Tue, 22 January 2013
Found a whole batch of programmes that are just over 20 years old, from an era when international broadcasting was grappeling with the arrival of satellite television, but had not heard of the Internet. In January 2013, the structure and functioning of US International Broadcasting in again under discussion...just like back in 1992 when Radio Free Asia was first suggested. No progress for decades it would seem. The budget for the radio broadcasts into China were similar then to the budget for Russia Today today. Radio Netherlands was expanding its output. Italy approves 500 local FM stations. We look at slow changes in the media in South Africa, despite the change of government. Radio RSA is no more - changing its name to Channel Africa. The ICF-SW33 is coming from Sony. Marcel Rommerts reports on the new High Adventure Ministry's station on Palau during his trip to Asia.