Hello from downhere, and welcome aboard!
>> with lots of hobbies and interests, which include radio/broadcasting
Does this include DXing? Many moons ago I had a long wire at right angles to the USA, and picked up KLIF Dallas, KOMA Oklahoma, KNX Los Angeles, KEX Portland, and CFCN Calgary .. plus a MW station in Sacramento whose call-sign escapes me. It was after midnight here, and around dawn on the west coast (i.e. the entire path was in darkness). I don't know if those stations are still around, as it's been 30 odd years!