Who We Are
For 32 years, I had the pleasure-filled privilege of reporting on Switzerland for a worldwide audience via shortwave radio. It was my job to know Switzerland and what goes on here, and report it to the world. That is what Switzerland in Sound is all about.
Switzerland is a beautiful place, which is an attraction in itself. But there's a lot more to it than meets the eye. Because of its multilingual and multicultural nature, Switzerland is a country of great contrast and diversity. It may look small on a map, but there is so much to see and do here, that anyone planning a visit is well advised to consider a longer stay. Switzerland in Sound offers you ideas and insights that we hope will help you in making your plans.
Switzerland is also a nation that has played, and continues to play, a major role in business and industry, science and technology, international affairs, and culture. There is far more to Switzerland than "cowbells, chocolate and cheese", although we don't want to forget their continuing role in Swiss culture and tradition either. Switzerland is still traditional and conservative on the one hand, but modern high-tech and innovative on the other. Both exist side-by-side, and this is reflected in Switzerland in Sound.
Founded in 1291, Switzerland is one of the world's oldest democracies, whose system of federalism and direct democracy served as an inspiration for others. This is the home of the Red Cross, the European headquarters of the United Nations and most of its specialized agencies, and numerous other international organizations. It is also the home of many talented and interesting people who were not born here, but made Switzerland their home, and contributed, and still contribute, to Switzerland's unique character and position in Europe and the world.
But it is not our mission to focus only on the brighter side of Swiss life. This country, like all others, has its problems, and faces modern challenges. Switzerland is not perfect, and we do not cover up the blemishes. We try to show Switzerland as it really is.
Beside myself, those who contribute to Switzerland in Sound in a journalistic capacity are either Swiss or have lived in this country for many years. We have journalistic credentials, and strive to uphold a high standard of journalism. Personal opinion is not excluded, but is carefully labeled as such.
Switzerland in Sound is a multimedia platform with the emphasis on audio. Or as I prefer to think of it: "radio on demand". Painting pictures in sound is what I do best, and also what I enjoy doing the most.
Please join us, and experience "Switzerland in Sound"!