Tag Archives: BBC World Service

Help record the 2015 BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast on June 21

Every year, the BBC broadcasts a special program to the scientists and support staff in the British Antarctic Survey Team. The BBC plays music requests and sends special messages to the small team of 40+ located at various Antarctic research stations. Each year, … Continue reading

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Thanks for the shout out, Click!

Some of you may recall this recent post about listening to the BBC World Service program, Click, via shortwave radio. SWLing Post contributor, Richard Langley, discovered that Click hosts Gareth Mitchell and Bill Thompson mentioned his shortwave research at the conclusion of the … Continue reading

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Listening to BBC “Click” on shortwave

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Richard Langley, who writes: “Last January, I wanted to see if I could hear the BBC World Service’s technology program “Click” via shortwave. I was and still am a regular listener to the podcast but … Continue reading

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BBC shortwave frequencies and schedule for Nepal earthquake relief

(Source: BBC Media Centre press release) BBC World Service broadcasts Lifeline programmes in Nepal In response to the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal, the BBC World Service is now broadcasting additional programming on shortwave in both Nepalese and in … Continue reading

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CRI, RFA, Sputnik, and the BBC: an “information battle?”

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Richard Cuff, for sharing this article from The National: Radio wars: information battle heats up as Russia and China muscle in For about 70 years it was the base of the BBC World Service. … Continue reading

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BBC plans North Korean news service

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Richard Cuff, for sharing this news from The Telegraph: “The BBC is planning a new North Korea service to give the totalitarian state’s 25 million people an alternative to Kim Jong-un’s propaganda. In a … Continue reading

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1932 Photos of the BBC Broadcasting House

Last week, I discovered this amazing set of photos, via Flashbak.com, of the BBC Broadcasting House from 1932: click here to view the full set of photos.

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