TRSW’s announced the program lineup for its programs for European listeners during January 2022:
01/08/22 TRSW Special: Test for Europe – The Yellow Rose of Texas
01/15/22 TRSW Special: Test for Europe – The Many Radio Voices of Dr. Tim
01/22/22 TRSW Special: Test for Europe – Songs About Texas #2 – The Lost Program
01/29/22 TRSW Special: Test for Europe – Coronavirus Program Re-creation.

The Yellow Rose of Texas features 23 versions of the iconic song that TRSW uses as its signature.
The Many Radio Voices of Dr. Tim is a tribute to the late German pirate radio operator.
Songs About Texas #2 – The Lost Program is a TRSW music program produced in early 2020 and promptly misplaced. It was just found.
Coronavirus Program Re-Creation was produced in early 2020 but not found in TRSW’s archive. Luckily the playlist was located, so the music’s the same.
Each program has its own distinctive eQSL, available for an accurate, detailed reception report to [email protected]

Dear FRS-Holland friend,

Our traditional December broadcast is just around the corner!
The broadcast will be on next Sunday December 19th. FRS-Holland will continue a long time tradition, ringing out the year.
It was in the early 1980s that we started with December XMas broadcasts. Only very few times in the past 41 years, FRS was absent in December.

It will be worth while tuning our way, so we invite you to join us next Sunday!
For detailed information surf to: http://www.frsholland.nl/20-latest-news/157-frs-seasonal-december-broadcast-2.html
Good listening next Sunday and Happy Holidays!

73s, Peter V. (on behalf of the FRS team)


What is better than starting Christmas morning with a transmission from SAQ Grimeton?
On Christmas morning, Friday December 24th 2021, SAQ Grimeton is scheduled* to be on the air, to send out the traditional Christmas message to the whole world, using the 97 year old 200kW Alexanderson alternator on 17.2 kHz CW.

Program and transmission schedule:
08:00 CET (07:00 UTC: The transmitter hall at World Heritage Grimeton is opened for visitors.

Transmission & YouTube Live stream:
08:25 CET (07:25 UTC): Live stream on YouTube begins.
08:30 CET (07:30 UTC): Startup and tuning of the Alexanderson Alternator SAQ.
09:00 CET (08:00 UTC): Transmission of a message from SAQ.

Test transmissions
We are planning to carry our some test transmissions on December 23rd, approximately between 13:00 CET (12:00 UTC) and 16:00 CET (13:00 UTC). SAQ will be on the air shorter periods of time during this interval, when we will be carrying out some tests and measurements. Your comments are welcome to [email protected].

Live Video from World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station
The event can be seen live on our YouTube Channel or by following the link below.

In January, TRSW will air a special program commemorating the many pirate stations produced by Germany’s Dr. Tim.
Here’s a list of the stations:
Radio Anonymous, Radio Bella Italia, Radio BZN, Radio Carneval, Clinic Radio, Radio Corona, Radio Disco Hell, Radio Dr. Juice, Radio Dr. Tim, Radio Dummyload, Radio Easterbunny, EM Radio, Halloween Radio, Radio Heidi, Radio Heijntje, Radio Illegal, Radio Isabella, Radio Jingle Bells, Radio Jodelpiraat, Radio Lesbos, Radio Lockdown, Love Parade Radio, March Music Radio, Radio Mousjager, Radio Olympia, Radio Polkawelle, Rammstein Radio, Reggae Radio, Radio Republica da Banana, Shortwave Pirate, Radio Sofa King, Radio Southsea Melody, Radiostancia Russian Hooligans, Radio 29, Radio Toyota, Trance AM, Transatlantic Broadcast, Radio UNID, Unknown Radio, Radio Watt & Lumen, Werner’s Schlagerwelt, Radio The White Man, Wild West FM, World Cup Radio, Radio Zendpiraat.
We plan to air the program on Channel 292 in Germany because Dr. Tim was best know to European pirate station enthusiasts. We may air it in North America. We haven’t decided.
If you’d like us to air the program on WRMI, drop us an email to [email protected]

Having produced this book for the past 24 years, we are very sorry to announce that WRTH 2022 will be the final edition of World Radio TV Handbook produced and published by WRTH Publications.
This has been an extremely difficult decision and was only made after a lot of thought and discussion.
We know that many people rely on WRTH and greatly enjoy getting the new edition every year.
We realise that this news will be disappointing for many people.
We wish to thank you all for your loyal support over the years.
Good DX and Happy Listening,
Nicholas Hardyman (WRTH Publisher)
and the WRTH Editorial team

12/05/21 0100 WRMI 5950 TRSW Special: Association of North American Radio Clubs
12/05/21 0200 WRMI 5950 TRSW Encore: Early Christmas
12/12/21 0100 WRMI 5950 TRSW Special: Varied Merry Christmas (MFSK32 Playlist)
12/12/21 0200 WRMI 5950 TRSW Encore: Early Christmas
12/18/21 0900 Channel 292 6070 TRSW Encore: Early Christmas
12/18/21 1800 Channel 292 3955 TRSW Encore: Early Christmas
12/19/21 0100 WRMI 5950 TRSW Special: Rock-it Radio – R&R Retrospective Holiday Special
12/19/21 0200 WRMI 5950 TRSW Encore: Early Christmas
12/25/21 1000 Channel 292 6070 TRSW Encore: Texas Christmas
12/25/21 1900 Channel 292 3955 TRSW Encore: Texas Christmas
12/26/21 0100 WRMI 5950 TRSW Special: Rock-it Radio – Rockabilly & Blues Christmas
12/26/21 0200 WRMI 5950 TRSW Encore: Texas Christmas
12/26/21 0300 WBCQ 6160 TRSW Encore: Texas Christmas

Texas Radio Shortwave’s designed some great eQSLs for its holiday programs during December and wants to make it easier for listeners to receive them.
To that end, TRSW will not require that reports contain comments on the programs.
Reports will still need times and titles of songs, times of station IDs and announcements, and an SIO or SINPO rating. They should also include the listener’s receiver and antenna.
Reports should be sent to [email protected]