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The Radio Saga on Two Small Islands South of New Zealand

The South Pacific nation of New Zealand is made up of two major home islands, the North Island and the South Island, together with an estimated 600 outlier islands. South of the South Island, and on each side of the stormy Foveaux Strait, lie a dozen or more small islands, only one of which is inhabited.

Brazil: The Early Mediumwave Years

The interesting story of mediumwave radio broadcasting in the South American country of Brazil can be traced back to its very earliest beginnings, in the year 1922, when a temporary demonstration station was installed in what was back then their national capital city, Rio de Janeiro. The Independence Centenary International Exposition, as it was known in English, was open for a little over half a year and it was staged as a 100th anniversary celebration of Brazilian independence.

Radio Malaya Singapore in Two Different Countries

By the end of January 1942, Japanese armed forces had scrambled down through the thick jungles and the multitude of rubber plantations on the Malay Peninsula until they finally reached Johore Bahru, facing Singapore Island. They then began sporadic attempts at bombarding the island and at crossing the waterway that separated the Malay mainland from Singapore Island itself.

The Radio Scene in the Lonely Isolated Maldive Islands: The Island of Gan

The Maldive Islands are a lonely and isolated cluster of islands that lie towards the southern end of a very long series of underwater mountains on the western side of the Indian subcontinent. This island chain stretches for 1000 miles, from the Aminidivi Islands in the extreme north to the Chagos Islands in the extreme south.

German Radio 100

It was on December 22 just last year (2020), that Germany celebrated its centenary of radio broadcasting with special radio programming to honor the occasion. Just 100 years ago, on Monday December 22, 1920, Dr. Hans Bredow and his fellow staff personnel at the Koenigswusterhausen Radio Station presented a special program of music and talks to honor the Christmas occasion.

The Easter Island Story

Easter Island is a rugged and fascinating island way out in the South Pacific Ocean. It has been isolated and lonely, and it is an island full of intriguing history and custom…

The Original Radio Saigon

In the Summer of the year 1928, Mr. Joseph de la Pommeraya, representing the newly organized Franco-Indochinese Radio Company in Saigon, approached the Director of the French Radio-Electric Society in Haussman Boulevard in Paris with a request to buy a 12 kW shortwave transmitter for installation in Saigon…

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…

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…

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