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BFBS Radio
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Supporting the British Armed Forces in the UK and overseas.Forces Radio BFBS beams a unique mix of music, news and entertainment around the world. We have stations in 12 countries, including Afghanistan, Brunei, Canada, the Falklands, Germany and Nepal. Hear the full service on the free app, Sky Guide 0211, Freesat Channel 786, or right here on the web at www.forces.net/radio
 
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BFBS Radio Sitrep
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Sitrep is a unique current affairs radio programme produced by the British Forces News team with expert analysis of Defence and Foreign Affairs as our agenda. Presented by Kate Gerbeau and featuring our Forces News Defence Analyst Christopher Lee, Sitrep is the only place on radio where you'll find a comprehensive look back at the week's most significant events in defence and foreign affairs.
 
Re-live original Media Network shows as broadcast between 1980-2000. Curator & host Jonathan Marks shares the archive of insight into international broadcasting. Enjoy.
 
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Chris Pearson
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Chris was with Caroline on the Ross in spring 1985 but doesn't have a single photo of himself in the studio from that time after he lent the pics (and negs!) to a friend who lost the lot. Prior to that, he'd been on Dart Radio in his hometown of Dartford, Kent, alongside future Caroline colleagues Dave Foster and Tony Christian. A spell on a cable station, Radio Thamesmead, in south London, lead to former Radio Caroline man Jason Wolfe handing Chris's demo tape onto the team onboard the Ross ...
 
The Shortwave Radio Audio Archive is a podcast that contains off-air recordings from the shortwaves. These recordings represent the wide variety of stations found on the shortwave, long wave and medium wave radio spectrums (30-30,000 kHz)
 
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In this week’s Sitrep with Kate Gerbeau and Christopher Lee… In today’s programme Sitrep hears from the Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, and General Sir Nick Carter, the Chief of the defence staff who is rated by many as one of the best modernisers in the army The carnage in Yemen - is there a chance to bring some hope to more than a hundre ...…
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, who shares the following recording (from a series of seven studio recordings) and notes: These recordings were originally provided to me on reel-to-reel tape directly from Radio Moscow (which I dubbed to a cassette). At that time, I was program director at St. Cloud State University's radio station ...…
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Manfred Reiff, who shares the following recording and notes: This second [Radio Afghanistan] recording was made at the end of the 1970s during the soviet occupation of Afghanistan when RA programmes were rebroadcasted via Soviet transmitters. In this case it is the english service beamed to several parts of Asia ...…
 
Learn about the Afghans who risked their lives for the British and what campaigners say are the failures of those in power to protect them. Working closely on the ground with British service personnel, they became not just interpreters but also cultural advisers and friends to many who served alongside them. After the withdrawal of the British, ...…
 
In this week’s Sitrep with Kate Gerbeau and Christopher Lee… Should we be banning one of China’s biggest telecoms firms from involvement in Britain’s next-generation mobile networks? The head of MI6 is asking that question, and many of Britain’s global security partners have already taken action – should the UK follow suit? As Russia threatens ...…
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, who shares the following recording (from a series of seven studio recordings) and notes: These recordings were originally provided to me on reel-to-reel tape directly from Radio Moscow (which I dubbed to a cassette). At that time, I was program director at St. Cloud State University's radio station ...…
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, who shares the following recording (from a series of seven studio recordings) and notes: These recordings were originally provided to me on reel-to-reel tape directly from Radio Moscow (which I dubbed to a cassette). At that time, I was program director at St. Cloud State University's radio station ...…
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Manfred Reiff, who shares the following recording and notes: The first [Radio Afghanistan] recording is from 1976. The recording was made with the GRUNDIG Satellit 600 Professional recorder unit prototype I got from my uncle who worked at GRUNDIG as mentioned before. Date: ?, sometime in 1976 Time: around 1130 G ...…
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Bruce Atchison, for sharing the following recording and notes: As for radio station NMC, I forget the frequency. It was somewhere in the aircraft band, somewhere about 8000KHZ. I used a Kenwood TS440S transceiver and I believe it was taped in the summer of 2003. Sorry I can't be more exact.…
 
In this week’s episode with Kate Gerbeau and Christopher Lee…. Has the Matthew Hedges’ case made for tricky relations between Britain and the UAE? Is it time to ditch the Russian-American missile treaties and start again? It’s Thanksgiving in America but is it a bad time to say thank you? And the Armed Forces Covenant - what has it done for you ...…
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, who shares the following recording (from a series of seven studio recordings) and notes: These recordings were originally provided to me on reel-to-reel tape directly from Radio Moscow (which I dubbed to a cassette). At that time, I was program director at St. Cloud State University's radio station ...…
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Manfred Reiff, who shares the following recording and notes: I made this recording on (our) Sunday 30 October 1977 at 0841 to 0853 GMT (now: UTC) on 21570 kHz. It was one of my first recordings made with a newly bought GRUNDIG Satellit 600 Professional. I used both the built-in Telescope Antenna (144 centimeters ...…
 
QSL source: WillPhillips.org.uk Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Bruce Atchison, for sharing the following recording and notes: This is Radio New Zealand but I forgot the frequency. I recorded this in July of 1998 with my Uniden CR-2021. I can't remember the time either. I hope your listeners get a chuckle about this silly radio experiment.…
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, who shares the following recording (from a series of seven studio recordings) and notes: These recordings were originally provided to me on reel-to-reel tape directly from Radio Moscow (which I dubbed to a cassette). At that time, I was program director at St. Cloud State University's radio station ...…
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Bruce Atchison, for sharing the following recording and notes: This is Radio For Peace International from the summer of 1996. I can't remember the frequency but I'm sure others will. I recorded this about 01:00 UTC with my Uniden CR-2021. By the way, it's the same model as the Radio Shack 430 receiver but it had ...…
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Bruce Atchison, for sharing the following recording and notes: This portion of Glenn Hauser's World of Radio show was taped in August of 1987 with my Sony ICF7600 receiver on 9850 kHz. It was on at 0200 UTC but I can't remember the station it was on. Perhaps it was WRNO.…
 
Voice of Turkey recorded in London, UK on August 01, 2018 at 1900 UTC on the frequency of 9460 kHz using AirSpy Mini, SpyVerter and DX Engineering NCC-1 phaser connected to two Wellbrook ALA1530S+ antennas (positioned indoors) to mitigate severe local man-made interference.
 
House Music has been a mainstream part of the Music Industry since the mid-80’s. Many of it’s roots lie in the disco era, with many of the House music scenes biggest tracks sampling Disco classics. In this Forces Radio BFBS Original Music special, we take a journey into the New York 70’s Disco scene, find out about the leading lights of the tim ...…
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Mark Pettifor, who writes: One of the great things about DXing and SWLing is the variety of music one can hear. One of my favorite stations to listen to on shortwave for “exotic music” was Radio Tahiti, Papeete, French Polynesia, when they were still on shortwave. If my memory serves me correctly, I believe some ...…
 
The Radio Australia Shepparton Transmitting site Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Bruce Atchison, for sharing the following recording and notes: This recording of Radio Australia was made in August of 1987 and I used my Sony ICF-7600 receiver. I've forgotten the frequency and the time I recorded it.
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Bruce Atchison, for sharing the following recording and notes: This is a spy numbers station I recorded in the summer of 1993 but I forget the frequency. I used my Kenwood TS-690S transceiver and I believe the time was around 05:00 UTC. Please comment if you can ID this numbers station!…
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Paul Walker, who shares this recording of a test transmission from Encompass Digital Media. The recording was made on October 15, 2018 starting at 15:34 UTC on 11,810 kHz. Paul made this recording in Ridgway PA. Receiver was a Tecsun PL-880 connected to a 300 foot long (amplified) wire antenna.…
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Bruce Atchison, for sharing the following recording and notes: Recorded Communications World off VOA in January of 2003 but I forget the frequency. I used my Uniden CR-2021 receiver. Note that Bruce is actually featured in this episode with Kim Andrew Elliott!
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Bruce Atchison, for sharing the following recording and notes: This first [recording in a series I’m sharing] is of CHU Canada. I recorded it in July of 1993 on 7,335 kHz with my Kenwood TS-690S transceiver:
 
‘I Am Invictus’ is the sequel to the award-winning radio documentary ‘I Am Unconquered’. The programme follows three Invictus Games athletes, examining their heroic acts and everyday struggles. Stories range from a veteran who survived one of the most intense fights of the Afghanistan conflict to a former Corporal in the Army evocatively descri ...…
 
Final farewell from the crew of BFBS Malta in 1979. L-R Standing Peter Attrill (Snr Engineer), Paul Zammit (Labourer), Hector Frendo (Chief Clerk), Tony Farrugia (Technician), Richard Astbury (Station Controller), John Crabtree (Programme Organiser), Terry Magri (Technician), Les Austin (Librarian); Sitting are; Judy Edmonds (Volunteer), Eileen ...…
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Davi Sousa, who shares the following recording and notes: Radio Romania International, program in spanish to Europe. Good signal in South America. News and comments about political elections in Romania, cultural and historical comments. Date of recording: 6/6/2016 Starting time: 1900 UTC Frequency: 15,450 kHz Lo ...…
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Laskowski, who shares the following recording and notes: This program from January 24, 1982 from my archives is from Radio Canada International which was called Bonsoir Africa. This was somewhat of a mailbag program which read listeners letters. I was fortunate to have a tape recorder running since this was ...…
 
Many thanks to both Dan Robinson and Jerry Berg who made me aware of this excellent--extremely rare--recording of the Voice of Biafra. This broadcast was recorded by Al Sizer in North Haven, CT, on September 8, 1969 on 6,145 kHz starting at 2140 GMT. The receiver used was a Realistic DX-150. Mr. Sizer introduces the recording:…
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Robinson, who shares the following recording and writes: With the news over the past few years, and especially over the last few weeks, of the rapid decline of Venezuela, it’s interesting to recall that there was a day when that country was a powerhouse on the shortwave band, with numerous private radio stat ...…
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Myke Dodge Weiskopf, who shares the following recording and notes: NIST Radio Station WWVH as it sounded in the 1980s. To contrast with other recordings of the WWVH station ID, note that announcer Jane Barbe does not say (her now-famous) “Aloha!” at the end of this version. This recording was found at WWVH in 20 ...…
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Emilio Ruiz, who shares the following recording of WWV and notes: Sad for the news, the closing of WWV is like close a park, a comunity place where scientifics and enthusiast of radio could learn and experiment not only about time, radio propagation too. I not have much money for bought radiofrecuency equipment ...…
 
Radio Fana recorded outdoors in London, UK on August 6, 2018 at 1800 UTC, on the frequency of 6110 kHz using a Tecsun PL-680 radio and a long-wire external antenna. The transmitter is located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This non-directional transmission had a power rating of 100 kW. Reception improves markedly around the 30 minute mark in the rec ...…
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Laskowski, who shares the following recording and notes: Along with RCI's Shortwave Listener's Digest, Radio Netherlands Media Network was another favorite DX program of mine. Here is a recording of an episode from April 9, 1982 which is the first recording of this program from my archive. The show highlight ...…
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Robinson, who shares the following notes about the final transmission of Radio Trans Mundial (RTM). Dan writes: FYI — I am monitoring Radio Transmundial via [the PY2BS KiwiSDR in] Brazil. They are in the midst of a final discussion in Portuguese between two announcers, mentioning advances/changes in technolo ...…
 
In the centenary year of the RAF, 2018 is the Royal Acrobatic teams 54th flying season and arguably one of their most important...
 
One in every hundred adults has a stammer. Many of those suffering from speech impediments are carrying out day-to-day jobs under intense and stressful situations where the effect of a stammer is put to the test. So how do they cope if they're serving?
 
Channel Africa recorded outdoors in London, UK on July 31, 2018 at 1700 UTC, on the frequency of 11885 kHz using GPDWin, AirSpy R2, SpyVerter 2, Bonito GI300 isolator and Bonito MA305 active antenna. The transmitter is located in Meyerton, South Africa. This transmission had a power rating of 500 kW and was directed towards Central and West Afr ...…
 
Radio Japan in English recorded in London, UK on July 26, 2018 at 0500 UTC, on the frequency of 9860 kHz using, SDR#, AirSpy Mini, SpyVerter and DX Engineering NCC-1 phaser connected to two Wellbrook ALA1530S+ antennas (positioned indoors) to mitigate severe local man-made interference. The transmitter is located in Santa Maria di Galeria, Ital ...…
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Emilio Ruiz, who shares this recording of Radio Havana Cuba's Spanish Language Service. This recording was made on February 16, 2016 starting at 6:00 UTC on 11.760 MHz. This recording was made in Chiapas, México with a Keenwood R-600 and Magnetic Loop antenna.
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Laskowski, who shares the following recording and notes: Here is another one of my many recordings of Shortwave Listener's Digest from Radio Canada International, this time from January 4, 1982. This program highlights are: Glenn Hauser with his Year in Review for the previous year of 1981; part 1. Larry Mag ...…
 
Legendary House DJ and producer Lenny Fontana has recorded an exclusive two-hour music special for Forces Radio BFBS. Fontana shares personal anecdotes about his life and career with Forces Radio BFBS Producer, Neil Moore, starting with his formative years in New York when he absorbed a diverse range of music.…
 
Live, off-air recording of the final transmission of Radio Veritas Asia, broadcasting from Quezon City, Republic of the Philippines. The broadcast, in Filipino (a standardized form of Tagalog), was transmitted on 30 June 2018, beginning just before 15:00 UTC, on the frequency of 11675 kHz using a 250-kW transmitter at Palauig in the Province of ...…
 
Live, off-air, approximately one-and-a-half-hour recording of Radio Guinée, an outlet of the government broadcaster Radio Télévision Guinéenne, broadcasting from Conakry, Guinea, on 30 May 2018 beginning at about 17:34 UTC. The broadcast was on a shortwave frequency of 9650 kHz using a transmitter at Sonfonia, a suburb of Conakry, with a report ...…
 
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Bill Hemphill, for the following recording and notes: I recorded the first two hours of the WTWW Field Day live broadcast off the air on 9930 kHz. I edited the audio file to remove most of the music. This shortened the audio file to about 80 minutes in length. Reception was on a Tecsun S-8800 with indoor wire an ...…
 
New Bransfield House, Rothera Research Station, British Antarctic Territory (BAS Photo) Two live, off-air, half-hour recordings of the BBC World Service special Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast on 21 June 2018 beginning at 21:30 UTC. The broadcast features special messages and music for the staff of the British Antarctic Survey overwintering in An ...…
 
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