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BFN (British Forces Network) Radio Station


Radio Hamburg (or Reichsender Hamburg) was a station of the Nazi German international broadcasting network that aimed programmes at the British Isles. Its most famous broadcaster was Lord Haw-Haw, who broadcast propaganda intended to demoralise the British (to listen to a clip please click here).
The station was taken over by the British Army on 30 April 1945 and later became part of the Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk network.
The Radio Station nowadays has nothing to do with previous stations owned by the Nazis or the British Army. To read more please click here.

The transmitter was in the town of Pinneberg north of Hamburg. I saw it being built in 1948. I lived at that time about 1000 feet from the transmitter. It was still operating in 1970. In 1950/51 it suddenly went off the air. Two guys cut the underground phone line that connected the transmitter to the studio in Hamburg. They wanted to sell the cable as scrap. They did not know that the wires were being used. The police had them in a few hours.

Lucian J. Holc