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The World’s Highest Radio Station Celebrates its 50th Anniversary: AIR Leh

When it was constructed in 1970, the mediumwave and shortwave station of All India Radio at Leh in Kashmir was listed as the World’s Highest Radio Station, and it has survived, fire, flood and snow during its half century history. As Jose Jacob VU2JOS in Hyderabad India informs us, AIR Radio Kashmir Leh recently celebrated its Golden Jubilee, its 50th anniversary, on Friday June 25 (2021).

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.

Bahrain Radio Renovates With Lawo

Arabian Peninsula national broadcaster enters the digital world with room to grow.

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…

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.

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.

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…

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…

On the Radio: Bacolod City, Philippines, 2004

Enjoy a selection of FM radio stations in Bacolod City, Philippines, recorded by David Miller during April 2004. © Radio Heritage Foundation, David Miller Collection

AFTN Taiwan Audio Clip

Until 1979 Armed Forces Radio had a station in Taiwan called Armed Forces Taiwan Network (AFTN). In earlier years AFTN was known as Armed Forces…

All India Radio all set for rebranding, streamlining of services

Prasar Bharati proposed to streamline 43 ‘Vivid Bharati’ channels to nine language-specific entertainment services Shemin Joy, DHNS, New Delhi, Dec 10 2020 All India Radio…

Remembering Rediffusion: Singapore

Rediffusion (Singapore) LimitedRediffusion House182 Clemenceau AvenueSINGAPORE    Tel. 362211 Rediffusion Singapore was established in the late 1940’s bringing a Cable Radio Service thousands of subscribers in…

Remembering Rediffusion: Malaya

Rediffusion (Malaya) Sdn Bhd17, Jalan Pahang53000 Kula LumpurMalaya    Tel : 603-4424544 On the 4th of August 1949, Rediffusion services started in Kuala Lumpur and by…

Remembering Rediffusion: Hong Kong

Rediffusion ( Hong Kong ) Limited Rediffusion House 81 Broadcast DrKowloon TongHong Kong Tel: 4424544 History Radio Rediffusion was established in Hong Kong in 1949…

Making waves during the lockdown

HYDERABAD, May 24, 2020By Ravi Reddy AIR’s Rainbow FM runs interactive and informative programmes on COVID, revives interest in plays On a sunny Sunday in…

50 years on the air – Radio Seychelles celebrates half-century as the archipelago’s first broadcaster

Victoria, Seychelles July 24, 2015 By: John Lablache and Hajira Amla This week marks fifty years since the first radio station in Seychelles began broadcasting…

NTC orders ABS-CBN to stop broadcasting

ABS-CBN News Posted at May 05 2020 04:47 PM | Updated as of May 05 2020 07:08 PM MANILA – The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC)…

How Community Radio Is Helping India

These stations play a vital role in informing the public during this crucial period By Sonia ChopraPublished: April 15, 2020 ⋅ Updated: April 16, 2020…

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