Web site of the Irkutsk DXers
From Deutsche Welle's CD "Signature tunes" booklet:
Signature tunes and interval signals are generally composed of relatively short but catchy sequences of notes, which are very easily recognizable. These melodies have two functions complementing one another - they are both signature tunes for a specific broadcaster as well as fillers. Thus, they serve as a musical means of identefication of a station, besides the spoken announcements.
Many broadcasting stations transmit their signature tunes at the begining and at the end of their programmes, and sometimes even in-between. Often, these tunes can be heard for minutes before a programme starts, making finding a station easier in the wide spectrum of frequencies and stations broadcaststing simultaneously. In addition, they can serve as an almost indispensable means for those listeners, whose receivers do not possess a digital frequency readout and who, therefore, have to actually search the bands for the station they want to listen to. Often based on traditional songs or compositions of famous composers, these tunes offfer a wide variety of sounds patterns exceeding the mere function as a simple means of recognition. In many cases, they were written for traditional instruments such as drums or shepherd's pipes or consists of bells of world-famous cathedrals. Their sound, rhythm and intonation make them a kind of musical picture of a country and its inhabitants, depicting geographical impressions of a country's expanse as well as people's emotions, letting sometimes shine through the whole range of temperament between happiness and melancholy. Some tunes are full of drama, fire and infectious rhytms, while other show more composure, complacency and solemnity.
"Austrian Short Wave Panorama" , Radio Austria International
"DX Corner" , Radio Japan
"DX Partyline" , HCJB
"Communications World" , Voice Of America
"Sweden Calling DXers" , Radio Sweden
Amur Radio , Blagoveschensk, 6060 khz, opening of evening block at 18.10 local time.
Bayerischer Rundfunk , interval signal presented in "DX Partyline" program for "Interval Signal Contest"
BFBS , shortwave relay to the Middle East during the Gulf War
BFBS , BBC special broadcast for the British Forces at the Middle East
Buryat Radio , Ulan Ude , 279 khz (//4795 khz)
China Radio International, former IS on "East is Red" song
Chita Radio , Chita, Russia, 4860 kHz
Chukot Radio , Anadyr' , Russia, 9600 kHz (via Magadan)
Cyprus Radio , maritime station
ELWA , Christian SW station from Monrovia, Liberia
European Christian Radio
FEBC , Khabarovsk, Russia, 9560 khz
Golos Rossii , Voice of Russia - Russian Service, former I.S.
HLAZ , FEBC-Korea, 1566 kHz, Opening of the Russian language broadcasts
Iran's Flag of Freedom Radio
KGEI , San Francisco - samples in English, Spanish and Russian from 80ths
Khabarovsk , Russia , 7210 kHz
KNLS , former interval signal
KNLS , present interval signal
Kol Israel , Voice of Israel's I.S., ID & opening in Russian
Kyrgyz Radio , Bishkek
Lao National Radio , French broadcast opening via facility in U.S.S.R.
La Voz del C.I.D. , clandestine station on 9942 kHz , interval signal presented in "DX Partyline" progra for "Interval Signal Contest"
Broadcasting Station , mistery Chinese
language number station.
You can find more about this station on Hans van den Boogert's Radio China homepage.
Radio Ala , independent station (SW and MW), Moscow, 1992
Radio Ala , News jingle
Radio Aum Shinrikyo , via Radio Moscow World Service, 1992
Radio Australia , old jingle
Radio Baghdad , Russian Service
Radio Botswana , interval signal presented in "DX Partyline" progra for "Interval Signal Contest"
Radio DVR , first independent station at the Sovet Far East, they used slogan ID and announcements in English, Japanese, Chinese.
Radio Irina , Russia , anti-Vietnamese station
Radio Moscow World Service
Radio Moscou Internacional , Radio Moscow French Service
Radio Nadezhda , first independent women's station in Russia, broadcasted formerly on shortwaves.
Radio Polonia , Polish Radio, External Service
Radio Tsentr Rossii (GTRK "Tsentr Rossii") , Krasnoyarsk , 5290 kHz
Radio Rossii , old jingle
Radio Budapest , former IS , that was changed this past summer
Radio Damascus , opening of the Russian broadcast with exotic tune and ID , 1990
Radio Monte Carlo , Cyprus , 600 kW MW commercial station on 1233 kHz
Radiostation Belarus , interval signal and ID in Belorussian, via Far Eastern relay.
Radiostation Free Russia see QSLs here and here
Radiostation Khakh Tengher-Blue Sky Radio, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 4850 khz
Radio Sweden , interval signal from the 80ths.
Radiostantsiya Pamyat , Radiostation Memory, Russia
Solomon Island Broadcasting Corp. , Radio Hapi Isles, received on May-11-99, 5020 khz
Tomsk , "Radio Region" progra, Russia , 171 khz
Trans World Radio , TWR-Bonaire, Netherlands Anthilles, interval signal presented in "DX Partyline" progra for "Interval Signal Contest"
Trans World Radio , TWR-Monaco, IS and Russian broadcast opening
Trans World Radio , TWR-Sri Lanka via CIS
Tuva Radio , Kyzyl , Russia , 5550 khz, signature tune and bi-lingual morning opening
Voice of Asia , Taiwan
Voice of Free Asia , Bangkok, Thailand, 1575 kHz, English progra opening
Voice of Unity , clandestine broadcasting
V.O.R.G.A.N. - clandestine station, A Voz da Resistancia de Galo Negrol, Angola
Yakutsk , Russia , 7200 kHz
Dave Kernick's Interval Signal Archive
Nobuyuki Kawamura's Interval Signal Library
Tom Sundstrom's TRS Consultants Online
Al Quaglieri's Interval Signals Online
Uwe Volk's Sounds from Germany....and elsewhere
Dan Henderson's On the Road with Dan Henderson
Mahendra Vaghjee's Sounds from Mauritius
Bill Whitacre's The Sounds of Shortwave
Vaghjee's Listen to Africa
Guide to jingle collecting
Hironori Yonemitsu's The Sounds of Africa
Frank van Gerwen's Sounds off the Wireless
Italian site IDS Warehouse
Rich McVicar's Rich's Radio Room
Australian Jingles from the Past and the Present
Tore Johnny's Radio sound-clips
Takeyuki Suzuki's Nagoya DXers Circle Audio Archives
Dmitry Mezin's Real Sounds
Last revised: 2003-07-17