Radio Database International

RDI 1984 WAS FIRST IN THE SERIES

LATER CALLED :

PASSPORT TO WORLD BAND RADIO

World band radio explodes with hundreds of programmes you

cannot find elsewhere. From the matchless reporting of the BBC

to the musical heights of the Andes, it is a broadcast menu that

is one part Newsweek, another National Geographic. Every

station stands out – comedy from England, science from Russia,

and waltzes from Austria. It is the depth and variety that is

missing from ordinary radio and TV. “Passport to World Band

Radio” covers it all. What’s on, what to buy, how to get started.

“Passport” is the world’s best-selling short-wave guide, trusted

by over a million readers since 1985.

The 2009 edition may be the last one ever, since the publisher is

considering going out of business. Nevertheless, the material

should be effective for several years to come. Some call it the

“TV Guide” of world band radio. It is…but much more. The

backbone of this annual publication is the “blue pages”, a

complete listing of world broadcast stations; by frequency,

language, time of day, and target areas. If you hear something

on the radio, you can see who it is at a glance. If you want to

hear something, you know where to look. Another sec tion lists

hour-by-hour (with editorial comment) the best stations for

listening in your area. Other sections deal with getting started in

world band, best news programs, ratings and test reports of

radios, and even a world map showing broadcast station

locations. We highly recom mend this book, even if you are just

thinking about getting a radio.


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