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History of international broadcasting

Author: James Wood; Institution of Electrical Engineers.
Publisher: London : P. Peregrinus Ltd. in association with the Science Museum, ©1992-<©2000>
Series: History of technology series, 19, <23>.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Vol. 1 : The following topics are dealt with: radio instrument; foreign policy; information broadcasting; radio telephony; and wartime broadcasting.

Vol. 2 : The book reviews developments in the following fields: international broadcasting; short-wave (SW) sales; foreign policy; broadcast transmitter industry; antenna arrays; and tube manufacturing industry.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wood, James, 1920-
History of international broadcasting.
London : P. Peregrinus Ltd. in association with the Science Museum, ©1992-<c2000>
(OCoLC)607428329
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Wood; Institution of Electrical Engineers.
ISBN: 0863412815 9780863412813 0852969201 9780852969205 0863413021 9780863413025
OCLC Number: 31046521
Notes: Vol. 1 not numbered.
Description: volumes <1-2> : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The triode and radio telephony --
Origins of entertainment broadcasting --
Technological revolution --
Commercial broadcasting --
A social tool: birth of the BBC --
Propaganda: the cradle years, 1927-1938 --
Radio Luxembourg: super power comes to Europe --
International broadcasting from 1938 to the early 1960s --
British censorship and propaganda, 1939-1945 --
German broadcasting under the Nazis --
US wartime broadcasting --
Japanese wartime broadcasting --
Treason by radio --
Woofferton SW station --
The Cold War --
The Voice of America --
Satellite communications and global broadcasting --
Developments since 1960 --
The decade of audibility: 1980-1990 --
Technology of the high-power transmitter --
Broadcasting from the Federal Republic of Germany --
Scandinavian broadcasting --
LW and MW international broadcasting --
Jamming on the short waves --
'Speaking peace unto nations': BBC World Service --
Subversion, propaganda broadcasting and the CIA --
Second in the world: the USSR --
Renewed expansion at the Voice of America --
Commercial giants: French broadcasting --
Super power in the Arab world --
Religious broadcasting and propaganda --
Transmitter sales during the 1980s --
The future of international AM broadcasting --
Appendix I: Television, the Gulf War and the future of propaganda --
Appendix II: Sales of high-power transmitters since 1991 --
Appendix III: Low-profile transmitters. v. 2. International broadcasting in the HF spectrum : past and present --
An analysis of SW sales 1950-1997 --
SW listening audiences and broadcasting output --
Projecting foreign policy, propaganda, beliefs and objectives --
Structure of US international broadcasting --
The BBC World Service --
Deutsche Welle : The voice of Germany --
Radio France International --
Voice of America --
Radio Canada International --
Swiss Radio International --
Radio Nederland Wereldomroep --
The former Soviet Union --
The Balkan region --
RFE/RL comes out of the cold --
The restructuring of US government international broadcasting --
The Arab-Islamic world --
Libya, Egypt, Kuwait and Iran --
China and SE Asia --
Radio Australia --
US religious/commercial private broadcasters --
The broadcast transmitter industry --
Company profiles --
Steerable 500kW rated curtain antenna arrays --
Profile of the tube manufacturing industry --
The future is digital --
The future for international broadcasting in the HF spectrum --
Appendix I: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty --
Appendix II: SW reference list for the major transmitter manufacturers.
Series Title: History of technology series, 19, <23>.
Responsibility: James Wood.
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