Media wars: Radio propaganda past and present, Part 5 – The method of attack

This programme is part of the series Media Wars: Radio Propaganda Past and Present
An early portable shortwave receiver (© National Electronics Mus, Linthicum Md USA)

This episode looks at clandestine broadcasting across Africa, illustrated with unique off-air recordings from the late Richard Ginbey. He was based just outside Johnannesburg at the time, but managed to collect off-air clips from a multitude of stations. This includes the Voice of Namibia, Polisario Front – Voice of Free Africa, and the various stations targeting the warring factions in Angola. The recordings of the Zimbabwean clandestines probably have not been heard for years. 

The music used by the Voice of Truth (20 minutes into the programme is very, very catchy. Does anyone out there know where it came from? 

Producer: Jonathan Marks

Broadcast: May 1, 1982

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