Tag Archives: Why Radio

Kim Elliott on shortwave radios & signal jamming in 2015

(Source: USC Center on Public Diplomacy) BBC Russian Wants to Expand, But It’s Not So Easy The BBC, as part of its 2015 Charter Review document, announced proposals to “invest” in BBC World Service. This includes a desire for a “bigger … Continue reading

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The vital role of radio in North Korea

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Ulis, who recently shared a link to this story in the DailyNK. Here’s an excerpt: In the case of loudspeaker broadcasts, which roiled the North, eventually leading to artillery fire, it can only be … Continue reading

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In Pacific Islands, newspapers are a “luxury item”, radio remains the “staple medium”

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Richard Cuff, who shares the following article from The Saturday Paper. The article speaks to how important radio is to Pacific Islanders, and the challenges Radio Australia faces with its budget: “For many Pacific islanders, newspapers … Continue reading

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SW Radio Africa: Police targeting children in radio raids

(Source: SW Radio Africa) By Nomalanga Moyo 14 March 2013 The illegal seizure of wind-up radios reached new levels this week with reports that the police are now using primary school pupils to source information about the receivers. Villagers in … Continue reading

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Video: Al Jazeera reports on Zimbabwe shortwave radio ban

Thanks to the Southgate ARC for bringing this to my attention: The radio this reporter demonstrates is a shortwave version of the Eton FR160.

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Zimbabwe: are shortwave radios now illegal?

According to SW Radio Africa, it appears that shortwave radios could now be considered “illegal communicating devices” in Zimbabwe: Police have announced a ban on ‘specially designed radios’ that are ‘not compatible with state owned stations’, claiming the devices would … Continue reading

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The relevance of shortwave radio for UNESCO’s World Radio Day 2013

Wednesday, February 13th 2013 is World Radio Day.  UNESCO describes World Radio Day as “a day to celebrate radio as a medium; to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourage major networks and community radio alike to promote access … Continue reading

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