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History of International Broadcasting. History and Management of Technology

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  • Region: Global
  • IET Books
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The history of radio broadcasting is traced from its earliest origins, through its role as a subversive tool in World War II to the cold war era, and finally to its present day use as an instrument of foreign policy used by over 160 countries.

The effects on the cold war, in which propoganda broadcasting was the ultimate weapon, contributing in no small measure to the collapse of communism in the USSR, are analysed. The roles of Voice of America, the BBC World Service and others come under scrutiny, and the concluding chapters report on the explosive growth in international broadcasting now taking place in the aftermath of recent political events.

The book is supplemented with up-to-date technical data and statistics on major expansions now under way or being planned in many countries, particularly the USA and the Arab states, some of the latter having a broadcasting capacity that dwarfs most western countries.

The appeal of the book is by no means restricted to scientists and engineers and many will find much to stir their memories of international radio broadcasts in wartime and peacetime alike.

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- Part 1: Birth of a medium
- Chapter 1: The triode and radio telephony
- Chapter 2: Origins of entertainment broadcasting
- Chapter 3: Technological revolution
- Chapter 4: Commercial broadcasting
- Chapter 5: A social tool: birth of the BBC
- Chapter 6: Propaganda: the cradle years, 1927-1938
- Chapter 7: Radio Luxembourg: super power comes to Europe
- Part 2: A weapon of war
- Chapter 8: International broadcasting from 1938 to the early 1960s
- Chapter 9: British censorship and propaganda, 1939-1945
- Chapter 10: German broadcasting under the Nazis
- Chapter 11: US wartime broadcasting
- Chapter 12: Japanese wartime broadcasting
- Chapter 13: Treason by radio
- Chapter 14: Woofferton SW station
- Chapter 15: The Cold War
- Chapter 16: The Voice of America
- Chapter 17: Satellite communications and global broadcasting
- Part 3: Radio as an instrument of foreign policy
- Chapter 18: Developments since 1960
- Chapter 19: The decade of audibility: 1980-1990
- Chapter 20: Technology of the high-power transmitter
- Chapter 21: Broadcasting from the Federal Republic of Germany
- Chapter 22: Scandinavian broadcasting
- Chapter 23: LW and MW international broadcasting
- Chapter 24: Jamming on the short waves
- Chapter 25: 'Speaking peace unto nations': BBC World Service
- Chapter 26: Subversion, propaganda broadcasting and the CIA
- Chapter 27: Second in the world: the USSR
- Chapter 28: Renewed expansion at the Voice of America
- Chapter 29: Commercial giants: French broadcasting
- Chapter 30: Super power in the Arab world
- Chapter 31: Religious broadcasting and propaganda
- Chapter 32: Transmitter sales during the 1980s
- Chapter 33: The future of international AM broadcasting
- Appendix 1: Television, the Gulf War and the future of propaganda
- Appendix 2: Sales of high-power transmitterssince 1991
- Appendix 3: Low-profile transmitters
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James Wood

Eur Ing James Wood is a consulting engineer and specialist freelance journalist, having contributed to all the major broadcasting journals.

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