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Adverts on the BBC World Service?

According to this article in The Independent, the international arm of the BBC plans to commercialize: “The BBC has sparked anger with plans to commercialise the 80-year-old World Service, and to downplay the coverage of politics in its global television … Continue reading

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BBC News on the long-term survival of shortwave radio

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Alex, who shares this essential listening: an audio report aired at 17:45 GMT today by Lucy Burton of the BBC World Service. In this report, Burton discusses the future (or lack thereof) of shortwave … Continue reading

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Concerns about the BBC World Service after reorganization

Jonathan Marks of the weblog Critical Distance writes: Bumped into an interesting document on the voice of the listener and viewer site in the UK. They seem to be concerned that BBC will reorganise so that BBC World Service won’t … Continue reading

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Jonathan Marks remembers the opening of the BBC Seychelles relay site

In response to the announcement of the closure of the BBC Seychelles relay, Jonathan Marks writes: “You might like to revisit this old Media Network when we spoke about the opening of the Seychelles site. http://jonathanmarks.libsyn.com/mn-29-09-1988-blackpool-offshore-radio-“ Jonathan, I’m glad you … Continue reading

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BBC announces closure of Seychelles relay station

(Source: BBC Media Centre via Rob Wagner) The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) announced today that the Indian Ocean Relay Station (IORS) transmitter site at Grand Anse, Mahé, will cease all shortwave transmissions on 29 March 2014. The site was established in … Continue reading

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In the wake of disaster, BBC World Service extends shortwave service to Philippines

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Alex, who writes: The Philippines disaster has prompted the BBC World Service to put on a short wave service to the Philippines. [The BBC notes:] “We have extended the hours until next Tuesday to give a longer … Continue reading

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BBC World Service Radio Archive: how you can help

The BBC World Service Radio Archive (Prototype) contains over 50,000 digital recordings, spanning 45 years of the World Service; indeed, more than the BBC can tag and categorize by hand. Read below to learn how you can create a login … Continue reading

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