> >>> BBC-WS obviously doesn't view us as 'worthy' listeners . Sadly
> >>> enough ...
> >> Does not bother me. The fewer loud signals from doorstep transmitters
> >> I have clogging up my airwaves, the better to hear the faint DX. BBC
> >> is available from so many outlets now that I can forego them
> >> broadcasting at my house from Sackville or Greenville or some such
> >> place :-)
> > "The axing of five foreign language services and wholesale retreat from
> > shortwave radio including the end of broadcasts to India, Russia and
> > China will lead to the loss of more than 30 million listeners, a sixth
> > of the World Service's global audience of 180 million, the BBC
> > estimates. The five language services being shut down Portuguese for
> > Africa, Caribbean English, Macedonian, Serbian and Albanian have a
> > combined audience of 3.4 million."
> > (The UK Foreign Office has cut World Service funding by 16%.)
> Caribbean English WTF? Good riddance! I can't feature Jamaicans
> listening to scratchy shortwave broadcasts so some snooty Englishman can
> talk down to them in Pidgin English.- Hide quoted text -
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Each area of the Carribean has developed it's own dialect of English .
None of them are classified as pidgin,absolutely not . And BBC-WS
always had a strong presence on AM and FM locally until recently, not
exactly sure what is happening at the present time .