History of International Broadcasting / Edition 1

History of International Broadcasting / Edition 1

by James Wood
     
 

ISBN-10: 0863413021

ISBN-13: 9780863413025

Pub. Date: 03/01/1993

Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

The history of radio broadcasting is traced from its earliest origins, through its role as a subversive tool in World War II to the cold war era, and finally to its present day use as an instrument of foreign policy used by over 160 countries. The effects on the cold war, in which propoganda broadcasting was the ultimate weapon, contributing in no small measure to

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The history of radio broadcasting is traced from its earliest origins, through its role as a subversive tool in World War II to the cold war era, and finally to its present day use as an instrument of foreign policy used by over 160 countries. The effects on the cold war, in which propoganda broadcasting was the ultimate weapon, contributing in no small measure to the collapse of communism in the USSR, are analysed. The roles of Voice of America, the BBC World Service and others come under scrutiny, and the concluding chapters report on the explosive growth in international broadcasting now taking place in the aftermath of recent political events. The book is supplemented with up-to-date technical data and statistics on major expansions now under way or being planned in many countries, particularly the USA and the Arab states, some of the latter having a broadcasting capacity that dwarfs most western countries. The appeal of the book is by no means restricted to scientists and engineers and many will find much to stir their memories of international radio broadcasts in wartime and peacetime alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780863413025
Publisher:
Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Publication date:
03/01/1993
Series:
History of Technology Ser.
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
1International broadcasting in the HF spectrum: past and present1
2An analysis of SW sales 1950-19975
3SW Listening audiences and broadcasting output12
4Projecting foreign policy, propaganda, beliefs and objectives22
5Structure of US international broadcasting29
6The BBC World Service37
7Deutsche Welle: the Voice of Germany48
8Radio France International61
9Voice of America70
10Radio Canada International86
11Swiss Radio International92
12Radio Nederland Wereldomroep97
13The former Soviet Union103
14The Balkan region113
15RFE/RL comes out of the cold120
16The restructuring of US Government international broadcasting130
17The Arab-Islamic world137
18Libya, Egypt, Kuwait and Iran148
19China and SE Asia155
20Radio Australia169
21US religious/commercial private broadcasters174
22The broadcast transmitter industry191
23Company profiles194
24Steerable 500kW rated curtain antenna arrays212
25Profile of the tube manufacturing industry220
26The future is digital224
27The future for international broadcasting in the HF spectrum231
References235
Bibliography236
App. 1Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty237
App. 2SW reference list for the major transmitter manufacturers246
Index257

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