- 23.03.1995. Tokyo Sarin & Dutch DAB
In previous editions of Media Network we mentioned the strange Japanese religious station Aum Shinrikyo. They had hired a huge number of transmitters in Russia, while the broadcasts came from a DAT tape in Moscow. Things changed dramatically in this week in March 1995 when the sect was connected with a sarin attack on the Tokyo subway. Chris Greenway helped us with more details from BBC Monitoring. The doomsday cult is still around, though it changed its name. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleph_(Japanese_cult). Most of this programme takes an extensive look at the setting up of DAB networks in The Netherlands. We hear about the plans from NOZEMA, but also why the US IBOC system will not be used. You will hear many familiar voices including Maggie Ayre and Bert Steinkamp.