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: email@example.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been superseded by modern technology in North America.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.