Saturday, November 16, 2019

All India Radio’s new state-of-the-art Broadcast Auditorium inaugurated

The Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Shri Prakash Javadekar inaugurated All India Radio's new Broadcast Auditorium and launched a digital version of 'Gurbani' of archival value as preserved in PrasarBharati Archives at New Delhi today.  To mark the 550th Prakash Parv of Guru Nanak DevJi, 'BaniUtsav' – a Shabad-Kirtan Concert by eminent Raagis was also organized by the External Services Division of All India Radio.

Expressing his contentment over the successfully completed new Auditorium, the Minister for Information and Broadcasting stated that this multi-purpose auditorium will now act as a one stop-destination for artists which will help in promoting their creativity and talent while also catering to honing one's own skills and thus simultaneously representing India in the global front, "An auditorium of its own would not only help in organizing the existing regular events but also organise more events to popularise various genres of music, dance, theatre etc. and have the potential of turning the place into a new cultural hub and destination in the capital", said Shri Javadekar.

Lauding the joined efforts of both PrasarBharati and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in completing the state-of-the-art modernAuditorium, Shri Javadekar stressed to make the adequate utilization of such a facility and promote work of art.

Accompanied by Union Minister of Food Processing Industries, Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Babul Supriyo, a Plaque of the New Auditorium was also unveiled by Shri Javadekar.

Recalling upon the teachings of Guru Nanak DevJi Maharaj, Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badalspoke of the noble saint's Prakash having spread far and wide not only today in the times of technology, but over 500 years ago when he walked on the surface of the earth and travelled from Asia to Middle-East, Caribbean shores to Central Asian meadows and was received as a prophet of succour and solaceneeded by humanity for worldly and eternal peace, with a message of universal brotherhood.

The need for a modern auditorium of its own was felt for long by the constituents of PrasarBharati – All India Radio and Doordarshan for organizing cultural events like music and dance concerts, talent hunt shows, memorial lectures etc.

The 465-seat Auditorium encompasses Broadcast Museum, SanskarGeet Corner, Rehearsal Hall, Library, Conference facility and Cafeteria under one roof with a gallery overlooking the floor and inbuilt devices for recording, online editing, uplinking and live streaming of audio and visual content. This facility will cater to the requirements of PrasarBharati's aural and visual wings, i.e. All India Radio and Doordarshan.

The auditorium complex which is situated inside the AIR premises in the Parliament Street overlooks a newly created sprawling Rock Garden as part of its front fa├žade and a huge green lawn at the posterior. Facade of the auditorium complex has been planned in conformity with Broadcasting house which is a heritage building Grade-II as per the NDMC list of heritage building.

It is worth mentioning that the entire space where this modern auditorium has come up was in a dilapidated condition. Massive renovation and retrofitting was required to be done to suit as per the requirement of the auditorium complex. The project was completed within a record time of 15 months which included 6 months time for renovation and retrofitting.

Amongst those present at the event were Dr. A. Surya Prakash, Chairman, PrasarBharati; Shri ShashiShekharVempati, CEO, PrasarBharati; Shri Amit Khare, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Shri FayyazSheheryar, Director General, All India Radio.

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Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

Friday, November 15, 2019

BBC changes due to maintaniance of 250 kW txer at BBC Kranji site

Due to tecnical modification of 250 kW txer at BBC Kranji site, following changes will take effect with effect from 18th November, 2019 :

100 kW backup transmitter will be used for below mentioned transmissions  :

1100-1200 UTC 11945 kHz smtwtfs 330 deg English 49W
1330-1400 UTC 11995 kHz smtwtfs 340 deg Burmese 49NW 
1500-1700 UTC 7485  kHz smtwtfs  315 deg English 30S,39NE,40 

BBC DRM english transmission will be from Trincomalee, Sri Lanka wef 18th Nov 2019, Monday, time and frequency remains same.

0800-0900 UTC on 15620 kHz (Via Trincomalee, ex via Kranji)    

BBC Analogue tests via Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

BBC Analogue test transmission via Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, today and tomorrow, 15th and 16th Nov 0800-0900 on 15730 kHz please check.

TWR South Asia - Changes in broadcast from Grigoriopol

Due to interference experienced form IRIB broadcast on 7530 kHz, TWR has moved from 7535 kHz to 7590 kHz as of 14th November 2019.

1600-1630 UTC on 7590 kHz 300 kW 98 Deg  Ant 2/4/0.5   Sun - Sat  URDU

BBC English DRM txn via Trincomalee instead of Kranji


Due to tecnical modification of 250 kW txer at BBC Kranji site, BBC DRM english transmission will be transmitted from Trincomalee, Sri Lanka wef 18th Nov 2019, Monday, time and frequency remains same. 

0800-0900 UTC on 15620 kHz (Via Trincomalee, ex via Kranji)

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

FTIOM & UBMP, November 10-16

From the Isle of Music, November 10-16:

This week, our special guest is Kiki Valera, whose new album Vivencias en clave cubana is already becoming a critical and popular
sensation.   

The broadcasts take place:

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 Sofia, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in the Netherlands during the broadcast at

2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0100-0200 UTC (New UTC) on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EST in the US).
If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here (choose 7490)

3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio  in Europe. 

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, November 10 and 12:

The theme of Episode 138 is time. 
The transmissions take place:

1.Sundays 2300-2330 UTC (6:00PM -6:30PM Eastern US) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 KHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe
If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here (choose 7490)

2. Tuesdays 2000-2030 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe.
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from different web SDRs in Europe. 
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Wednesday, November 06, 2019

KNLS B19

KNLS B19

Effective Oct 27,2019 to Mar 29 ,2020  

KNLS TX 1
UTC Freq Azm Lang Target

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0800 6075  270 ENG Pac.Rim
0900 6120  300 RUS E.Rus
1000 6115  270 ENG Pac.Rim
1100 6045  300 RUS E.Rus
1200 11760 270 ENG Pac.Rim
1300 11760 300 CHN N.China
1400 11760 270 ENG Pac. Rim
1500 11755 300 RUS E.Central Rus

KNLS TX 2
UTC Freq Azm Lang Target
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0800 7370 285 CHN E.China
0900 7370 285 CHN E.China
1000 9665 285 CHN E.China
1100 9665 285 CHN E.China
1200 9665 270 ENG Pac.Rim
1300 11785 300 CHN N.China
1400 11830 300 CHN N.China
1500 11830 300 CHN N.China  


(Alokesh Gupta)

AIR-Adilabad celebrates 33rd anniversary

Pioneer in using Telangana slang, AIR Adilabad turns 33

The station has established an image as the only radio station airing all its programmes in chaste Telangana Telugu dialect, says S Sumanaspati Reddy, programme head

"The station became operational on October 12, 1986. It started FM broadcasting on August 15, 1986. Since then, it has established an image as the only radio station and television airing all its programmes in chaste Telangana Telugu dialect, thus enticing itself to the audiences.

Full report at : 
  

Saturday, November 02, 2019

Radio Stations in Jammu, Srinagar and Leh renamed

Radio stations in Jammu, Srinagar and Leh have been renamed as All India Radio, Jammu; All India Radio, Srinagar; and All India Radio Leh, respectively.

With the approval of Prasar Bharati Board, the nomenclature has been changed from 'Radio Kashmir' to 'All India Radio' in the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. This change comes into effect from 31st October, 2019.

The identity announcements from these stations have been changed to "All India Radio"/"Akashvani" from "Radio Kashmir" with effect from today, i.e. 31 October, 2019, alongside the appointed day of Jammu & Kashmir Re-organisation Act, 2019.

NHK RADIO JAPAN B19

NHK Radio Japan B19 schedule is now available, download using this link  :


KTWR Transmitter Outage

KTWR DRM Listeners,

One of KTWR's three transmitters is down.  We will be unable to continue our DRM testing on Wednesday 11995 to China, Thursday 7500 to Japan, and Sunday 13800 to India until we receive parts.  We are hoping to have all three transmitters up and continue our normal B19 DRM schedule by Wednesday, 6 November.

We appreciate your interest and the information you are providing to us.

Thank you,

Steve Brunson
KTWR Chief Engineer
Agana, Guam

Saturday, October 26, 2019

REACH BEYOND B19

REACH BEYOND B19
with effect from Oct 27th, 2019 to March 28th, 2020





ALL INDIA RADIO B19 CHANGES

B19 Changes to All India Radio External Services: (Timings UTC, Frequencies in kHz)

0000-0045 Tamil Delete 13695(B)
0215-0300 Kannada Delete 13695(B)
0315-0415 Hindi 13695(B)
0845-0945 Indonesian Add 17870(B)
1000-1100 English 13645(B) (ex 13605), 17510(B) (ex 17895)
1115-1200 Thai 15770(P) (ex 15410)
1145-1315 Chinese 17510(B) (ex 17705)
1215-1330 Tibetan 9575(B) (ex 9425)
1330-1500 English 9690(B) (ex 13695)
1615-1730 Hindi 11590(P) ex 12025
1615-1730 Persian Delete 13640(B)
1730-1830 Malayalam 11590(P) ex 12025
1730-1945 Arabic Delete 13640(B)
1745-1945 English 9950(B) ex 9910
1745-1945 English 9950(B) ex 9910
1945-2045 French Delete 13640(B)
2045-2230 English 9950(B) ex 9910
2245-0045 English Delete 6045(Kh)
2300-0000 Hindi 9950(B), ex 9910, Delete 13695(B)

For latest updated B19 schedules please check in the links given below:

1) External Service Time Wise: http:/qsl.net/vu2jos/es/time.htm
2) External Service Language Wise: http://qsl.net/vu2jos/es/Language.htm
3) Complete SW service in Frequency order : http://qsl.net/vu2jos/sw/freq.htm


(Jose Jacob, VU2JOS, National Institute of Amateur Radio,Hyderabad, India)

RNZI B19

RNZI B19

27 Oct 2019 - 28 Mar 2020

UTC         KHZ   TARGET          DAYS

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0000 - 0558 15720 Pacific         Daily
0559 - 0758 11725 Pacific         Daily
0759 - 1058 9765  Pacific         Daily
1059 - 1258 9700  Solomon Isl,PNG Daily
1259 - 1958 6115  Pacific         Sat
1259 - 1650 6115  Pacific         Sun-Fri
1651 - 1750 5975  Tonga Niue Samoa Cook Is Sun-Fri DRM
1751 - 1850 7330  Tonga Niue Samoa Cook Is Sun-Fri DRM
1851 - 1958 9780  Tonga Niue Samoa Cook Is Sun-Fri DRM
1959 - 2058 11725 Pacific         Daily
2059 - 2258 13840 Pacific         Daily
2259 - 2358 15720 Pacific         Daily

Satellite
RNZI is available on Satellite, courtesy of TVNZ Pacific Service.
The coverage area extends from Singapore, and eastward to the Cook Islands, which includes Fiji, Tonga, Niue and Samoa.
IS19/23 C Slot A
DL 4146.5 V
FEC 3/4
SR 5.6320

Submit reception reports at : https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/qsl/new 

(Alokesh Gupta)