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Shortwave Center, February 1998

Radio Canção Nova

(Cachoeira Paulista, Brazil)

[ The Radio Canção Nova logo ]

Pedro M. C. de Castro
Lorena – SP – Brazil
pmcc@easygold.com.br

Introduction

The Valley of Paraiba River is a long strip of flat lands in Brazil, just above the Tropic of Capricorn and near the Atlantic Ocean. From centuries, it has been the natural path between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Several cities were born in this zone, from small to big ones.

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Shortwave Center (Photos), February 1998

Radio Canção Nova Pictures

(Cachoeira Paulista, Brazil)

Pedro M. C. de Castro
Lorena – SP – Brazil
pmcc@easygold.com.br

These pictures accompany the article about Radio Canç–o Nova printed in the February, 1998 issue of the NASWA Journal.


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Shortwave Center, August 1997

This first article comes to us via Wolfgang Bueschel of Germany.

National Association of Broadcasters 1997 Radio Engineering Achievement Award Technology Luncheon

April 9, 1997, 1230 PM, Barron Room, Las Vegas Hilton, George Jacobs, P.E. Acceptance Speech

Ladies and Gentlemen, Fellow Broadcasters: Being in the broadcast business for 56 years there are a lot of people to whom I am grateful for this award and to whom I owe thanks for helping me realize the achievements for which you honor me today. If I mentioned them all we would probably miss our luncheon speaker, and perhaps lunch as well. But, there are some that I must acknowledge today.

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Shortwave Center, April 1997

A Trip to Aparecida

by Pedro M. C. de Castro, Lorena – SP – Brazil

Introduction

Brazil is the largest Roman Catholic country in the world. There are religious celebrations in several cities, and the biggest one is the “Cirio de Nazare” feast, in Belem, State of Para.

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Shortwave Center (Photos), April 1997

A Trip to Aparecida–Pictures

by Pedro M. C. de Castro, Lorena – SP – Brazil

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Shortwave Center, March 1997

60th Birthday Of First Commercial SW BC Station In Uruguay

February 19, 1997 marked the 60th anniversary of the first international, commercial station on shortwave from Uruguay. On February 19th, 1937 at 2100 local time CXA2, Radio Continental, signed on in Spanish from Montevideo with the slogan “La Voz Criolla del Rio de la Plata”, with music, news, and advertisements.

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Shortwave Center, October 1996

A big thank you to Tom Harrington for allowing NASWA to reprint the below article which first appeared in Shortwave Radio Listening with the Experts by Gerry Dexter

On to the Top

by Don Jensen

How can I become a top-flight SWBC DXer? Seldom is this question actually voiced, but it sums up the intent of a lot of specific questions actully asked by listeners who have progressed beyond the unabashed beginner stage. And, it is a good lead-off question for this chapter.

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Shortwave Center, June 1996

BBC Regionalisation

A Listener’s Evaluation

by Peter J. Bowen

Introduction

It has been more than a year now since the BBC World Service radio underwent a massive re-structuring of its program schedule. Mr. Bob Phillis, the prime driving force behind the changes, wanted his efforts to be judged solely on results (BBC Worldwide August 1994, p. 18). So what are those results?

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