Monday, 7 May 2018

1980s shortwave sounds - part one

There's some interesting recordings in this first batch of clips from around 1980.

Chile was under the control of the Pinochet military dictatorship, and ran an international service called the Voice of Chile. This clip features the station's interval signal, sign on and close down of its English service.

Radio RSA was the voice of South Africa - still under apartheid rule at this stage.

Radio Norway had an English programme, although it was limited to 30 minutes a week!

Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union, and its foreign service was called Radio Kiev.

Iraq, under the rule of Saddam Hussein, maintained an English service. The clip features Radio Baghdad signing on.

The full tracklisting is:

Voice of Chile: Sign on & off
Radio RSA, South Africa: Sign on & off
Radio Algiers, Algeria: Sign on
Transworld Radio, Bonaire: Sign on, ID
Radio Norway: Sign on & off
Radio Kiev, Ukraine: Address, sign off
Radio Pakistan: Sign on
Radio Baghdad, Iraq: Sign on
Radio Korea, South Korea

(22:01 minutes)

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