Friday, May 29, 2009
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Thursday, May 28, 2009
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Date: 27th May 2009 (one day only)
Any reception reports would be welcome, but especially from India.
(via drmrx forum)
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009
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Monday, May 25, 2009
(Jose Jacob, VU2JOS, National Institute of Amateur Radio, Hyderabad)
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
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Thursday, May 21, 2009
(Source : RTI)
(Press Information Bureau, Govt Of India)
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
European edition, Tuesday, May 19, 2009
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Saturday, May 16, 2009
1630 - 1730 UTC : 13750, 9505, 6500 kHz
The regular 30 minutes broadcasts will be available on the scheduled frequencies
Friday, May 15, 2009
The News Services Division of All India Radio has made elaborate arrangements for broadcasting election results on Saturday for Lok Sabha and three state assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, and Sikkim. In addition to several special hourly bulletins, two special bilingual (English and Hindi) programmes would be broadcast from New Delhi. The first special, live programmes "Faisala Aapaka: Chunav-2009" from 8.30 in the morning till 5.00 in the evening would focus on trends, results, analyses and reactions. Experts, politicians and eminent personalities from Delhi Studios would be interacting with experts, politicians and AIR correspondents all over the country over emerging trends and results. The other bilingual, live phone-in programme, "After Your Verdict" from 9.30 pm to 10.30 pm, would focus on the emerging post-poll scenario. Experts in Delhi Studios would be interacting with correspondents and common people in this hour long programme. Members of the public are welcome to participate in this programme by dialling up phone number 011-23717077 . For the first time, both these programmes would be made available live on the internet at http://webcast.gov.in/newsonair/index.html and people not covered by AIR signals, specially the NRIs, would be able to listen live in real-time to both these programmes. These programmes would be broadcast all over India on National hook-up, FM Gold channels and additional frequencies. The trends and results would also be available on website of AIR news, http://www.newsonair.nic.in All India Radio News has made efforts to reach out to the maximum number of people through their own languages by broadcasting news and programmes in over 75 languages or dialects. The Regional News Units (RNUs) of AIR spread across the country are making special efforts to bring the trends, results and analyses to the people in regional languages throughout the day. The RNUs would be broadcasting 34 special programmes, 294 special bulletins and extending timings of 152 existing bulletins. During the five phases of polling, the RNUs have already broadcast about 1200 special/extended bulletins and mounted about 125 special programmes in different regional languages. Some of the programmes and bulletins would also be available on the website of AIR news.
(Press Information Bureau,Govt of India)
Thursday, May 14, 2009
HD Radio is slowing making inroads into the US market, and this prototype could be the budget gadget that accelerates that. Expected to retail for under $50 when it launches in a few months time, the unnamed HD Radio has a full color display and standard 3.5mm headphone socket.
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Lot of interesting info & photo's of BBS, there is a photo of 100 kW SW Txer at Sangaygang,Thimpu on Page 10.
Excerpts from the Annual Report .....
Technical Department continued to upgrade and strengthen BBS's technical capacity to gather and disseminate news and programmes. New satellite technologies were successfully introduced and effectively used particularly during the mock elections and the National Council elections.
The following FM and Television transmitters were installed to enhance our Radio and TV transmission in 2007:
- 150W TV Transmitter installed at Yonphula,
- 500 W FM Transmitter and 150 Watts VHF TV Transmitter at Jabjey, Paro
- 500 W FM Transmitter and 150 Watts VHF TV Transmitter at Saureni, Samtse
- 500 W FM Transmitter and 150 Watts VHF TV Transmitter at Thonphu Gompa, Pema Gatshel
- 500 W FM Transmitter at Rameytay, Phuentsholing (accordingly the 1 KW FM Transmitter at Takti which serviced Phuentsholing was replaced with 5 watts solar powered FM Transposer to counter frequent power surge)
- 250 Watts FM Transmitter at Bumthang
- 100 Kilo Watt shortwave transmitter with Digital Radio Mondale (DRM) capability was commissioned.
With these installations most of Trashigang, some part of Mongar, most of Pemagatshel and Samtse dzongkhag could receive live TV signal for the first time using simple Yagi antenna. Similarly FM signal was strengthened in Bumthang, Pemagatshel, Paro, Chukha and Samtse. With the commissioning of the 100 KW shortwave transmitters, the Bhutanese population is able to listen to very high quality reception through short wave radio. Integration work for BBS/Kuzoo FM Audio was done using Multi Channel Per Carrier (MCPC) system. With this BBS satellite system could handle more FM audio for linking with remote stations.The BBS earth station is now transmitting three channels (BBS TV, BBS Radio and Kuzoo FM) through a single carrier of 6 MHz bandwidth via satellite.
The construction of the new TV centre with assistance from the Government of India continued during this period. Work for the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of two digital studio and automation facilities for the new TV centre was awarded to M/s Essel Shyam Technologies Ltd. Noida, India. Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) terminals, provided under Government of Japan grant aid, were used for the first time and enabled live reports from different places especially during the mock elections and NC elections. The project for installation of Television Receive Only (TVRO) systems at 172 geogs was signed. The project is funded by the Government of Japan through UNDP as part of institutional and human capacity building in preparation for the first ever democratic elections. Through this project, all 172 geogs in the country which have no access to the television network will be able to receive BBS TV signal. Phase II of JICA Technical Cooperation project started from September 2007 after the arrival of new JICA Expert. This new project will bring support to BBS in the form of content development and training along with some short term consultancies. Under Grant Aid from the Government of Japan, the basic design team finalized the main components of the project as follows:
1. Purchase of 1 4WD Satellite News Gathering Van
2. Setting up of Master Control System
3. Establishment of transmission system for Bureaus using Bhutan Telecom link
4. Purchase of News and Production Equipment for Bureaus
5. Purchase of Equipment for Continuity Studio
6. Purchase of Maintenance Equipment and Tools
Five BBS regional bureaus are included in the project: Kanglung, Jakar, Wangdue Phodrang, Paro and Phuentsholing.
US Armed Forces Radio WWII The Famous Mosquito Network Celebrating 65 Years
The Radio Heritage Foundation has released a major new series of three articles at its global website www.radioheritage.net telling the story of the famous Mosquito Network that broadcast in the South Pacific in WWII. Some 65 years ago, the American Expeditionary Station at Guadalcanal in the British Solomon Islands Protectorate came on the air. In the following 18 months, the later renamed WVUQ entertained hundreds of thousands of allied forces who moved through the spawling military complex on the island. In these three articles, you'll learn how the Mosquito Network got its name, see how the various stations [as far south as 1ZM Auckland, New Zealand] were actually set up and run on a daily basis, read about the famous Hollywood stars of stage and screen who featured on the air and in person in remote jungle outposts, and understand just how important the stations were to the morale of allied forces. The series is authored by Radio Heritage Foundation board member Martin Hadlow, who interviewed many of the surviving broadcasters personally, and had access to historical AFRS documents. Martin is also a former manager of the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Service and understands radio broadcasting in a tropical zone from personal experience. These new articles at www.radioheritage.net outline the birth of radio broadcasting in the Solomons and Vanuatu [then the New Hebrides], from mobile radio stations in suitcases, to fully fledged 18 hours a day operations as good as any found anywhere in the USA in the 1940's. It also answers the question as to whether or not the Mosquito Network was really a network at any time, or were the stations always independently operated. Amazing what can be done with good radio conditions! This is a major contribution to understanding how early broadcasting actually came to many parts of the Pacific for the first time with the US Armed Forces Radio Service in the mid-1940's. WVUQ staff also recorded local music and broadcast programs for Solomon Islanders. You'll also enjoy our earlier major articles at www.radioheritage.net on AFRS Jungle Network and AFRS Japan, whose stories are so strongly connected to those of the Mosquito Network. As well, there are other articles on AFRS Alaska and individual stations such as WVUV American Samoa, KMTH Midway, WXLE Eniwetok, WXLF Canton Island and other AFRS stations in Alaska and the Pacific. Radio Heritage Foundation is a registered non-profit organization connecting popular culture and radio heritage across the Pacific. Our global website is www.radioheritage.net. We always welcome donations of funds, volunteers and materials to help build our radio heritage projects preserving the past for future generations to enjoy. Our donation button is on every page and we thank you for your support.
Media Release, Radio Heritage Foundation
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Radio Heritage Foundation
The Radio Heritage Foundation has now released an introductory guide to broadcasting in Antarctica at its global website www.radioheritage.net and with some four stations at McMurdo Station alone, it seems 'global warming' is now unfreezing the Antarctic radio dial. 'Antarctic Radio Unfreezes' journeys back to AFRS radio station WASA 600 AM at McMurdo and traces broadcasting through the American Forces Antarctic Network [AFAN] on shortwave 6012 through to today's Ice FM 104.5.....where old vinyls have kept on spinning for a new audience. Local 'pirate' station 88.7 FM is heard whilst cruising around Mactown, and along the ice highway linking McMurdo with New Zealand's nearby Scott Base, techno music from Radio Scott Base 97.0 FM can blast away the icicles. Even deep down at the South Pole, it's KOLD 87.5 FM and across the continent, stations as diverse as Radio W.I.L.K.E.S, LRA36 Radio Nacional Arcangel San Gabriel, Soberamia FM, and Radio Ker 98.0 FM keep scientists and support staff entertained and informed through the seasons of snow and ice. This well illustrated article at www.radioheritage.net helps shine the light on little known radio stations across the entire 'ice' and may even result in more stations being discovered. Not all stations mentioned may still be on the air. With all kinds of music coming from over 10 radio stations, volunteer DJ's, a Wells Fargo Bank ATM, increasing numbers of adventure travellers, cafes, and more trappings of 'civilization' the Antarctic of today is very different from when explorers barely a century ago first stepped ashore. For a fascinating and unique look at radio broadcasting in the Antarctic, we warmly recommend your visiting 'Antarctic Radio Unfreezes' today at www.radioheritage.net. Radio Heritage Foundation is a registered non-profit organization connecting popular culture and radio heritage across the Pacific. We welcome donations, volunteers and materials to help us protect our radio heritage past for generations in the future. Global website: www.radioheritage.net.
"BARC Golden Jubilee HF CONTEST"
Start Date & Time: 23.05.09, 0600 Hrs.
End Date & Time: 24.05.09, 1800 Hrs.
Start Date & Time: 30.05.09, 0600 Hrs.
End Date & Time: 31.05.09, 1800 Hrs.
ALL BANDS: 3.5, 7, 14, 21, 28 MHz.
The contest is open to and among VU Hams only. Contacts with Dx hams by VU hams are invalid.
Exchange Serial numbers:
Every QSO with Non-Bangalore Hams gives you 1 point. QSO with Bangalore Hams gives you 5 points. Only Bangalore Hams give the last three digits of their PIN code instead of serial number. Example: VU2... living in 560025 gives 5925 or 59925 for SSB or CW respectively. No duplicate QSO with the same PIN code area of Bangalore. Only one QSO is permitted in all the bands put together. Example: If you work VU2XYZ on 7 Mhz, you cannot work him on any other band again. Final Score is the sum of QSO points put together. Send log entries to reach on or before Wednesday, 10 June 2009 by post / courier to :
Hamfest India 2009
C/o Linux Learning Centre
No. 635, 6th Main Road,
Adjacent to Bank of India,
Hanumanthnagar, Bangalore 560019.
or by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "HF Phone Contest" or HF CW Contest"
The contest Judges will be OM Ramesh V (VU3VRL), Member Organising Committee, HFI-2009 and OM Varadan (VU3ITI). The decision of the Judges will be final and binding in declaring the results & contest winners. All the participants sending their logs will be given "Participation Certificate". The Contest Winners will be awarded Mementos during the HFI-2009 on 7 - 8 November 2009.
Member, Organising Committee
Hamfest India 2009
FYI, DRM transmissions to Brazil from TDF Montsinery (French Guiana) are scheduled using the following parameters:
DRM = B mode,
Bandwidth = 10 kHz
MSC = 64 QAM
Audio encoding = AAC+SBR
Power = 150 kW
- From Friday 15 May to Friday 22 May 2009:
15740 kHz: 12.00 to 17.00 UTC,
17875 kHz: 17.00 to 21.00 UTC,
15740 kHz: 21.00 to 23.00 UTC.
- On Saturday 23 May 2009:
15740 kHz: 12.00 to 17.00 UTC,
17875 kHz: 17.00 to 18.00 UTC.
Wishing you all good listening!
Regards / 73.
Jacques GRUSON F6AJW
(Via drmna )
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Member, Organising Committee
Hamfest India 2009
Radio and TV Martí will lay off 20 percent of their workforce in a shake-up aimed at retooling the struggling anti-Castro stations in the face of a steep federal budget cut.
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Now emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, WorldSpace's successor company is talking up its prospects for an all-India service. WorldSpace says it will have its own DTH service up and running next year.WorldSpace's India service has not been involved in the core company's bankruptcy. However, WorldSpace India has also to find local investors as partners in order to meet Indian broadcasting regulations. Once that hurdle has been overcome then within 10 months WorldSpace says it will roll out its service.
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Today, the President is forwarding the budget request for Fiscal Year 2010 to the Congress including a request for $745.5 million dollars for the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an increase of 3.9% from FY 2009 levels. The request reflects the continued critical role of BBG broadcasts in support of U.S. foreign policy goals. The FY 2010 budget supports expanded local and regional coverage on the Voice of America?s (VOA) Radio Deewa programs to Afghanistan and Pakistan and the establishment of a Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) Russian language Internet Web site for Central Asia. The request also supports the continued expansion of digital audio and video capability and programming for VOA, RFE/RL, and Radio Free Asia (RFA), and establishment of a television and radio equipment replacement program for the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN). The proposed budget also continues funding for key agency initiatives to critical audiences, including:
* 24-hour streams for VOA Persian TV and RFE/RL Radio Farda to Iran;
* Al Youm, the daily three-hour Alhurra Televisin program broadcast live from the Middle East;
* Radio Deewa, the VOA Pashto program to the Afghanistan/Pakistan border region;
* VOA Urdu radio and television broadcasts to Pakistan;
* VOA and RFE/RL Dari and Pashto programming to Afghanistan;
* VOA Somali to Somalia;
* A 10-hour coordinated RFA and VOA stream to North Korea; and
* A 30-minute, 5 day a week, VOA Spanish television program to Venezuela.
The FY 2010 budget environment is one in which critical policy priorities must be balanced with budget resources. The FY 2010 budget request includes several program adjustments , including the closure of the VOA Croatian, Greek, and Hindi services, reallocation of program funding for radio rebroadcasts of VOA Persian News Network television programming and one hour daily of original VOA Persian radio. VOA regional radio and Internet programs in English will serve audiences in India and RFE/RL Radio Farda and VOA Persian TV will continue to reach audiences in Iran. The request also proposes a transition of TV Marti?s two 30-minute newscasts to news updates on the half-hour, conversion of Radio Marti to a 24/7 news and information format, closure of the VOA Paris finance office, and the consolidation of the West and East Africa regional marketing offices. The Broadcasting Board of Governors looks forward to working with the Congress toward enactment of the proposed funding levels and program proposals. Further detail on the requested BBG budget is available here. The Broadcasting Board of Governors is an independent federal agency, supervising all U.S. government-supported, civilian international broadcasting, whose mission is to promote freedom and democracy and to enhance understanding through multimedia communication of accurate, objective, and balanced news, information, and other programming about America and the world to audiences overseas. BBG broadcasting organizations include the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa), Radio Free Asia, and the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Martí). BBG broadcasts reach over 175 million people worldwide on a weekly basis.
(BBG Press Release)
Pictures of CRI 50th Anniversary celebration :
0700-0800 GMT - 9610 kHz
1200-1300 GMT - 12075 kHz,
1500-1600 GMT - 9920 kHz
The transmitter power is 35 kW from the Norwegian site Kvitsøy (source Littoral AM)
Littoral AM is a regional station in Brittany (France) who carried out last year tests in medium wave DRM.
(f1tay via drmrx forum)
BBC Tamilosai is one of the 32 language and regional services broadcast by BBC World Service. BBC Tamilosai offers a daily programme of news, current affairs and features broadcast at 15.45-16.15 GMT (21.15-21.45 Indian Standard Time and Sri Lanka time), providing an essential global insight to listeners in Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu in India, and across the world. BBC Tamilosai is broadcast across Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu in India via shortwave. The BBC's special Tamil-language info-tainment output for India's FM market includes sports, business and showbiz bulletins and is available in Chennai via partner station, Radio One. Tamil-speakers across the world can access BBC Tamil programmes in text and in audio at bbctamil.com.
(BBC World Service Publicity)
Thanks to our good friends at RadioLogoLand, we've got another great prize for you...and don't forget to click on their logo to see what other great radio designs they've got waiting for you in their collection. To enter our second Art of Radio Hawaii Competition celebrating 50 years of Hawaiian statehood, just visit www.radioheritage.net and answer the two simple questions you'll find there..........it's easy as that..... Make sure you include your mailing address with your email entry so, if you're the winner, we know where to send the retro KPOI t-shirt. Our earlier competition was very popular, so make sure you're in to win again with the Radio Heritage Foundation....entries close at midnight on Kamehameha Day, June 11 2009. Remember, just visit www.radioheritage.net to find out the easy questions and the answers to our new Art of Radio Hawaii Competition!!! That fabulous retro KPOI t-shirt could be yours in just a few weeks...... The Radio Heritage Foundation is a registered non-profit connecting radio heritage and popular culture across the Pacific. Our website is: www.radioheritage.net.
Donations are always welcome to help support our radio heritage projects. Simply use the donation button and your credit card at www.radioheritage.net and thank you, for keeping the past alive for future generations to enjoy.
Monday, May 11, 2009
China Radio International is now on the air in the Australian capital of Canberra. The launch ceremony was held on Friday evening at the Australian National Museum. It was attended by senior officials from CRI, China's ambassador to Australia, and members of Canberra City Council. Carried on the frequency of FM 88, CRI Canberra will provide twelve hours of English-language content each day. Its signals will reach some 300 thousand people in the city and surrounding areas. In addition to news and current affairs, it also offers entertainment such as music and celebrity interviews. A portion of the programing will be dedicated to China's social and economic development and cultural heritage. Wang Gengnian, CRI President said "Just as I said in the speech, the operation will build a bridge of communication between Chinese and Australian peoples. It will serve the general public around the city as well as Chinese Australians. It will send a message of friendship, greetings from China. Through its introduction of China, it will help promote the exchanges between the two countries in both the economic and cultural fields." China Radio International now boasts nearly 30 bureaus across the globe and broadcasts in 38 foreign languages. Through its partnerships with major websites and print media across China, CRI aims to build a world-class news service.
Monday, May 11, 2009 3:34 IST
New Delhi: WorldSpace, US-based satellite radio company, is targeting middle of 2010 for launching car radio in India. Although the company had earlier planned to roll out car radio sets in the country by 2004, absence of a government policy on satellite radio has delayed the launch. If things go according to company plans, the product should be available well before the Commonwealth Games next year.
Read the DNA story here :
Saturday, May 09, 2009
There will hopefully be transmissions with the Alexanderson alternator on 17200 kHz, CW (A1A) at the following dates and times during 2009:
1) Tuesday, May 19 2009 at 07:00 and 07:30 UTC.
There will be a transmission to celebrate the Japanese VLF-station Josami Radio/JND when it will be nominated to Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Milestone and also celebrate its start 80 years ago. The radio station is now a museum. No reports required and no QSL-cards are given.
2) Sunday, May 24 2009 at 10:55 UTC.
A transmission will take place to celebrate the First Swedish Coast Radio Station and 100 years of Karlskrona Radio/SAA. The station is still working on military frequencies. No reports required and no QSL-cards are given.
3) Sunday, June 28 at 09:00 and 12:00 UTC.
The annual transmission on "Alexander Day". The station is open to visitors. We are glad to receive reports and will exchange QSL-cards.
4) Saturday, October 24 at 09:00 UTC.
As last year we will transmit on United Nations Day. No reports required and no QSL-cards are given.
5) Thursday, December 24, Christmas Eve at 08:00 UTC.
The Christmas transmission as before. The stations is open to visitors. We are glad to receive reports and will exchange QSL-cards. We will start tuning up some 30 minutes before message.
Also read our web site: www.alexander.n.se
QSL-reports are, when indicated, kindly received via:
- E-mail to: email@example.com
- or fax to: +46-340-674195
- or via: SM bureau
- or direct by mail to: Alexander - Grimeton Veteranradios Vaenner, Radiostationen, Grimeton 72 S-430 16 ROLFSTORP SWEDEN
Lars Kalland SM6NM
(Ary Boender via udxf yg)
Read the BBC press release at :
Mumbai, 27th May, Taj Land's End Hotel
EXCELLENCE IN RADIO AWARDS
Awards Ceremony will be on 27th May after the Forum
Digital Broadcast: Changing The World Of Radio
As the world moves into the new digital era for almost all technologies, radio is changing too. With digital taking up much less bandwidth than the traditional analogue system, there is room for more radio stations, in much better quality and with many new exciting features. Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) has jus been adopted by India (AIR) as its choses technology to change the SW and MW transmissions and reach out to masses of radio listening population in crystal clear quality with uninterrupted transmission, easy tuning by stations (and not frequency), lots of text based features in local languages and a wide choice of content. DRM in FM bands gives the same choices, CD like sound, upto 4 services per frequency and even surround-sound. This interactive session will tell you more about digital radio, the various techonologies, their roll-out in the world and hot it can change the future of radio.
Since 2000, Dipl.-Ing., MBA, Alexander Zink works at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (Erlangen, Germany) as vice group leader for the work group 'Broadcast Applications'. Initially he developed the mobile and location based information system UMIS (Universal Mobile Information System). In 2001 he started as project director and business development manager for the professional broadcast system "Fraunhofer DRM, DAB/DMB ContentServer™". Since 2002 he is project director of Journaline, an interactive text based information system for digital radio, and makes significant contributions to its development, standardization and market rollout. In addition he works in the fields of AudioServers, software defined radio, and transmission protocols. For Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) he acts as chairman of the work group Distribution Interfaces, vice chairman Technical Committee, and vice president of the DRM Assocication. In addition he is a member of the WorldDMB Technical Committee, various DAB and DRM work groups, and the European HD-Radio Alliance.
Vineeta Dwivedi is the Project Director of Digital Radio Mondiale – the international non-profit organisation working for adoption of the DRM gloabal standard. She is a media industry professional with experience in radio broadcasting and business development. Vineeta has worked with the BBC for many years and was BBC World Service's Business Development Manager for India responsible for distribution, marketing and developing BBC's radio and online business and has worked on a variety of distribution platforms. She worked with the BBC in London as a radio journalist and has been a broadcaster. In her present role she manages the DRM project office and contributes to the achievement of the DRM global strategy.
Contact Janet Alcantara - Conference Director
+65 6736 1472 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sponsorship & Branding:
Contact Rajika Mittra - Special Project Director
+91 98 3611 2078 or email@example.com
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
The United Nations has welcomed Sierra Leone's announcement on World Press Freedom Day that it will relinquish control of its state-run broadcaster, in a move to support the creation of a new, independently-governed public broadcasting corporation.
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Legionary 60's UK pop icon Helen Shapiro will be my guest on next weeks Happy Station. For listeners outside Europe who may not know that name she was one of the youngest stars to impact the change in pop music in the early 60s with people like Cliff Richard, Adam Faith and others. At the ago of 14 she had her first hit called Don't Treat Me Like A Child.
Air date: May 14, 2009
First transmission: directed to North & South America 0100 UTC/GMT
Repeated: North America 1500 UTC/GMT
Frequency : 9955 khz
Live web stream: http://www.facebook.com/l/;www.wrmi.net
Keep listening and 73,
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
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(VOA Press Release)
Grand prize (2): digital camera
First prize (13): digital radio
Second prize (30): backpack with Jade Mountain logo
Third prize (50): T-shirt featuring the Formosan Black Bear
Consolation prize (100): heat-proof water bottle or cowboy hat with Jade Mountain logo
Additional prize (3): a souvenir each for the three language services that receive most entries
Mail to P.O. Box 123-199, Taipei, 11199, Taiwan
OR, RTI, PO Box 4914, New Delhi 110029, India.
Email to : firstname.lastname@example.org
(Via AJ Janitschek, RFA)
Monday, May 04, 2009
(AWR News Release via Dr.Adrian Peterson, AWR International Relations Coordinator)
Monday, May 4, 2009 3:48 IST
New Delhi: Should radio be a part of the direct-to-home (DTH) broadcasting bouquet? The question has the country's media industry sharply divided.Though some DTH platforms offer radio (mainly state-owned All India Radio and satellite radio WorldSpace), the government is yet to take a decision on whether to allow such a service.
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Saturday, May 02, 2009
Due to financial constraints as a result of the current global economic crisis, Trans World Radio has had to reduce the number of hours that we broadcast on short wave in English to southern Africa in order to wisely utilize our available resources. As a result, we have cut an hour in the morning and half an hour in the evening. From 3 May 2009, the morning short wave broadcasts will end at 10:00 and the evening short wave broadcasts will end at 22:00 except on Saturdays, when it ends at 22:30. This reduction is considered as a temporary measure and we hope to resume broadcasts as soon as we are able. Many Africans, especially in rural areas, rely solely on radio as their means of information. The short wave cutbacks mean that they will lose valuable hours of Christian teaching. Please prayerfully consider how you might partner with us to spread the gospel in Africa. Become a Friend of Trans World Radio by contributing financially to our ministry through Givengain.
(Source : TWR Africa e-newsletter April 2009)
(VOA Press Release)
Friday, May 01, 2009
The full RNZI radio service can be heard throughout Fiji and the Pacific on short-wave radio.