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Retro Radio Dial: 1953 South East Asia Radio

 
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Burma, Indo-China, Indonesia, Malaya, Netherlands New Guinea, North Borneo [Philippines: see separate entry]

kc Station Country Location
 
Mediumwave
 
630 Radio Malaya Blue Malaya Singapore
660 Radio Malaya Red Malaya Penang
695 Radio Malaya Red Malaya Kuala Lumpur
790 Radio Malaya Red Malaya Singapore
820 Radio Malaya Blue Malaya Penang
825 HSK Radio Thailand Thailand Bangkok
838 La Voix du Vietnam Indo-China Saigon, Vietnam
875 Radio Malaya Blue Malaya Kuala Lumpur
955 Burma Broadcasting Service Burma Rangoon
998 HSIPN Thailand Bangkok
1010 Radio Malaya Malaya Malacca
1030 Radio France-Asie Indo-China Saigon, Vietnam
1230 La Voix du Vietnam Indo-China Saigon, Vietnam
1360 Radio France-Asie Indo-China Saigon, Vietnam
1370 Radio Malaya Green Malaya Singapore
1433 Radio Cambodia Indo-China Pnom Penh, Cambodia
1440 Radio Dalat Indo-China Dalat, Vietnam
 
Shortwave
 
2330 YDI6 RRI Relay Indonesia Djember, Java
2350 YDW RRI Indonesia Pontianak, Borneo
2390 YDN RRI Indonesia Kotaradja, Sumatra
  YDA4 RRI Relay Indonesia Tjirebon, Java
2420 YDA2 RRI Indonesia Bandung, W Java
2430 YDK2 RRI Regional Indonesia Palembang, S Sumatra
2440 YDG2 RRI Indonesia Surakarta, Java
2446 YDR2 RRI Relay Indonesia Ternate, Muluccas
2450 JDJ3 RRI Indonesia Jogjakarta, Java
2460 YDB Java Central Station RRI Indonesia Djakarta, Java
2467 YDI3 RRI Regional Indonesia Surabaja, E Java
2480 YDL2 RRI Regional Indonesia Padang, Central Sumatra
2490 YDH RRI Regional Indonesia Semerang, Central Java
3205 YDA RRI Indonesia Bandung, W Java
3214 YDS RRI Indonesia Menado, Celebes
3250 YDO RRI Regional Indonesia Bandjarmasin, Borneo
3270 YDM1 RRI Indonesia Bukittingi, Sumatra
3277 YDD Voice of Indonesia Indonesia Djakarta, Java
  YDD Java Central Station RRI Indonesia Djakarta, Java
3286 YDG6 RRI Relay Indonesia Madiun, Java
3305 YDG RRI Indonesia Surakarta, Java
3355 YDI1 RRI Regional Indonesia Surabaja, E Java
3365 YDK RRI Regional Indonesia Makassar, Celebes
3377 YDB4 Java Central Station RRI Indonesia Djakarta, Java
3395 YDP2 RRI Regional Indonesia Medan, W Java
3945 YDH2 RRI Regional Indonesia Semerang, Central Java
3960 YDL RRI Regional Indonesia Padang, Central Sumatra
3980 YDI2 RRI Regional Indonesia Surabaja, E Java
4774 Burma Broadcasting Service Burma Rangoon
4403 Radio Hirondelle Indo-China Hanoi, Vietnam
4820 Radio Malaya Blue Malaya Singapore
4840 YDU RRI Indonesia Denpassar, Bali
4855 YDK1 RRI Regional Indonesia Palembang, S Sumatra
4875 HSIJS Thai Army Radio Thailand Bangkok
4897 La Voix du Vietnam Indo-China Saigon, Vietnam
4910 YDB2 Java Central Station RRI Indonesia Djakarta, Java
4930 YDP1 RRI Relay Indonesia Tjirebon, Java
4945 YDA3 RRI Indonesia Bandung, W Java
  YDN2 RRI Indonesia Kotaradja, Sumatra
4965 YDR RRI Indonesia Ambon, Muluccas
5010 Radio Malaya Red Malaya Singapore
  British Forces Broadcasting ServiceMalaya Singapore
5030 YDM2 RRI Indonesia Bukittingi, Sumatra
5045 R.O.N.G Netherlands New Guinea Hollandia
5060 YDJ RRI Indonesia Jogjakarta, Java
6025 Radio Malaya Blue Malaya Kuala Lumpur
  Radio Malaya Red Malaya Kuala Lumpur
6034 Burma Broadcasting Service Burma Rangoon
6045 YDF Java Central Station RRI Indonesia Djakarta, Java
6090 Radio Cambodia Indo-China Phnom-Penh, Cambodia
6110 BBC/BFEBS Malaya Singapore
6116 Radio France-Asie Indo-China Saigon, Vietnam
6135 Radio Malaya Red Malaya Singapore
6175 Radio Malaya Green Malaya Singapore
6240 HSK3 Radio Thailand Thailand Bangkok
7100 YDJ2 RRI Indonesia Jogjakarta, Java
7120 BBC/BFEBS Malaya Singapore
7140 HSK6 Radio Thailand Thailand Bangkok
7200 Radio Malaya Blue Malaya Singapore
7205 Radio Hue Indo-China Hue, Vietnam
7215 Radio Lao Indo-China Vientiane, Laos
7220 YDF5 Voice of Indonesia Indonesia Djakarta, Java
7230 Radio France-Asie Indo-China Saigon, Vietnam
7237 VS4S Radio Sabah North Borneo Jesselton
7240 YDP3 RRI Relay Indonesia Tjirebon, Java
7250 YDG3 RRI Indonesia Surakarta, Java
7260 BBC/BFEBS Malaya Singapore
7265 Radio Dalat Indo-China Dalat, Vietnam
7270 YDB3 Voice of Indonesia Indonesia Djakarta, Java
  YDB3 Java Central Station RRI Indonesia Djakarta, Java
7288 La Voix du Vietnam Indo-China Saigon, Vietnam
7408 Radio Hirondelle Indo-China Hanoi, Vietnam
7295 YDQ3 RRI Regional Indonesia Makassar, Celebes
9543 Burma Broadcasting Service Burma Rangoon
9550 YDQ2 RRI Regional Indonesia Makassar, Celebes
9585 YDF6 Voice of Indonesia Indonesia Djakarta, Java
9620 La Voix du Vietnam Indo-China Saigon, Vietnam
9670 Radio Hanoi Indo-China Hanoi, Vietnam
9690 BBC/BFEBS Malaya Singapore
9710 YDF6 Java Central Station RRI Indonesia Djakarta, Java
  Voice of Indonesia Indonesia Djakarta, Java
9750 Radio France-Asie Indo-China Saigon, Vietnam
11670 HSK9 Radio Thailand Thailand Bangkok
11770 YDF2 Voice of Indonesia Indonesia Djakarta, Java
  YDF6 Voice of Indonesia Indonesia Djakarta, Java
  YDE RRI Regional Indonesia Medan, W Java
11795 YDF3 Voice of Indonesia Indonesia Djakarta, Java
11820 BBC/BFEBS Malaya Singapore
11910 HSK7 Radio Thailand Thailand Bangkok
11935 Radio France-Asie Indo-China Saigon, Vietnam
11940 Radio Angkatan Udara Indonesia Djakarta, Java
11955 BBC/BFEBS Malaya Singapore
15150 YDC Voice of Indonesia Indonesia Medan, W Java
  YDC RRI Regional Indonesia Medan, W Java
15300 BBC/BFEBS Malaya Singapore
15310 BBC/BFEBS Malaya Singapore
15430 Radio France-Asie Indo-China Saigon, Vietnam
15435 BBC/BFEBS Malaya Singapore
15640 HSK8 Radio Thailand Thailand Bangkok
17755 BBC/BFEBS Malaya Singapore
17810 YDF4 Voice of Indonesia Indonesia Djakarta, Java
17890 BBC/BFEBS Malaya Singapore
21720 BBC/BFEBS Malaya Singapore

  • Stations in bold are the most powerful in the region at the time with 50kW or more transmitter power providing the best reception for music, news, entertainment and information.

Abbreviations:

BBC British Broadcasting Corporation
BFEBS British Far East Broadcasting Service
R.O.N.G. Radio Omroep Nieuw Guinea to Hollandia
RRI Radio Republik Indonesia

It Happened 1953

Asian Socialist Conference, Rangoon, Burma
Death of Joseph Stalin [USSR]
Dag Hammarskjold becomes Secretary-General of United Nations
Independence of Cambodia
Civil war in Laos
French military take Dien Bien Phu [Vietnam] as Vietnamese independence fighting continues
Korean War ends with armistice
1000+ people die in cyclone that hits region

Arrivals:
 
Playboy magazine
Pat Benetar
Pierce Brosnan
Alex Van Halen
Cyndi Lauper
Kim Bassinger
 
Departures:
 
Hank Williams
Joseph Stalin
Alice Prin ‘Kiki de Montparnasse’
Django Reinhardt
Rene Fonck
Dylan Thomas

Population:
 
Indonesia 86.891m
Vietnam [Indo-China] 26.724m
Thailand 21.964m
Burma 20.403m
Malaya 6.929m
Cambodia [Indo-China] 4.809m
Laos [Indo-China] 1.995m
Singapore [Malaya] 1.192m
Netherlands New Guinea 0.700m
North Borneo 0.334m
 
Registered Broadcast Receivers:
 
Indonesia 350,000
Thailand 100,000
Singapore [Malaya] 54,619
Vietnam [Indo-China] 40,000
Burma 13,130
Cambodia [Indo-China] 3,500
Sarawak [Malaya] 1,334
North Borneo 2,060
Laos [Indo-China] 328

Favorite Movies of 1953: Your Personal Collection

Top 20 Singles

  Artist Song
 
1 Percy Faith The Song from Moulin Rouge
2 Les Paul & Mary Ford Vaya Con Dios
3 Patti Page [How Much is] That Doggie in the Window
4 Eddie Fisher I’m Walking Behind You
5 Ames Brothers You, You, You
6 Teresa Brewer Till I Waltz Again with You
7 Les Baxter April in Portugal
8 Perry Como No Other Love
9 Perry Como Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes
10 Frankie Lane I Believe
11 Pee Wee Hunt Oh
12 Frank Chacksfield Ebb Tide
13 Nat King Cole Pretend
14 Richard Hayman Ruby
15 Stan Freberg St George and the Dragonet
16 The Hilltoppers PS I Love You
17 The Gaylords Tell Me You’re Mine
18 Julias La Rosa Eh Cumpari!
19 Tony Bennett Rags to Riches
20 Doris Day Anna
 

Top 5 Music Albums: Your Personal Collection

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