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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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Radio Netherlands Worldwide archives in danger

(Source: NRC Handelsblad, with translation by Andy Sennitt.) Radio Netherlands Worldwide and the Broadcasting Music Centre must find a new home for their archives by 1 July. RNW is still looking for a home for its extensive music collection, paper … Continue reading

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Trevor Baylis in the Vintage Vault

Earlier this week, I posted an article about wind-up (clockwork) radio inventor, Trevor Baylis. I recently discovered a 1995 episode of RNW’s Media Network, which featured Baylis–and the clockwork radio–in the context of inventions that would carry us beyond the new millenium: … Continue reading

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