Author: George Wood

I was born in California, but have lived in Sweden since 1975, working at Radio Sweden. I spent many years writing and presenting our program for shortwave listeners, “Sweden Calling DXers”. With the gradual phase-out of shortwave in favor of the Internet, I’ve since moved on to being our webmaster. My big claim to web fame has been that I was the first person in Sweden to post a radio program on the Internet, in 1994…the first person in Europe to post a radio program in English.


Kon-tiki, originally uploaded by radiowood2000. The Kon-tiki raft, which in 1947 took Thor Heyerdahl and six companions from Peru to Polynesia in 110 days.

Law and Order? The day before the Swedish elections, “Konflikt” interviews a man who has to lie to the tax authorities because of his 500,000 kronor tax debt. He doesn’t want them to take his boat, his five cars, or his house…

Clueless TV Channels

Swedish television channels are amazingly clueless about how their viewers tune in. For years their attitude towards schedules has been disgraceful. If a program is supposed to start at a certain time, unless it is the news you can be…