Sweden Calling DXers was the world’s oldest program of its kind. Originally solely about shortwave radio, the program was founded by the late Arne Skoog in 1948
When Arne retired in 1978, George Wood took over.
Over the years the program moved from its initial concentration on shortwave to coverage of satellite broadcasting, and more recently Cyberspace, and the name changed to MediaScan to reflect the change.
MediaScan was the first English language radio program in Europe to be posted on the Internet, starting in 1994.
The last radio broadcast of MediaScan was on July 17, 2001. The original Sweden Calling DXers bulletins was replaced by the MediaScan Online Edition and e-mail newsletter.