Vatican Radio has the byline that it is the Voice of the Pope. Not often they get the chance the scoop the rest of the world's media. So you would think that as the white smoke erupted from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel that Vatican Radio (located in a building round the corner) would be ready to roll with the news.
That smoke appeared at 1810 UTC today.
|Bells and white smoke at 1810 UTC|
Apparently Vatican Radio was totally unprepared even hours later. Shortwave radio listener Thomas Witherspoon made the following observations today.
So how did they mess up? My photos of the station on a visit in 2006.