About The Chef
The nickname "The Professor" was given to me by an employer many years ago, and for a number of reasons it stuck. Truthfully, I think it really comes from the fact that I wear glasses and tend to talk a lot. To be clear, I don’t really teach anything. But I do like to profess now and then.
Simply put, the inspiration for the blog comes from the sensation of sitting at night holding a portable radio with a dial full of pulsing distant signals. The promise of that. It’s also about the content and controversy of those old broadcast bands, and how much it’s stayed the same.
Any concentrated listening for distant radio stations, would be called DXing. And I that’s something I do every once in a while, mostly when I get a chance to get away from the radio noise of the big city. I’m no expert, and I have nothing more that a few decent portable receivers. But I do record these radio excursions as "bandscans" in real time. You’ll find some of the more eventful segments here as well as some conversation about the stations, the content, and the plights of poor reception. While these types of posts will be a staple here, there will also be heaping helpings of talk about talk radio, and what’s new or worth noticing on AM & shortwave. Or what’s old on the radio and what’s worth remembering.
I understand that not a lotta people go exploring on the AM band, and here in North America a shortwave radio is an uncommon appliance in most homes these days. So, this is a site where I hope folks who wouldn’t know a shortwave radio from tube tester can hear (and hear about) a lot of radio they wouldn’t find on their own, and that others who cherish the sound of amplitude modulation can find something of interest here as well.
The intent of The Radio Kitchen is to share the adventure of tuning and the audio rewards of my exploits. You can stream the posted audio from the sites, or download it to your home memory banks. And if you have (or can record) any exotic broadcasts or bandscans, and might be interested in offering a guest post or content worthy of a post, send me an email here. Let’s talk.
And that goes for any feedback, suggestions or general comments about the site, drop me a line.
Thanks for coming by for a visit.