Tag Archives: Jonathan Marks

Victor Goonetilleke: The joy of DXing

Victor Goonetilleke has kindly shared a passage he recently posted to Facebook. Victor pretty much sums up why I still listen to the shortwaves: “For almost four score and 5 I enjoyed shortwave radio. Yes I was a DXer, and … Continue reading

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“Success Requires Independence and Consolidation”

Regarding the passing of HR4490 in the US House, Jonathan Marks comments: “[This] article by Kim Andrew Elliott is 2 years old, the arguments well over a decade. Lest we forget the original authors…… http://mountainrunner.us/2012/02/elliott_on_bb/ Kim Andrew Elliott is an audience … Continue reading

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A chat with Peter Homfray

On the topic of Radio Australia, Jonathan Marks writes: “It doesn’t seem like 10 years ago that I sat down with Peter Homfray to discuss the early days of Radio Australia. What a truly fascinating person.” A Chat with Peter … Continue reading

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James Cridland: “Radio’s Brave New World”

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Jonathan Marks, who shares this post, “Radio’s Brave New World,” a speech written by James Cridland. Cridland gave this speech at the opening of the Radiodays Johannesburg conference. Here is an excerpt: “There’s a theme that runs … Continue reading

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Remembering BBC Ottringham on Memorial Day

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Jonathan Marks, who shares this amazing story of the BBC Ottringham (a.k.a. OSE5) broadcast site. Since Ottringham was an active transmitting site during in World War II, it makes for a fitting tribute here on … 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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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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