Even if this were true, as it is always said, "follow the money trail."
Alleged "organizations" and governmental departments are now constantly
trying to steer public thought in the direction they want it to go. The
reality is that there are
new short wave stations sprouting up all the time. However, there are
special interest groups that deeply want to convince the brain-dead to
abandon that which is already paid for to buy the newest gadgets. The simple
fact is that worldwide there are millions of short wave listeners who are
under 25, over 25 and it remains viable and useful. Painting the whole world
some industrialized, capitalistic countries are doing is absurd. The world
is a big place but our arrogance often convinces us that we're the only ones
on the righteous path.
To believe anything else is just "drinking the Kool Aid" and convincing
yourself that the only alternative is to rush to Best Buy and buy the newest
thing that will enable the government to easily monitor what you're
listening to and censor that as well is what they want.
No, naysayers...short wave radio will be around for a long time. There are
too many honest governments and non-governmental entities that do not want
to give up the ability to reach people without borders, firewalls, scanning
software, search software and all the other figments of oppression that we
once were proud of Radio Free Europe (we thought) for dissolving. Mobility
convenience of terrestrial radio is superior over anything offered by "hot
waiting on buffering and clunky non-ergonomic devices like computers or
***with buttons the size of most politician's brains.
As for the under-25s...what boneheads. You're always a bonehead when your
under 25 which is why they pitch to this group because kids will rush out
buy anything. It's not until your older than 25 that you figure out it's all
a con game by the fat titted old men who run everything that they're shaking
you down for as much money as they can.