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Few people understand more about
indigenous clandestine radio broadcasting than Owen
Williamson. Since the late 1970's, he has followed developments
in guerilla broadcasting and has even witnessed - through
live radio programs - the Sandinista Revolution of Nicaragua
in 1979, the civil war in El Salvador during the 1980's,
and U.S. psychological warfare on Cuba.
A leader in the field, Mr Williamson
has also written on clandestine radio for such publications
as Military History and Popular Communications. He maintains
an extensive collection of audio recordings spanning
over six decades of opposition radio stations from around
Mr Williamson obtained his Masters
in English at the University of Texas, El Paso, is fluent
in Spanish, and reads Portugese, French, Latin and Greek.
With the help of his wife, Rose, he also works with
audio material in Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi and Urdu.