Geographic Collection – Western Europe

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

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…

UK Newspaper The Times Launches News Radio Station

AFP – Agence France Presse June 29, 2020 The British newspaper group that owns The Times and the Sunday Times on Monday launched a news…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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) The history of…

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…

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…

Managing SW Broadcasts From Ascension Island

The remote Atlantic Relay Station transmits critical radio broadcasts to millions in Africa and beyond

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,…

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…

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.

One Foot in Broadcasting House

Patrick Wright uncovers the history of Broadcasting House and goes behind the scenes of this iconic building. Broadcast on BBC 2 on 7 November 1997….

Now The Philips Film

In 1931 The electronics company Philips gave the Dutch film-maker Joris Ivens the assignment for an advertising film with sound. The sound film was a…

Early Broadcasting in Denmark

This article was originally aired over Adventist World Radio’s “Wavescan” program, January 11th, 2004. Copyright to the author, Adrian Peterson Just a little over a…

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