Category Archives: Broadcasters

Lansing Named CEO of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

(Source: Broadcasting Board of Governors Press Release) WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the independent federal government agency that oversees all U.S. civilian international media, today announced the appointment of John Lansing as Chief Executive Officer and Director … Continue reading

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Radio Caroline and a crystal radio: “The making of a rebel”

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader Mike, who shares a link to this story from the blog République No.6: Growing up in Piennes Lorraine, Radio Caroline the making of a rebel [A]t night with my younger brother we would listen to … Continue reading

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Radio Serbia International recording and final farewell

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, “Mutezone,” who writes: “I want to share a link to a video of Radio Serbia International’s English service recorded on the 4th of July 2015… […]I have been monitoring for RSI during the last … Continue reading

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Tuning in to AM broadcast history and the venerable RF-2200

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Eric (WD8RIF), for sharing a link to this excellent article in the Illinois Times by James Krohe Jr. Here’s an excerpt: Tuning in: Making a small world bigger and the big one smaller So much of … Continue reading

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Peter’s archived recordings include KBC

SWLing Post reader, Peter (K3KMS) writes: In a post dated October 25, 2014, you mentioned listening to the ‘Giant Jukebox’ radio program on The Mighty KBC Shortwave. For the past year or so, I have been a big fan of … Continue reading

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The WSJ features Willis Conover

(Source: Wall Street Journal via Any Sennitt) The Radio Broadcaster Who Fought the Cold War Abroad but Remained Unheard at Home By DOUG RAMSEY During the Cold War, listeners in captive nations behind the Iron Curtain huddled around radios in … Continue reading

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Rep. Salmon introduces bill to defund Voice of America

(Source:  sonorannews.com via Dan Robinson) WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) announced the eighth Shrink our Spending Initiative bill focused on highlighting and cutting wasteful, taxpayer-funded programs. Upon introduction of his latest bill to eliminate federal funding for Voice of America, Salmon … Continue reading

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