Most tapes/recordings were likely distributed by members of the NAEB
(National Association of Educational Broadcasters) and perhaps it would be
best to contact those stations for information on the recordings held. Many
of these stations have extensive collections. One with which I was involved
in 1964--5 was WUOM-FM. We had an extensive collection of Jazz recordings
and a start up syndicated program on Jazz.
You and research should be in contact with these stations.
Paul T. Jackson
Steilacoom, WA 98338
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On Sat, Jan 26, 2019, 11:51 AM Jonathan Marks <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hello. I am the former director of programmes at Radio Netherlands
> (1991-2003), the Dutch International broadcasting service. Some may know
> it as
> Radio Nederland. Originally a shortwave broadcast station, Radio
> was one of the first to start a transcription service to provide FM radio
> stations overseas with a catalogue of feature programmes and high quality
> recordings from the Concertgebouw and Holland Festival and jazz from
> concerts like the North Sea Jazz festival. In later years the recordings
> were done together with the AVRO, a domestic public radio production house.
> The station morphed into an NGO in 2012 and has downsized to a point where
> is a shadow of its former self.
> I am writing a series of articles because the Netherlands is celebrating
> 100 years of radio this year. I see that the discs and tapes sent to
> radio stations
> in the US and elsewhere seem to command quite high-prices on Ebay, even
> though they were never intended to be sold.
> I have the impression that the quality of the recordings (especially jazz
> classical music) were well ahead of their day. Radio Netherlands was one of
> the first in the 1960's to issue stereo transcription discs and was
> quick to embrace the Philips Compact Disc once there were sufficient
> players in radio stations. But it would be useful get a reality check.
> So my question to this group. I wonder whether any of the discs ended up in
> libraries? Does anyone remember listening to these discs? If so, what
> does it bring back? What value do you think it played in sharing Dutch
> culture with the rest of the world? Was the technical quality of the
> anything special?
> Happy to hear from anyone with anecdotes to share the stories with the
> rest of
> the world.
> Kind regards,
> Jonathan Marks
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