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Author Topic: BBC World Service at 80: A lifetime of shortwave  (Read 8753 times)
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« on: February 29, 2012, 09:18:15 AM »

FTA:
The BBC World Service - which marks its 80th birthday on Wednesday - was broadcast only on shortwave back in 1932. Today, audiences on FM, digital radio and the internet are growing fast while shortwave is in decline, but for millions it remains a lifeline.

But even when heard against a background of electronic warbling, whistling and hissing, shortwave has reliably delivered the news for 80 years. Four listeners tell their stories.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17155441

73, Geoff
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2012, 09:11:21 PM »

FTA:
The BBC World Service - which marks its 80th birthday on Wednesday - was broadcast only on shortwave back in 1932. Today, audiences on FM, digital radio and the internet are growing fast while shortwave is in decline, but for millions it remains a lifeline.

But even when heard against a background of electronic warbling, whistling and hissing, shortwave has reliably delivered the news for 80 years. Four listeners tell their stories.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17155441

73, Geoff

I remember writing to them in the early 2000s, and getting the "Sorry, but we don't confirm reception from the US anymore" letter :p
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