The diaries of Ronald Baldwin, British Constable in the Palestine Police Force from 1946 to the termination of the British Mandate in 1948.
Thursday, 9 January 2014
14th and 15th February, 1948 - Ron's on duty at the Palestine Broadcasting Studios
For the last few days there has been little
or no firing or explosions in the city either at night or in the day.
The weather has been very nice for a few
The sun although weak does shine at least on
most mornings. This week’s duty with its
additions of refreshments and a fire has passed quickly and has been reasonably
Next week I am on duty in the Palestine
Broadcasting System’s Studios. I am
working from 12 mid-day until every day. I should find this very interesting and be
able to compare the studio here with the ones I know at home.
Today I started my guard duties on the
Palestine Broadcasting Studios.
I naturally made a tour of the Studios and
introduced myself to the Chief Engineer.
He told me I could wander around as I liked. The eight studios are housed in a small
building and are therefore very small themselves, the largest being only large
enough for a very small orchestra. They
have one steel tape recording room and one disc recording room. The control room was a very small one and
controls all the studios in Jerusalem. I was told by the Engineer that very few
Outside Broadcasts are done.