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Sounding the wrong note?
The Performing Rights Society in the UK are now trying to make businesses pay for having their radios on.
Radio stations which used to operate on shortwave played short identification tunes, known as interval signals, before their programmes started. They did this for a few reasons:

  1. Because the radios of old didn't have very accurate tuning scales, it helped listeners to make sure that they had the right station.
  2. It informed other stations that the frequency was in use.
  3. As most stations broadcast programmes in various languages it allowed listeners, even if they didn't understand the language, to know what station they were listening to.

Unfortunately many of the stations have now disappeared from shortwave, and alas more disappear each month :-(

Below are some of these interval signals - just click the station name to listen on your computer's mp3 player, and have a reminisce, or perhaps a first listen :-)


All India Radio, New Delhi
Austrian Radio (ORF), Vienna
BBC European Service
BBC World Service (Oranges and Lemons)
Deutsche Welle, Cologne, Federal Republic of Germany
ELWA, Monrovia, Liberia
FEBA, Seychelles
FEBC, Philippines
HCJB, Quito, Ecuador
IBRA Radio, Portugal
Israel Radio, Jerusalem
KTWR, Agana, Guam
KYOI (Super Rock), Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
Polskie Radio, Warsaw
Radio Australia, Melbourne
Radio Baghdad, Iraq
Radio Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Radio Berlin International, German Democratic Republic
Radio Bucharest, Romania
Radio Budapest, Hungary
Radio Canada International, Montreal
Radio Finland, Helsinki
Radio France International, Paris
Radio France International (Paris Calling Africa), Paris
Radio Havana, Cuba
Radio Japan, Tokyo
Radio Kiev, Ukraine
Radio Kuwait English Service
Radio Mayak, Moscow
Radio Moscow
Radio Nacional of Brasilia, Brazil
Radio Nederland, Hilversum
Radio New Zealand, Auckland
Radio Norway, Oslo
Radio Peking
Radio Portugal, Lisbon
Radio Prague, Czechoslovakia
Radio Pyongyang, DPR Korea
Radio RSA, Johannesburg, South Africa
Radio Sofia, Bulgaria
Radio Stancia Atlantica, Moscow
Radio Station Peace & Progress, Moscow
Radio Sweden, Stockholm
Radio Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Radio Thailand, Bangkok
Radio Tirana, Albania
Radiodiffusion Argentina al Exterior (RAE), Buenos Aires
RAI, Rome
RTB/BRT, Brussels, Belgium
Swiss Radio International, Berne
The Voice of America, Washington DC
The Voice of Greece, Athens
The Voice of Iran, Teheran
The Voice of Spain (Radio Exterior de Espana - RNE), Madrid
The Voice of Turkey, Ankara
The Voice of Vietnam, Hanoi
Trans World Radio, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
Trans World Radio, Monte Carlo
Vatican Radio












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