revitalize the shortwave medium by bringing general interest news and entertainment into sharper focus for listeners looking for high quality programming on a daily basis. Regular listeners will be informed, entertained and engaged in an ever more complex world.

    According to Jeff White, general manager of WRMI, “Global 24 represents another step in the long overdue commercialization of shortwave radio. We are excited to be working with them on their ambitious program to engage and entertain a global audience.”

    Additional press releases in coming days will announce our broadcast schedule, our Listeners’ Club, contests, sponsors, our web store, staff and much more. Follow us on Twitter at @Global24Radio or on Facebook at Global24. Visit our website: to join our email newsletter for the most current updates.

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    Posted on October 22, 2014 - 02:11 PM #
  2. semoochie

    Hey, that's it! Instead of expanding the FM dial, they can move all the AM stations to shortwave! Problem solved. :)

    Posted on October 22, 2014 - 10:16 PM #
  3. Alfredo_T

    I wish them the best of luck (and I will be sure to tune in). Hopefully, the Global24 people will have some success where others have failed--25 years ago, we had KUSW, WRNO, and a station that targeted "Super Rock" programming to Japan. None of these attempts at commercial shortwave radio succeeded, largely because they could not attract advertisers.

    Posted on October 23, 2014 - 01:27 AM #
  4. itsvern

    Looks like we'll be able to listen online. I'm going to try the Global Tuners Vero Beach receiver!

    Posted on October 24, 2014 - 02:05 AM #
  5. jr_tech

    What am I missing here? Have they somehow developed a method of pulling money out of thin air? Commercial SW broadcasting could not support itself 20-30 years ago... how can it today in the internet age?
    I wish them luck, it should be interesting to see what they broadcast and how the operation is supported.

    Posted on October 24, 2014 - 10:38 AM #
  6. zanderdog

    "...pulling money out of thin air?"

    It's just good old fashioned paid block programming, from the WRMI website:

    WRMI sells blocks of airtime to outside organizations for as little as $1 per minute. If your organization is interested in broadcasting on shortwave radio to any part of the world, contact us for information on exact time availabilities.

    Gotta buck? :-)

    Posted on October 24, 2014 - 11:41 AM #
  7. jr_tech

    Well, while I suspect that WRMI might be able to make a bit of money by selling air time for a buck a minute, a question remains; "how can Global 24 Radio LLC produce enough cash flow from their programming to pay WRMI?"

    Posted on October 24, 2014 - 02:08 PM #
  8. semoochie

    If they sold 18 spots an hour for 24 hours, that's $12,960 per month and they'd still have to pay staff and utilities(among others)! That total is probably not very realistic. Something tells me that I make more than they're going to!

    Posted on October 25, 2014 - 01:12 AM #
  9. RadioBuggie

    Old-fashioned?... MY FOOT!

    ..and um...'YES', I gotta buck:

    Posted on October 25, 2014 - 07:54 AM #
  10. 1973DJ

    I understand that one of the programs they'll be airing is
    Jazz From the Left, the KMHD show that's hosted by Raoul.

    That's me.

    Posted on October 30, 2014 - 10:09 AM #