Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Managing SW Broadcast From Ascension Island

Ascension Island
The remote Atlantic Relay Station transmits critical radio broadcasts to millions in Africa and beyond

Neale Bateman
The author works at Encompass Digital Media, managing the transmission and distribution services for BBC World Service.

ENGLISH BAY, Ascension Island — A six-mile stretch of volcanic rock in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean is home to the BBC’s Atlantic Relay Station.

Now managed and operated by Encompass Digital Media on behalf of the BBC World Service, the stations’ six powerful shortwave transmitters on Ascension Island beam program in a dozen or more languages to some 30 million listeners in north, west and central Africa.

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