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|Editor||Richard Fisher, KI6SN|
Popular Communications is a magazine with content relating to the radio hobby, including scanners, shortwave radio, CB, amateur radio, AM and FM broadcast band listening, radio history, and vintage radio restoration. The magazine features articles covering a broad spectrum of radio topics, regular columns by recognized leaders[who?] within the hobby, product reviews, schedules of shortwave stations, and logs of radio communications, including pirate radio, AM, and military aviation transmissions.
In addition to these traditional aspects of the radio hobby, the magazine also highlights more modern facets such as software-defined radio, scanning software, live station streaming, podcasting, and emerging technologies.
The magazine is published by CQ Communications, publishers of CQ Amateur Radio, CQ VHF Magazine, and WorldRadio. It has been published since 1982 and succeeded the CB radio oriented magazine S9, published from 1962 to 1982.
In late December 2013 CQ Communications announced that they shall cease publication of the printed version of Popular Communications along with CQ VHF. These two magazines shall be combined with WorldRadio in a single digital publication to be called CQ Plus starting in February 2014. 
- "CQ to Realign Publications, Launch New "CQ Plus" Digital Supplement". CQ Communications. 2013-12-27.
- Van Horn, Larry (2013-12-25). "Big Changes coming to Popular Communications Magazine and CQ Magazine". The Btown Monitoring Post.
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