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Radio documentary on history of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

(Source: John Figliozzi via InternetRadio Digest) ABC Radio National will broadcast a weeklong series highlighting the history, development, key moments and future of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on the occasion of its 80th Anniversary, from December 24-28.  Details from: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/specialbroadcasts/abc-80th-anniversary/4373618 … Continue reading

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A little more Saturday Night Country via Radio Australia

I’ve mentioned before how much I love this show–you don’t even need to be a fan of country music to have a true appreciation for it. Saturday Night Country should be on your shortwave listening schedule. If you live in … Continue reading

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Radio Australia’s Saturday Night Country is a part of my Saturday morning

Even though it’s well over 9,800 miles (15,800 kilometers) and many time zones from where I live, I listen to Radio Australia’s Shepparton broadcast site perhaps more than any other on the shortwave bands. For decades, it has beamed a broad and … Continue reading

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Radio Australia: transmitter maintenance will lead to disruption of service for some listeners

(Source: Radio Australia via Keith Perron) Details of an interruption to our shortwave services to Papua New Guinea, eastern Indonesia and the south west Pacific for Thursday April 19th. This is an important announcement for shortwave listeners. Due to essential … Continue reading

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ABC video highlights the Dooen transmitter on World Radio Day

(Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Standing 201-metres tall with a 19-metre wide capacitive ‘top hat’, the 3WV mast in western Victoria stands out in the vast flat landscape that stretches below it. Celebrating 75th years of service, the occasion of World … Continue reading

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Radio Australia increases shortwave broadcasts into Papua New Guinea on 17,750 kHz

(Source: Radio Australia News) Papua New Guinea’s parliament was resuming on Monday, despite no clear resolution to the country’s political crisis.  Peter O’Neill says his government has taken control of the police and state offices. [...]Earlier he said: “This clear … Continue reading

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When shortwave radio is better than the Internet

From Reuters: Fiji has been plunged into a political crisis after the president reappointed military chief Frank Bainimarama as interim prime minister on Saturday, less than two days after a court ruled his 2006 coup and subsequent government illegal. Bainimarama … Continue reading

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