Tag Archives: Why Shortwave Radio

Thailand Coup: BBC World Service increases shortwave broadcasts

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Richard Cuff, for forwarding this press release from the BBC World Service Group Communications:  BBC World Service increases broadcasts to Thailand 26 May 2014. As authorities in Thailand take key national and international channels … Continue reading

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Radio Thailand: no mention of military coup

This morning, I was able to catch the first thirteen minutes of Radio Thailand‘s English language service on 9,390 kHz shortwave. I was curious if RT would mention the Thailand military coup or at least broadcast a sanctioned message from the military authorities. … Continue reading

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BBC: Thailand TV and radio remains blacked out under military control

Many thanks to Andy who shares this article from BBC News. Here’s a clip: “The day after the military takeover in Thailand, television and radio remains blacked out and under military control. Instead, viewers and listeners are being fed a diet … Continue reading

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Thailand military suspends TV and radio programming

Thailand’s army chief, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, declared a coup today (Thursday, May 22), and detained key party leaders while suspending the constitution in “a bid to restore order” after nearly six months of ant-government protests. General Prayuth Chan-ocha has also ordered … Continue reading

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Russian “clamps down” on US media, US to increase funding for RFE/VOA

This morning, I noticed the following press release from the US Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG): Russia Clamps Down Further On U.S. International Media The Broadcasting Board of Governors has condemned a recent decision by Russian authorities to cut off all … Continue reading

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Why shortwave? Russia blocks web pages linked to Ukraine protests

In response to the BBG’s request for comments on the relevancy of shortwave radio, SWLing Post reader, Rick, writes: “Here is the reason why VOA needs to keep broadcasting on shortwave. Russia (or China or Angola or Zimbabwe or Iraq … Continue reading

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BBC News on the long-term survival of shortwave radio

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Alex, who shares this essential listening: an audio report aired at 17:45 GMT today by Lucy Burton of the BBC World Service. In this report, Burton discusses the future (or lack thereof) of shortwave … Continue reading

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