Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Daily Broadcast Frequencies
As of July 28, 2008
Time(UTC) Frequencies (kHz)
0300-0400 11605, 17830
1230-1330 7390, 9320, 13637
1330-1400 7390, 9320, 11540
1400-1430 7320, 9320
1630-1730 7505, 9305
1730-1830 7505, 9300
Cantonese (2 hours daily)
1400-1500 7280, 11595
2200-2300 9355, 11715, 11785
Khmer (2 hours daily)
1130-1230 9455, 12140
1230-1330 12140, 15525
2230-2330 7580, 13740
Korean (5 hours daily)
1500-1700 1350, 5870, 7210, 7490
1700-1800 1350, 5870, 7465, 9370
1800-1900 1350, 5870, 7210, 7465
2100-2200 1350, 7460, 9385, 9770, 12075
Lao (2 hours daily)
0000-0100 15545, 15690
1100-1200 9355, 15560
Mandarin (12 hours daily)
0300-0600 13760, 15130, 15635, 15680, 17615, 17880, 21550, 21690
0600-0700 13760, 15165, 15635, 15680, 17615, 17880, 21550
1500-1600 9455, 9905, 11540, 12005, 12025, 13675, 15495
1600-1700 9455, 9905, 11540, 11795, 12025, 13675, 15530
1700-1800 7260, 7280, 9355, 9455, 9540, 9905, 11540, 11795, 13625
1800-1900 7280, 7355, 9355, 9455, 9540, 9865, 11540, 11700, 13625
1900-2000 1098, 7260, 7355, 9355, 9455, 9850, 9865, 9905, 11700, 11785, 13625, 15510
2000-2100 1098, 7260, 7355, 9355, 9455, 9850, 9905, 11700, 11740, 11785, 13625
2100-2200 1098, 7105, 7355, 9850, 9905, 11740, 11935, 13625
2300-0000 7540, 11760, 11785, 15430, 15485, 15585
0100-0300 9365, 11695, 11975, 15225, 17730
0600-0700 17510, 17780, 21500, 21690
1000-1100 15460, 17750, 21510
1100-1200 7470, 13830, 15375, 17750
1200-1400 7470, 11590, 11605, 13830, 15375
1500-1600 9370, 11550, 11585, 11795
2200-2300 5865, 7500, 9880
2300-0000 7470, 7500, 9805, 9875
0100-0200 9350, 9490, 11895, 11945, 17640
1600-1700 9350, 9370, 9555, 11750
1400-1430 1503, 9455, 9715, 11605, 11680, 12140
1430-1500 9455, 9715, 11605, 11680, 12140
2330-0030 7520, 11580, 11605, 13740, 15535, 15560
You can listen to Radio Three on a laptop anywhere these days, or run Five Live through a Sky digibox in, say, the Dordogne. In the days before this was possible, it was the World Service that kept hundreds of thousands of people from acute information-deficit disorder if they happened to stray beyond the range of the home service. In sub-Saharan Africa, a stone's throw nowadays from a modern, multicultural city like London, the BBC was happy at first to sing the praises of the old country – and the colonies – in a schoolmasterly, district-commissioner sort of way. The first African radio station in the Empire Service, as it was known, was set up in the Gold Coast, now Ghana, in 1935. The wind of change was in those days only an invigorating breeze on the exposed parts between sock-tops and shorts, but when independence became the order of the day, the World Service talked it up with generosity and commitment. Then, as one setback followed another in Africa, Bush House, like a serene young chorister, tried in vain to hit the top A of political correctness. But its voice had already broken and the flow of intelligent, disabused journalism from the field was unstoppable. To their credit, programme makers and executives took their reporters on trust.
Read the full article here :
(Thanks to Naleen Kumar for passing on this link )
I.AT25MY QTH: NIAR Hyderabad
2.VU2MYH S.Ram Mohan
4.VU2JOS Jose Jacob
6.VU2LFA Sushil Kumar Dhingra
8.VU2UWZ S.Madhu Mohan
9.VU3LMS Ms.Lissy Jose
II. AT25RG, Operator: VU2RBI YL Bharathi, QTH New Delhi.
QSL via VU2NRO
Jose Jacob, VU2JOS
National Institute of Amateur Radio
Raj Bhavan Road, Hyderabad 500082, India
Telefax: 91-40-23310287 Tel: 91-40-65167388
Cell: 94416 96043
Sunday, July 27, 2008
(25 July 2008 5:40 pm)
MUMBAI: A Maharashtra based NGO Mann Vikas Samajik Sanstha-MVSS has acquired the licence to run a community radio last week, becoming the first in the NGO sector in the country to join the CR (community radio) network.
Hungary is on the way to digitalize radio and television broadcasts. The Hungarian News-Distribution Authority officially informed on Friday, July 25, 2008 that in about 6 months time from now, digital radio and television broadcasts will be introduced. The tender was won by so called Antenna Hungaria Ltd company. ( By the way, we visited Antenna Hungaria Ltd. in connection with our EDXC Conference 2001, on Monday, August 27 , 2001 ) . The digital distribution will take place alongside the earth surface and reception for radio and television will be obtained by simple roof--antennas. Hungary is planning a smooth transfer into the digital age for the entire country. The last analogue distribution system will be switched off first in the year 2011.
(From the newspaper " Nepszabadsag " on Saturday, July 26, 2008. Translated by Tibor Szilagyi.)
Friday, July 25, 2008
Commentators bid Farewell to RSI
RSI ceases transmission on 1 August 2008. Jason Tan speak to the many commentators who have generously donated their time to the station's programmes. Tune in to hear their thoughts on the station's end, their fond recollections of past interviews and their well-wishes to RSI's staff and listeners.
Sat 26 July 1135 hrs UTC
A view from RSI's listeners
Yvonne Gomez reads excerpts from listeners' letters and speaks to RSI's listeners to hear their views on the station's programmes over the years.
Thu 24 Jul 1220 hrs UTC
Sat 26 Jul 1205 hrs UTC
Sun 27 Jul 1105 hrs UTC
Wed 30 Jul 1235 hrs UTC
Good Night & Good Luck, RSI
RSI's presenters reminisce about the good ol' days! Stay tuned to learn more about how radio has changed their lives and what it means to have garnered loyal listeners in the course of their work!
Wed 30 Jul 1235 hrs UTC
RSI producers act as ambassadors building bridges with friends in the region. As RSI ceases transmission, we speak to some of the producers from various language services of RSI on their experiences representing RSI Overseas.
Sun 27 Jul 1335 hrs UTC
Thu 31 Jul 1240 hrs UTC
RSI broadcasts between 1100-1400 hrs UTC (1900-2200 Singapore time) over 6080 kHz in the 49mb and 6150 kHz also in the 49mb.
(Via RSI English E-newsletter)
Thursday, July 24, 2008
ORGANISED BY INDIAN INSTITUTE OF HAMS, VU2IIH
VENUE: HAM RADIO STATION:
2nd Floor, Gate No.2, Sree Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium,
Near City Corporation / Cubbon Park,
Kasturba Road, BANGALORE-560 001.
Phone: +91 94483 02677
www.indianhams.com email: email@example.com
INVITATION TO ALL THE HAMS / HAM CLUBS / SWLS
1. PRESENTATION OF PAPERS ON HOME BREW PROJECTS.
2. DEMONSTRATION ON SDR PROJECTS, DIGITAL MODE COMMUNICATION
AND ECHOLINK MODES.
3. HAM FAIR - SALE OF HAM EQUIPMENTS, ACCESSORIES AND
COMPONENTS FOR HOME BREWERS
4. GREAT EYE BALL
PLEASE SEND YOUR PAPER PRESENTATION / SALE OF EQUIPMENTS & COMPONENTS BY 10TH AUGUST 2008.
KINDLY CONFIRM PARTICIPATION ON BAND / EMAIL /SMS OR QSL TO
P.O BOX 1927. BANGALORE 560 019.
Chief Co-ordinator : SATHYAPAL, VU2FI + 91 94483 02677
Publicity and Hospitality: VARADAN, VU3ITI + 91 94489 25461
Technical : RAM PRABHU - VU2DEV
Ham Fair : JEGANNATHAN, VU3JIM
Reception / PRO : SHEEL PATIL, VU2DGP &
Exhibitors have to registered their names on or before 10th August 2008. Exhibitors either clubs, individuals willing to trade their products have to pay Rs. 200/- and for non-trading exhibitors it is free. Persons are allowed to trade only in the notified area (Hall), not in any other premises of Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore.
(Via VU3ITI, G.Varadarajan)
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
(23 July 2008 6:30 pm)
New Delhi: AIR (All India Radio) completed 81 years of operations on Wednesday. Once an only player in the country; the pubcaster has had to, with time, face competition with the arrival of private radio channels in the country.
Full story at :
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
TWR invites you to visit its newly redesigned Web site! For several months, TWR collaborated with Virginia-based design and development firm Journey Group to create a dynamic, interactive online experience for the Mission's Web visitors. Come on in and take a click around. New or improved features include:
- a rotating, Flash-driven theme section with an in-depth look into one specific area of TWR's global ministry.
- more audio and video content, including various language programs on demand;
- a user-friendly program schedule search;
- an integrated site search;
- an opportunity to share your story with TWR;
- daily prayer updates;
- secure, streamlined giving options.
TWR is pleased to unveil this new Web site to longtime friends and supporters as well as new visitors interested in exploring TWR's global outreach and their potential role with the ministry.
Check out the new web site at www.twr.org
(TWR E-snapshots July 2008)
Monday, July 21, 2008
Make a video of yourself and tell us why Radio Sweden is an important part of your life. Post it on a video sharing website like youtube.com and send us the link. We'll publish the best contributions on Radio Sweden's homepage. And the best video will be awarded a prize!
Send the link of your video to firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, 21 July 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
July 20, 2008 (LBO) - Sri Lanka's state radio will shed up to 400 excess employees by giving them a million rupee severance package senior officials said, while the broadcaster was reeling under mounting losses. Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) chairman Hudson Samarasinghe said employees who had worked for more than 10 years and are below the age of 52 could apply for the voluntary retirement scheme.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
We are inviting you to write an essay on the topic "Why are you listening to the radio? Why are you listening to RRI? and send it by snail mail, fax, e-mail or you can fill in the form attached to the contest announcement on our website. Depending on how interesting, complex and though-provoking your essays are, you can win an interesting prize. There will be many substantial prizes and smaller prizes consisting in arts objects related to Romania and the Romanian culture and also to the public radio. This contest is taking place the very year when, on November 1st, Radio Romania celebrates 80 years of Romanian broadcasting. Furthermore, the most interesting essays will be quoted in RRI's Sunday's programs aired on November 2nd, more precisely on Listeners' Day. The contest is sponsored by SC Rombat SA from Bistrita, in northern Romania, and is being supported by the Agency for Government Strategies. Media partners are SC Publicatiile "Flacara" SA and the Romanian International station -TVRI. Please also state the reason why you decided to participate in this new contest. Our address is:
Radio Romania International,
General Berthelot street, 60-64,
sector 1, Bucharest, PO Box 111,
zip code 010165,
fax 00 40 21 319 05 62,
We'll be waiting for your answers by October 15th 2008, post date. The winners will be announced in late October 2008. Good luck!
(From RRI Website)
Friday, July 18, 2008
Full story at :
The most punishing episode in one's life is 'to wait' uncertainly for something pleasant to happen: to wait for the postman to deliver the letter from your sweet heart or for the traffic surgeon to give the green signal for your car to move ahead, for instance. Such punishments I have been enduring almost everyday at different crossings along my driving routes during my both morning and evening commutes. To distract my frustrations of such agonizing waits I, while driving, regularly tune in to FM 100 meter band over my car radio to listen to BBC English Service. Thus I got used to my 40 minutes bumper-to-bumper drive as a fatalistic matter of fact and have been using my commuting time to keep myself updated with the latest happenings around the world and scholarly views and analyses from erudite correspondents and guest speakers of BBC London.
Full story at :
AHM. Bazlur Rahman-S21BR
Chief Executive Officer
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication(BNNRC)
& Member, Strategy Council
UN-Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UN GAID)
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
There is pin drop silence in a crammed classroom at a primary government school in the northern Indian state of Bihar. The students are looking inquisitively at a radio set perched on a plastic chair in the middle of the classroom in the capital, Patna. They are all waiting for a new English lesson to begin - on the radio. The lesson is called 'English is Fun' and teaches the basics of the language to primary school students.
Full story & pics at :
PO BOX 3453
Mails for CVC Hindi shud be sent to the usual old addresses :
PO BOX 1, KANGRA, HIMACHAL PRADESH 176001, INDIA.
PO BOX 2, LUDHIANA, PUNJAB 141008, INDIA.
CVC English : http://www.cvc.tv/
CVC Hindi : http://www.thevoiceasia.com/
Date 20th of July 2008
Time 12.00 to 12.30 UTC - Paul Graham (oldies programme)
Channel 6140 khz
Our programme will also be available
at the following: http://www.emr.org.uk
73s Tom Taylor
2. *Eligibility*: All licensed amateurs & SWLs around the world.
3. *Contest Start*: Saturday 1200 UTC (5.30 pm IST), August 16, 2008.
4. *Contest End*: Sunday 1200 UTC (5.30 pm IST), August 17, 2008.
5. *Entry Categories*:
a.Single Operator (VU Stations): Using Home Brew rig
b.Single Operator (VU Stations): Using Commercial equipment
c.Foreign Class : High Power (Above 100 watts)
d. Foreign Class : Low Power (Below 100 watts)
6. *Bands*: 7 & 14 MHz. The same station may be contacted on both bands.
7. *Modes*: CW & Phone. The same station may be contacted on both modes.
8. *Contest exchange*: Signal Report and Serial Number of Contest Contact.
9. *QSO Points*:
* For VU Hams: *
VU stations: 2 points
Asian stations: 3 points
Other DX stations: 5 points
VU Special station: 10 points
*For DX Hams:*
Asia – VU: 3 points
DX – VU: 5 points
Foreigners – VU special station: 10 points
Foreigners – Foreigners: 1 point.
Note: VU Special station is NIAR HQ Club station with the callsign VU2NRO or special callsign to be issued for NIAR Silver Jubilee.
For SWL category: 3 points for each contest QSO monitored.
SWLs must log the complete QSO consisting of the call including the Serial Number and the second call. Incomplete QSOs do not count. Every station counts once per band and mode for the SWLs.
10. *Final result*: Summery of QSO-points
Silver Jubilee Contest
National Institute of Amateur Radio
Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda
Hyderabad 500082, India
Computerized logs must be sent in adif; cabrillo format by email to: email@example.com
The last date for receipt of entries is: September 17, 2008.
1. A certificate will be awarded to 3 high scoring entries in each category.
2. The top scorer in Single Operator (VU Stations) using Home Brew rig. will receive a trophy sponsored by Mr. Franz Berndt, DL9GFB, Germany.
3. General membership to NIAR will be given to 5 high scoring entries in each category.
4. Participation certificates will be awarded to all those who send entries.
5. The Awards will be given at the NIAR Silver Jubilee Celebrations to be held at Hyderabad on October 18-20, 2008.
6. Staff members of NIAR are not eligible for Awards.
The entries shall be judged by a contest committee.
The decision of the Contest Committee shall be final.
National Institute of Amateur Radio
Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda
Hyderabad 500082, INDIA
Telefax: 91-40-2331 0287
Tel: 91-40-6516 7388
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: www.niar.org
Club station: VU2NRO 14160 kHz
Echolink - VU2NRO-R, VU2RG-R
Monday, July 14, 2008
WRTH Editorial team
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
The BBC World Service Annual Review for 2007/08, published today, provides information about its performance during a year of major news events.. In his foreword, BBC World Service Director Nigel Chapman said: "It was a broadcasting year that saw the launch of the first BBC television news channel for a decade, improvements to our future media services, and the retention of our global radio listenership after the large increase of the previous 12 months. "In these ways, 2007/08 can be seen as a defining year; we demonstrated our ability to innovate while retaining the affection of audiences, who have been loyal to us for a large part of our history."
The review highlights:
BBC World Service's further developing its multimedia strategy, including the launch of BBC Arabic television. Independent research which indicates that BBC World Service's reputation for providing unbiased and objective news and information is stronger than that of any other international radio competitor in virtually all markets surveyed. BBC World Service's weekly radio audience estimate is 182 million listeners a week across its 33 language services down one million on last year's record 183 million total. Its English language service attracted 40 million weekly listeners up two million on last year. BBC World Service weekly audiences in Indian and Nigerian radio markets each grew by around a million or more during the year. BBC World Service is now available on FM in 154 capital cities, up from 152 last year.
BBC World Service's online sites attracted a record 259.6 million page impressions in March 2008, compared to 189.8 million in March 2007 an increase of 37 per cent. The quality of its output being recognised with a record nine awards in the 2008 Sony Radio Academy Awards and the top award in the radio category of the Webbys the Oscars of the internet. BBC Global News services which include BBC World Service, BBC World News television and bbc.com/news (the BBC's international-facing online news site) maintaining its record global weekly audience of over 233 million during 2007/08. BBC World Service's Grant-in-aid funding for 2007/08 was £255 million.
The Annual Review can be accessed at www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/us/annual_review/2007/
Thursday, July 10, 2008
The Voice of America plans to eliminate seven radio language services this year, reflecting the Bush administration's emphasis on outreach to the Muslim world. Among the cuts are the radio and TV broadcasts of the Russian service, along with radio broadcasts in Ukrainian, Serbian, Hindi, Macedonian, Bosnian and Georgian.
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
9 Jul, 2008, 1819 hrs IST,
NEW DELHI: Hotmail co-founder Sabeer Bhatia is in a new avatar, this time with ApnaCircle.com, a social and networking site. It is a refreshing, judicious mix of both - social and career networking needs of the people, who are already flummoxed, confused with the everyday-cropping up sites in this sector. With ApnaCircle.com, now, there is no need to wander for network socially and professionally in divergent direction, it facilitates parallel networking in one place, in one time.
To begin with, in order to entice the mobile-crazy younger generation, ApnaCircle has brought in the exclusive feature of Unlimited Free SMS to any mobile in India. Not enough, it has also launched a brand new concept of Paid SMS, where the users would be paid for receiving SMS. With these two options open, you can tell your friends that whenever they SMS you, they should avail the opportunity provided in ApnaCircle.com. It is easy and efficient! On Orkut also you can enjoy this feature by just adding up an application. Another brilliant feature added in the site is - "Apna Radio", it is a fresh feature, quite likeable though, where you can listen to your choice of songs from a wide list available. Besides it, the site is amalgamated with regular features like Scrapbook, Messages, Communities, Unlimited Photos and Videos upload; Flight booking etc., and many more exciting features are in the pipeline. Best thing about the site is that while doing all these, user can earn points which they can redeem with exciting gifts on ApnaCircle by featured sponsors. Addressing the needs of the professionals, ApnaCircle.com is rich; it offers attractive features like a "Professional profile" that serves as a professional introduction, with recommendations and references to boost it. The Job Search option provides a plethora of jobs for almost every individual. However, ApnaCircle is also in the social philanthropy field. It showcases the NGO Causes and Events section, where registered NGO's can emphasize the causes they work for, thus steering support and donations from the masses. In short, ApnaCircle.com holds in store a bouquet of surprises for each and everyone to explore.
(9 July 2008 6:00 pm)
MUMBAI: BBC World Service's weekly radio audience estimate is 182 million listeners a week across its 33 language services down one million on last year's record 183 million total. However the English language service attracted 40 million weekly listeners up two million on last year. BBC World Service weekly audiences in Indian and Nigerian radio markets each grew by around a million or more during the year. BBC World Service is now available on FM in 154 capital cities, up from 152 last year.
Full story at :
Ful story at :
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Sunday, July 06, 2008
The six new FM frequencies in Bangladesh are: 101.2 FM in Comilla; 102 FM in Khulna; 105.4 FM in Chittagong; 105 FM in Rajashahi; 105.4 FM in Rangpur and 105 FM in Sylhet. They complement the existing BBC 100 FM currently broadcasting in Dhaka.
(BBC Press Release)
Saturday, July 05, 2008
From Tehelka Magazine, Vol 5, Issue 27, Dated July 12, 2008
An English-teaching radio programme in Bihar is breaking down many barriers to the language, reports ANAND ST DAS
Latvia Today 08.00 - 09.00UTC - 9290 kHz
Radi Joystick 09.00 - 10.00UTC - 9290 kHz
Radio Victoria 11.00 -12.00UTC - 9290 kHz
Latvia Today 12.00 -13.00UTC - 9290 kHz
MV Baltic Radio is on this Sunday
On the 6th of July 2008
At 1159 UTC on 6140 KHz
MV Baltic Radio is on the air from the transmitting station in Wertachtal.
We will be using a non-directional antenna system (Quadrant antenna).
Friday, July 04, 2008
BY OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT
July 3: Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati's financial condition may not be very robust, however, as its chief executive office (CEO) B.S. Lalli puts it, "We are not a commercial organisation. We don't strive to make profits." For, as he explains, Prasar Bharati performs a public broadcasting service under the Prasar Bharati Act and it has to perform its functions as per the act. Of course, he does add that the earning of revenue is not something that is in conflict with public service broadcasting. Even so, he maintains that in 2007-08, Prasar Bharati made more revenue even though the focus is not on making profits. Mr Lalli was speaking to reporters here on Thursday while announcing the news "expansion" where All-India Radio's (AIR) FM channels are concerned. He said that all the 19 station of FM Rainbow will now begin broadcasting news which isn't the case at present. He said they will have hourly news bulletins though he clarified that not all have 24-hour broadcasting at present. With all 19 stations broadcasting news, it will mean an additional 49 news bulletins in regional languages. At present the total number of news bulletins by AIR is 511 in 87 languages and dialects, he said. As for the other AIR FM channel, FM Gold, Mr Lalli said that by July-end, it will also be providing more news content and news-based programmes. Among the other aspects of the present move towards news expansion is to provide news on FM channels in Jammu and Kashmir, an additional Urdu news bulletin from Radio Kashmir, Srinagar and an increase in the Hindi news bulletin duration from AIR Port Blair.
Wavescan Alphabet DX Contest
Adventist World Radio takes pleasure in announcing the results of our recent listener contest in our DX program, "Wavescan". Even though these days "Wavescan" is beamed mostly to listeners in Asia, yet there was a concentration of entries from listeners in Europe, the Americas, the South Pacific, and of course, from many countries in Asia itself.
The "Wavescan" DX contest this year invited listeners to make up a list of the QSLs in their collection that illustrate the 26 letters of the English alphabet, one QSL for each letter. Participants were also invited to provide copies of what they considered to be the best five in their list, and also to submit three reception reports on AWR radio transmissions, as well as three radio oriented cards. The world winner will receive a copy of Jerry Berg's first book, "On the Short Waves", and continental winners will receive a copy of either "Passport to World Band Radio" or "World Radio TV Handbook". In addition, curios and souvenirs will also be sent out to many of the entrants in appreciation for their participation.
And here is the information you are waiting for! The world winner for our big "Alphabet DX Contest, 2008" is: Gunter Jacob of Passau in Germany; and thank you, Gunter for your excellent entry. Those of you who have been following our contest results over the years will note that this is now the 3rd occasion in which Gunter has achieved the top honor as world winner in our international DX contest.
The continental winners for the 2008 contest are:
Europe Uwe Volk Lehrte Germany
Asia Takuji Sahara Tokyo Japan
Pacific Hans Kiesinger Maroochydore Queensland Australia
USA Edward Insinger Summit New Jersey
Americas Ashok Kumar Bose Mississauga Ontario Canada
In addition, we have chosen the following four entries for recognition in the new c ategory "Honorable Mention", and they are:-
Christian Ghibaudo Nice France
Jose Jacob Hyderabad India
Patrick Jeffers Cheshire England
Tony Ashar Depok Indonesia
To all you others who entered the contest, we say a big "thank you", and you will receive your awards in due course through the mail system. Allow us to express appreciation to every one of you, representing many widespread countries around our world, for entering the contest this year. Due to the widespread international interest in this year's contest, Adventist World Radio is giving careful consideration to the possibility of conducting another DX contest next year in our program, "Wavescan".
Dr. Adrian Peterson
Adventist World Radio
Full story at :
New head to guide the former Cold War radio as it pushes into Asia
By Kimberly Ashton
Staff Writer, The Prague Post
February 21st, 2007 issue
New President Jeffrey Gedmin will find himself overseeing a retooled Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) next month, with an increased focus on Iran and a diminished presence in Europe. This month the Prague-based, U.S. Congressfunded station announced it is doubling the time slot of its evening newscast to Iran to one hour. The broadcast is operated by Radio Farda, a Farsi-language offshoot of RFE/RL that began in 1998. Meanwhile, RFE/RL has implemented cutbacks in its European coverage and is scheduled to end its broadcasts to Romania and Macedonia and reduce them to Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and parts of former Yugoslavia. In 2004, RFE/RL cut six European-language services: Slovak, Bulgarian, Croatian, Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian. RFE/RL now broadcasts to 20 countries in 28 languages, 18 of which address mostly Muslim audiences, according to the station. It broadcasts about 1,000 hours of programming a week from Prague and reaches about 35 million listeners. About 500 people, a third of them Czechs, work in the Prague office.
Full story at :
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Time of Scandinavian Weekend Radio's 8th Birthday transmission on Saturday 5th of July. We are starting 21 hours UTC Friday evening for 24 hours on 1602, 6170/5980 and 11720/11690 kHz. Check our program, time and frequency tables from http://www.swradio.net
Lot of more information there as well. +358 400 995559 call and send your SMS's
info(at)swradio.net send your e-mails here. Letters and reports for QSL's (add 2 euros/2 IRC's) write to:
Scandinavian Weekend Radio
When Meenakshi, 28, tuned in to the radio, it was only to lighten her daily drudgery of washing dishes and clothes. However, just by accident, the young housewife heard the strains of 107.8 MHz. "It was the dialect that caught my attention. The voice on air sounded different. The woman on the radio was speaking 'slum' Tamil, unlike the anglicised Tamil common on the FM channel," she recounts. Meenakshi lives with her husband and three children in a one-room shanty in Chennai's Teynampet slum.
The female voice on the radio reminded listeners about the polio vaccination drive being conducted in the city that day and of the deformities that a polio attack can lead to. "I wound up the washing and dragged my children to locate a polio camp," admits Meenakshi, now a loyal listener of 'Penne Nee Arivaai' (Lady, You Should Know). 'Penne Nee Arivaai' is a community radio programme broadcast thrice a day by M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai.
Full story at :
THE SILICONCITY MEET 2008
The Silicon city Ham Meet 2008 @ Bangalore @ Indian Institute of Hams
premises is postponed. Fresh dates will be announced.
The garden city contested will be conducted on hf 40 meters for
Vuhams as per plan. ( phone contest)
Date: Starts at 06.00 Hrs IST on 26 July 2008 ends at 18:00 Hrs 27 July 2008.
This contest is for VU Hams and 4S7 Hams. Every contact counts one
point. No dx contacts. Those completes contacting 100 VU stations in
the contest will get a
seperate certificate. The log shold reach by 15 of august 2008. Send
the log to P.O.BOX 1927, Bangalore 560 019. ( I.I.H Post Box). All are
requested to participate in the contest and forward this info to all
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
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PUDUCHERRY: Chief Minister N. Rangasamy on Tuesday said steps should be taken to set up more Community Radio (CR) stations, especially in villages, in the Union Territory. Inaugurating the third regional consultation on community radio awareness, organised by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in association with the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia, he said CR stations facilitated easy access to local news and information. "At present, there are three CR stations in Puducherry. The number should increase to help villagers," he said. "The Centre offers an assistance of Rs. 14 lakh to start a CR station. Through the stations, we can provide information to women self-help groups, farmers and cooperative sugar mills," Mr. Rangasamy said. The Pondicherry University would soon set up a radio station, he said, urging NGOs to set up CR stations. Vice- Chancellor of Pondicherry University J.A.K. Tareen said outreach was missing from the thrust areas of higher education in the 11th Five Year Plan. "The thrust areas are access, equity and excellence. The gap will be filled by community radios," he said. Joint Secretary of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Zohra Chatterji said a total of 246 FM licences had been issued to private players in the country. "Following this, we expect a similar quantum jump with CR to empower the marginalised people," he said. The Ministry had issued 102 letters of intent for CR stations, of which 32 were for NGOs and 42 for educational institutions. "We had received 246 applications, including those from educational institutions. The southern States are ahead of other regions in setting up CR stations," she said. Vice-Chancellor of Madurai Kamaraj University Karpaga Kumaravel, former Vice-Chancellor of Karnataka State Open University N.S. Ramegowda, Managing Director of Sri Manakula Vinayagar Educational Trust M. Dhanasekaran and director of Commonwealth Media Centre for Asia R. Sreedher spoke.
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