Tag Archives: RNW

Does Shortwave Radio Have a Future?

This article originally appeared in the October 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor Magazine. There’s a topic I’d like to put on table. One that, in my radio-centric world, stirs up a fair amount of discussion…and, truth be told, apprehension. The question, … Continue reading

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Editor in Chief leaves Radio Netherlands

Many thanks to Jonathan Marks, who shares this article from the populist Dutch daily newspaper De Telegraaf on Saturday. If you can’t read Dutch, here’s a link to the article via Google Translate. I believe RNW has struggled with identity and … Continue reading

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1976 recording of RNW added to the Shotwave Radio Audio Archive

Greg Shoom, a new contributor to the Shortwave Radio Audio Archive, has just submitted a 1976-1977 off air recording which includes: The Happy Station Show hosted by Tom Meijer (Christmas 1976 edition), an unidentified program called “Why Join a DX Club“ … 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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Jonathan remembers Radio Netherlands Worldwide one year on

A few days ago, former RNW employee, Jonathan Marks, was sorting out some papers in his office when something “spooky” happened: “one sheet [of paper] fell out of a pile and onto the floor. It was the page of the … Continue reading

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Jonathan explores the past and present of the Radio Netherlands Madagascar Relay Station

Many thanks to former RNW Media Network host, Jonathan Marks, for sharing this insightful look at the Radio Netherlands Madagascar Relay Station–a must read! Indeed, check out this article and many more on Jonathan’s Critical Distance Weblog. If you were … Continue reading

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RNW looks into Zimbabwe’s history of media repression

Ironically, Radio Netherlands Worldwide was once an international voice for those living without free press. In the following RNW article,  Dlamini points out that technology is advancing at a rapid pace and media outlets increasing; however, radio remains the most accessible means of … Continue reading

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