...and now three minutes of the Russian Buzzer


Dose the light in the fridge stay on even after you shut the door? If you scream in outer space, can anybody hear you? The chicken or the egg? Why are doors rectangles and not round?Is the secrete ingredient of Coke a Cola cocaine?


 We only hope questions like these can be answered by someone or ourselfs as we journey through this mysterious life. But some questions are just so unanswered that they might as well continue to be mysteries. In 1982, one such mystery  came to being literary out of nowhere. It manifested in the form of a  radio station.

  "The Russian Buzzer" as it's know throughout the shortwave community, is a mysterious radio station with no known purpose. Speculations has it that it's located somewhere in Russia. This unknown station transmits repeated buzzing sounds best described as the same sound a door buzzer makes and it does this twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week on the frequency of 4625 khz. To this day no one knows what it's real purpose is or where it's exact location is. Amidst all of the buzz surrounding this station (Ha, Ha), there is another creeper aspect about this station. Once in a great while the repetitive buzzing tones are broken, silents, after of which an eery mechanical sounding male or female voice reads off names and numbers which last only one minute from which the mass-produced assembly line of buzzed tone are continued.    

  This audio file is of a recording I made here in Detroit of the Russian Buzzer on the morning of February 4, 2013  at 0300 UTC.

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