Originally posted by greenpawn34
Well I don't know what radio other countries listen to do I.
It goes out in English and the Commonwealth contries speak English.
The signal has to get boosted for it to carry and the non Commonwealth
countries do not boost the signal so some countries cannot receive the BBC.
I cannot quite see the Chinese tuning in everyday to listen to the Archers.
Maybe they do, maybe the Archers are big in China. I don't know.
Erm... not even all Commonwealth countries speak English by default any more. Not since you allowed Moçambique in.
But the World Service gets broadcast on either long or middle wave - BBC4 goes out on the other, don't recall which is on which - and at least over here in the Netherlands, I can* pick up both just fine on my car radio, without them being boosted anywhere. Presumably that won't work in Kazachstan, but if Auntie has a transmitter in Toronto for her Canuck listeners, I wouldn't be surprised at all if it can be picked up in the Big Apple.
Oh, and the Archers, bless them, are not on the World Service but on BBC4. I should know, Barwick Green is my signal to change channels...
* and frequently do, when they're not on a cricket binge again - great sport to watch on a lazy Sunday afternoon, not so good to listen to Tuffers talking nonsense when there's nothing happening on the pitch again