Knowledge Identifier: &Radio_Netherlands_Worldwide
Founded in 1947.
Countries: Netherlands (33%), Germany (11%), United Kingdom (11%)
Linked to: BBC, Philips, Public company
The plan was to restart broadcasting along the lines of the BBC. Whilst this succeeded for the new external service, Radio Nederland Wereldomroep which was founded in 1947, political pressure led to the re-establishment of the complicated system of broadcasting societies sharing airtime on domestic networks
Despite severe budget cutbacks in 2004, the station has maintained its standing as one of the more creative production houses in Europe
The English-language shortwave broadcasts to North America were discontinued on October 26, 2008, due to a survey that claimed that more listeners to the network were using the "podcasting" service instead of shortwave radios
The last programme broadcast on shortwave was a daily half-hour show in Spanish for Cuba named "El Toque" , which ended on 1 August 2014