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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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Why shortwave? Russia blocks web pages linked to Ukraine protests

In response to the BBG’s request for comments on the relevancy of shortwave radio, SWLing Post reader, Rick, writes: “Here is the reason why VOA needs to keep broadcasting on shortwave. Russia (or China or Angola or Zimbabwe or Iraq … Continue reading

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Richard voices his opinion about BBC World Service commercialization

Richard Cuff–noted SWL and festmeister for the Winter SWL Fest–sent a message to the BBC World Service listener feedback program Over To You deploring the BBC’s decision to incorporate limited advertising on the World Service as of April 2014. Over To You contacted … Continue reading

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