Geographic Collection – Western 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • One Foot in Broadcasting House

    One Foot in Broadcasting House

    https://youtu.be/wJWFr5OLKiY 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. This video published on YouTube by …
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  • Now The Philips Film

    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 new invention, which fitted a company who was aiming at modern mass consumption. The subject of the …
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  • Early Broadcasting in Denmark

    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 week ago, the shortwave service from Radio Denmark signed off for …
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  • BBC Radio Station On Board Ship?

    BBC Radio Station On Board Ship?

    This article was first broadcast on Adventist World radio and now forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All rights reserved to Ragusa Media Group, PO Box 14339, Wellington, New Zealand. This material is licenced on a non-exclusive basis to …
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  • The Story Of A Burning Passenger Liner

    The Story Of A Burning Passenger Liner

    This article was originally material for a broadcast of “Wavescan” via Adventist World Radio and now forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All rights reserved to Ragusa Media Group, PO Box 14339, Wellington, New Zealand. This …
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  • AFN In The ETO

    AFN In The ETO

    American Forces Network in the European Theatre of Operation This article now forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All rights reserved to Ragusa Media Group, PO Box 14339, Wellington, New Zealand. This material is licenced on a …
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  • Early Ship Broadcasters

    Early Ship Broadcasters

    This article was originally material for a broadcast of “Wavescan” via Adventist World Radio in May 2001, and now forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All rights reserved to Ragusa Media Group, PO Box 14339, Wellington, New …
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