It's been a pleasant evening here in England with plenty of sunshine and even a little something to listen to on the radio. Radio Pink Panther was coming in very well on 6803 kHz at around dinnertime with some good music as well, and I stayed tuned for a good while.
A couple of days ago on Sunday evening there was something else worth listening to - Technical Man on 6325 kHz. Now, his signal is always very good across Europe, and his modulation is always crystal-clear. But there was something else this time that gave his broadcast some added interest - some sung jingles! These might have been used before, but it was the first time I've heard them and they really stood out because while you often hear spoken jingles on AM pirate stations, it's not very often you heard them being sung. It got me thinking who made them . . . anyway, I made a recording of one of the jingles:
As far as listening to the Dutch pirates on MW goes, conditions remain unpredictable. Sunday evening was pretty good with some powerhouse signals from the likes of Spanningzoeker, Vrolijke Mijnwerker and Pandora, while Zwarte Panter was doing pretty well on 1611 kHz with considerably less power. Tonight, however, it is a different story with no reception other than something very weak from Witte Raaf on 1655, a station that would usually be received really well here.