Tuesday, July 09, 2024

Radio Free Asia ends Shortwave Broadcasts in Cantonese

Radio Free Asia posted on their website that they are dropping shortwave broadcast in Cantonese language.

The Cantonese section of our station will suspend shortwave broadcasting from July 8, and resources will be focused on expanding multimedia communication and increasing content in the future.
The new adjustment will not affect the overall news coverage. Viewers can still receive a lot of our news information on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Podcast.
Thank you for your continued support.

Official website ➡️ rfa.org/cantonese
Facebook ➡️ facebook.com/cantonese.rfa
MeWe ➡️ mewe.com/p/自由亚洲粤语rfacantonese
Major podcast platforms🔎 "RFA", "Key News"

(Alexander Miatlikov via WOR)

Saturday, July 06, 2024

WRTH Now Available as an E-book

Explore the world of radio like never before with the WRTH 2024 e-book, the definitive resource for broadcasters, radio enthusiasts, and global communicators. This meticulously curated digital edition offers unparalleled access to the latest information on radio stations and frequencies across the globe, ensuring you stay informed and connected no matter where you are.

Up-to-date Listings: The WRTH 2024 e-book features up-to-date content by including the 2024 international summer schedule and up-to-date details on over 30,000 radio stations, including AM, FM, shortwave, and digital broadcasts. From local community stations to international broadcasters, WRTH 2024 covers them all.

Offline Access Anywhere: One of the standout features of the WRTH e-book is its unique capability for offline access. No matter where your adventures take you—be it the comfort of your home, a remote expedition, or areas with limited connectivity—the WRTH e-book ensures that you can enjoy the rich tapestry of radio information anytime, anywhere.

Versatile Compatibility: The WRTH 2024 e-book is compatible with most e-book readers available on the market. For the best reading experience on Windows OS, we recommend using Kindle Desktop, and for MAC or iOS users, Books is the preferred reader.

Searchable Content: Quickly find specific stations, frequencies, and articles with the robust search function.

Interactive Table of Contents: Navigate through the e-book with ease using the clickable table of contents.

Adjustable Text Size and Font: Customize your reading experience by adjusting text size and choosing from various font options.

Bookmark and Annotation: Keep track of important sections and add personal notes.

Expert Reviews: Read insightful reviews and technical evaluations of the latest radio equipment, written by industry experts. Make informed decisions on your next purchase with in-depth analysis and recommendations.

How to Get Started:

- Purchase the WRTH 2024 e-book
- Open the onboarding email
- Download the e-book file
- Read the release and compatibility note
- Add to Your Reader by transferring the e-book epub files to your e-book reader.

Dive into the fascinating world of radio anytime, anywhere!
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to enhance your radio journey with the convenience of digital access. Don't miss out on the chance to have the comprehensive WRTH guide at your fingertips.


RTI French language special transmissions from Tamsui transmitter site, Taiwan

This year too, RTI is broadcasting its French language program directly from the Tamsui broadcasting station in northern Taiwan on several days towards France, Europe and northwest Africa.
RTI will be broadcasting 10-minute test broadcasts on Saturday, July 7th, 2024 at the following times and frequencies.

Broadcast dates and frequencies :

Test broadcasts: on July 7, 2024 (Sunday)  :

1700-1710 UTC on 11995 kHz (325 Degrees)
1730-1740 UTC on 9545 kHz (315 Degrees)
1745-1755 UTC on 7250 kHz (315 Degrees)

From the above 3 frequencies, 2 frequencies are selected for the direct broadcasts.

The official broadcast dates for the French language program are:
(Half an hour on one frequency 17:00-17:30 UTC, half an hour on the second frequency 17:30-18:00 UTC):

9th August, 2024 (Friday)
10th August, 2024 (Saturday)
11th August, 2024 (Sunday)
16th August, 2024 (Friday)
17th August, 2024 (Saturday)
18th August, 2024 (Sunday)
23rd August, 2024 (Friday)
24th August, 2024 (Saturday)
25th August, 2024 (Sunday)
30th August, 2024 (Friday)
31st August, 2024 (Saturday)
1st Sept, 2024 (Sunday)

Reports will be confirmed with a special QSL card.
A special QSL card is being printed for any listening report received as part of this "summer 2024 direct broadcast of the French service" (test phase and official broadcast). 

Submit reports using RTI web form : https://de.rti.org.tw/index/content/id/8
Or, by email to :  deutsch@rti.org.tw
Or, by post to : Radio Taiwan International, German Service, PO Box 123-199, Taipei 11199, Taiwan.