Friday, January 25, 2013

MN.15.03.1990. Incremental Radio - What would life be without it?

For 20 years, I produced and presented a radio show about international broadcast media. I sent a copy of the programme to Austrian Radio, ORF in Vienna, as we shared resources with Wolf Harranth at Radio Austria International. When I left Radio Netherlands in 2003 (yes its 10 years), they sent all the old tapes back. I've uploaded quite a number of them back onto the web, simply for nostalgic listening and amusement. Amazed that these programmes get up to 6000 downloads a month. Not bad for steam radio.

A news edition of the Media Network programme. This programme kicks off with a super-fast Morse test. The Goddess of Democracy ship leaves France for the coast of China and Lithuania proclaims its regained independence. Ironically, the broadcast came via transmitters in Russia.  Richard Ginbey sends in news about Radio Namibia where he was working. 2MInternational launches, as the first private TV channel in North Africa. Thieves break into HCJB's transmitter site in Pifo and steal equipment. Venzuealan National Radio plans programmes in other languages. Radio Nacional de Venezuela also has plans for expansion. Julian Clover (now editor of Broadband TV News) compiled an item on Incremental Radio. Radio Romania International is the new name for Radio Bucharest. New programmes are being broadcast from Southern Iran beamed into South Asia. Big ionospheric storms hit shortwave reception.

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