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Nation shall speak loudly unto nation

Published 4 March 2019

A habit picked in a hot war carries over into the Cold War: countries shouting at each other over shortwave radio

✎ Farewell Howard Philpott

Published 5 February 2017

BBC Radio newsreader Howard Philpott has died

Farewell, Bvsh Hovse

Published 12 July 2012

BLOG: The BBC World Service’s main studios fall silent for the first time since 1940

648’s final moments

Published 13 April 2011

A short film has been posted to YouTube showing the rather poignant moment as the AEG Telefunken transmitter at Orfordness, Suffolk, is switched off after 29 years of broadcasting the BBC World Service on 648KHz MW.