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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…

Myanma Radio in Burma (Myanmar) Celebrates 75 Years

Radio Myanmar in Burma, or Myanmar as the country is known these days, celebrates its 75th Anniversary tomorrow, Monday February 15 (2021). It was back…

The Radio Scene on Four Little Greek Islands – Part 2

Zakynthos In our program two weeks ago, we presented the story of The Radio Scene on Four Little Greek Islands – Part 1, in which…

The Radio Scene on Four Little Greek Islands – Part 1

Lesbos-Mytilini Island: Radio Mytilini Shortwave & ERT FM  For the international traveler, the country of Greece in southeastern Europe holds two major areas of interest:…

The Story of Hutt River Radio

Australia’s Best Known MicroNation is no More Several recent news reports tell us that the half century old Hutt River Principality, a self proclaimed independent…

Wavescan: Radio Broadcasting in Malaysian Borneo – Sabah

Radio Broadcasting in Malaysian Borneo – Sabah by Adrian Peterson Located at the northern tip on the island of Borneo is the territory known as…

Wavescan: American Radio Stations in Australia – 4QR

American Radio Stations in Australia – 4QR by Adrian Peterson Here you’ll find a very interesting entry regarding the American usage of a radio broadcasting…

Reminiscing with a Radio: Visiting Radio Stations – World War 2 Era

Visiting Radio Stations – World War 2 Era by Adrian Peterson During the era of World War 2, many restrictions were placed upon us as…

Reminiscing with a Radio: Voice of America Hicksville, Long Island, New York

Voice of America Hicksville, Long Island, New York by Adrian Peterson Back in those days, we were surprised, and literally amazed, at the rapid increase…

Wavescan: Balikpapan’s Oldest Continuous Radio Station

Balikpapan’s Oldest Continuous Radio Station by Adrian Peterson The Dutch authorities at The Hague in their homeland over in Europe began an interest in the…

Wavescan: Australian Radio Balikpapan

Australian Radio Balikpapan by Adrian Peterson As soon as things settled down in Balikpapan, the Australian army personnel got themselves busy in the area of…

Wavescan: Radio Balikpapan Kalimantan

Radio Balikpapan Kalimantan by Adrian Peterson Now, in assessing the available information, we would suggest that the Dutch colonial authorities took over both of the…

Wavescan: Radio Broadcasting in Independent Borneo – Brunei

Radio Broadcasting in Independent Borneo – Brunei by Adrian Petersen The history of the independent enclave on the northwestern edge of the island of Borneo,…

Wavescan: American Radio Stations in Australia – VLC Shepparton

American Radio Stations in Australia – VLC Shepparton by Adrian Petersen As was stated on a previous occasion, almost one dozen American radio stations have…

Wavescan: CBS on the Air – Shortwave from Philadelphia

CBS on the Air – Shortwave from Philadelphia by Adrian Petersen During the radio era before World War 2, there was quite a movement here…

Wavescan: Singapore on Shortwave – BBC Far East Relay Station

Singapore on Shortwave – BBC Far East Relay Station by Adrian Petersen Let’s go back to the year 1937, and that was the year in…

Incredible India Goes Radio Ga-Ga

Incredible India Goes Radio Ga-Ga by David Ricquish Until about five years ago, 16 per cent of the world’s population had only one radio broadcaster…

Pacific Radio Today

Pacific Radio Today by David Ricquish I thought we’d take a tour around some of the islands, and look at some of the issues facing…

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