Tag Archives: shortwave

Details of shortwave reductions to VOA, RFE, RFA

Earlier today, I contacted Letitia King, Spokesperson for the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). I asked her for details regarding the cuts to shortwave services that were recently announced. Ms. King has just sent me the following list, with notes, … Continue reading

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Amendment to H.R. 4490 protects “critical” shortwave services

In response to yesterday’s post regarding sweeping cuts to VOA’s shortwave service, an SWLing Post reader (who wishes to remain anonymous) writes: “HR4490 contains the following amendment attached to the bill by Cong Lowenthal of CA. Cong Lowenthal has the largest Cambodian community … Continue reading

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Sweeping cuts to VOA, RFE and RFA shortwave services

Unfortunate news from the Voice of America: Congress has approved major cuts to US international broadcasting over shortwave. Thanks to Dan Robinson for sharing this significant news. Dan writes: This news emerging from VOA late Friday: VOA to end shortwave broadcasts in … Continue reading

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One more week to get your Shindig T-shirt at a discount

Remember our announcement about the Shortwave Shindig T-shirt? David Goren has extended his 10% discount to SWLing Post readers for one more week! Simply enter the promotional coupon code “swling” at checkout. Total cost will then be $18 shipped! Click … Continue reading

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The “Shortwave Shindig” T: you know you want one

[Update (04/10/14): Check out promotional pricing for SWLing Post readers below.] Remember that incredible live Shortwave Shindig broadcast of a few weeks ago? If you missed it, check out one of these recordings. David Goren, radio producer and Shortwavelogist behind the broadcast, … Continue reading

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Extended HE-AAC: DRM to upgrades audio codec

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Mike, for sharing this news item on RadioInfo: (Source: RadioInfo) The latest upgrade to DRM’s audio codec was demonstrated in a presentation at this week’s Digital Broadcasting Symposium in Kuala Lumpur.  Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) is … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: Radio Progreso

For your listening pleasure: one hour, twenty eight minutes of Radio Progreso (Cuba), recorded on February 28, 2014 starting around 2:15 UTC on 4,765 kHz. Though I’m not certain, I’m pretty sure this includes a radio soap opera. Click here … Continue reading

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