Welcome to Switzerland in Sound

When SIS first went online on August 1, 2004 it was intended to carry on the English-language shortwave radio broadcasting tradition in Switzerland that I knew and served for 32 years. The Swiss shortwave station – SBC/SRI – is history, but Switzerland In Sound remains.

Today, SIS is still the only source of professional, English-language audio reports and features about Switzerland and things Swiss presented in the classic radio style, enhanced by text and pictures. These include a wide range of subject matter from candid one-on-one interviews with interesting people, to entertaining, in-depth features and reports about Swiss life and society, as well as exciting, colorful, animated visits to tourist destinations and attractions all over the country. In addition, “Bob’s Blog” offers personal comments and insights into Switzerland and Swiss life.

SIS is a living entity, and the number and breadth of topics offered here continues to grow. Think of SIS as a library with an ever-increasing number of volumes to choose from. Many items are classics and will remain, while others are replaced or updated as needed. Among the items in the collection are reports and interviews with personalities who are no longer with us, but whose stories and contributions remain interesting, and will be preserved here.

In addition to new material, the section entitled “Vintage Archive” is a flash from the broadcasting past, which I hope you’ll enjoy reliving, as well as “The Two Bobs”, which is a great favorite with shortwave radio enthusiasts who remember this popular technical shortwave radio show from Switzerland.

Editorially, Switzerland in Sound tries to present Switzerland as it really is, and not just its picture postcard image. Not everything in this country is perfect, and we do not shy away from presenting that aspect of Switzerland too.

SIS is self-financed and editorially independent.

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All original material contained in Switzerland in Sound is copyrighted and may not be used for any commercial purpose without the permission of the Editor.

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Bob Zanotti

Founder and Editor

Switzerland in Sound

The Voice of Switzerland