As he turned the dial gently but purposefully, the sound of people speaking in foreign languages and the lilt of unfamiliar music burst through a haze of crackle and buzz.
Clint Gouveia was only about seven years old at the time, listening to long wave radio in bed, late at night. "I could hear all these voices from far away," he recalls. "It inspired me to want to see the world when I got older, to travel, which eventually I did."
Back then, in the late 1970s, there were dozens of long wave stations broadcasting. Now, only a handful are left. Among them are those in Denmark and Iceland - but they are due to shut by the end of 2023 and during 2024, respectively.