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Listener’s Notebook, July 1996

Ladies And Gennemum

of the SW community, we have a monster on our hands. Or at least I do. It’s called the Internet, and it’s so crammed with, er, stuff of all sorts that it’s darned near overwhelming. I’ve never waded through so much info to assemble a column as I’ve done this month. This in itself wouldn’t be so bad, but for every net posting containing useful data, there are fifty about how the Antichrist has a show on WWCR and “where can I get a decent shortwave radio for $39.95?”

Why do I continue to wrestle with this nuttiness every month? Beats me. Must be some kind of Zen thing, a self-imposed trial at the end of which I’ll have this big revelation or something.

Hmmm. Maybe not. But that’s the wonder of it all. As the Zen master said to the hotdog vendor, “Make me one with everything.”

Thanks, as usual, to our extremely enlightened contributors for showing us the true path to DX.

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Listener’s Notebook, March 1996

WELL, although we’re still in DX season, the column’s a bit short this month. Problem is, those long, involved schedules for the big international broadcasters? Got ’em, did ’em. Some latecomers are still straggling in, but I’m sure as heck not wasting space on items good for only three weeks of listening and reference. And it’s still a wee to early to start seeing the new spring and summer skeds. So we’ll just have to muddle through with what we have. Which, in its own, all-killah-no-fillah way, ain’t too shabby.

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