Tag Archives: Jonathan Marks

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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Jonathan reminds us that history keeps repeating itself

Current events in the Ukraine and Crimea remind Jonathan Marks that history–especially as broadcast over the airwaves–repeats itself: “History keeps repeating itself, both on the ground and on the radio. The theatre going on in Crimea and Ukraine at the … Continue reading

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Interview with Joseph Mark Costello III of WRNO

Yesterday, I posted off air recordings of WRNO Worldwide from 1983. Jonathan Marks then sent me a link to an interview he recorded in 1991 when WRNO founder, Joseph Costello, visited Radio Netherlands Worldwide in Hilversum. Click here to visit … Continue reading

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Eight new recordings in the Media Network Vintage Vault

Jonthan Marks has just informed me that he’s added new studio recordings  to the Media Network Vintage Vault. They include: 7.10.1992. AM Stereo; what went wrong? 28.01.1999 Radio’s Future 31.12.1999 Radio New Zealand Profile 25.02.1999 Budel Radio Museum 22.04.1999. Radio … Continue reading

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Jonathan Marks on what went wrong with shortwave

Check out Jonathan Mark’s blog Critical Distance for his take on why many shortwave broadcasters have failed over the years. Hint: the same is true for any broadcaster regardless of delivery medium–content is king. Click here to read the full … Continue reading

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Russia “quietly” ends longwave services

The BBC reports that Russia has “quietly switched off nearly all of its long-wave transmitters, ending almost nine decades of broadcasting – as cost finally catches up on the medium.” Read the full story on the BBC News. Not a huge … Continue reading

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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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