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“The era of short-wave radio is behind us” and other inaccuracies from the new RNW

RNW announced “A new Radio Netherlands Worldwide” just yesterday on their website; here is their announcement in its entirety (my comments follow). <><><><><><> “This coming year is an important one for RNW. A year in which, at the age of … Continue reading

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Radio Netherlands says farewell in style

Thursday night, by the light of an oil lamp, I tuned my trusty Sony portable shortwave to 6,165 kHz. At 2:00 UTC, I was rewarded with a rich, full signal from Radio Netherlands Worldwide’s transmission site in Bonaire. Here in … Continue reading

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RNW will be closing English service at end of month

Radio Netherlands English service will be closing down on June 29, 2012. There will be a special program on their final day and listeners are invited to share their special memories of the service.  Additional shortwave frequencies are planned for … Continue reading

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Shortwave plays vital roll in Somalia

I found this BBC profile on Somalia quite indicative of many countries in Africa. In light of cuts that the BBC World Service has been facing, this short article, about Somalia’s fragmented media landscape, admits that shortwave plays a vital roll in … Continue reading

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Jonathan Marks comments on RNW cuts

Jonathan Marks has posted his opinion on the RNW cuts announced yesterday in his Critical Distance Weblog–well worth reading.

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RNW will focus on free speech, eliminate most other broadcasting

(Source: Radio Netherlands Worldwide) The Dutch cabinet has announced plans to cut back the activities of Radio Netherlands Worldwide. The Dutch world service will no longer provide information for Dutch people living abroad, or provide the rest of the world … Continue reading

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