Friday, June 15, 2018

AIR Chennai to mark 80 years of service with special programmes

All-India Radio, Chennai, will celebrate completion of 80 years of service as a public broadcaster on Saturday, June 16. Established in 1938, it has the distinction of being one of the six AIR stations operational at the time of Independence.

AIR started with two channels and now has six terrestrial and 3 DTH and Digital Radio Mondiale channels

Full story at :



Radio Free Asia Ends TV Broadcasts in Myanmar

Radio Free Asia Ends TV Broadcasts on DVB: RFA President

WASHINGTON – Radio Free Asia (RFA) aired its last original TV broadcast on the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) network on Myanmar's MRTV channel this evening. The Myanmar government told DVB that it could not carry RFA's programming if the word "Rohingya" continued to be used. As a policy, RFA does not accept interference by outside groups or governments in making its editorial decisions. RFA's Burmese Service's TV programming was available on the network since October 2017. RFA content and programming will continue to be available for its audience in Myanmar on shortwave radio, social media (YouTube/ Facebook) and RFA Burmese's website. RFA's President Libby Liu said:

"Radio Free Asia will not compromise its code of journalistic ethics, which prohibits the use of slurs against ethnic minority groups. RFA will continue to refer to the Rohingya as the 'Rohingya' in our reports. Use of other terms, even those that fall short of being derogatory, would be inaccurate and disingenuous to both our product and our audience.

"By forbidding the use of the word 'Rohingya,' Myanmar's government is taking an Orwellian step in seeking to erase the identity of a people whose existence it would like to deny. RFA will continue to provide audiences in Myanmar with access to trustworthy, reliable journalism, particularly when reporting on issues that local and state-controlled media ignores and suppresses."

(Radio Free Asia Press Release)

AIR Aligarh back on air

Wef 7th June, 2018 morning AIR 6140 kHz via Aligarh has restarted Urdu service at 0025-0430 UTC. Due to transmitter problem it was off the air for some time.

(Via Alok Dasgupta, Kolkata )

Friday, June 08, 2018

Atlantic 2000 International 36th anniversary show

Atlantic 2000 will be on the air this weekend, with 36th anniversary show:

- Saturday 9th of June, from 0800 to 0900 UTC on 6070 kHz
- Sunday 10th of June, from 1900 to 2000 UTC on 6070 kHz

+ streaming at the same time on website: http://radioatlantic2000.free.fr

Only detailed reception reports will be confirmed by a special anniversary eQSL.

Good listening!

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, Sun, June 10 & Tues, June 12, 2018

Episode 66 presents a potpourri of music from around the world.

1. Sundays 2200-2230 UTC (6:00PM -6:30PM Eastern US) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 KHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe

2. Tuesdays 2000-2030 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe. If current propagation conditions hold, the broadcast should reach from Iceland to Western Russia, Scandinavia down to North Africa and the Middle East, AND a long bounce to parts of New Zealand.

From the Isle of Music, June 10-16

From the Isle of Music, June 10-16:

This week, we present some wonderful Cuban and Cuban-American Jazz recordings, most of them new.

1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with 100Kw, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 KHz, from Kostinbrod, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)

2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 UTC on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EST in the US). This has been audible in parts of NW, Central and Southern Europe with an excellent skip to Italy recently.

3 and 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.


Tuesday, June 05, 2018

All India Radio Delhi DRM Tests on SW

All India Radio, Delhi will be testing the newly installed 100 kW SW transmitter in DRM Mode on June 5th & 6th, 2018 as per below schedule :

0400-0630 UTC (0930-1200 IST) on 9950 kHz beamed to S. India (Pure DRM Channel A Urdu Service, Channel B FM Rainbow.)

Reception reports appreciated and may be sent to : spectrum-manager@prasarbharati.gov.in

(Via Jose Jacob)


Monday, June 04, 2018

FTIOM & UBMP, June 3-9

From the Isle of Music, June 3-9:

This week, a potent mix of Cuban Nueva Onda, Rock and progressive Charanga from the 1970s and early 1980s.
1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with 100Kw, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 KHz, from Kostinbrod, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)
2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 UTC on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EST in the US). This has been audible in parts of NW, Central and Southern Europe with an excellent skip to Italy recently.
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, Sun, June 3 and Tues, June 5

Episode 65 presents some wonderful music from Finland, one of Europe's most musically interesting countries.
1. Sundays 2200-2230 UTC (6:00PM -6:30PM Eastern US) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 KHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe
2. Tuesdays 2000-2030 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe. If current propagation conditions hold, the broadcast should reach from Iceland to Western Russia, Scandinavia down to North Africa and the Middle East, AND a long bounce to parts of New Zealand.

Friday, June 01, 2018

Creative Greetings Competition for RTI’s 90 th Anniversary


Hello listeners!

To mark RTI's 90 th anniversary this year, we are inviting listeners around the world to send us "creative" greetings. Entries in any format are welcome, including paintings, photos, audio recordings and videos, as long as the event logo "RTI 90" is included. There will be a cash prize for the most creative entries, and  participants can also enter our Facebook popularity award contest. Send in your entries today!

Categories: 1. Audio-visual 2. Creative cards

Entries must include the following elements:
(1) Good wishes for RTI's 90 th anniversary
(2) The event logo "RTI 90"
(3) A message for RTI

If you have any questions, please contact: rti90th@gmail.com


How to take part: (Please choose one of the following ways to register)

1. Visit bit.ly/2wYHPEJ to fill out an online registration form and upload your entry.
2. Email your entry and personal information (name, nationality, address and phone number) to rti90th@gmail.com
3. Mail your entry and personal information (name, nationality, address and phone number) to RTI PR, No. 55, Bei-an Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei, 10462, Taiwan) Entries must be postmarked by July 15 th . 

Good luck and best wishes
RTI Public Relations Office

Friday, May 25, 2018

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, Sun, May 27 & Tues, May 29, 2018

Episode 64 presents the music of the delightful singer Irina Sarbu and the Ethnojazz Project, an award-winning ensemble that fuses Romanian music and Jazz.

1. Sundays 2200-2230 UTC (6:00PM -6:30PM Eastern US) on

WBCQ The Planet 7490 KHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe

2. Tuesdays 2000-2030 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe. If current propagation conditions hold, the broadcast should reach from Iceland to Western Russia, Scandinavia down to North Africa and the Middle East, AND a long bounce to parts of New Zealand.

If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, the Sunday transmission livestreams (NOT AVAILABLE ON DEMAND) on the WBCQ.com website (Listen Live, 7490) and Tunein.com (WBCQ The Planet). The Tuesday transmission can be heard on several different Web SDRs throughout Europe.

Digital Radio and the Role of Regulators

What is their place in the ever more complex world of broadcasting?

By Ruxandra Obreja

Read the RadioWorld article here :  





From the Isle of Music, May 27-June 2

From the Isle of Music, May 27-June 2:

This week we re-broadcast a conversation that we had with Arturo O'Farrill in the Iris Jazz

Club in Santiago de Cuba in December 2015 and listen to some excellent Cuban Jazz and dance music.

1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with 100Kw, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 KHz, from Kostinbrod, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)

2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 UTC on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EST in the US). This has been audible in parts of NW, Central and Southern Europe with an excellent skip to Italy recently.

3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.



Monday, May 21, 2018

WRTH A18 schedule file published

We are pleased to announce that the Summer (A18) broadcasting schedules file is now ready for free download. This file is in PDF format (you will need a program that is capable of reading the PDF format, such as the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, etc.). Please visit http://www.wrth.com and follow the links for 'updates'. The file is called: WRTH2018IntRadioSuppl2_A18Schedules.pdf

The A18 schedules file contains the broadcasting schedules of over 200 International and Clandestine/target broadcasters; International LW/MW/SW transmitter sites table; International DRM broadcasts; Selected language broadcasts; a 'by frequency' table of every frequency used by each station in the main schedule section.

We hope this file will be not only be a useful companion to the printed WRTH, but will also prove indispensible as a standalone source of information.

Best wishes and happy listening/DXing

WRTH (World Radio TV Handbook) Editorial team.


(Via Sean Gilbert - WRTH International Editor)

SLBC Hindi revised schedule due to transmitter valve failure

Urgent and Important Announcement 

There is sudden failure in shortwave transmitter valve of SLBC.

Due to which Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation management has made few changes in the air time of Hindi Service.

From tomorrow, 22nd May 2018 the broadcasting on shortwave is available between 2 slots :
1) Morning 6 am to 6.30 am (0030-0100 UTC) - 11905 kHz
2) Morning 7.30 am to 8 am (0200-0230 UTC) - 11905 kHz

But on the website the streaming will be available for entire 2 hours i.e. from 6.00 am to 8.00 am (0030-0230 UTC)

Please note this change is temporary for about 1 month and all we need to keep patience until the transmitter gets repaired.

I hope all Listeners will get extra feed on 1 hour on the internet by SLBC.

Thanks to Siddi Farook for continued support to Hindi Service inspite of such tricky situation.

Hope all the listeners from India, Nepal , Pakistan time zones will listen in these time on short waves  and web site stream dependant listeners will note enjoy the broadcasting.

Thanks Nalani Mallika Nalani M Perera ji for notifying this sudden change to all the listeners without fail.

Admin RCGLG (HB)

(Via Girish Manakeshwar, RCGLG)


Other language services may be affected.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

America's Oldest Commercial Shortwave Station Testing in DRM mode

Screenshot courtesy : Marcel from North East France via drmrx forum

WINB, America's oldest commercial shortwave station, is testing in DRM via two transmitters. The test transmissions are directed to both parts of Europe and North America.

A new ASI transmitter, a CE-50000WS, is on the following test schedule: Monday-Friday 1100-1700 UTC on 15670 kHz. The transmitter is rated at 15 kW and is using a rhombic antenna at 62 degrees.

At times when the ASI transmitter is not being tested, WINB will be testing in DRM via its existing Continental 417B transmitter on 9265 kHz via a rhombic antenna beamed 242 degrees.

Programming is from WINB's Internet audio stream and is in English and Spanish.

WINB is America's oldest commercial shortwave station, having come on the air in 1962. The station is located in Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA.

(via Hans Johnson, WINB Sales Manager, winb.com winb40th@yahoo.com)