Thursday, April 27, 2023

PM Modi to inaugurate 91 FM transmitters on April 28 to boost radio connectivity in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate 91 FM transmitters tomorrow to boost radio connectivity in the country. The FM transmitters of 100 Watts will be inaugurated through video conferencing. These transmitters have been installed in 84 districts across 18 States and two Union Territories. A special focus of the expansion has been on enhancing coverage in aspirational districts and in border areas. The States and Union Territories which are covered include Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala,  Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Ladakh. With this expansion of All India Radio's FM service, an additional 2 crore people, who did not have access to the medium, will now be covered. It will result in expansion of coverage in about 35 thousand sq km area.

The government has been committed to enhance FM connectivity in the country. The Prime Minister has been a firm believer in the important role which radio plays in reaching out to the masses. Mr. Modi started Mann ki Baat programme, which is now nearing its landmark 100th episode to harness the unique strength of the medium to reach out to the widest possible audience.

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Monday, April 24, 2023

Radio Free Asia announces QSL Card #82

Radio Free Asia (RFA) is proud to announce new QSL card honoring the arrival of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Nothing characterizes this more than the annual arrival of the cherry blossoms in Washington DC. "The tradition of celebrating the blooming of cherry trees in Japan is centuries old. The planting of cherry trees in Washington DC originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or Sakura, is an important flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a symbol with rich meaning in Japanese culture. For more than a hundred years, we have celebrating cherry trees blooming in solidarity." (source: This is RFA's 82nd QSL design and will be used to confirm all valid RFA reception reports from May – August 2023.

Created by Congress in 1994 and incorporated in 1996, RFA broadcasts in Burmese, Cantonese, Khmer, Korean to North Korea, Lao, Mandarin Chinese, Vietnamese, Tibetan (including Uke, Amdo, and Kham dialects), and Uyghur. RFA strives for accuracy, balance, and fairness in our editorial content. As a 'surrogate' broadcaster, RFA provides news and commentary specific to each of our target countries, acting as the free press these countries lack. RFA broadcasts only in local languages and dialects, and most of our broadcasts comprise news of specific local interest. More information about RFA, including our current broadcast frequency schedule, is always available at

RFA encourages listeners to submit reception reports. Reception reports are valuable to RFA as they help us evaluate the signal strength and quality of our transmissions. RFA confirms all accurate reception reports by mailing a QSL card to the listener. RFA welcomes all reception report submissions not only from DX'ers, but also from our general listening audience.

Reception reports are accepted by email at and by mail to:

Reception Reports
Radio Free Asia
2025 M. Street NW, Suite 300
Washington DC 20036
United States of America

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Friday, April 14, 2023

IRRS testing on 11995 kHz Saturday, April 15, 2023, from 0800-0900 UTC

We're thrilled to inform you that we're testing out a new frequency of 11995 kHz on Saturday, April 15, 2023, between 8-9 UTC (10-11 AM Central European Time) to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. We want you to be a part of it! Our regular program from IPAR (International Public Access Radio) featuring Radio City will be on, so don't miss it. Radio City is on the air every third Saturday from 08-09 UTC (summer) on our station.

Our Sunday morning broadcast will still be on 9510 kHz, and you can find our full schedule at

We'd love to hear your feedback on how the reception goes, so please send us your reports and QSL requests online at or by writing to

Our broadcast exists because of the tremendous support from our broadcasters and listeners like you! If you like our shows and want to help us keep bringing them to you, please consider donating online at

Thanks so much for being part of our community, and we look forward to tuning in together on the new frequency. Keep listening and sending us your thoughts!

Warm regards and very best of 73s,

Ron Norton
On behalf of the IRRS-Shortwave and NEXUS-IBA team

Special Ramadan programs by AIR Srinagar, Kupwara

This year, the holy month of Ramadan started on  March 22, 2023 and will end in the evening of Friday, April 21, 2023.

As in the past All India Radio stations in Jammu & Kashmir is broadcasting special devotional programs on the occasion in the early hours as follows:

Eg 4.00 am to 4.50 am IST (2230 to 2320 UTC)  Timings vary slightly

AIR Srinagar 1116 kHz  300 kW
AIR Kupwara 1350 kHz 20 kW

(Jose Jacob, NIAR, Hyderabad, India)

Thursday, April 06, 2023

Atlantic 2000 on the air - Saturday, April 8

Atlantic 2000 will be on the air this Saturday, 8th of April 2023 from 08:00 to 09:00 UTC (10:00 to 11:00 CEST) only on 9670 kHz via Channel 292.

Streams will be available at the same time here:

Good listening!


Tuesday, April 04, 2023

English program hosts at Radio Taiwan International English Service

English program hosts at Radio Taiwan International English Service (contract-based)

Radio Taiwan International's English service is looking for two English program hosts who can create original content and deliver live broadcasts that are essential to RTI's audience. As a program host, you will produce one radio program for RTI, Taiwan's national broadcaster, and translate brief news reports for the English service's radio, website, and social media platforms.

We are seeking individuals who are passionate about producing excellent radio programs about Taiwan. If you have little experience in broadcasting but are enthusiastic about radio, we encourage you to apply.

Job responsibilities include:

1. Developing and producing topical content for shortwave and internet radio programs
2. Writing and presenting English news stories based on Mandarin sources to keep the public informed of important events
3. Conducting interviews with guests, moderating discussions for video and audio programming
4. Attending live or pre-recorded shows and providing commentaries on a variety of topics
5. Performing other assigned duties
6. Other duties assigned


1. A college degree
2. Excellent command of spoken and written English
3. Ability to comment on program content, such as Taiwan news, living in Taiwan, and/or music
4. Ability to speak and read Mandarin
5. Committed to learning and enacting best journalism practices
6. Creative problem solver with the ability to develop new ideas
7. A team player willing to assist where needed

Preferred skills:

1. Extensive knowledge of Taiwan news, life in Taiwan, and/or Taiwan music
2. Journalism experience, especially in broadcast journalism
3. Knowledge of AP style
4. Experience in radio/audio editing and/or podcasting

To apply, download an application form and consent to RTI's privacy rights agreement. Email forms

Applications must be received by April 11.

Written and mic tests will be administered for this position. Qualified applicants will be notified via email to take the test. For more information, contact Mr. Lin at: (02) 2885-6168 #517.

Application form>>Click here

Source : RTI