A Golden Anniversary Celebration – Radio Netherlands’ 50th Anniversary: Part 8, the 90’s

This entry is part of the series A Golden Anniversary Celebration
The Radio Netherlands’ building in HIlversum (© RNW)

In this final chapter of our 8-part series telling the story of Radio Netherlands, we focus on the English language department. With Pete Myers as your guide, we took a contemporary look at the 1990’s as the decade draws to a close.

At the end of the 19th century, Oscar Wilde wrote that the only duty we have to history is to re-write it. One can only wonder how historians will re-write the story of Radio Netherlands and the role it played in international broadcasting. In the last part of this series, we projected what might happen at the start of the new millennium. In fact, it all came to pass. The English service signed off in 2012.

The series was written and presented by Pete Myers, with research from Luc Lucas and audio contributions from the Media Network archive.

This programme was originally broadcast by several stations, including Radio Netherlands, in December 1997. It is released here for academic purposes only.

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