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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.

Remember Atlantic 252? The story of the station that was the sound of the 90s

For a while no car ride was complete without hearing it. Atlantic 252 – on longwave – was a 90s Manchester radio stalwart, even though it was based in Ireland.

Sifnos RadioActive 91.3, Greece

Riris Papatsarouchas originally set up radio station Sifnos Radioactive 91.3 in 1999 to provide some better driving music (writes Georgia Bisbas). As well as broadcasting to some 10,000 people on Sifnos and the nearby Cyclades, it has built a global fan base, with listeners in Brazil, Zimbabwe and Thailand.

New museum to recognize Warsaw radio station that was second biggest in the world

In memory of what was once the second tallest radio transmission station in the world, scientists are looking to set up a museum to commemorate its history.

The Radio Scene in the Isles of Scilly

Some thirty miles out west from Land’s End at the tip of the Cornish peninsular lie the Isles of Scilly, an archipelago of 140 islands, 5 of of which are inhabited. These Atlantic islands operate under their own separate local authority as part of the county of Cornwall, their main industry is tourism, and their main export is cut flowers (in particular daffodils) for the London market.

The Early Wireless Scene on Three Islands off the Coast of Wales

An investigation of the early wireless scene on three separate islands, all tourist related islands, that are located off the northwest coast of the country of Wales in islandic Europe. These three islands are identified as Holy, South Stack, and Anglesey, and we begin with the Marconi wireless scene at Holyhead on Holy Island back in the year 1901.

Radio Brings Audiences Together

The many challenges faced by artistic programming and performances during the past 18 months are well documented but cannot be overstated. It has quite simply been a devastating time for the creative sector and the subsidiary industries that work within or closely with it.

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…

BNBS Leopoldville, Belgian Congo

Rare station id & booklet from station OTC of the Belgian National Broadcasting Service transmitting from Leopoldville in the Belgian Congo c1953

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…

Hungary Denies Independent Radio’s Frequency Bid Amid Media Freedom Concerns

Hungary’s media regulator on March 11 rejected an application from one of the country’s last independent news radio stations to regain its broadcasting frequency in what the International Press Institute (IPI) called “yet another afront” to press freedom in the Euro

Irish Pirate Radio Audio Archive

Pirate.ie is a free and open archive and comprises historical recordings and oral history interviews. Their aim is to build a sustainable audio archive of…

Transatlantic Tests Mark 99th Anniversary

12/09/2020 On December 11, 1921, radio history was made when the signal from amateur station 1BCG in Greenwich, Connecticut, was heard in Ardrossan, Scotland, marking…

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…

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…

European Private Shortwave Stations

Every month Stig Hartvig Nielsen publishes a summary of active European shortwave operations by private stations. These lists are free to redistribute, and we have…

Halo, halo, tu Polskie Radio…

95 YEARS OF POLISH RADIO Special website celebrates anniversary As it celebrates its 95th year in existence, public broadcaster Polish Radio has launched a special…

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:…