UPDATE: August 4th 2021. I am sorry to report that the great Wolf Harranth passed away on Tuesday August 3rd 2021 at his home in Klosterneuberg, near VIenna, Austria. He was just two weeks away from his 80th birthday. My condolences to his wife Gisela and the rest of the family. I hope this video, and the previous edition in 2009 which I reworked last year, goes someway to explain the important work that Wolf did both for the golden age of international broadcasting as well as the SWL-DX and ham radio communities. Let's celebrate a wonderful person and a true friend of radio.
In Episode 1 we visited the largest international radio archive on the planet. That was in September 2009. I kept in touch with its curator Wolf Harranth on and off, while my own career took an entirely different direction. But in May 2018 work took me to Linz in Upper Austria and being so close, I looked up Wolf again. A lot had changed and at the time of recording this episode, the entire future of the collection was uncertain. Their address had changed. They were now in the industrial part of Vienna where the Austrian Radio and TV, the ORF, keeps its logistics warehouse. So, for what seemed the last time, I met up with Professor Wolf Harranth for another instalment of unique international broadcasting history.