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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 World Service longevity vs. commercialization

Back in October 2010, we learned that the BBC would take over the cost of the World Service from the Foreign Office from April 2014. Shorty thereafter, the BBC World Service was dealt a 20% budget cut which eventually lead to the … Continue reading

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BBC World Service ‘can make a difference’ in North Korea

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Ulis, for the tip: (Source: The Independent) One of the world’s experts on North Korea has called on the BBC to “be part of the solution” in fighting human rights abuses under Kim Jong-un’s … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: BBC World Service to the British Antarctic Survey

Mentioned earlier today, here is the recording of the BBC World Service’s thirty minute broadcast to the British Antarctic Survey. I was able to receive a relatively strong signal at 21:30 UTC on 9,890 kHz from the World Service’s Wooferton … Continue reading

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Catch the BBC’s annual 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 of 41. It’s guaranteed to be quirky, … 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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