Sunday, September 18, 2005

Broadcasting Legacy, yesterday, today and tomorrow

Wolf Harranth, former media editor at the Austrian Radio's external service, has been very busy since the show left the airwaves. In a room within the Austrian Radio's centre in Vienna he's established the "Research and Documentation Center for the History of Radio Communication". It is a volunteer effort dedicated to preserving the history of radio communication -through paper and audio archives. They have four million items filed so far, including very rare QSL cards from broadcasters and amateur radio expeditions. It must be the largest collection in the world. It is great that the Austrians have taken this initiative. You would be surprised what history is being thrown away every day! Posted by Picasa

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