Tag Archives: BBC World Service

BBC World Service: Portugal vs. Ghana

Earlier today, I tuned to the BBC World Service on 17,830 kHz at 16:00 UTC, hoping they would be covering the USA vs. Germany game of the FIFA World Cup. I was pleased to hear World Cup coverage the moment … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: BBC to the 2014 British Antarctic Survey

As promised, here are the recordings of the BBC World Service’s thirty minute broadcast to the British Antarctic Survey. The broadcast started at 21:30 UTC on June 21, 2014 and was broadcast on 5,875, 5,985, 7,350 and 9,890 kHz. As in previous years, … Continue reading

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Today: Catch and record the BBC’s broadcast to the British Antarctic Survey Team

Every year, the BBC broadcasts a special program to the 41 scientists and support staff in the British Antarctic Survey Team. The BBC will play music requests and send special messages to the team who winter over in this isolated … Continue reading

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BBC: audience for international services “has risen to a new high”

(Source: Yahoo News via Richard Cuff) The BBC has said the audience for its international services has risen to a new high, with 265 million people around the world accessing its output each week. The corporation’s estimates show the numbers … Continue reading

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Thailand Coup: BBC World Service increases shortwave broadcasts

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Richard Cuff, for forwarding this press release from the BBC World Service Group Communications:  BBC World Service increases broadcasts to Thailand 26 May 2014. As authorities in Thailand take key national and international channels … Continue reading

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BBC World Service features DRM

In this BBC World Service report, Mark Whittaker explores Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) and, especially, its potential in India. Use the embedded player or link below to listen: listen to ‘Digital Shortwave: a radio revolution ’ on Audioboo (Source: Audioboo via Tarmo … Continue reading

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BBC World Service to get more money, but less influence?

Jonathan Marks takes a look at the future of the BBC World Service under the umbrella of the BBC News group board. His conclusion? Just doing the news may be “too narrow a remit.” I tend to agree. Read for … Continue reading

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