In response to “He Hears a Bounty of Listening Options” (Jan. 18):
Deutsche Welle and Radio Netherlands Worldwide have ended their broadcasts to North America. Both broadcasters now concentrate their remaining shortwave efforts on Asia and Africa. BBC World Service is rapidly leaving the shortwave scene along with many other favorites from our childhood. You’ll now hear China Radio International, KBS World Radio from Korea and many enthusiastic evangelical religious broadcasts.
Ham radio is still alive and well!
True radio lovers would enjoy the remarkable digital Sony ICF-SW7600GR, a radio that has been developed and refined for over 20 years. These days, this beautiful radio is all you might ever need and will deliver AM, FM and shortwave reception in a competent and reliable manner.
With domestic AM and FM content being so commercial, combined with the onslaught of computer and
electronic device interference, the Internet is your only reliable choice for what we remember as “radio.” Along with America’s NPR, check out the wonderful content provided by CBC Canada, BBC and RTE Ireland online. Your favorite local radio station can arrive over the Web interference-free, if they stream. If not, encourage them to! Learn how to squeeze the lemon and you’ll make lemonade.
Karl Zuk, N2KZ