Friday 12th June was a day that brought yet another needy orphaned elephant baby into our Nairobi Nursery, this time a female calf aged approximately 1 ½ years...
The Amboseli Researchers have chosen the name “Naimina” for the new baby, the word for “lost” in the Maa language.
About that same era, there was some criticism that WTUL, while licensed as an educational station, really offered no educational programming. ... I read somewhere that Radio Moscow was offering program tapes, free of charge, to any station that would air them. We signed up for some absolutely dreary classical music shows ("Music and Musicians") and began airing them nightly at around 7.
The trouble was, the tapes started to pile up and Radio Moscow expected us to return the programs after airing. Postage bills were getting ridiculous, listeners were apathetic about the shows, and air staff hated running them, so we decided to pull the plug on Radio Moscow. John got the bright idea that we would telephone Radio Moscow and speak with the person in charge of English programming to tell him we no longer needed the programs. We waited until it was late enough at night (our time) to reach Radio Moscow during their business hours and placed the call from the production studio where we could patch the phone into the console and record the call.
Remember now, this is pre-Glasnost, pre-Perestroika--still in the middle of the Cold War. Reagan hadn't yet come to power to declare the Soviet Union "the Evil Empire," but the Russkies were still considered to be the bad guys. We tried to get through to the right person at Radio Moscow, but there were language problems and phone line problems and we never got through. We all laughed at the lark of trying to telephone commies in the middle of the night until...we played back the tape of the call. After the call was hung up, the phone patch remained connected and captured two clear American male voices on the line:
Voice 1: "Did you get it?"
Voice 2: "Got it!"
We waited for guys with trench coats and dark glasses, strapping square-jawed Feds with tiny earphones to begin stalking the halls of the University Center, but it never happened. Still, I bet there's a file somewhere...
"If these data bursts are coming through an analog signal (which, they would have to be if the bursts are coming through radio, right?) wouldn't they be subject to jamming?"
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