About Notes from Sweden

Indiana Jones wanna at the Temple of Philae

Indiana Jones wannabe at the Temple of Philae

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.

In August 2011 I took a leave of absence from Radio Sweden to move to Strasbourg in France. Sweden is a lot different from the United States, but France is even more so….

I posted quite a bit during the year in France. Afterward returning to Sweden, I retired from Radio Sweden, after almost 40 years, in August 2014. The following month I returned to academia, and began studying Egyptology at Uppsala University. I received a Fil.kand. (B.A.) in June 2016. Since then I have continued my studies at Uppsala, in Archaeology, and continue to work occasionally at Radio Sweden.

–George Wood

3 comments for “About Notes from Sweden

  1. October 29, 2010 at 4:50 PM

    Geordie, how are you. Hope all is well.

    I am writing to ask some details of tomorrow night’s switch off of 1179, and a piece of history disappears. Can you tell me the time of the last english show and the time of the actual switch off. I would like to record and amazingly the Radio Sweden web site is very vague.

    Even in dx circles, info is vague…..

    Can you help????

    Ken Baird


    PS : I have reproduced some radio sweden posters in my logs page for october….. a blast from the past…

    • George Wood
      October 29, 2010 at 5:06 PM

      Near as I can see, the last broadcasts will be a half hour of English between 2330 and 2400 Swedish time, in othervwoeds, 2230-2300 BST, followed by Swedish from the P4 network until closedown at 0200 Swedish/0100 BST.

  2. March 2, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    Hi cousin!!! We all are doing family trees and the forest is getting thick…How are you? It has been a long time since we were little kids playing at Auntie Gina’s …

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