Geographic Collection – Western Europe

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.

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….

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