Jun 9, 2010
I don't deny I had a lot of fun making this programme. It is March 1989 and I realise there is nothing in the RNW archive about the great work that goes on at the relay stations and the story of how the satellite changed an entire industry.
I combined it with reportages on the other ABC islands. Curacao was nice, but the beauty on Bonaire, especially under the water, was spectacular. I remember meeting a great Aruban engineer working at the station who actually swam to work.
This programme was made before the admin building in Kralendijk was closed and the building expanded for the DRM capable transmitters.
In November 2012, the transmitter towers were blown up as part of the closedown of the facilities on the island. An era has closed.