Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (June 26) is up at the website in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59)
(NEW! If you have access to there is a higher quality version posted up there {26.7MB}

This week's show features stories from China Radio International, Radio Netherlands, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
From CHINA- China and the US are going to meet to discuss US military spying on Chinese territory, arms sales to Taiwan, and the North Korea situation. All schools in a region of China are closing for a week because of the H1N1 virus outbreak. Somalia has declared a state of emergency due to increasing battles with insurgents. Iran has lashed out at foreign media and Western governments for spreading anarchy and vandalism. Japanese whalers unloaded their first catch of the season, a week before the International Whaling Commission meets in Portugal.
From NETHERLANDS- Radio Netherlands has eliminated shortwave broadcasts to North America. The decision is based on their surveys that find very few listeners in N America. If you ever listen to RN on shortwave, please let them know- by email to or send them a letter to Radio Netherlands Worldwide, PO Box 222, 1200JG, Hilversum, The Netherlands.
Iceland has been expanding their hunt of fin whales, which they will have to cease to join the European Union. French President Sarkosy wants a ban on women wearing burkas. An analysis of the potential voter fraud in the recent election in Iran. Newspapers are struggling everywhere in the internet age- what do the Dutch think of this? An Israeli human rights organization has supplied Palestinians with video cameras to document war crimes- they just received the One World Media award for their work.
From CUBA- The Israeli Defense Minister has authorized 300 new homes in the occupied West Bank. The Iraqi government is preparing to sell off large oil contracts for the first time since 1972. At least 60 people attending a funeral in Pakistan have been killed by US military drones. The US administration has rejected a United Nations panel call for a 40% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. Cuban journalists have called on the mass media in the US to report honestly on the case of the Cuban 5. Several well-known Americans have expressed outrage at the refusal of the US Supreme Court to review the case of the Cuban 5.
From RUSSIA- The US and Russia will meet next month to restore strategic arms reduction, but the press secretary of the US State Department said that the US plans for a missile defense shield will not be discussed.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line at-

I was interviewed for an informative weekly radio show Mediageek, available at

All that plus times and frequencies for listening at home. It's free to rebroadcast, please notify me if you're airing it and haven't notified me in the last month, please mention the website if you only air a portion. If you just want to listen and have a slow connection, try the streaming version- lower sound quality but good enough and way easier if you don't have a high-speed internet connection. If streaming is a problem because of your slow connection, download the smaller file- it takes 20 minutes or less, and will play swell in any mp3 player application (RealPlayer, Winamp, Quicktime, iTunes, etc) you have on your computer.
This program will be aired on Friday afternoon at 4:30pm (PDST) on KZYX/Z Philo CA, you might be able to stream via
There are several other streams that work better- Freak Radio Santa Cruz now streams this program on Friday at 9:00am.(PDST)
The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts)
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I hope you'll listen and air this if you're connected with a radio station. I am still wondering how to get financially compensated for the 25 hours I put into this program weekly- any ideas are appreciated. Any stations rebroadcasting this (or listeners) are welcome to donate for production costs. You can do so through the website. Many thanks to those that have donated! No Guilt! (maybe a little)
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¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts
--"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron."
--Dwight D Eisenhower