Tag Archives: BBC World Service

BBC World Service as a lifeline and making radio as “a symbol of resistance”

Many thanks toSWLing Post contributor,  Richard Cuff, for sharing this article from the NewStatesman: In the week when Apple’s Beats 1 radio station was launched – “Worldwide. Always on . . . It broadcasts 24/7 to over 100 countries from … Continue reading

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Listening across the globe: 2015 BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast!

On Sunday, 21 June 2015, the BBC World Service officially transmitted the 2015 BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast–an international radio broadcast intended for a small group of scientists, technicians, and support staff who work for the British Antarctic Survey. This is … Continue reading

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Thanks for recording the 2015 BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast!

Many thanks to those of you who made a video or audio recording of your reception of the 2015 BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast. I’m putting together a post with all of the recordings to publish by mid-week. If you haven’t yet sent in your … Continue reading

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Reminder: Help record the 2015 BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast today!

As a reminder: I’m calling on all SWLing Post readers and shortwave radio listeners to make a short recording (say, 30-60 seconds) of the BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast and share it here at the Post (frequencies and time below). The recording can be … Continue reading

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Correction: Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast transmission tests take place on Friday

In the title of my last post, I noticed that I’ve incorrectly stated that the Friday, June 19 BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast tests were to take place “today.” While the post content was correct, the date in this title was not.  My apologies for … Continue reading

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Friday: transmission tests for Sunday’s Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Rob Wagner, who reports: HFCC is now listing a test transmission (as the BBC usually does) before the official Antarctic broadcast. The test will be held on Friday June 19 at 2130-2145 UTC. All … Continue reading

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BBC At War: new series sheds light on WWII broadcasting

Many thanks to several SWLing Post readers from the UK who have pointed out this new BBC Two documentary: The BBC at War, Presented by Jonathan Dimbleby. BBC Two describes the documentary as, “[a]n enthralling series exploring how the BBC fought not … Continue reading

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