Tag Archives: Radio Australia

“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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Radio Australia in NA: best times and frequencies on Saturdays?

My good friend, Rob De Santos, is trying to identify the best times and frequencies to hear Radio Australia across North America on Saturdays. Can you help him? Rob writes: “I am updating a page on my website with shortwave … Continue reading

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More 1968 recordings on the Shortwave Radio Audio Archive

I’ve now added a total of five recordings by David Firth, circa 1968, to the SW Radio Audio Archive. Click below for direct links: Voice of America Radio Australia Radio Peking Radio Switzerland Radio Moscow Note that you can subscribe … Continue reading

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Lynley Marshall defends ABC overseas broadcasts

(Source: The Sydney Morning Herald) “The chief for the ABC broadcasting into the Asia Pacific insists the taxpayer funded network has a growing audience with better programs on the way – despite reports the service is for the chop in … Continue reading

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Listening Rewind: Radio Australia rings in the millennium

Yesterday–New Year’s Eve, 2014–I spent some time listening to a few broadcasters as the new year passed through their time zones. While I missed hearing Radio New Zealand International (the first to welcome the New Year on the air), I … Continue reading

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Listen to the The Melbourne Cup on Radio Australia

John Figliozzi writes: “Radio Australia will preempt its regular programming beginning at 0400 UT Tuesday to provide live coverage of the running of the 2013 Melbourne Cup horse race.  RA will have special programming at 0400 and 0530, before and after the … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: Radio Australia

Like most Friday mornings, yesterday at 11:00 UTC, I tuned to 9,580 kHz to listen to Radio Australia news and ABC National’s technology program Download This Show. While the signal out of Shepparton, Australia was as strong as ever, I … Continue reading

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