Dheera Sujan presented this final show, which was a farewell and thank you to listeners worldwide. Grabbed a copy from the Dalet machine as it was playing out and put it here.
Also thought it might be nice to do a couple of interviews and run an audio recorder in the booth while the sign-off happened. So I did. UPDATE: Kai Ludwig in Germany sent me a capture from the satellite on Saturday so I mixed that in too. The results are posted on the Media Network vintage site here.
|Message at the gate of Radio Netherlands tonight|
|eery empty newsroom|
|Continuity centre - also empty|
|Last trasmnission in English is scheduled from the playout system|
|The RN Madagascar Relay Station calendar. Rather ominous date is ringed|
|Shortwave radio tuned to a special frequency for Europe (from Germany). Actually not for the last English broadcast that was 6065 kHz|
|Let's head for the newsroom|
|Rob Kievit, producer for the final day in English from Radio Netherlands|
|Almost the end. 5 minutes to go.|
|waiting for Dheera Sujan to sign-off before adding a live ending|
|Jonathan Groubert closes the station for the last time|
|fader closes for the last time|
|one quick last toast of champagne|
|then its scrambling through the empty car park for the last train|
|RNW earlier this year|
|The RNW building has come in to land (looks like an aircraft from the air).|
I thought they might video the event, but apparently the public relations department didn't think it was worth it. Oh well. There are photos on Flickr instead.