Beginning of the Iraq War, Live on NPR – March 19, 2003

Beginning of the Iraq War, Live on NPR – March 19, 2003

I recorded these live off the air onto whatever was handy at the moment: cassette tapes, VHS tapes, zip hard drives, flash drives and solid state drives, etc.

I eventually digitized and added them to the Internet Archive for posterity.

I recorded this audio broadcast on WAMU FM in Washington DC March 19, 2003 live off the air onto VHS tapes. Talk of the Nation and other related programming follows.

Radio Airchecks Collection

For years I hoarded live moments off the AM & FM radio dials.

Here are some samples:

The Big Broadcast

Ed Walker, one of the Joy Boys, brought back the golden days of radio every Sunday night for 30 years.

Gunsmoke. Jack Benny. Dragnet. Lum 'n Abner. The Shadow. News of the day, much more.

The Big Broadcast played on WAMU FM on Sunday nights, mostly from 7 to 11.

The Eddie Stubbs Show

Eddie Stubbs's Sunday show on WAMU FM played a variety of classic honkytonk, traditional country and vintage bluegrass + deep catalog favorites.

This was a show for listening to while drinking beer in the sun in the afternoon, great music delivered with unique insight.

The Dick Spottswood Show

The "Obsolete Music Hour" played rare classic recordings of bluegrass, country, string bands, honky tonk, western swing, blues, gospel & old world music.

Great Music & Sports

Off-the-air live recordings of a now-defunct station playing all sorts of great American popular music from the mid-20th century, back when music was good.

You'll also find some Baltimore Orioles post-game highlights from the mid-1980s.

News & Music on WAMU

From elections to 9/11 to the war on terror, these off-the-air live recordings of events of the day are from NPR on WAMU FM.