Friday, November 23, 2012

Media Wars Episode 3 1946,1962 and 1982



This is Episode 3 out of 6. It was my first attempt at making a documentary series on a subject that really fascinated me - and the audience to Media Network. We always had a lot of response when we mentioned "pirates" or "clandestine" stations. It was something you didn't hear on other public broadcasting stations out of Europe. 

Pim Rijntjes explains some ways round the "dreary" Sunday programming that was invented in the Dutch East Indies. The programme draws the parallel with the Falklands Malvinas Conflict in 1982. There was also a Dutch equivalent to the British Forces Broadcasting Services operating from Indonesia. Pim Rijntjes explains the secret of the time signal pips. They sounded official but had little to do with time keeping. Sietze van der Werf explains the Dutch position of New Guinea and what they saw as subtle support by the Indonesian department of Radio Australia.


Remember this programme was originally broadcast at the time of the Falklands Conflict in April 1982.



There were other programmes broadcast in 1982 (also in this collection) where we talked about Radio South Atlantic, the programme set up by the British MOD to target the Argentine forces. We also discussed "Argentine Annie" which was the Argentine clandestine aimed at he British Task Force. 


Check out this episode at Libsyn!
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