A Radio Time Machine

The Radio Spectrum Archive (RSA) allows listeners to experience radio history as it happened.  It offers listeners the ability to tune through a radio band, listening not only to individual stations, but to all the stations in broad swathes of recordings, providing richly relevant radio context from the time.

Most of our spectrum recordings were captured with software defined receivers starting around 2005, however, we do have some recordings, made using HiFi VCRs, dating back to 1986.

The Spectrum Archive team actively creates new spectrum recordings and maintains existing spectrum recordings for current and future use by, among others, historians and researchers.