Tag Archives: National Public Radio

And now, the Shipping Forecast…

When I lived in the UK, I would often fall asleep and/or wake up to the Shipping Forecast: a BBC Radio broadcast of weather reports and forecasts for the seas around the coasts of the British Isles. Though I had, of … Continue reading

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Own a piece of National Public Radio history

National Public Radio (NPR) is moving to a new building in Washington, DC.  They’re auctioning off all of the studio equipment and furniture they’re leaving behind. Here’s your chance to own a piece of radio history–and, perhaps, start your own … Continue reading

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NPR: WWII ‘Canteen Girl’ Kept Troops Company From Afar

Long before the Internet and satellite phone, Phyllis Jeanne Creore Westerman brought soldiers home at Christmas via shortwave radio: (Source: National Public Radio) American service members have long spent holidays in dangerous places, far from family. These days, home is … Continue reading

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National Radio Day 2012

Today in the US, it’s National Radio Day–a day to acknowledge the significance of radio technology and the way it has shaped our past, shapes our present, and continues to shape our future. National Public Radio and its member stations typically … Continue reading

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In Zimbabwe, “if you want to hear the truth…listen to Shortwave Radio Africa…listen to VOA”

This is a brilliant piece on the lack of press freedom in Zimbabwe and the importance of shortwave radio. It was broadcast yesterday on Weekend All Things Considered. Links to the show and audio are below. (Source: NPR) In Seke, … Continue reading

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NPR brings amateur radio spectrum threats to light

(Source: National Public Radio) Across Alabama, emergency communications systems fell silent this week when tornadoes knocked down antennas and cell phone towers. Amateur radio operators are helping to restore emergency communication in some of the areas hardest hit by the … Continue reading

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NPR’s Bob Boilen on radio listening

I like Bob’s contemporary take on radio listening. Embrace old and new technologies: Here’s the thing. I have radios that pick up FM, AM and short wave signals, but I also have an IP, or internet radio, that picks up … Continue reading

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