|KBS World Radio|
EVERY YEAR I receive at least a handful of colourful calendars from radio stations located around the world. Some depict cultural highlights. Others display national landmarks and panoramic sites. And a few may emphasize something totally, uniquely different, like the dramatic television shows featured in the 2015 calendar from KBS World.
|Voice of Vietnam|
Over the years radio stations have posted to me some truly memorable calendars. I recall particularly the 1972 Deutsche Welle calendar. DW promoted the '72 Munich Olympics with a flip calendar of artwork portraying the various sporting events. The Voice of Turkey in another year gifted me with a cloth wall calendar showing an Ottoman court image. Radio Canada International issued one with iconic images of their country -- Canadian Mounties, maple trees in a blaze of autumn colour.
How does one go about getting a calendar from a radio station? In most cases a reception report or two during the past year will earn you not only a QSL card, but place one's address in the station's database. And if you're lucky enough, the station will mail a calendar and few other souvenirs to you. Voice of America used to promote their calendar on air. All a listener had to do was request one.
There's still time. Email a reception report to your favorite station, today. Wait a month or so, and see what the postman delivers.
Happy listening in 2015!!!