Dear friends in Prague,
of course I haven't forgotten your anniversary. Herewith I want
to send you my very best wishes to Radio Pragues 70th
anniversary. Instead of flowers I send you an essay, which I
wrote especially for you and for this event.That's my gift for
you on this day. It's originally written in German - of course
for the German section of Radio Prague. As I am also listener of
your english programs, I translated the text into english for
you. Hope, there aren't too many mistakes ;-)
I also hope, you can open the file and that you enjoy reading. here
Best whishes from Germany,
I wish you all happiness! Happy birthday, Radio Praha.
Nadia Alkon, Prague
Hello from Georgia, suburbs of Atlanta. Happy 70th and thinking to
the future. I am a loyal listener online and on satellite radio. Thanks
for having such an interesting, witty, culturally relevant and fun news
Jay Ham, USA
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Radio Prague, I should
like to express my heartfelt congratulations to you all working on your
station. Fernando Ferreira - a Radio Prague listener since 1963.
Fernando Ferreira, Portugal
With very best wishes on your 70th anniversary! Looking forward to
many, many more successful years ahead!
Christine Takaguchi-Coates, Japan
I have written three reception reports on Radio Prague
transmissions, two on 30th August 2006 and one on 31st August 2006. In
keeping with the occasion I will send them by letter post. The reports are
written on a Radio Prague Monitor Club form, a photocopy of the original
form. The photocopy must have been made before the end of the 1980s since
looking closely at the copying process it was made with technology that
was obsolete by 1990.
David Eldridge, England
Wishing you all at Prague Radio Happy 70th Birthday. Congratulations
from the Isle of Man.
Mike Talbot, Isle of Man
Congratulations on your 70th birthday. I have been a Radio Prague
listener since I found you on the Internet a couple of years ago. In
April, I purchased a short wave radio, with the intent of tuning in your
broadcast. I was unsuccessful. For whatever reason, I did not get strong
reception. Perhaps it was the time of the year, my location in the Midwest
of America, or more likely my lack of understanding short wave. So I remain
a regular daily listener of your English Program via the Internet.
Joel Strafelda, USA
Thank you so much for a wonderful program. Mama is not well and she
is just talking about the years prior to 1938. I sat her by the computer
and she said it brought back the ache in the heart. So many lost a way of
life twice, first when Hitler occupied [Czechoslovakia] and then the
communists did. I hope the younger generations listen and try to
understand their grandparents and all that they had to go through in their
Eva Pilik, USA
I have spent the last half hour listening to your 1600
English-language live-streaming broadcast on-line in anticipation of
traveling to Prague next week as a volunteer bone marrow courier, bringing
marrow for a transplant late next week. I was especially inspired by the
segment celebrating your 70th anniversary on-the-air with archival
recordings, in particular those broadcast in August 1968.
When I was a teenager in 1967 and 1968 (and through much of the
70s), I listened to your shortwave broadcasts from my home in Kansas City,
Missouri USA with exceptional interest. A vivid memory of mine was the
excitement I felt searching for and listening to your broadcasts during
the dark days of late August 1968, rushing to tell my parents that I had
heard your signal, and attempting to record what I could of the
transmission, even traveling to a local radio station to share the news of
those days, direct from Prague.
And now, after many years as a husband, parent, and grandparent, I
will finally visit Prague, albeit briefly, next week. Of course, listening
to Radio Prague on-line is less of a challenge than it was during my high
school and college days, but busy as I am, perhaps this is a good thing!
All the best on this, your 70th anniversary!
Peter Fort, Maryland
Congratulations on your 70 years on short wave!
Borje Nilsson, Sweden
Congratulations on your 70th anniversary. I was lucky enough to hear your
excellent Anniversary broadcast on the 31th, in which you also mentioned Olga,
whom I do remember very well. She was always so kind - a very nice person!
Erik Koie, Denmark
I offer my heartfelt wishes to all of you their in Radio Prague & also all the dedicated listeners of Radio Prague around the world. Please stay alive on shortwave via analogue mode for a long time.
Gautam Kumar Sharma, India