Many thanks to several SWLing Post readers who shared the following story from Radio Prague:
Underground agents and plots in the Cold War broadcasting war
In this week’s Czech History we look at one aspect of the Cold War, the use of secret agents to spy on and disrupt the enemy’s propaganda services. In particular, we focus on the circus that surrounded the return of a Czechoslovak double agent Pavel Mina?ík 40 years ago in 1976 which was aimed at discrediting the US financed and Munich-based broadcaster Radio Free Europe.
Click here to read the full article and listen to the radio documentary on Radio Prague’s website.
One station that was infiltrated by East German security agents was Deutsche Welle.
The worst period was in the late 60s, 70s and early 80s.
The former head of the English Section when they were still in Koln. Told me when I had dinner with him in February the month he started the West German’s arrested a newsreader from the English Africa Service who was a Stasi Agent. But he was only one of a number of Stasi in DW.