Not a happy Bradley...

Bradley Allen asks about Glenn Hauser. Host of World of Radio (www.worldofradio.com ) and writer of DX Listening Digest for many decades Glenn is a giant in the DX world. From his home in Enid Oklahoma he collates and monitors a wealth of information. There is always much of interest to be read at http://www.w4uvh.net/dxlatest.txt 


Bradley would also like information on the Radio World programme that was aired on Belgian broadcaster Radio Vlaanderen International and hosted by Frans Vossen. The station broadcasts in Dutch /Flemish at http://www.vrt.be/ and is due to move into an impressive new building in Brussels in 2019 (see translated article at http://www.vrt.be/nieuws/2013/04/vrt-kiest-voor-nieuw-gebouw-brussel

Fans of the station can hear a programme made around the time of their 50th anniversary at Jonathan Mark's Media Vault http://jonathanmarks.libsyn.com/mn-10-08-1995-belgium-external-broadcasting (it's also at Marks' Critical Distance blog http://criticaldistance.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/remembering-radio-vlaanderen.html)


When did Radio World start? asks Bradley- he has tracked versions in German, Spanish and French as far back in time as the 1988 World Radio TV Handbook. Jerry Berg's Listening On The Shortwaves 1945 to today book comes up with a definitive answer on page 254. (Berg's opus magnum is available from many online booksellers). A twice monthly DX Corner programme started in 1970 with Frans Vossen introducing DX tips and listeners' letters. It became weekly in 1980 and focused more on features, as well as changing its title to DX World, which lasted until foreign language services were closed in 2005.


The station's mailbag programme Brussels 1043 is also missed by Bradley and he says the demise of the station is "clearly ridiculous".

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