A vintage shortwave receiver

Bye bye shortwave

"We were born during the lead up to World War II" (10:45)
11 min

Saturday October 30, 2010 marks the last day Radio Sweden will be heard on shortwave. From then on we’ll be available nationally within Sweden on FM and listeners abroad will only be able to hear us over the Internet, as well as some satellite relays.

So what's the reasoning behind the closure of our short and medium wave services? Kris Boswell spoke to Elle-Kari Höjeberg, the channel manager for Swedish Radio’s P2 network, which includes Radio Sweden.

George Wood takes us for a look back at seven decades of Radio Sweden’s shortwave history.

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