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Rovinj FM, Croatia

Rovinj is an ancient fishing port on Croatia’s Istrian coast (writes Annabel Thomas). It was originally an island, until the channel separating it from the mainland was filled in 1763. Alen Matosovic Topssy from radio station Rovinj FM tells us about the town’s baroque cathedral, the perils of broadcasting from a sailboat and the team’s favourite hangout.

Deutsche Welle map of Germany

Germany’s international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle, sent this wall map/poster to listeners in 1994. (Please note that the scan is a very large file and may…

Introducing the Bayerischer Rundfunk

In 1991 German broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk published this interesting booklet that was sent out to listeners along with QSL cards and stickers. At the time they broadcast on 6085 kHz in the 49 metre shortwave band and were heard world-wide.

Radio Prague International celebrates 85th anniversary

Czech Radio have published this article on their website, celebrating the 85th anniversary of Radio Prague International, which was launched on August 31, 1936: https://english.radio.cz/radio-prague-international-celebrates-85th-anniversary-8727236…

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.

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…

America’s voice goes silent in Berlin as last US radio station closes

KCRW Berlin went off air this month. By Nette Nöstlinger, POLITICO, December 29, 2020 BERLIN — American radio is a Berliner no more. The postwar American presence…

Remembering Rediffusion: Malta

REDIFFUSION  (Malta)  Ltd.Rediffusion HouseGuardamangia In 1935, radio broadcasting began in Malta by a company called Rediffusion (Malta) Limited, which had been given the power and…

Broadcasting in Malta

Introduction The origin of broadcasting in Malta dates back to the first broadcast transmitted from the Naval Wireless Station at Rinella in 1933. In 1934…

A Look Inside Italy’s Digital Radio Rollout

Through smart investments and service efficiency, DAB Italia is rapidly expanding the nation’s digital services By Claudia Kienzle ⋅Published: March 10, 2020 Italy has been…

80 Years With Radio Prague

A significant milestone from Czechia This article was originally material for a broadcast of “Wavescan” via Adventist World Radio and now forms part of the…

AWR’s Tribute To Rimavska Sobota

This article was originally material for a broadcast of “Wavescan” via Adventist World Radio in April 2001, and now forms part of the Radio Heritage…

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