Mason Vye

masonvye.ca

Mason Vye Worldwide

As a hobby, I host and produce my own music show heard on international shortwave radio. You can listen to it on WRMI-Radio Miami International 9395 kHz Saturdays at 1900 ET. New shows air every fortnight, and on the intervening weeks, WRMI repeats the previous week's show. The show also airs on WTND 106.3 FM in Macomb, Illinois and is also heard online. I play a variety of popular music from the 1960s through to the mid-2000s , and also some "deep cuts" or songs by popular musicians that tend to be overlooked. Special attention is given to Canadian bands and musicians. If you're an emerging Canadian artist looking for airplay, I'd be happy to receive your music for consideration in CD or MP3 format. My postal address: Mason Vye P. O. Box 27 Alvinston, Ontario N0N 1A0 CANADA Email: masonvye@gmail.com

My Broadcasting Hobby

My broadcasting activity began in the late 1990s after discovering Tom and Darryl, a couple of unassuming and kindly men who produce independent radio shows from their home in Macomb, Illinois. They were affiliated with a group of layman broadcasters on C-Band satellite which I joined in 1999. After gaining experience with a few other radio stations, I began broadcasting on WRMI in 2019. I've been a shortwave listener since 1987 and often thought it'd be fun to be a shortwave broadcaster.

Most people are familiar with AM and FM radio, but shortwave is something many are less familiar with. Shortwave stations are "hidden" between the AM and FM broadcast bands and the fidelity is the same as AM. If you listen to your car radio at nighttime, you may have noticed AM stations that are hundreds of kilometres away can be received. This is because AM signals travel further after sunset and this continues overnight. Shortwave stations work in a similiar way, but instead of hundreds of kilometres, distances of thousands of kilometres can be achieved. In general, lower frequencies work best at night time and higher frequencies work best during day time. The seasons of the year also influence shortwave reception.

Shortwave broadcasting was something very significant in the 20th century, but it has largely been superseded by modern technology in North America. However, there are places in the world where shortwave continues to be very important.