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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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Allen’s thoughts as BBC Cyprus relay station closes today

SWLing Post reader, Allen, writes: BBC’s Cyprus relay station is being closed down today after more than 50 years of service. The BBC currently uses the station to broadcast its Arabic radio service to the Arab world on short wave. … Continue reading

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BBC World Service to “simplify” English and cut Arabic on shortwave

Sadly, the BBC World Service is going forward with cuts that had been announced in 2012. Global English service is being reduced, but Arabic services are being cut altogether. The BBC expect to lose 1.5 million listeners to Global English cuts, … Continue reading

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A West Dorset view on the Rampisham Radio Transmitting Station closure

(Source: Real West Dorset) RAMPISHAM’S radio transmission station may close before Christmas with the loss of more than 20 jobs, even though it’s currently broadcasting into Libya. The proposed shutdown of the Dorset site follows the BBC’s decision earlier this … Continue reading

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