Tuesday, December 29, 2009
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The show from 0200UTC to 0359UTC will be live from Taipei directed to the Caribbean/Latin & South America will be co-hosted by my good buddy David Monson who for many years hosted Brussels Calling on Belgium Radio International. David also worked in the past for the SABC, and Namibian Broadcasting Corp. For this show we have special reports on new years celebrations from different parts of the world.
Neil Hendrickse from Springbok Radio - Cape Town, South Africa
Carl Blare from KDX - USA
Yukiko Tsuji-Maki - Japan
Beta Wayne - Montreal, Canada
Ian McFarland/Colin Newell - British Columbia, Canada
The show at 1600UTC to 1759UTC will be live from RTHK in Hong Kong. It will open with the fireworks display that will already have started from Victoria Harbor. This show will be directed to North America/Caribbean and will also include some features and reports sent in from different places.
Peter Anthony Holder looking at the more odd news items from 2009 - Montreal, Canada
Chrissy Brand - Manchester, UK
Paulette MacQuarry host of Nash Holas on Ukrainian New Years Celebrations - Vancouver, Canada
King Daevid McKenzie - Tuson, USA
Bob Thomann and Bob Zanotti with the first new Swiss Shortwave Merry Go Round presented since 1994 - Switzerland
Tom Meijer reporting from his home on the New Year Celebrations that will take place in Holland - Port Almere, Netherlands
I will also be announcing the winners of the Happy Station Show Year End Contest.
Both these specials will be broadcast on 9955khz, 31MB. You can also tune to the live internet stream from WRMI at www.wrmi.net .
If you would like more information about PCJ and Happy Station check us out online at www.pcjmedia.com
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1. Radio Canada Internal
2. Radio Canada Immigration
Now the new ones
3. Radio C**** (banned word) International
4. Radio Condom International
5. Radio Canada Idiots
6. Radio Canada Insane
7. Radio Canada Icecap
8. Radio Canada Iceberg (already hit the Titanic)
9. Radio Canada Impotent
10. Radio Canada Impossible
11. Radio Canada Impractical
12. Radio Canada Incest
13. Radio Canada Inartistic
14. Radio Canada Inactivity
15. Radio Canada Incurable
16. Radio Canada Intoxicated
17. Radio Canada Intestinal
18. Radio Canada Itch
19. Radio Canada Inflammation
20. Radio Canada Insane
I've had a number of Happy Station listeners send in some new ones as well. They will be added shortly.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
I was listing to a few of the show from the 60s and will use some clips. People asked me. I enjoy doing every show? The answer is yes, but there are some show I enjoy doing more than others. The show for Bob Thomann is just one example of one of my favorites. This is for the simple reason that I was a listener for many years and when i do these special show for people I use to listen to I get a real kick from it.
Now as I just said it was a crazy weekend. Part was recording shows back to back, but the another reason was I had my dogs with me in the studio. That's a story in itself.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Starting September 10th, 2009 we are launching a New Years contest with the winners to be announced at 1230am (local HK TIME) that’s 1730UTC on January 1st, 2010.
Times reflect the November time shift. Meaning 0100UTC now will be 0200UTC after that.
Let me fill you in the loop as they say. On December 31, 2009 both editions of Happy Station will be 2 hours each.
The transmission at 0200UTC will be a special program for South America and the Caribbean and will run for 2 hours. Details are still being worked on at this moment. I will fill you in when they become available. This program will be recorded.
The transmission at 1600UTC will be LIVE from Hong Kong. My friends at RTHK (Radio Television Hong Kong) are giving us a studio over looking Victoria Harbor where at 1659UTC we will do the countdown to 2010. They are also letting us patch into the audio feeds for RTHK, so you will be able to hear the countdown live as it happens in Hong Kong. After the countdown, plus a small concert of the Hong Kong Symphony Orchestra I will announce the winner of the contest. Prizes listed below!
This contest is open to both email and post entries. But to enter you will need to send in the time and date you hear a short message that will start to air September 11, 2009 for the broadcast at 0100UTC. This message will also be used during the 1500UTC program, and for the shows for Indonesia and New Zealand. Now the message is in code, but if you can’t understand it. That’s not important! What’s important is you report the time you heard it and the date. I will announce the the shows next week more details about how it will work. But please remember to include your postal address! And that even goes to those who send in emails.
1st Prize: Sangean ATS909
2nd Prize: Sangean ATS606
3rd Prize: The 3 books from Jerry Berg about SW
4th Prize: 1 Year membership to Communication from the BDXC
5th Prize: 10 winners of a CD by Tom Meijer called Easy Come, Easy Go!
So good luck to everyone!
Happy Station Show
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Here are the podcasts for the August 13, 2009 0100UTC & 1500UTC Happy Station Shows.
If you log onto www.radio4all.net and click on the Happy Station you can download the shows using Itunes. Using this feature makes it easy to set your itunes to download the show weekly. If you have any problem feel free to contact me at anytime firstname.lastname@example.org.
I also want to take this opportunity to announce the following. All emails, letters and facebook messages are being entered into a lucky draw that will be held on December 31, 2009. The last transmissions for the end of the year will be 2 hours. The prizes will be a:
Sangean SW Radio
All 3 books from Jerry Berg
CD of songs by Tom Meijer
And much more.
Just to let you know if you send in your reception reports, letters, emails, facebook messages please enclose your address so the HS QSL card cane be sent out.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
There is a funny story behind this clip. It was just after I got back from Holland after spending time with Tom at his house in Hilversum. This show aired just a few weeks after Tom and I discussed that maybe Happy Station should come back as an independent production. Listening to this clip now makes me wonder if in the back of my head the idea started growing. LOL
All that has survived of this show is the last 2 mins.
Just to let you know the music that is played at the beginning of the clip is from a Skymasters LP Tom had given me.
Also one final note. This show was aired 2 months before I moved to Cuba.
Here is a clip of the Saturday morning news magazine I use to do called International Report.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Happy Station Tribute To Dxers Part 2
Air date: August 13, 2009
Time: This will be for the 1500UTC Transmission
My guests and topics will be:
Soviet Jamming with a former Lithuanian Minister Of Communications and long time Dxer Rimantas Pleikys.
Simon Mason author of Secret Signals to talk about the mystery of spy number stations.
And the full interview with Jerry Berg about his books on the history of shortwave radio.
This show will air on World FM 88.5fm in Tawa & Redwood, New Zealand on August 15, 2009 at 1000UTC. The webstream for that transmission can be heard at www.worldfm.co.nz .
If you have any questions about that show my email is email@example.com
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Since the revival of Happy Station March 12, 2009 the response has been incredibly positive I can now announce phase two.
Starting July 2, 2009 the transmissions at 0100UTC and 1500UTC will not be re-broadcast the following week, but will be two new shows. The only occasions that 0100UTC and 1500UTC will be the same is when it’s a special program.
Some of the upcoming special programs will be:
Happy Station’s Tribute To Dxers Part 2
A tribute To Edward Startz
Happy Station with Steve Lawrence
Happy Station with Bob McGrath
Happy Station’s Happy Birthday to Radio Australia
Happy Station From Japan
Happy Station Classic Moments
And much more.
For details on broadcast dates stay tuned
For more information please feel free to contact me at anytime. The email is firstname.lastname@example.org .
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
is from Rotterdam and is learning Chinese at Taiwan's National University and
has been in Taiwan since 2007.
He will be in charge of building a data base for the show as well as designing a
website and responding to listeners letters, sending out QSLs and transmitting
the shows to WRMI, Radio Sonora, and World FM. He speaks 4 languages including
Dutch of course.
Welcome Johan to the worlds largest radio family.