Tag Archives: Radio Australia

“The Gutting of Radio Australia”

(Source: Inside Story) We’re sitting on the grass in the village of Matangi on the island of Futuna. This is one of the more isolated communities in Vanuatu, a small group of houses on a small island at the southeastern … Continue reading

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ABC Radio staff memo outlines cuts to external service

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Jonathan Marks, who has posted a letter by Michael Mason (Acting Director of ABC Radio) to the staff of ABC. Mason’s letter outlines changes to Radio Australia’s external service. His key points: Radio Australia will continue … Continue reading

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John’s summary of Radio Australia cuts

John Figliozzi, author of The Worldwide Listening Guide, recently posted his summary of Radio Australia cuts on several radio discussion groups. He is also kindly sharing this summary on the SWLing Post. John writes: Here’s what I’ve been able to assemble from various … Continue reading

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Crikey: English language staff may be cut from Radio Australia

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Phil, who found a little more information about the cuts to Radio Australia. He points us to the following quote from the news site, Crikey: “Around 80 staff will be made redundant from the ABC, … Continue reading

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Radio Australia facing serious cuts

One of my favorite broadcasters, Radio Australia, is facing severe cuts as the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s international broadcasting budget of $35 million is being cut in more than half. Below, I’ve copied excerpts from two news sources with links. I will post updates … Continue reading

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Happy Summer/Winter Solstice: Listening to New Zealand and Australia

I’ve been on the road a lot lately. A lack of time resulting from this, combined with frequent afternoon and evening thunderstorms when I am home, has meant that I’ve not had the radio time I often enjoy. This morning,  I … Continue reading

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“I listen to NPR…on my shortwave radio”

Last year, National Public Radio (NPR) asked listeners when and how they listen to NPR. Their goal was to put together clips into a short spot for the network’s spring fund drive. After telling them that I’ve been known to listen to NPR … Continue reading

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