This archive recording is slightly damaged in parts (the tape backing is peeling causing some high frequency cross-talk in parts). But the programme contains an interesting interview at the start of Radio Kudirat. This was a Nigerian clandestine radio station which operated via the World Radio Network in London.
|Initially launched as Radio Democrat International, Radio Kudirat was run by a London-based group called UDFN that opposed the dictatorship of General Sani Abacha in Nigeria. The programs were well funded by Worldview Rights, a media NGO, and used commercial airtime on South African transmitters. In 1999, after broadcasting for 3 years, it closed down.|
Articles have appeared subsequently explaining that the station was set up after the Nigerian military annulled the election in June 1993. We also interview the boss of Talk Radio, a shortlived station on 1395 kHz that operated out of the Radio Netherlands building. We look at why Danish Radio has stopped broadcasting in English.
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