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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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RNW radio equipment for sale

(Source: Andy Sennitt via Facebook) From the Dutch website (my translation): The disappearance of a number of tasks of Radio Netherlands Worldwide means some of the technical equipment is now available for sale. This includes a fully equipped Network Operations … Continue reading

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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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Severance pay of Radio Netherlands CEO under scrutiny

(Source: de Volkskrant, translated by Andy Sennitt) The severance payment for the outgoing CEO of Radio Netherlands Worldwide is excessive. This is what Sander Dekker, deputy minister responsible for the media, wrote on Thursday in a letter to the Lower … Continue reading

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International Broadcasters support freedom of information

The international broadcasting arms of France, Australia, the US, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands issued a joint statement in support of press freedoms across the globe. With the exception of the Netherlands (RNW), all of these countries … Continue reading

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Video: Building RNW Bonaire

(Source: Jonathan Marks) This black and white film was made in 1968 at the moment when Philips shipped two 300 kW transmitters from the factory in the Netherlands to the island of Bonaire, then part of the Netherlands Antilles. The … Continue reading

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