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BBC World Service receives funding increase

(Source: BBC Media Centre via Jonathan Marks) Statement on newly announced Government funding of the World Service Tony Hall, the Director-General of the BBC, said: “I warmly welcome today’s announcement. It’s fantastic news. “This new funding is the single biggest … Continue reading

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In Korogocho, Koch FM focuses on water sanitation

(Source: BBC Media Action) On Global Handwashing Day, Diana Njeru looks at how a radio station constructed from a shipping container is helping people improve their health in one of Kenya’s largest slums. On the banks of a slimy grey … Continue reading

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Video: “The very particular world of amateur radio”

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Nick, for sharing this 2013 video produced by the BBC. Here is the description from YouTube: “In the face of the internet, mobiles and instant messaging you might expect the hobby of amateur radio … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: RCI, BBC, VOA circa 1979 & 1981

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Laskowski, who shares the following recording and notes: A few snippets from my old shortwave tapes that were too short to upload individually. These were made using a GE portable multi band that had poor … Continue reading

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BBC sets plans for next decade

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Bill, for sharing a link to this article which summarizes the BBC’s plans for the next ten years. BBC director general, Tony Hall, said the corporation will become an “open BBC for the internet age”. While … Continue reading

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BBC World Service as a lifeline and making radio as “a symbol of resistance”

Many thanks toSWLing Post contributor,  Richard Cuff, for sharing this article from the NewStatesman: In the week when Apple’s Beats 1 radio station was launched – “Worldwide. Always on . . . It broadcasts 24/7 to over 100 countries from … Continue reading

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BBC At War: new series sheds light on WWII broadcasting

Many thanks to several SWLing Post readers from the UK who have pointed out this new BBC Two documentary: The BBC at War, Presented by Jonathan Dimbleby. BBC Two describes the documentary as, “[a]n enthralling series exploring how the BBC fought not … Continue reading

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