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China pays local radio and TV stations to broadcast their content

(Source: The Independent via Andy Sennitt) “The BBC has warned that China poses a “direct threat” to its global reach by paying incentives to local broadcast companies to prioritise its state-funded CCTV service over other international networks. Peter Horrocks, the … Continue reading

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Does Shortwave Radio Have a Future?

This article originally appeared in the October 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor Magazine. There’s a topic I’d like to put on table. One that, in my radio-centric world, stirs up a fair amount of discussion…and, truth be told, apprehension. The question, … Continue reading

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BBC World Service launches Ebola radio network

(Source: BBC Media Centre) The BBC World Service is launching special Ebola broadcasts for West Africa, starting today (Monday 22 September). Each evening shortwave transmissions to the region will be increased. There will be a round-up of news, concentrating on … Continue reading

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Bloomberg: Russia Plans Break From Global Web

(Source: Bloomberg) Russia plans next week to discuss contingency measures to cut the country off from the global Internet in what the Kremlin called a necessary step to shield the nation from the U.S.-controlled worldwide Web. Russia’s state security council … Continue reading

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A map of every device connected to the Internet

SWLing Post reader, Mehmet Burk, shares this tweet from Sherry Rehman: Portrait of an unequally connected planet. A map of every device connected to the internet: http://t.co/TWZqtBVyf9. pic.twitter.com/B7NA4ZpWCN” — sherryrehman (@sherryrehman) September 1, 2014 Many thanks, Mehmet! Though this map … Continue reading

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Radio: “a rare dimension to our human experience”

Regarding Garth Mullins’ radio documentary, SWLing Post reader, David Korchin, comments: “I got my start in a small FM station in Saskatoon—CFMC, doing overnights, then drive, then mornings. Kind of a loose format, and with such a small staff that … Continue reading

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Radio is dead? Not according to Mullins

Garth Mullins is an SWL and a radio geek:  yes, he’s one of us. What’s more, Mullins believes that radio is now experiencing a renaissance.  Listen to his brilliant documentary, End of the Dial, which was recently re-broadcast on the CBC … Continue reading

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