Friday, July 26, 2013

Monitoring Times May Be Closing but Teak Publishing is Not!

From Bob Grove, Publisher of Monitoring Times magazine:

"After 33 years of publishing the most informative and lauded magazine on monitoring the radio spectrum, Judy and I are finally going to retire. We are grateful for the dedicated efforts of our fine staff of writers for the excellent work which has kept MT alive for all these years. While we know the discontinuation of MT, with our December issue, will be a disappointment to our readers and writers alike, we realize that a combination of a down-turned economy, as well as the ready availability of free listening and technical information on the Internet, has reduced sales and subscriptions throughout the market place. I would like to thank you personally for your knowledge, your dependability, and your professionalism in making MT the publication that is most often referred to in the radio monitoring hobby. It is a legacy that we have all inherited."

And now from Larry Van Horn, N5FPW, MT Assistant/Technical Editor and columnist:

So after 20 years this month serving fulltime on the staff of MT and 30 years of writing for MT, I'm certainly sorry to say goodbye to my old friend with the earphones.

But you have not seen the last of me, this blog, my twitter feed or our publishing company - Teak Publishing. We are working on some very interesting publications projects for not only the military monitoring community "worldwide," but also Gayle has some stuff in works for the shortwave broadcast listening community as well.

So please stay tuned to this blog and Gayle's Shortwave Central blog for future announcements.

So to all of you who contributed to my 30 year writing career with MT, and all the great friends that I have  met and corresponded with I want to say thank you. Thank you for your support, kind words, material and everything else that contributed to some really great stuff published in MT.

So again this is only a goodbye to MT at the end of this year, but if you are interested in the military monitoring stay tuned to this channel (uh blog) for some new and exciting stuff in the next few months to come.