KAAY Beaker Street Clyde Clifford June 2, 1972 Midnight To 2am

Telescoped Aircheck – two hours of KAAY-AM “Beaker Street” with Clyde Clifford – June 2, 1972, Midnight to 2am.   DX Reception from Evanston, IL.





It’s in the blood

People that have never had an interest in radio or working in radio may not understand the hold it can have on those of us that do.

I have been into radio since I was very young. I would sit in my bedroom for hours as a young boy recording pretend radio shows onto a cassette. I spent countless hours listening to AM radio and shortwave radio. I built a transmitter with an electronic project kit and boosted the range and put out a “broadcast”.


Once the internet had grown to support streaming I started an internet radio station. If you have seen the past article, you know I operated it for over 15 years until just recently.


I scored a part time gig on weekends at a local station some years ago and have worked at various stations since.

The thing is, once you have it in your blood, it’s hard to let it go. That is why I kept the web station operating for so long, it was filling the void when I didn’t have a job in radio.

It is hard to explain how it gets a hold on a person, but I guess it’s like anything else, if you love it, you love it!

I have had some bad experiences and some good ones. I enjoy where I am now and I have to say it beats working!




My how times have changed.

I can remember as a youngster, looking at ads for shortwave receivers and wishing I had the money to buy this receiver or that.

I have purchased many receivers in my adult life. Yaesu, Icom, Drake, Sony, Realistic, Kenwood just to name a few.

Now though, you can listen without even owning a radio or putting up your own antennas. Thanks to software defined radio. There are websites with lists of receivers from around the world connected to the internet that you can tune and enjoy!

You can even buy your own software defined radio for as little as $20.

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They cover 100Khz to 1.7Ghz. AM FM USB LSB CW WFM and more.

The software to operate the tuners is free and there are different ones to choose from.



If you don’t want to buy your own, use someone else’s!

You can check out over 100 receivers here – http://www.websdr.org/


http://www.globaltuners.com/ has several more.


Hours of fun, with no expense!



I have been eating a lot of curry lately.

I’ve been using chicken and shrimp or beef. I dice up a jalapeno and about half a small onion and also add a small tub of sliced mushrooms and then put it over rice.

I have been buying the sauces in jars from Patak’s.


There are many different flavors and they are all very good.


Some of my favorites

I like the old 1970’s police dramas and I have a collection of them on a hard drive. Most of which I have found online for download. Some I have managed to find on DVD.

My all-time favorite is The Rockford Files.




Streets of San Francisco.


I also enjoy Kojak, SWAT, The Saint, Barnaby Jones, Baretta, Toma, Starsky and Hutch, Police Story, McMillan and Wife, Police Woman and others. Good fun watching these old shows.


Project U.F.O.

Project U.F.O. is a late 1970s NBC television series which lasted two seasons, from 1978 to 1979. Based loosely on the real-life Project Blue Book, the show was created by Dragnet veteran Jack Webb. I watched this every week as a kid.