Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Shortwave Report 02/13/09 Listen Globally, Radio Heritage Interview HCJB Quito, Ecuador, Kiwi Radio Books ON SALE hard to find books, signed copies!

This week's show features stories from China Radio International, Radio
Netherlands, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.

From CHINA- Chinese President Hu Jintao is on a "Journey of Friendship
and Cooperation" to Saudi Arabia and four African nations. The Chinese
Vice-President is touring Mexico, Jamaica, Colombia, Venezuela, and Brazil.
China is working to combat their worst drought in half a century. Terrible
bush fires have raged through southern Australia while the north is
flooding. UN Secretary-General Ban ki Moon spoke out against protectionism
as a response to the global financial crisis. The US and Iran have expressed
a willingness to improve bilateral relations. The top UN official in
Afghanistan says that the answers to Afghanistan's problems are political
not military.

From NETHERLANDS- Radio Netherlands has eliminated shortwave broadcasts
to North America. The decision is based on their surveys that find very few
listeners in N America. If you ever listen to RN on shortwave, please let
them know- by email to letters@rnw.nl or send them a letter to Radio
Netherlands Worldwide, PO Box 222, 1200JG, Hilversum, The Netherlands.

President Obama has sent an envoy, Richard Holbrooke, to Pakistan and
Afghanistan to develop strategies for decreasing terrorism in the region.
The protection of whales by groups like the Sea Shepherd have resulted in
dangerous confrontations this year- many think that a global approach to
species preservation is becoming more critical in light of climate change.

From CUBA- At the annual World Social Justice Day, the President of the
UN general Assembly praised Fidel Castro and Bolivian President Evo Morales.
Ecuador expelled a US diplomat for interference in internal affairs
including seizing government computers and vehicles.

From RUSSIA- A commentary on protectionism and nationalism in light of
the global financial crisis, a topic covered extensively on international
news this week. Russia is happy that the White House is open to restoring
good relations with the Kremlin.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line

I was interviewed for an informative weekly radio show Mediageek, available
at http://radio.mediageek.net
All that plus times and frequencies for listening at home. It's free to
rebroadcast, please notify me if you're airing it and haven't notified me in
the last month, please mention the website if you only air a portion. If you
just want to listen and have a slow connection, try the streaming version-
lower sound quality but good enough and way easier if you don't have a
high-speed internet connection. If streaming is a problem because of your
slow connection, download the smaller file- it takes 20 minutes or less, and
will play swell in any mp3 player application (RealPlayer, Winamp,
Quicktime, iTunes, etc) you have on your computer.
This program will be aired on Friday afternoon at 4:30pm (PDST) on KZYX/Z
Philo CA, you might be able to stream via < http://www.kzyx.org >
There are several other streams that work better- <
http://www.freakradio.org >Freak Radio Santa Cruz now streams this program
on Friday at 9:00am.(PDST)
The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from <
> or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts)
Check out the amazing streams at < http://www.radicalradio.org >
And Radio For Peace International at < http://www.rfpi.org >
I hope you'll listen and air this if you're connected with a radio station.
I am still wondering how to get financially compensated for the 25 hours I
put into this program weekly- any ideas are appreciated. Any stations
rebroadcasting this (or listeners) are welcome to donate for production
costs. You can do so through the website. Many thanks to those that have
donated! No Guilt! (maybe a little)
link for broadcast edition-
< http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/swr_02_13_09.mp3
link for smaller file and streaming-

Radio Heritage Interview HCJB Quito, Ecuador

A major new interview about the work of the Radio Heritage Foundation can be
heard as audio on demand from HCJB for the DX Partyline program of January
30 2009 at www.hcjb.org.

Host Allen Graham in the Quito studios talks with Radio Heritage Foundation
chairman David Ricquish about how the Pacific wide radio heritage
preservation project got started, its progress, and the importance of making
such an effort to protect and preserve the stories of radio.

Since going live on line some 5 years ago, the website www.radioheritage.net
has received millions of visitors, page views and hits from some 125+
countries, and has become a popular free resource for researchers, students,
people in the broadcasting industry, radio listeners and enthusiasts and
increasingly, genealogists.

In the same period, thousands of original items of radio memorabilia have
been saved from damage or loss, hundreds of original articles and photos
placed on line, some 30 major radio heritage documentaries researched and
broadcast over RNZI, and much more.

Amongst the international board members that help give the Radio Heritage
Foundation its unique global perspective on radio heritage issues are well
known broadcasters Dr Adrian Peterson [Adventist World Radio], Jonathan
Marks [previously with Radio Netherlands] and Martin Hadlow [until recently
with UNESCO].

The Radio Heritage Foundation is a registered non-profit organization
connecting radio heritage and popular culture across the Pacific. Visit
www.radioheritage.net to learn more about its current activities and
programs, and to find out how you can get involved.

You can also support the radio heritage programs by donations, materials,
radio memorabilia and ephemera, and your time and goodwill. These are
challenging times financially for all heritage preservation projects, and
your donation will help save our Pacific radio heritage for future

Radio Heritage Foundation, PO Box 14339, Wellington 6241, New Zealand. Visit
us today at www.radioheritage.net, listen to this latest interview on HCJB
www.hcjb.org/media/dx_partyline/dxpl_audio_files.html [January 30 2009], and
listen to our latest documentaries on RNZI at www.rnzi.com audio on demand
Mailbox programs of January 25 and February 8 2009.
Kiwi Radio Books ON SALE Save $$ today, hard to find books, signed copies!

Support our non-profit radio heritage projects today.......... whether you
live in New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, UK, Europe
or anywhere in the world.............

Our financial year ends on March 31, we have bills to pay, and need more
space, so help us out, get yourself some great Kiwi radio books and we'll
all be happy!!!!

Order quickly and you could get iconic Kiwi DJ Keith Richardson's brand
new book for FREE!!!!!

What's more, air shipping anywhere in the world is included in all these
prices, pay easily with VISA, Mastercard or Amex, and be quick as we have
limited stock....

Classic story of Kiwi Radio with VOICES IN THE AIR, hot off the press
NEVER A DULL MOMENT with DJ Keith Richardson, SHOESTRING PIRATES the inside
classic history of pirate Radio Hauraki, and AUNT GWEN OF 2YA by Margaret
Willis, Kiwi Radio's most loved Radio Aunt from the 1920's.

Simply visit www.radioheritage.net today, use your credit card at the
donation button, and it's that simple. Receipts issued for all New Zealand

Usually US$69.95....just 15 copies available today at US$50
each.....PLUS....a FREE copy of NEVER A DULL MOMENT by iconic Kiwi DJ
Keith Richardson goes with the first order received!

This is a fantastic package for the 1st order, as VOICES IN THE AIR comes
with an original 45rpm vinyl of great moments of Kiwi radio
history + NEVER A DULL MOMENT includes a limited release CD of Keith's great
programs including the 1963 Top 40 on 2ZC Napier and so much more.......

First order gets both books, the 45rpm record and the CD, air shipped
worldwide for just US$50. Usual value: US$109.95....save over 50%!!!!!!!

VOICES IN THE AIR is a hard covered book issued in 1976 and now the classic
story of radio in New Zealand. Out-of-print, we've rounded up
copies from around the country [sorry,not all copies include the 45rpm
record] and have just 15 at US$50, saving you US$19.95.........


By Keith Richardson, hot off the press, and autographed by this iconic Kiwi
DJ who helped bring Top 20 radio to the Kiwi airwaves.

Now retired, Keith tells the inside story of his life on Kiwi radio in
his own racy style, and got his old panel operator to include a collectable
CD of great radio nostalgia with the first 250 copies!

Make sure you get your signed copy today, special price is US$39.95
including air shipping anywhere in the world!

Send US$79.95 and we'll send you VOICES IN THE AIR, NEVER A DULL MOMENT +
Keith's collectable CD, by air, worldwide...but your order
must be one of the first 15 received to get this fantastic price....


We have just 5 autographed copies available today of the famous Radio
Hauraki book by Adrian Blackburn.......the first 5 orders in will get them
for just US$40 each, including air shipping worldwide.

If you've been holding off getting your copy, don't wait any longer,
these are separate from our usual book + CD combo and we're not likely to
have any more autographed copies once these are gone as the book is well

Send US$69.95 and we'll send you SHOESTRING PIRATES and NEVER A DULL MOMENT
+ the collectable CD..both books signed by the authors....but
remember, we have only 5 copies available of the Radio Hauraki book so order


Margaret Willis is the grand-daughter of Aunt Gwen of 2YA, the most famous
radio aunt on Kiwi radio in the 1920's and 30's. Thousands of Kiwis turned
out for her wedding day, which was broadcast live by 2YA with personalities
Clive Drummond and Ken Collins.

This is a very limited edition book, full of photos and memories of one
of Kiwi radio's early personalities...and every copy is signed by the
author. Our special sale price is just US$29.95 including air shipping

Send US$59.95 and we'll send you both AUNT GWEN OF 2YA + NEVER A DULL
MOMENT.....both signed copies...shipped by air worldwide

Supporting the Kiwi Radio Campaign

Read about our Kiwi Radio Campaign at www.radioheritage.net and enjoy our
growing number of articles about Kiwi radio and its personalities. Main
sponsor: Apex Car Rentals [www.apexrentals.co.nz], New Zealand's largest
Kiwi owned rental car company.

Remember, the first paid order of US$50 gets you two books, a 45rpm
recording and a CD, and we have just 5 copies of the Radio Hauraki book
available today at this low price!

To order, visit www.radioheritage.net, use your credit card at the
donation button and it's simple! For multiple orders please make separate
payments so we know what your order is for. Receipts issued for all New
Zealand donations.

If stocks exhausted when your order is received, your money will either
be refunded in full or you can choose to make a donation of 50% towards our
radio heritage projects and 50% will be refunded. All sales final, and
shipping is at buyers risk. Air shipping is via non-priority mail and may
take up to 21 days for delivery, especially to Australia!


The Radio Heritage Foundation is a registered non-profit organization
connecting radio heritage and popular culture across the Pacific. In New
Zealand, we are registered with the Charities Commission [CC25951]. Website:
www.radioheritage.net. However, we welcome your goodwill and support for our
projects preserving radio heritage. Thank you.

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