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BBC World Service: Portugal vs. Ghana

Earlier today, I tuned to the BBC World Service on 17,830 kHz at 16:00 UTC, hoping they would be covering the USA vs. Germany game of the FIFA World Cup. I was pleased to hear World Cup coverage the moment … Continue reading

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BBC: audience for international services “has risen to a new high”

(Source: Yahoo News via Richard Cuff) The BBC has said the audience for its international services has risen to a new high, with 265 million people around the world accessing its output each week. The corporation’s estimates show the numbers … Continue reading

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BBC broadcasts original D-Day news scripts

Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day: the WWII Normandy invasion. In honor, the BBC has been broadcasting the original radio news scripts throughout the day, at the same time of day they would have been originally broadcast. The news scripts … Continue reading

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BBC World Service features DRM

In this BBC World Service report, Mark Whittaker explores Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) and, especially, its potential in India. Use the embedded player or link below to listen: listen to ‘Digital Shortwave: a radio revolution ’ on Audioboo (Source: Audioboo via Tarmo … Continue reading

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BBC World Service to get more money, but less influence?

Jonathan Marks takes a look at the future of the BBC World Service under the umbrella of the BBC News group board. His conclusion? Just doing the news may be “too narrow a remit.” I tend to agree. Read for … 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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Confession time: I love the BBC countdown

Most shortwave radio listeners are familiar with interval signals–those ditties that precede a shortwave radio broadcast–indicating a specific broadcast frequency and that a broadcast is about to begin. On television, there’s really no need for an interval signal: channel selection … Continue reading

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