Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Major restructure unfolds at KBS

KBS has undertaken a major organizational restructure as of June 11, 2010. The latest change aims to redefine roles and responsibilities of KBS as public service broadcaster which places greater emphasis on audience and broadcasting content.

Main points of the recent restructure are as follows;

- Newly-introduced organizational structure of KBS consists of 5 Divisions and 3 Centers.
- 5 Divisions: Audience Relations, News & Sports, Content, New Media & Technology, Policy Planning
- 3 Centers: Programming, Radio, Production Resources

New structure has been designed to reshape KBS as an audience and content-centered organization. Several new departments dealing with Audiences Rights Protection and Public Welfare Services have been created to achieve such a goal. Television Division has been reorganized into Content Division which will oversee not only planning and production of content but also content distribution. Documentary Department has been set up under Content Division to meet the goal of enhancing KBS as a content-oriented broadcaster. Also, New Media & Technology Division has been created in order to actively respond to the future media environment. Production Resources Center includes various support services of KBS such as TV & News Operations and Visual & Radio Technical Operations. Newly appointed executives and the updated organizational structure of KBS can be found at
http://english.kbs.co.kr/About/overview/body/index.html and
http://english.kbs.co.kr/About/overview/organization/index.html

(KBS)
respectively.

BBC Afrique covers Guinea elections with partner Liberté FM

BBC World Service is to join forces with its re-broadcasting partner in Guinea, Liberté FM, to cover the country's presidential election on Sunday 27 June.

Special reports and analysis by the BBC's French for Africa service, BBC Afrique, will culminate on Sunday 27 June with BBC Election Night Live, from Conakry.

The special programme is co-produced with Liberté FM journalists. Beamed from Conakry, it will be broadcast on BBC's FM network across Francophone Africa and on a number of partner stations.

BBC Afrique's Dakar editor, Ibrahima Diané, says: "The BBC Afrique team – our journalists, presenters and studio managers – have been reporting from Conakry throughout the week, taking the country's temperature in the run-up to the Election Day.

"While the 19 June edition of our monthly interactive programme, L'Afrique en Direct, was dedicated to Guinea, we've also broadcast a special discussion programme from Conakry, featuring invited guests.

"BBC Afrique is delighted to join forces with our Liberté FM colleagues to cover this important event in the life of Guinea and the region. We are looking forward to a day of excellent journalism and synergy with our re-broadcasting partner as we work together to report to the world Guinea's politics and its people's expectations and
hopes."

BBC Afrique's special coverage of Guinea's presidential election will feature across programming throughout Sunday 27 June and online at bbcafrique.com.

BBC Election Night Live will be broadcast from Conakry between 1830 and 2100 GMT.


(BBC World Service International Publicity)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

FM stations with my Degen DE 1121

25th June, 2010

Frequency Time Station and other details

87.75 0036 UTC Bankok FM with muslim programe.
88.00 0037 UTC Radio Foorti Dhaka with Bengali commercial.
88.40 0038 UTC Radio Amar FM Dhaka with OM & YL talk in Bengali
88.50 0039 UTC Bankok, Arms Forces Stn with Thai talk. QRM from 88.60 Mhz stn.
88.60 0041 UTC Radio Today Chittagong with Bengali talk
89.00 0042 UTC City FM Myanmar with Burmese talk
89.20 0043 UTC ABC Radio Bangladesh Betar with Bengali News.
89.60 0045 UTC Radio Today Dhaka in Bengali with commercial.
89.75 0049 UTC Unity Radio, Bankok with Thai songs.
91.80 0051 UTC Nepal FM from Kathmandu in Nepali talk by YL
91.90 0053 UTC Friends FM Kolkata, with Hindi tune
92.70 0054 UTC Big FM, Kolkata with religious songs.
93.50 0055 UTC Red FM, Kolkata with Bengali songs.
94.30 0056 UTC Radio One, Kolkata in Bengali.
97.90 0057 UTC Image FM Nepal in Nepali commercial
98.75 0100 UTC Trinity Radio, Thailand with stn ID & EE pop songs.
98.30 0102 UTC Radio Mirchi, Kolkata with Stn ID in Bengali
100.00 0104 UTC Bangladesh FM with BBC World Service EE programe
100.20 0105 UTC AIR FM Gold with Bengali talk
100.30 0106 UTC FM Rainbow Kolkata with programme schedule
100.75 0107 UTC Pongpan Radio, Thailand with thai talk by YL.
101.20 0109 UTC Bangladesh FM from Comilla Bengali folk songs
101.40 0111 UTC AIR FM Rainbow Chennai with Stn. ID
102.30 0112 UTC AIR FM Gold Chennai with Telegu songs
103.20 0115 UTC Bangladesh Betar with home service
104.00 0117 UTC Fever 104 FM, Kolkata with Hindi songs.
104.80 0119 UTC Radio Meow, Kolkata with commercial.
105.40 0120 UTC Gyan Vani, Kolkata in Bengali.
105.75 0122 UTC Ice FM, Bankok with song in Chinese ?
106.20 0127 UTC Aamar 106.2 FM in Bengali songs
107.00 0130 UTC AIR FM, Kolkata with Bengali talk
107.80 0132 UTC Power 107.8 FM, Kolkata with Hindi song.

26th June, 2010
71.30 0625 UTC Star Jalsa (TV channel) with Bengali talk.(spurious)
88.00 0628 UTC Radio Foorti Bangladesh with Bengali folk songs.
88.75 0629 UTC National Geography (TV Channel) with talk about Fashion Designing. (spurious)
91.10 0630 UTC Radio City Stn ID in Hindi.
91.20 0633 UTC Hits FM, Nepal in Nepali talk QRM from 91.90 Mhz.

Babul Gupta
Barasat, Kolkata-700124
www.babulgupta.com
Degen 1121 + Quad Loop

Saturday, June 26, 2010

New DRM Broadcasters' User Guide Released

http://www.drm.org/index.php?p=news_item&uid=208

Saudi Arabia to acquire DRM-Ready High Power 250 kW HF Transmitters

Continental Electronics will supply a quantity of 4 each 250 kW HF DRM-ready transmitters and associated equipment to the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Information (MOI) through First Gulf Company of Riyadh.
First Gulf will construct an entirely new HF station where the transmitters, antennas, and other equipment will be installed at the existing Al Khumra site outside Jeddah. The Al Khumra station was constructed by Continental Electronics and its civil contractor between 1978 and 1980, and the site presently accommodates multiple 2-megawatt and 1-megawatt Medium Wave transmitters.
The new high-power HF DRM-ready transmitters will enhance the Saudi MOI's digital broadcast capabilities and can reach targeted audiences at long distance ranges with a clear, high quality signal. The DRM-ready transmitters are similar to those recently supplied to Broadcast Australia and to Radio-TV Malaysia, employing Transradio's latest DRM exciters with its unique pre-correction features. The transmitters will be delivered in the latter part of 2010 and the station is planned to be fully operational by mid-2011.
(DRM Consortium)

http://www.drm.org/index.php?p=news_item&uid=211

Midnight Sun Radio - SWR 25-26 June

Scandinavian Weekend Radio (SWR) from Finland have their next broadcast celebrating midsummer tonight according to their website.

Midnight Sun Radio starts tonight, Friday 25 June at 2100 UT until Saturday 26 June at 2100 UT on their usual frequencies 11720, 11690, 6170, 5980 and 1602 - see http://www.swradio.net/schedule.htm for details of times frequencies are in use.

(and one week later they will have their regular monthly broadcast 2/3 July which will celebrate their 10th Anniversary
http://www.swradio.net/10yearceleb.htm )

( www.swradio.net )

(Alan Pennington via dxld yg)

Radio Gloria International this Sunday on 6140 kHz

This Sunday the 27th of June 2010 we will be transmitting with 100 kw from Nauen (Berlin) with a directional antenna to SW-Europe, beamed to southern Germany. The time slot will be 09.00 to 1000 UTC on our normal channel of 6140 kHz.

M.V.Baltic. Information:
MV Baltic Radio relay service Schedule for Summer 2010
1st Sunday - MV Baltic Radio
3rd Sunday - European Music Radio (Nov)
4th Sunday - Radio Gloria International

We wish you good listening and good reception!

73s
Tom Taylor

Friday, June 25, 2010

Radio Noida Will Cover Queen's Baton Relay For 100 Days

PRLog (Press Release) – Jun 24, 2010 – Radio Noida Will Cover Commonwealth Games for 100 days Radio Noida 107.4 FM, a subsidiary of Marwah Studios and part of Asian Education Group preparing and gearing up to cover Commonwealth Games 2010 everyday and will start its special programs on this great International event “We are very excited to be associated with Commonwealth Games 2010 and we have decided to cover the games and all associated events everyday starting from the entry of baton from Wagah Boarder on 25 june to the end of the games” said Sandeep Marwah the renowned international personality and President of Marwah Studios to the large media gathering on receiving the official agreement from the Organizing Committee of XIX Commonwealth Games 2010, Delhi under the Chairman ship of Suresh Kalmadi.
“The special studios have been setup to give live as well as recorded coverage to this mega event” said R.K.Singh Dean Asian School of Media Studies and Vice President of Organizing Committee on Commonwealth Games by Marwah Studios. We have inducted new work force to coop up the work for the next 100 days and our representative of Radio Noida will move with the Queen’s baton Relay to cover every event related to CWG.” said Bharahm Parkash station Director Radio Noida.

New Microtelecom Product - Gemini

The new Microtelecom product draft is available :

Gemini
http://www.microtelecom.it/gemini/gemini.htm

Preliminary specifications
http://www.microtelecom.it/gemini/image/Gemini-Flyer-rear-800.png

(Alessio Miani, perseus_SDR)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tevion 43063 World Band Radio with DSP

New receiver on the block ...

http://www.quesh.co.uk/DAB_and_FM_Radios/43063_World_Band_Radio

youtube video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyQuGercwIA

The Future of Broadcasting

8th Annual Conference: Delivering the digital ideal: a future path for the broadcasting industry
28th & 29th June 2010, The Waldorf Hilton, London

Details at :

http://www.marketforce.eu.com/Conferences/broadcasting10/

Ham Radio Gets Upgraded with Modern Technology By Stuart Fox, TechNewsDaily Staff Writer

By Stuart Fox, TechNewsDaily Staff Writer
21 June 2010 9:41 PM ET

In a world where iPhones enable Internet searches from any location with a good cell signal, ommunicating with a radio may seem a bit old fashioned. But a new generation of ham radio perators is keeping the tradition alive by combining decades-old radio techniques with modern echnology.

Read the full story here :

http://www.technewsdaily.com/ham-radio-gets-upgraded-with-modern-technology-0738/

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

AKM Shamim Chowdhury is the new Director General of Bangladesh Betar

AKM Shamim Chowdhury is the new Director General of Bangladesh Betar, as per an official notification of Govt.of Bangladesh. Earlier he served as the director general the of Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB), the Principal Information Officer (PIO) and the Director General of the Department of Film and Publication.

Sporadic Logs - June 14 2010 (Monday)

Sporadic Logs - June 14 2010 (Monday)

Logs by Raman, VU3DJQ
QTH : North Delhi
ATS 909 + Quad Loop

0500z 91.7 Oman with RDS (approx 1900 kms)
0510z 89.2 Oman (approx 1900 kms)
0515z 89.0 Unid ME station with arabic music
0520z 95.6 Unid ME station, music
0613z 89.1 Radio 4FM Dubai, UAE Hindi songs Station ID etc ( 2206 kms) **
0616z 87.9 Radio Tashkent relaying BBC WSE programs 1 Watt (1586 kms)

** New station logged


Logs by Alokesh,VU3BSE
RP2100 + Quad Loop (E-W)

Had a brief check at 0024 -0040 UTC before leaving early for mqth :

91.9 Radio Mantra, Bareilley
99.4 Shuklphanta FM, Mahendranagar, Nepal
100.4 AIR Bareilley
100.7 AIR Lucknow
101.3 AIR Aligarh FM rainbow Prog
103.0 Radio Nepal, Buditola
107.2 AIR Kasauli FM Rainbow Prog

Sporadic Logs - 12 June

June 12, 2010

0550z 89.6 Radio Today, Dhaka with RDS ID
0630z 89.2 ABC Radio Dhaka
0638z 88.4 Radio Amar in Bangla
0639z 87.9 Radio Mandalay in Burmese
0645z 88.8 Rasta FM in Bangla, Music etc
0653z 88.0 Radio Foorti in Bangla

(Sangean ATS 909 + Quad Loop)

Raman, VU3DJQ
New Delhi, India

Tunisian radio launches new portal and magazine

TUNISIA ONLINE NEWS- With the view to better meeting its listeners’ aspirations, the Tunisian radio developed a new online version of its portal: www.radiotunisienne.tn

Südwestrundfunk re-starts DRM transmission

http://www.drm.org/index.php?p=news_item&uid=207

Monday, June 14, 2010

Multi-storied building to come up for SLBC

By K T Rajasingham
Colombo, 14 June (Asiantribune.com):

Sri Lanka's premier radio, popularly known as 'Radio Ceylon' has proposed to construct a multi-storied building to house the new Broadcasting Corporation. The new SLBC building consisting of four floors to house the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation is expected to cost US$ 15 million and will be located at the Independence Square, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka

Read the full story here :
http://asiantribune.com/news/2010/06/14/multi-storied-building-come-slbc

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Welcome to BBS, this is sherpem sherpa

This 31-year-old would not have been a reporter if she had not attended the national graduate orientation program in 2000. Sherpem Sherpa grew up with this dream of becoming a teacher until she came across the media team at one of the sessions. There, she abandoned her lifelong aspiration. But now, as the chief editor at Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS), she says, "my interest to teach now is more or less fulfilled." She has been training the interns on hosting radio shows and, in-house voice training.
Read the full story here :
http://www.businessbhutan.bt/?p=2014

Friday, June 11, 2010

Broadcast Australia and RTM Malaysia order Continental Electronics DRM Transmitters

Broadcast Australia has asked DRM member company Continental Electronics to supply two new DRM-ready 100 kilowatt transmitters for two of its short-wave stations. The purchase represents the first step in Broadcast Australia's plan to enhance its digital short-wave (HF) broadcast capabilities throughout its network of transmitters. The state-of-the-art Continental Model 418G-DRM transmitters will enable Broadcast Australia to transmit programming in analogue AM and digital (DRM) modes from both stations, Tenant Creek and Shepparton. Both transmitters are expected to be on the air and fully operational by late summer.

Radio-Television Malaysia (RTM) has chosen the same Continental model for its new short-wave transmitters. The three 100 kilowatt DRM-ready HF transmitters from Continental, along with other associated equipment, are to be installed in the RTM transmitting station at Kajang, and will enable RTM transmissions in digital DRM format as well as conventional analogue AM. RTM's new transmitters are expected to be on the air and fully operational before the end of the year.

(Source : DRM Newsletter, June 2010)

Read the DRM Newsletter June 2010 issue here :
http://www.drm.org/old/index.php?id=367

BBG Responds to Heritage Foundation Piece

BBG Responds to Heritage Foundation Piece regarding U.S. international broadcasting policy

http://www.rwonline.com/article/101380

Sporadic Logs - 10th June

Sporadic Logs - 10th June 2010

By Raman, VU3DJQ

0310z 100.2 AIR Patiala
0311z 99.4 Nepal?
0320z 89.1 Unid chinese, talk
0320z 89.5 Unid chinese, music
0325z 100.8 unid chinese talk
0325z 101.4 AIR Kurushetra
0330z 102.1 AIR Mussoorie
0332z 90.4 DUCR fair recption
1023z 107.1 AIR Mumbai
212z 101.2 AIR Khandwa
1257z 100.2 AIR Patiala
1314z 101.4 AIR Kurukshetra
1519Z 100.1 AIR Location?

(ATS909 + Quad Loop)

By Alokesh,VU3BSE

Logged during 0250-0430 UTC

89.2 Unid Chinese Stn
90.4 2 stn's mixing Radio Jamia+ Unid G'bad Stn
91.4 Unid Chinese Stn
91.9 Radio Mantra Bareilley
91.9 Radio Mantra Agra
91.9 Nine FM Siliguri
99.4 Unid stn from Nepal (Probably Shuklafanta FM Mahendranagar)
100.0 CRI Easy FM Eng/Chinese
100.2 AIR Patiala VBS
100.4 AIR Bareilly 6 kW
100.8 AIR Guwahati VBS Chitralok Prog
101.3 AIR Aligarh FM Rainbow
101.5 AIR Sawai Madhopur
102.1 AIR Mussourie FM Rainbow
102.8 Spurious (New)
103.1 AIR Chandigarh VBS
107.2 AIR Kasauli FM Rainbow
107.4 2 stn's mixing Radio Noida + unid ?

(RP2100 + Single Quad Loop )

5th June Logs + RDS ss's
http://alokeshgupta.blogspot.com/2010/06/sporadic-logs.html

----

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

VOA Expands coverage for World Cup

VOA is adding an online competion, a new webpage and special radio and television reports on the athletes and much more Washington, D.C., June 9, 2010 - The Voice of America is boosting its coverage of the first-ever World Cup in Africa, adding an online competition, a new webpage and special radio and television reports on the athletes, the venues and much more.

Complete World Cup coverage can be found at: www.voanews.com/worldcup

Sonny Young, the popular host of VOA's Sonny Side of Sports, is already in Johannesburg, South Africa, reporting on the festive atmosphere of the World Cup. In addition to his daily radio show,
Sonny also has a special world cup blog: http://blogs.voanews.com/sonny/.

For avid football fans, VOA English has launched an online bracket competition and winners could be eligible for prizes, including a VOA MP3 player. Competitors can register and make their predictions at http://voaenglish.pooltracker.com/PB16.

VOA Executive Editor Steve Redisch says: "People all over the globe are passionate about football, and VOA is determined to provide our worldwide audience with as much coverage, analysis and color as possible."

For VOA's Spanish-speaking audience, VOANoticias Managing Editor Iscar Blanco will cover the Cup on radio and television while keeping fans posted on www.voanoticias.com with original features, videos, photos, and reports. VOANoticias is inviting its fans to participate by writing their own accounts and experiences related to the Cup.

VOA's Persian News Network (PNN) is also keeping its Farsi-speaking audience informed about all the football action with coverage from sports reporter Ali Emadi who already has the inside story on this year's World Cup referees, who have been trained by the well-respected Iranian referee Esse Baharmast. Follow PNN's World Cup coverage at: www.voapnn.com.

The Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is a multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. Government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors. VOA broadcasts approximately 1,500 hours of news, information, educational, and cultural programming every week to an estimated worldwide audience of more than 125 million people. Programs are produced in 44 languages and are intended exclusively for audiences outside of the United States.

For more information, please call VOA Public Relations at (202) 203-4959, or e-mail askvoa@voanews.com.

(VOA Press Release)

Sporadic Logs

Had an amazing session of FM DXing during Sporadic E opening on 5th June during a short visit to QTH of fellow dxer C.K.Raman, VU3DJQ ...here are some of logs using his Sangean ATS909 receiver & telescopic antenna ....
5th June 2010 (Sat) 1140-1240 UTC

88.8 Spurious Devotional Talk by OM
89.0 Radio Oman Location ? (Al Saidi/Qurum/Heibi) ME Music (Approx 1900 kms)
89.2 Radio Oman (Saiq Jabal/Akhdar ?) Arabic Reading from Holy Quran OM (Approx 1900 kms)
89.7 Spurious or image ? Hindi Song
90.1 Unid Arabic Talk
90.4 Radio Oman English (Muscat /Salalah 9 kW) English Songs (1939 kms)
91.7 Radio Al'Shabab Oman, Al Batina RDS Oman SH B ( 1920 kms)
91.9 Radio Mango Kerala(Kannur/Kochi/Kozhikode/Thrissur ?) 5 kW Malayalam Talk (Approx 2000 kms)
91.9 Radio Indigo Bangalore English/Kannada RJ Talking about Bannerghatta National Park (1742 Kms)
92.4 Unid Punjabi Song
103.1 AIR Chandigarh Hindi movie songs (239 kms)
107.2 AIR FM Rainbow Kasauli HP 10 kW Hindi Songs (325 kms)

And here are couple of ATS 909 RDS screenshots ...

Dxers Unlimited midweek edition for 8-9 June 2010

Dxers Unlimited midweek edition for 8-9 June 2010
By Arnie Coro
radio amateur CO2KK

http://dxersunlimited.blogspot.com/2010/06/dxers-unlimiteds-edition-for-8-9-june.html


Excerpt ....

And now amigos as always at the end of Dxers Unlimited, here is Arnie Coro's HF plus low band VHF propagation update and forecast. Solar activity moving up, three new small sunspot regions now easily seen with simple telescopes equipped with image projection devices...
Expect more sporadic E openings from 9 Am to 12 noon local time, and another peak starting from 4 pm to 8 pm local time...

Regional Science Centre, Bhopal holds Radio transmitter workshop

http://www.centralchronicle.com/viewnews.asp?articleID=37885


(Source : Central Chronicle)

MUST radio same as Jago Mumbai?

By: Kranti Vibhute Date: 2010-06-09 Mumbai
Sharing the same frequency anguishing for Mumbai University's community radio and Khar Resident's community radio station
Read the Mid Day story here :

http://www.mid-day.com/news/2010/jun/090610-must-radio-khar-mumbai-news.htm

Voice of Russia in expansion mode, inks deal with Radio One

By: Anita Iyer
MUMBAI: With its recent deal with Midday Multimedia's radio venture Radio One, international broadcaster Voice of Russia is expanding its footprint in the Indian FM space.

More at :

http://www.radioandmusic.com/content/editorial/news/voice-russia-expansion-mode-inks-deal-with-radio-one

All India Radio: A fading memory

Jun 08th, 2010 Dr Vasumathi Badrinathan

Read 'The Asian Age' story here :

http://www.asianage.com/music/all-india-radio-fading-memory-785

KRTPC on 6050 kHz ?

KRTPC on 6050 kHz ?
http://www.drmrx.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2240

More info on KRTPC :
http://www.drmrx.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2067

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

All India Radio wins international prizes in Iran

All India Radio Jalandhar & Bangalore stations have won four & threee international prizes respectively at the 11th International Radio Festival held in Iran.
Read the full story here :
Another report with Photo :
Jalandhar AIR programme bags international awards

Monday, June 07, 2010

RTÉ to broadcast over 200 hours of World Cup Coverage

RTÉ Radio will keep listeners up to date with all the developments at soccer's biggest tournament. From early morning until late at night, RTÉ Radio will broadcast regularly scheduled bulletins. Programmes will carry scores, previews, reviews and interviews from South Africa and Ireland.RTÉ Radio Sport will provide reaction from South Africa and panellists at home, including Ossie Ardiles, Graeme Souness and Liam Brady, will share their views.
Throughout the tournament, RTÉ Radio 1's Sport At Seven will be joined in studio by some of RTÉ's pundits to look back over the daytime games and preview the evening matches. Over the course of the month the programme will be remembering key Irish World Cup moments and talking to people for whom the World Cup provided career-defining moments.On Wednesday 2 June, The Tubridy Show will host RTÉ Radio 1's World Cup Draw where a number of daily programmes will be paired with participating countries; the programmes and the presenters will then champion these in the tournament. The Tubridy Show, Today with Pat Kenny, The Ronan Collins Show, Liveline, Mooney and Drivetime with Mary Wilson are eagerly awaiting their selection which will determine who they pin their hopes on in the coming weeks.From the 7 - 11 June, Kathryn Thomas will be presenting The Tubridy Show.
On Bank Holiday Monday, 7 June, Kathryn will be getting into the World Cup mood with a special programme looking back at previous World Cups - Italia 90, USA 94 and Japan/South Korea 02. Together with a panel, Kathryn will relive the goals, the memories, the voices, the songs.RTÉ 2fm's Ballbuster's will be covering the World Cup with their usual irreverence. Intrepid, puntastic reporter, Ian Abrahams, will join Andrew O'Conner and Jacqui Hurley live from South Africa to bring listeners all the latest news and gossip. Impressionist Darren Farley will deliver exclusive access and insight from deep inside the 'Engerland' camp.
(Source : RTE)
Complete details at :

BBC World Service secures live commentary in English and Swahili for all games involving African teams at FIFA World Cup

BBC World Service has secured English and Swahili commentary rights from Fifa for the forthcoming FIFA World Cup in South Africa, it was announced today.Following on from its coverage of the 27th Africa Cup of Nations in Angola in 2010, BBC World Service will be broadcasting live commentary – in both English and Swahili, on FM relays across Africa – of all the qualified African teams' games during the tournament, as well as the climax of the competition including the semi-finals and the final.

The African teams competing in the tournament are: Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and South Africa. As a result of this agreement with FIFA and the African Union of Broadcasters (AUB), BBC World Service's English language team of Richard Connelly, Farayi Mungazi, Richard Fleming and Piers Edwards will be joined in the commentary box for the duration of the tournament by three sports journalists from across the continent – Arjun Vidyarthi, a sports editor with Radio Africa in Kenya; Malik Jones, a journalist at Gambia Radio and TV Service; and Stanley Katsande, a commentator and analyst on both radio and television for the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation.

These three journalists will act as additional commentators and pundits during the tournament. Jerry Timmins, Head of Region for Africa and the Middle East, BBC World Service, says: "The BBC will be reporting and celebrating every twist and turn of the World Cup with our audiences across sub-Saharan Africa.

"Our commentaries in English for Africa and Swahili will be supplied to over 400 FM stations across Africa and it's great to see journalists from other African stations joining the BBC commentary teams. This is a real partnership helping to bring Africa's World Cup to African audiences."

(BBC World Service International Publicity)

Friday, June 04, 2010

Degen 1106 appears on ebay

Degen 1106 appeared on ebay however ships to Europe only ...

http://tinyurl.com/385g6g2

Changing the Dial

http://www.techcentral.co.za/changing-the-dial/14313/

All-day classical music station launched by RNW

From 3 June, Radio Netherlands Worldwide is offering listeners around the world a new service: classical music radio via the internet. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, it will broadcast classical music by Dutch composers and performers to an international public, and combine it with information about RNW's other activities. In the event of global or national disasters, it will also become an important source of news.

More at :
http://www.rnw.nl/english/article/all-day-classical-music-station-launched-rnw

Radio show launched for the World Cup

Sports media group 2K Plus International Sports Media is producing a new radio programme for football fans during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. The show will also be available online. "Up For The Corner" will be produced in Johannesburg daily Monday to Saturday from 9 June to 12 July. The programme will include post-match analysis from fans at the games, news from the big screen Fan Fest parks around South Africa, reports from the many Christian service and outreach events taking place during the tournament and interviews with Christian players such as Brazil’s Lúcio and Kaká.
Read the full story here :

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

IBC Tamil to launch on London DAB

A new South Indian radio service is set to launch on DAB digital radio in London in the coming weeks. The station called, IBC Tamil, which currently broadcasts for three-hours per day on multi-cultural station, Spectrum Radio, will run full-time on digital radio. IBC Tamil has been on air for over 11 years and was started as a community radio station for the UK Tamil community. IBC Tamil will replace Q Radio on London DAB multiplex 3. A launch date is yet to be confirmed.

http://media247.co.uk/bizasia/newsarchive/2010/06/ibc_tamil_to_la.php

New Pacific Asian Radio Guides

New PAL Radio Guides now available online - Mediumwave and Shortwave

New versions of both the PAL Radio Guides covering all AM [mediumwave] and SW [shortwave] radio stations across the region are now available from the Radio Heritage Foundation website www.radioheritage.net.

The Pacific Asian Log [PAL] Radio guides list all known AM and SW radio stations operating in the region with detailed information about operating times, languages, location, and much more...across many thousands of individual stations.

Information in the new Pacific Asian Log Radio Guides is also useful for travellers, travel agents, corporates and others who need to keep clients and staff informed.

The PAL Radio Guides are compiled in Seattle [USA] by our editor-in-chief Bruce Portzer from monitoring reports, official sources and feedback from listeners across the region.

Search the two new guides online now by options such as location and frequency or download copies for your own personal use from www.radioheritage.net.

You can also search our other frequently updated online guides to Australian narrowcast AM radio [Australia 1611-1701 AM] and the New Zealand Low Power FM Radio dial [NZLPFM Radio]

Feedback, corrections and updates from users are always welcome and will be incorporated in future versions. Simply email us with your comments to info@radioheritage.net.

Media Release
Radio Heritage Foundation
www.radioheritage.net

Radio Heritage Foundation is a registered non-profit connecting popular culture, nostalgia and radio heritage across the region. Free community access to the PAL Radio Guides and other services is available at our global website www.radioheritage.net.

Annual supporter subscriptions start as low as US$10 and also offer discounts on exclusive fund raiser radio books and CD's. Want to reach our many thousands of monthly site visitors from across the world? Full details of our low advertising rates are also at www.radioheritage.net.

New website of All India radio Jaipur

All India Radio Jaipur has launched a new website.

Here's the link : http://www.airjaipur.com

Star Radio SW Test Txn Schedule

STAR radio is broadcasting on 104 FM & 4.025 MHz (mega-hertz) Short Wave in the 75-meter Band. For now test transmission on the Short Wave runs from 5 to 9 in the morning and 6-9 in the evening. Call us on 077577142, 077018797 or 06857000. FM frequency 104 in Monrovia and affiliated community radio stations throughout Liberia.
0500-0900 UTC on 4025 kHz
1800-2100 UTC on 4025 kHz

Dalai Lama inaugurates the first Tibetan community FM radio

Phayul Tuesday, June 01, 2010 20:12
Dharamsaala, June 1 - The first Tibetan community FM radio ‘Tashi Delek 90.4 FM’ was launched Tuesday at Upper Tibetan Children's Village school by His Holiness the Dalai Lama who began a two day teaching on Buddhism here for around 2200 Tibetan youth from five countries.
Read the Phayul.com story here :

Nepal :Radio Frequency Monitoring Stopped

Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) has not been able to monitor bandwidths occupied by FM radio stations and telecommunication operators as its mobile monitoring vans have been grounded for the last 30 days.
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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Radio Tashkent on 87.9 FM

With the FM DX season in full swing logged Radio Tashkent 87.9 in Tashkent on 30th May 2010 0245-0400 UTC with Russian morning program, promo "every morning on 87.9 FM". This is the radio channel for minorities in different languages. In Russian and later in Uzbek. Thanks for Russian FM dxer Victor Rutkovsky for id'ing the languages. Listed in fmscan.org but missing in WRTH 2010.
Distance : 1588 kms (north west 335 deg from Delhi)
Power Output 4 kW
Here's data on the stn from fmscan.org
MHz 87.9v
pCty UZB
program Kanali Toshkent
transmitter Toshkent (Tower)
Pdir Pmax 4 kW
Dist 1588km
azi 335°
dBµV -49fm
Audio Files :
87.9 0345 UTC 30 May 2010 Ujbek
87.9 0246 UTC 30 May 2010 Russian

(Map courtesy fmscan.org/google)