posted on Dec, 24 2010 @ 02:10 AM
This is a thread I meant to start weeks ago, but for one reason or another never got around to. The problem is that because of this delay, I have
forgotten some of the detail concerning the incident.
I was startled one evening to pick up, on my AM radio, a broadcast from Beijing. In Toronto, unlike Sarah Palin, we can't see Russia or China out our
windows, so I was shocked to hear this program. At first I thought that some other carrier was rebroadcasting a Chinese news round-up, but when the
station went to "break", even that was emanating from a studio in Beijing. This was all in English. It was pleasant, typical, slightly
stuffy, "world service" style radio. No commercials, but the weather, including temperatures in world capitals.
The news itself wasn't particularly provocative or propagandistic.
I usually listen to Talk 640 in Toronto, or to 610 in St. Catherines or to the Fan 590 in Toronto. The Chinese station was coming through in a niche
somewhere in that range. I moved on to other things and my favorites on the dial, but eventually I tried to get the Chinese station again and it was
Was this an atmospheric phenomenon? Did anyone else experience this? Could it have been a test of China's satellite transmission capabilities?
If it was satellites, I thought, this is exactly what would happen if a war were fought and the west were defeated. All of a sudden, everyone would be
listening to the opening broadcast of occupation radio, direct from Beijing, via satellite, traffic congestion and all.