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.

Sweden’s National Day

National day ceremonies at Millesgården, Lidingö On Sweden’s national day, June 6, those who became Swedish citizens during the previous calendar year are honored.   Me with my certificate from the city of Lidingö (the dinner at the Foresta Hotel…

Internet (at least) 2, Sarko 0

The media has covered the recent G8 meeting in France, but at least here in Sweden there’s been little mention of the e-G8 conference that preceded it, where Nicholas Sarkozy apparently discovered he couldn’t impose his vision of a controlled…

What happened to keeping down inflation?

Huge increase in Stockholm Transport monthly card prices, originally uploaded by radiowood2000. The Swedish press reported yesterday that the Stockholm County Council and Stockholm Transport plan to raise the price of the monthly subway and bus card by 100 kr…

Back in Strasbourg

Strasbourg Cathedral, originally uploaded by radiowood2000. Back in Strasbourg to celebrate Easter. We’ll be moving back for eight months in late August. Hopefully the blog will also relaunch then, with comments on life in France.