Chris B programme for Laser Radio 22 April
2007 - via Lithuania on 9710Khz Short Wave and Internet
Chris comments: "This is probably the slickest show I ever
produced, and trust me I do not do slick! I figured that amongst the
swirling sprogs and harmonics of short wave radio it might be
advisable to speak clearly and deliberately. It seemed to work as
the reception reports (below) included some fairly difficult titles
such as Bulgarian Skin Mechanic. Top marks to Thomas in Germany for
catching that title. Music choice ranged from the 60's folk of the
rare Fat Angel from Donovan to the Zappa inspired electronica of the
Swedish Mats/Morgan Band. I love incongruity and the ironic jingles
are deliberately meant to sound slightly out of kilter with the
general alternative music vibe ...Finally, many thanks to Andrew for
allowing alternative music to be broadcast around the world. Will
the ether ever recover? One also wonders what did the good folk in
ShangDong Province in the Peoples Republic of China (see reception
report) make of Prince Jazzbo and NIN?"
Prince Jazzbo-Mr Harry Skank
Scarlet Party-101 Damnations
Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll & The Trinity-Flesh Failures (Let The
Sun Shine In)
Alec K Redfearn & The Eyesores-Bulgarian Skin Mechanic
Loretta Lynn with Jack White-High On A Mountain Top
Donovan-The Fat Angel
Ben Harper-Better Way
Sly & The Family Stone-Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey
I Monster-Back Seat Of My Car
The Divine Comedy-Geronimo
Nine Inch Nails-Head Like A Hole
The Sundays-Here's Where The Story Ends
Reception reports (22.04.07):
Unfortunately I had only time to listen to your wonderful music
SW 9.710 kHz between 1330 and 1400 UTC on Sunday, 22. April 2007.
I copied you with SINPO 55534 with my AOR AR-7030 and ALA1530S+ here
Norderstedt, Germany (5 km north of Hamburg). Brilliant signal with
only a little fading.
Some details on the Programme:
* Beatles -
* - "Let the sun shine"
* Accordeon and Fiddle Music - unfortunately I didn't understand
* The Eels - Flyswatter
* Loretta Lynn - High on the mountain top
* Donovan - Fly Translove Airways
* Sly & the Family Stone - Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey
* I Monster - The backseat of my car
* Divine Comedy - Geronimo
* Nine Inch Nails - Head Like A Hole
* Drive by truckers - Sink Hole
* Sundays - Here's Where The Story Ends
I must admit, that I listened to Laser Radio for the first time
today - and I haven't heard such nice music in years.
I am sick of all this commercial mainstream being played on all the
stations. So Laser Radio is a phantastic alternative I discovered
I would very much appreciate if you could acknowledge my reception
Just a quick note to say that
I've been hearing the Laser Radio programme in
the test broadcast on 9710 kHz today, 22 April, from 13.00 UTC
was out and unable to listen before that. Signals are excellent;
like hearing a local station. This reception is continuing as I type
I'm located between Avallon and Saulieu, about 230 km south-east of
I'm using a good receiver (Japan Radio NRD 535D) but an inefficient
(a few metres of wire around the ceiling of my room). The antenna
seem to have any negative effects on the reception.
It seems to be traditional to mention some identifying programme
a report of reception, so I should say that musical items I heard
included "Nobody's perfect" by Mike and the Mechanics at 13.21 UTC,
got to be a better way" by Ben Harper at 14.01, a piece by the
Sly and the Family Stone just after that, and a song announced
as "Here's where the story ends" at 14.26, just before the scheduled
Thanks for the efficient presentation (announcements with details of
songs - seems rather unusual these days on "unofficial radio"
the choice of music. I hope that this comment about reception
I'll send it to your email address rather than SMS to +7875 *****- I
write a more detailed report of reception that way.
Dear friends at LaserRadio.net,
My name is Thomas Voelkner, I am from Germany, and I live in a small
the western part of the country, not far away from the border to
Luxembourg. I am very interested in international radio, and I have
listened to various broadcasters from around the world, which
radio projects and free radio stations. Traditionally, I have been
into radio stations via short wave, but over the past years I have
developing an interest in satellite radio and internet live-streams
Today I am writing to you because I was able to pick up the signal
yesterday's shortwave programme from LaserRadio.net on 9710 kHz. I
listened to the
final hour and enjoyed some really quirky tracks. For example, I
that version of "Let the Sunshine in" before. It was really nice and
I remember I heard your station a couple of years ago when you were
broadcasting on SW a bit more often. Maybe there is a chance to have
your shows back
more regularly. Otherwise I will of course try your internet stream.
I hope you will find my little reception report helpful. I am not
sure if you
do perhaps send out your own electronic or paper QSL confirmation.
If yes, I
would like to receive one. Thank you very much for your efforts!
Again, it was very interesting to hear your programme. I send you
greetings and hope to be able to tune in some time again!
From: Thomas, Daun, Germany
Reception Report for LaserRadio.net
Date of reception: 22 April 2007
Time: 13.22 - 14.29 world time UTC
Frequency: 9710 kHz
My receiver: Grundig Satellit 700 + telescopic antenna
Reception ratings: very stable at 55444
Programme Details: Final two or three tracks by one presenter whose
did not write down (e.g. "Nobody's perfect"); one-hour show with
Chris Bent (I
hope the spelling is correct), songs e.g.: song with computer voice,
Let the sunshine in, Bulgarian Skin Mechanic, Flies Water (?), High
Mountain Top, Donovan, song from 1960s, Backseat of my Car, Devine
Drive-by Truckers, Where the Story ends; inbetween announcements,
info on e-mail address, and frequency.
Date: April 22, 2007
Receiver: SONY SW-ICF 7600GR
Aetenna: telescopic with 20M wire.
Details: At first, played a song by woman......
Comments: I like your music very much. but the time
was a bit short than before. Reception is still a
Hope you will visit China one day, and I will ask you
to Chinese dinner.
P. R. China
The signal was coming in strongly here, just with a bit of slight
fading, but that was the only cloud on the horizon. It was quite a
varied selection of music - something for everyone. My tastes is
more Kaiser Chiefs than Cliff Richard so I enjoyed some of the
alternative music I heard Chris Bent playing later on.
I often listen to the free radio stations on 48 metres but it is not
always easy to hear them as most don't use much power, so it is good
to hear stations like yours with a good strong signal on shortwave
playing something a bit different.