Thursday, July 05, 2012

The Economist on Short Wave Radio

Tuning out
A cold-war stalwart goes out of fashion

TWIDDLE the dial of a short-wave radio and you never know what you will get. Through the hiss of static you may hear Cuban propaganda, football from Brazil or Chinese opera. Unlike other radio broadcasts, short-wave transmissions, bouncing off the ionosphere, can connect any two points on earth.

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