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Month: June 2021

St. Vincent Volcanic Eruption

Normally a paradise for tourists, a recent massive volcanic eruption on St Vincent Island in the Caribbean (on Friday April 9, 2021) produced an ash…

Finger on The Pulse

The new era thrust upon us by the global pandemic has provided an interesting opportunity for a locally-based cruise ship director who has shifted his overseas office to a makeshift studio in Papamoa.

The incredible reach of the Eswatini transmitter

Less than 2 percent of the Yao population are Christian. Abdi and Shafiq are just two of the many Yao Christians and population that TWR reaches from the Eswatini Transmitter.

Japan’s only shortwave station still in business after 80 years

Standing tall and proud over an area of 1 million square meters or so, a forest of steel towers in two-tone red and white is the dominant feature under the blue sky against the backdrop of Mount Tsukubasan. This is KDDI Corp.’s Yamata Transmitting Station, the nation’s only facility broadcasting shortwave radio programs to overseas listeners.

Radio 1XX, New Zealand’s last private commercial radio station, celebrates 50 years

It was one of New Zealand’s first private commercial radio stations – and now it’s the last. Radio One Double X (1XX) in the Eastern Bay of Plenty is celebrating 50 years on air, after hitting the airwaves for the first

RAAF Radio Butterworth 1960-1987

This small book was published in 1987 to mark the closure of RRB, RAAF Radio Butterworth, which had served the RAAF base, located in Butterworth, Malaysia, on 1445 kHz since 1960.

A Visit to Super Rádio Brasil AM 940 Rio de Janeiro

Our contributor Martin Butera visits the station Super Rádio Brasil AM 940 in Rio de Janeiro.

Radio Facility in India Turned into a Jail

It was on August 5 last year (2020), that All India Radio in Almora in the northern Indian border state of Uttarakhand announced that local…

Vatican Radio Celebrates 90 Years

It was at 4:30 pm on Thursday February 12, 1931 that the new Vatican Radio was officially inaugurated under the direction of the famous radio…

Radio Malaysia Celebrates 75 Years

A recent email message from Jose Jacob VU2JOS in India alerts us to the fact that Radio Malaysia celebrated its 75th anniversary on April 1…