Following the success of Volume 1, which covered shortwave broadcasting through to the end of the Cold War, this new book covers the many and varied developments that have taken place since then, set in the context of the political changes that have taken place. Propaganda broadcasting on the shortwaves is now widely recognized as an overt strategy in conflict but is also publicly credited with having played a major role in 'winning' the Cold War. It is now being used within differing political and cultural strategies and the book covers developments across the world and in domains such as religious broadcasting. Meanwhile transmitter power and technology continue to increase, and dramatic changes occur within the broadcast industry itself.
Part 1 Birth of a medium: from entertainment and commercial to propaganda broadcasting. Part 2 A weapon of war: British WWII propaganda; Nazi broadcasting; US wartime broadcasting; Japanese broadcasting in the Pacific; the Cold War; the voice of America. Part 3 Radio as an instrument of foreign policy: high power transmission; jamming; the BBC World Service; the CIA; the collapse of communism; the Arab world; religious broadcasting; future of international AM broadcasting.
Series: Iee History of Technology
Number Of Pages: 280
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.48