Geographic Collection – Europe

  • Shetland Islands Broadcasting Company – The most democratic station in the country?

    Shetland Islands Broadcasting Company – The most democratic station in the country?

    21 April 2016By Antonia Quirke As the presenter reads news items coming in from Shetland to Japan and Ecuador, I realise there’s no heirarchy. It’s 8am on the island of Bressay and the news on 18 April is of the earthquake in Ecuador; then …
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  • World’s Greatest Radio Listening Post

    World’s Greatest Radio Listening Post

    RADIO fans take pride in the number of stations they can “log” and verify, especially if these are at a great distance. Contests for the most successful listening are as popular, now that one may hear Australia or South America, as they were in the …
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  • Manx Radio History

    Manx Radio History

    Manx Radio is the national public service broadcaster of the Isle of Man and broadcasts from its own studios at Broadcasting House in Douglas.  The station first went on air in June 1964, long before commercial radio became part of everyday …
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  • Remembering Rediffusion: Malta

    Remembering Rediffusion: Malta

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

    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 an agreement was reached between the Government of Malta and the Rediffusion Group of …
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  • A Very Brief History of Guernsey’s Radio Stations

    A Very Brief History of Guernsey’s Radio Stations

    By Richard Harding June 15, 2017 In 2015 the Bailiwick’s newest radio station took to the air although you may not know it unless you live in Alderney. On the 12th February, following a series of short-term trial licences, Quay FM became the …
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  • Radio Méga Creatively Connects With Listeners

    Radio Méga Creatively Connects With Listeners

    Community station in France runs radio studio on an electric tricycle By Franck Ernould ⋅Published: May 20, 2020 VALENCE, France — Radio Méga has been broadcasting from a fully functional, autonomous mobile radio studio since June 2019. Hosting …
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  • Gerard Teuma: “Despite Gibraltar’s size, there is a lot of news to report”

    Gerard Teuma: “Despite Gibraltar’s size, there is a lot of news to report”

    Newstatesman Gibraltar 20 January 2015 Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) is Gibraltar’s public broadcaster, and has been providing the Rock’s community with television and radio programmes since the 1960s. Its head, Gerard Teuma, takes us …
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  • NENT Group Drives DAB’s Future in Sweden

    NENT Group Drives DAB’s Future in Sweden

    The commercial operator has successfully pioneered the country’s DAB+ broadcasts By Davide MoroPublished: May 14, 2020 STOCKHOLM — Sweden was one of the last countries in Europe to distribute legal commercial radio broadcasting licenses. Only in …
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  • On Its 70th Anniversary, EBU Maintains Initial Vision

    On Its 70th Anniversary, EBU Maintains Initial Vision

    Providing universal services that bring people together is a vital contribution to society By Graham DixonPublished: May 5, 2020 The author is head of radio for the European Broadcasting Union. GENEVA — As a medium, radio is perfectly adapted to …
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  • A Look Inside Italy’s Digital Radio Rollout

    A Look Inside Italy’s Digital Radio Rollout

    Through smart investments and service efficiency, DAB Italia is rapidly expanding the nation’s digital services The Plan de Corones site serves Italy’s South Tyrol region, a mountainous area by the Austrian border. By Claudia Kienzle ⋅Published: …
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  • RIAS Berlin

    RIAS Berlin

    Enjoy this 1994 short two-part film, produced by Deutsche Welle TV, about the West Berlin radio station, RIAS (Rundfunk im amerikanischen Sektor) https://youtu.be/4MfDs89WXt4 https://youtu.be/D-BJw0W-E6c The history of the American radio station …
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  • Auntie: The Inside Story of the BBC

    Auntie: The Inside Story of the BBC

    A four part documentary to commemorate 75 years of broadcasting history showing the BBC, Auntie as it is affectionately known, from its humble beginnings in the era of wireless right up to the modern day international programme producer and …
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  • Rugby Radio Station – Booklet from 1964

    Rugby Radio Station – Booklet from 1964

    The Pawsey family recently wrote to us: My aunt is clearing her home. Her husband, David Pawsey, worked for STC in Sydney during WW2, and as an electrical engineer subsequently. Among his papers is a 1960s profile of the UK Rugby Radio Station …
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  • Managing SW Broadcasts From Ascension Island

    Managing SW Broadcasts From Ascension Island

    The remote Atlantic Relay Station transmits critical radio broadcasts to millions in Africa and beyond
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  • BFBS Connects British Military Worldwide

    BFBS Connects British Military Worldwide

    For 75 years, the broadcaster has been providing U.K. troops worldwide with news, sports, and content from home By James CarelessPublished: August 13, 2018 SUFFIELD, Alberta — Drive to Suffield —just east of where the Canadian Rocky Mountains rise …
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  • Broadcasting Milestones – Island of Jersey

    Broadcasting Milestones – Island of Jersey

    History pre-1955There were no broadcast transmitters on the islands. Jersey was just another part of Western Europe where we could receive LW and MW from outside of the island. 1955October, BBC1 TV starts from Les Platons, 405 lines B&W on VHF …
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  • Iceland State Broadcast Service

    Iceland State Broadcast Service

    BROADCAST IN ICELAND CONSTITUTION: The Iceland State Broadcast Service was established in the year 1930. Its offices and studios are in Reykjavik, occupying the fourth and fifth floors of the Telephone and Broadcast Building. It is conducted …
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  • An Aussie DJ on Iceland Radio

    An Aussie DJ on Iceland Radio

    By Bruce Carty After spending Christmas and New Year in London at 23 years of age, I visited Heathrow airport in 1973, purely for something to do. Two hours after arriving at Heathrow, I was on a plane to Iceland. I first visited a local family on …
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  • Danish Radio on Longwave

    Danish Radio on Longwave

    After a four year absence from long wave transmission, Danish Radio (DR) returned to this frequency band in 2011 using a Nautel NX50-LW transmitter. Programs that were previously transmitted on a medium wave frequency are now carried on 243 kHz.
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