A golden anniversary celebration – Radio Netherlands’ 50th anniversary: Part 4, the early 60’s

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

In this comprehensive audio compilation of what was achieved in the first 50 years of the Dutch external radio broadcaster, part four of our eight-part story of Radio Netherlands recalls the opening of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and the visit of David Ben Gurion to the Netherlands. Radio Netherlands moves from old studios in the Bothalaan in the centre of Hilversum to a purpose-built studio complex in the north of Hilversum. We also recall thoughts about the European Common Market, the Berlin Wall and the assassination of President Kennedy.

This look at the station in the early 1960’s was originally broadcast in June 1997.The programme was written and presented by Pete Myers with additional research by Luc Lucas.

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