Polskie Radio, 6135 kHz

When I grew up during the Cold War there were at least a dozen different international shortwave stations that had transmissions in Swedish. Me and and a couple of my friends used old domestic radios with glowing tubes to pick up and listen to these transmissions after the school-day. It was very difficult to explain all this to our teachers. Polskie Radio, or “Polens Radio Warszawa”, as they were called in Swedish was one of those broadcasters, and one of the nicest. They read our letters on air, which was an incredible experience for a schoolboy, and we learned that Chopin was from Poland and we heard about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 1943…

It was a cold war, but Polskie Radio was one of the “softest” broadcasters from the other side of the Iron Curtain.

Now Radio Polonia has only shortwave transmissions in Polish, Belarussian and Russian, from transmitters in Bulgaria…

Polskie Radio a

Polskie Radio b

A picture from my childhood

I don’t remember posing for this picture but I remember the setting. Due to the sunlight and the amount of snow it should have been taken in late February or March. This picture was taken 1966 and I seem to have lost some teeth. The Volvo PV 544 is my brother’s.

Brännland, Umeå, Västerbotten, Sweden, 1966

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