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.

Law and Order?

http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=1300&artikel=4020735 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…

Chinese terracotta soldiers

Chinese terracotta soldiers, originally uploaded by radiowood2000. An exhibition of Chinese terracotta tomb warriors from the Qi and Han periods went on display at Stockholm’s Museum of National Antiquity August 28. There are ten of the larger than lifesize warriors…