Special DRM transmission for Africa and Brazil from Ascension Island on its 50th anniversary – Sunday 28th August 2016
DRM will be part of a big anniversary on a small island in the Atlantic Ocean. On 28th of August at 1155 GMT. Babcock International will ensure a special BBC digital transmission from the BBC Atlantic Relay station, marking the fiftieth anniversary of the BBC's first short-wave radio broadcast from Ascension Island.
The first 2-hour transmission will be the regular BBC programmes for West and South Africa and will end at 1400.From 1400-1430 another DRM transmission ( BBC English) will be aimed at South America/Brazil !
This special transmission will be sent with greetings from Ascension Island's BBC and Babcock International staff and visitors, who will be celebrating half a century of sterling broadcasting on August 28th.
To confirm details of Sunday's DRM transmission from Ascension, as follows:
FREQ (kHz) TIME (UTC) SERVICE TX kW Bearing Day LANG TARGET
21715 1155-1201 BBC DRM ASC 250 114 1 English SOUTH AFRICA (Special Announcement)
21715 1201-1400 BBC DRM ASC 250 114 1 English SOUTH AFRICA (English)
21715 1400-1430 BBC DRM ASC 250 250 1 English BRAZIL (English)
(Ruxandra Obreja, Digital Radio Mondiale Consortium Chair)