Friday, January 25, 2013

MN.25.06.1992. Strange Religion from Tokyo and AWR Europe

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.

We had no idea that the people behind the station we reported on in this programme would later be responsible for a Sarin gas attack in Tokyo. But that was three years later. Spanish Foreign Radio is working on a relay station in Costa Rica. Radio Miami has done a deal with a station in Honduras. The Megaphone Newsreel marches across the continent. Radio Vilnius is worried about its relay in Moldova. Baltic Radio International is going to make money, so Paul Rusling claims. AWR Europe's World DX News signs off. Radio Norway plans special transmissions for Burma. Radio St Helena may return to the airwaves. Paul Ballster has found a new station in Wimbeldon. Radio Free Asia cancels a visit to Beijing.

Check out this episode!
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