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 plays back 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


Shortwave Explanation

Most people are familiar with AM and FM radio, but shortwave is something many are less familiar with. A shortwave radio is designed to receive shortwave stations from countries far away from where you are. Shortwave stations are "hidden" between the AM and FM broadcast bands. If you listen to your car radio at nighttime, you may have noticed AM stations that are hundreds of kilometres away can be received. AM signals travel further after sunset and this continues overnight. Shortwave stations use the same phenomenon to broadcast much further, up to thousands of kilometres away. Shortwave broadcasting was something very significant in the 20th century, but it has largely been superseded by modern technology. However, there's still plenty to listen to on shortwave. You can hear news and cultural programming directly from other countries around the world. This can help you to understand people from other countries and give you valuable insight into how they see the world. Only a radio is needed, no Internet or mobile data required.

How It Started

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 other layman broadcasters on C-Band satellite whom I joined in 1999. For a long time, I had a week-about arranagement with another programmer from Michigan. In 2011, I had the opportunity to work as a DJ and IT technician for an indigenous-owned commercial radio station in Canada. In 2015, I started recording shows for a campus station in Springfield, Illinois. In 2019, I began broadcasting on WRMI. I've been a shortwave listener since 1987 and often thought it'd be fun to be a shortwave broadcaster.