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Johnny Rivers was born John Henry Ramistella on November 7, 1942.

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Welcome to program 177 of Shortwave Radiogram.

I'm Kim Andrew Elliott in Arlington, Virginia USA.

Here is the lineup for today's program, in MFSK modes as noted:

  1:44 MFSK32: Program preview (now)
  3:18 MFSK32: Independent bookstore in New York City
  5:13 MFSK32WIDE: Bookstore (continued)**
  6:47 MFSK32: Bookstore (continued)
  8:50 MFSK32WIDE: Bookstore (continued)**
10:26 MFSK32: Bookstore (continued)
12:12 MFSK32WIDE: Bookstore (continued)**
14:01 MFSK64: This week's images
28:07 MFSK32: Closing announcements

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From Deutsche Welle:

The New York City bookstore that took a stand

Jo Harper
2 November 2020

Independent booksellers in the US face a crisis long in the
making, but the pandemic is accelerating the process. An iconic
New York City store is seeking to buck the trend. Early signs
suggest it's working — for now.

At least one independent bookstore closes every day in the US,
according to the American Booksellers Association (ABA). That
trend, exacerbated by COVID-19, is snapping at the bigger indie
stores' heels.

US independent bookstores overall are down a quarter of their
market share, Peter Hildick-Smith of Codex, a book audience
research firm, told DW. Indie stores had slowly built up market
share in recent years, from 4% to approaching 5%, but they've now
dropped below 4%, he explained.

He also noted that physical store book sales are now below 30%,
the lowest they've ever been. Meanwhile, three quarters of all
books or e-books are bought online, with Amazon alone accounting
for more than half of all book sales, according to Codex.

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Overall, the US book market has been surprisingly robust this
year to date, with a lot of help from a tsunami of political
books, Hildick-Smith added. "But the independent bookstores'
unique strength, creating a local book community, hosting
in-person events to drive traffic and sales, is heavily

Strand in trouble

During the first wave of the epidemic in March, McNally Jackson,
an independent bookstore in New York City, said it was laying off
80 employees. This was followed by a similar staffing cull two
days later by Powell's Books, an independent bookstore in
Portland, Oregon. Now it's the Strand Bookstore, an icon of New
York City's book scene, that is in trouble, with revenue down 70%
from 2019.

The Strand, founded in 1927, is the last survivor of the 48
bookstores that once lined 4th Avenue's famous "Book Row." In
normal times The Strand boasts of having "18 miles of books"
spread over four floors at its main store.

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Earlier this year, the Strand got Paycheck Protection Program
(PPE) funds from the government, but it also had to lay off most
of its staff as foot traffic plummeted. These funds and cash
reserves helped the store through the first eight months of the
pandemic, owner Nancy Bass-Wyden, granddaughter of the store's
founder, said.

"It's tough for a business owner to ask for help, but the PPP got
us through the roughest patch," she told DW.

Bass-Wyden also spent $250,000 (€220,000) on Amazon shares
earlier this year. "I invested in a slew of shares, not just
Amazon, that I thought would survive the pandemic, and will do
everything I can to keep the store open," she said, adding that
the store is now rehiring and currently employs 69 people.

But ultimately, she said, it was community support that has saved
the store.

Bass-Wyden went on Facebook and Twitter two weeks ago to say the
business was "unsustainable." The reaction to her message was
impressive. "The store received more than 25,000 online orders
over the weekend, causing the website to crash," she said. It
normally gets 300 orders a day. "The show of love has been
astonishing," she adds.

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A lifeline?

Meanwhile, an online movement has emerged as a grassroots
challenge to Amazon., a nonprofit platform designed
to help smaller bookstores, has already raised hundreds of
thousands of dollars for local stores.

The website launched in January with a team of five people. By
centralizing resources on a shared hub, provides
customers with prices and delivery speed comparable to Amazon's
while the money still goes to their favorite bookstore.

" captured over 1% of Amazon's market share for books
within a few months after launch last year. For stores, there's
no expense and no risk to joining us, and we've earned over $7.5
million for stores in the past eight months," Andy Hunter, the
founder of, told DW.

Hildick-Smith estimates to have less than 1% of the
online print market. "That said, they are by far the most
successful new online seller launched in the US in well over a
decade!" he added.

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Indie bookstores stand up

"I think independent bookstores are reclaiming their power in
many ways," Allison Hill, CEO of ABA, told DW. She believes indie
stores have learned a lot during the pandemic about ways to
pivot, to be stronger and more viable in the future. "They they
just need to get through the present crisis first," Hill said.

"The indie spirit is strong, and it speaks to how much people
need them, and how much communities value them, that stores that
have announced that they are struggling are receiving
overwhelming support in the form of thousands of orders for books
and gift cards," she said.

Others are equally adamant the sector has a future. "Booksellers
are an adaptable and tenacious group," Pamela French, executive
director of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BICF), which
offers financial assistance for bookstore employees in need, told
DW. She pointed to increasing online sales and marketing, and
stores offering curbside pick-up and holding virtual events.

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Holiday sales will be key

"Many stores depend on a significant portion of their annual
sales during the holiday season, so the next two months are
critical to forecasting the future," Hill said. "Government
relief is also critical but, at this moment, uncertain," she
added, while clarifying that she nonetheless expects another wave
of government relief.

"Where people spend their money in the final days of 2020 will
determine what their communities look like come 2021," Hill says.

"After the holidays, I think a lot will depend on the outcome of
the presidential election," Hunter said, adding that the
Democrats are much more generous in the aid packages they
propose. "If holiday sales and government support do not come
through, I think most stores will be in a very tough spot. But
these [bookshop owners] are extremely resourceful and tenacious
people who love what they do, so many will find a way to hang
on," he says.

"I am optimistic and after 93 years in existence I owe it to my
grandfather and father to keep this store open," Bass-Wyden said.


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This week's images ...

A man fishes near Troitsky Bridge on a foggy morning in St.
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A dolphin leaps in the Bay of Islands near Paihia, on New
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A hunter’s moon rises behind lower Manhattan and One World Trade
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Root vegetables left to dry across a greenhouse door at Inverewe
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The Pink House on Loch Glass, Scotland.

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   Closing music:

   Walt Disney's Darby O'Gill and the Little People - Pretty Irish Girl

   Singer:  Sean Connery

   Sir Thomas Sean Connery (25 August 1930 – 31 October 2020) was a Scottish actor. He gained recognition as the first actor to portray fictional British secret agent James Bond in film, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983.

   Sir Thomas Sean Connery (* 25. August 1930 in Edinburgh, Schottland; † 31. Oktober 2020 in Nassau, Bahamas) war ein britischer Schauspieler, Filmproduzent und Oscar-Preisträger.




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This Is A Music Show #088
04 November 2020

2100-2200UTC Wednesday on 7780 kHz
0200-0300UTC Thursday on 5850 kHz

via WRMI, Okeechobee USA

Rebroadcast on Unique Radio, Australia
1000-1100UTC Friday on 5045 or 3210 kHz USB
Check for schedule!
(Temporarily Offline)


TIAExpressMS w/ Radio Northern Europe International
via Channel 292 in Germany, on 6070 kHz.

Broadcast various dates/times. Check the schedule here:



Steve Miller Band - Space Intro/Fly Like An Eagle



The Monks - Love In Stereo
Unknown Artist - Lowdown
Hot Tuna - Been So Long


- - -      Boz Scaggs - Lowdown (1976)



Sly And The Family Stone - Runnin' Away
Unknown Artist - Trombone
The Motels - Total Control


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Van Halen - On Fire
Steely Dan - King Of The World
T-Rex - Mystic Lady




Samantha Sang - La La La, I Love You




THIS DATA w/ Bert Kaempfert - Remember When We Made These Memories




Unknown Artist - Unknown Song


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Nauen 6080 kHz 1900-2100z  +  6145 kHz 2100-2300z   ===> 250°

Atlantic - North


       24.12.2019  = 24.12.2020


 6030 kHz 1900-2100z 27,28,29          ERV 100 kW  305°  241219 ARM  2018:  6030 kHz 2017:  6010 kHz
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 9740 kHz 1900-2100z 48,53,41,79       NAU 125 kW  130°  241219 D    2018:  9740 kHz 2017:  9740 kHz

 9570 kHz 1900-2100z 41,49,54,79,58    MOS 100 kW  115°  241219 AUT  2018:  9570 kHz 2017:  9790 kHz

 9800 kHz 1900-2100z 57,53,48,79       ISS 250 kW  148°  241219 F    2018:  9800 kHz 2017:  9800 kHz 

11650 kHz 1900-2100z 13,46,15,66,52,57 ISS 250 kW  195°  241219 F    2018: 11650 kHz 2017: 11650 kHz 



 6145 kHz 2100-2300z 27,80,36,81,11    NAU 125 kW  250°  241219 D    2018:  6145 kHz 2017:  5930 kHz

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Issoudun  11650 kHz 1900-2100z    +   9830 kHz 2100-2300z    ===> 195°

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Issoudun  9800 kHz 1900-2100z  +   9590 kHz 2100-2300z   ===>  148°

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Nauen  9740 kHz 1900-2100z  +   9740 kHz 2100-2300z   ===> 130°

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Indian Ocean - East



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