RIP: Frans Vossen


Photo from Frans’ Facebook page.

Many thanks to Jonathan Marks who notes the passing this week of Frans Vossen, former journalist at Radio Vlaandern Internationaal:

Belgium has lost a great communicator who had a deep understanding of international affairs, especially those connected with Belgium and the African continent. I’ll always remember his great stories and infectious laugh. I posted a programme I made with him in 1995 where he explains the fascinating history of Belgian international broadcasting. RIP Frans. It was an honour to know you.

Many SWLing Post readers probably recognize Frans’ name as he was the head of the English Language Service at Radio Vlaandern Internationaal for about four decades and was a prominent (and well-loved) personality on the air. Frans’ memorial service will happen today. RIP, OM.

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2 thoughts on “RIP: Frans Vossen

  1. darren

    loved this guy ,genuine radio breadcaster in radio because he loved it. when you look back as the worlds best international broadcasters Frans was on his own. passionate presenter and great dxer will always miss this guy.R.i.p. legend…

  2. warie blip porbeni

    I am shocked by the news of the passing of Frans Vossen. As the founder and principal coordinator of Radio Zeater club, i had the previlege to speak with Frans a few times , and to participate in his programme “Brussels calling” with the likes of An Mulders, Liz Sanderson and Frieda Van Wijck.
    Presently,I am in Brussels for the next 5 days, and it will be my great pleasure to meet with presenters -An Mulders, Liz Sanderson and Frieda Van Wijck or any other Radio presenters that used to work with RVI – Radio Vlaanderen International.
    Jonathan Marks, i thank you very much for this information and i hope you remember me too, from back in the shortwave radio listening and DXing days.
    My name is Wariebi Blip Porbeni – email : [email protected]. I expect to hear from all of those connected with shortwave Radio Listening.


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