Tag Archives: BBC

Concerns about the BBC World Service after reorganization

Jonathan Marks of the weblog Critical Distance writes: Bumped into an interesting document on the voice of the listener and viewer site in the UK. They seem to be concerned that BBC will reorganise so that BBC World Service won’t … Continue reading

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BBC World Service Radio Archive: how you can help

The BBC World Service Radio Archive (Prototype) contains over 50,000 digital recordings, spanning 45 years of the World Service; indeed, more than the BBC can tag and categorize by hand. Read below to learn how you can create a login … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: BBC World Service Hausa

For your listening pleasure: the BBC World Service Hausa language service recorded on 17,885 kHz on September 16, 2013, starting at 19:30 UTC. This BBC WS broadcast originated from a 250 kW transmitter located on Ascension Island in the south Atlantic … Continue reading

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Call me anachronistic, but I listen to digital tech shows on shortwave

While I’m passionate about shortwave radio–a technology that has, of course, been around for many decades–I also love to hear about emerging digital technologies, especially those that make our world a better place. These days, I listen to several shows … Continue reading

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This BBC radio adapts programming to match your environs

Thank to SWLing Post reader Mike for passing this along. The possibilities of adaptive radio broadcasts in distance learning alone are most inspiring: (Source: BBC Technology) A radio that is able to change a broadcast depending on where you are … Continue reading

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The BBC crosses an ethical line in North Korea

If you’ve been a reader of the SWLing Post for long, you may know I am an avid supporter of free speech via radio and other media; I am also a strong advocate of journalistic ethics.  Following, I share choice words about a … Continue reading

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BBC: Curators discover first recordings of Christmas Day

An amazing piece of recorded history: (Source: BBC News) Curators at the Museum of London have discovered what they believe to be the first ever recordings of a family Christmas. They were made 110 years ago by the Wall family … Continue reading

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