Now Casting: Ham Radio Experts for a TV Series

I received an e-mail from casting director Austin James of FSA Entertainment in Los Angeles about a new series he’s casting for a major cable network. He asked me to pass it along to you:


(Ham Radio, Shortwave/high frequency, technicians, enthusiasts/hobbyists)

Seeking a team made up of radio experts, code breakers and adventurers to embark on a mission to uncover the true meaning behind anonymous radio transmissions – “number stations.”

We are looking for experts who have thirst for solving mysteries, are adventurous & charismatic and have a STRONG knowledge of radio (including shortwave and Ham) as well as an interest in ‘number stations’ to be featured in this new and exciting series. We are looking for our ‘Indiana Jones’ of the shortwave world.

We are ALSO looking for ADVENTURERS – people who are not afraid to explore and investigate a wide range of worldwide mysteries; someone who is persistent, charismatic and fearless!

We are looking for people who have EXPERIENCE in travel, research and problem solving. For example: code crackers, techies, radio conspiracy theorists, private investigators, former FBI/CIA, hackers, former military, researchers, history buffs and urban explorers.

To be considered, please email the following information ASAP to: [email protected]

Please include:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Brief bio of you and your relevant experience to this (radio, explorer etc.)
  • 2 recent photos
Matt Thomas, W1MST, is the managing editor of Contact him at [email protected].

5 Responses to “Now Casting: Ham Radio Experts for a TV Series”

  • Carlton K2CMH:

    Did they say what the name of the series will be and when it will air?

  • K0EKL:

    Too bad Havana Moon (the late Bill Godbey, KB2OOR) is dead. He would have been perfect for this.

  • Matt W1MST:

    I know they’re very interested in leads from hams who may know of someone who would fit the bill for this. Anyone have any ideas?

    Seems like a real opportunity for the right person!

  • Scotty Freile, KE5TO:

    Invite these guys to Dayton. As a navy Radoman / crypto guy ( ham since 1967 ), I think this 73’s great. A blast for the right ham and or SWL. Scotty KE5TO

  • Matt KC4YLV:

    National Geographic is now openly promoting alien stories and conspiracy theories. I would be *very* wary of any of these opportunities and would thoroughly vet their intentions, because they may want to make you lie about numbers stations on the air for ratings. Even if your statements are truthful, they are good at editing your words.

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