Posted: 01 Aug 2010swissifo.ch, 30 July 2010: "Seventy-five years ago on Sunday, swissinfo’s predecessor, a shortwave radio service from the Swiss Broadcasting Corp., transmitted its first signal round the world. To celebrate the station’s rich history as the 'voice of Switzerland abroad', swissinfo has compiled excerpts of some of the more memorable programmes, interviews and reader pictures collected throughout the years. ... Over the decades, shortwave broadcasts eventually grew more obsolete, and the last radio programme of what became Swiss Radio International aired in 2004. But the station’s mission lives on. Today the multimedia platform, swissinfo.ch, has assumed a federally mandated duty to inform the Swiss abroad and an international audience about news and events in Switzerland." See also swissinfo's 75 year anniversary special section.
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