Category Archives: Broadcasters

ABC Radio staff memo outlines cuts to external service

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Jonathan Marks, who has posted a letter by Michael Mason (Acting Director of ABC Radio) to the staff of ABC. Mason’s letter outlines changes to Radio Australia’s external service. His key points: Radio Australia will continue … Continue reading

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John’s summary of Radio Australia cuts

John Figliozzi, author of The Worldwide Listening Guide, recently posted his summary of Radio Australia cuts on several radio discussion groups. He is also kindly sharing this summary on the SWLing Post. John writes: Here’s what I’ve been able to assemble from various … Continue reading

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Crikey: English language staff may be cut from Radio Australia

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Phil, who found a little more information about the cuts to Radio Australia. He points us to the following quote from the news site, Crikey: “Around 80 staff will be made redundant from the ABC, … Continue reading

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Radio Australia facing serious cuts

One of my favorite broadcasters, Radio Australia, is facing severe cuts as the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s international broadcasting budget of $35 million is being cut in more than half. Below, I’ve copied excerpts from two news sources with links. I will post updates … Continue reading

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The World Cup on shortwave, continents apart

Yesterday, I was primed to follow the FIFA World Cup semi-final match featuring the Netherlands vs. Argentina. Moreover, we have good friends from Germany visiting; of course, they wanted to see who their winning team will be playing in the final match come Sunday. … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: ERT Open (Voice of Greece)

As I prepare the largest post I’ve ever published on the SWLing Post–a review and comparison of the PL-660, PL-880, ATS-909X and ICF-SW7600GR–I’ve been listening to the music I recorded Sunday night on ERT Open (Voice of Greece). Regular readers … Continue reading

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RNZI: Peter Fry says goodbye to Saturday Nights

Peter Fry, host of Radio New Zealand National’s music request program, Saturday Night, said goodbye last night after fifteen years on the air. Many SWLing Post readers have written about their love of the program, having heard Fry’s voice over the shortwaves … Continue reading

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