Posts tagged as Sentech

South Africa’s voice on shortwave goes silent

Shortwave is where radio communication began. Once a powerful voice to tell the story of South Africa to the world, this voice has gone silent as Sentech closed down its shortwave broadcasting facility at Bloemendal near Meyerton on 30 March 2019. Sentech inherited South Africa’s Bloemendal shortwave radio station near Meyerton when Radio RSA was […]

Does SA need digital sound broadcasting?

Icasa has launched an enquiry into digital broadcasting. Does this mean that South Africa will soon get digital sound broadcasting, which has been available in the rest of the world for decades? If the migration to digital terrestrial television (DTT) is anything to go by, it may still be decades away! Nevertheless, Icasa has started […]

Is shortwave radio something of the past?

  Before the first FM radio service was introduced in South Africa on 25 December 1961, just about every home had a radio which could tune the shortwave bands. Many people were fascinated by foreign radio stations and the various languages in which they were broadcasting. The BBC, the Voice of America, Radio Nederland, Deutsche […]