Italian language International broadcasts on short wave will cover about 14.5 hours daily in the new season as from 30 March 2014, counting 29 broadcasts from 9 radio stations.
Broadcasters and listeners will talk about a foreseeable future for Italian language International radio broadcasting on 12 February 2014, the 82nd Anniversary of the Foundation of Vatican Radio, in Rome, Vatican Radio, Sala Marconi, Palazzo Pio (Piazza Pia 3, at 4 p.m.) and on the eve of World Radio Day 2014.
In the framework of the "Open Day" event, to be held on February 13, 2014, in coincidence with the World Radio Day, the faculty staff of the graduate program in Telecommunications Engineering will provide its contribution to celebrations by setting up practical demonstrations of radio transmissions.
Listeners report Radio Tunis Chain Internationale, a multi-lingual service from Tunisian Radio, including Italian and English broadcast, is back on Medium Wave 963 kHz
. No confirmation has been received until now if the change is to be considered definitive.
Vatican Radio has changed the sound of its interval signal. As from 1st January 2014 "Christus Vincit" hymn's orchestration has found a new tune, apparently including some sampled sounds.
Ondamedia Broadcast, a Italian Medium Wave low power station in Bologna area, is changing its frequency to 1548 kHz
(ex 1512 kHz) as from 31 January 2014.
On 5, 6, 7 January 2014 Vatican Radio will broadcast Epiphany Celebrations live from Rome and the Oriental Lithurgy on Christmas Day according the Julian Calendar. Shortwave to Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
On 3 January 1954 RAI, the Italian public broadcasting network, started a regular tv programme. Only a few hours for some thousands viewers but itwas the beginning of a extraordinary story, also for neighboring countries.
The End. Moscow's Italian programme is now a website offering news and audio files. On New Year's day a 80 years long history touched its end as one of the most ancient international stations turns to the web.
Pope Francis' message on World Peace Day 1 January 2014 will be broadcast on short wave. A special schedule from Vatican Radio.
A recently published research by Italian Communications Authority (AGCOM) focused on possible developments in medium wave use after most of stations were abondoned by Rai, the nationwide public radio. The document also include annex about MW frequencies allocated to Italy at Geneva Conference in 1975 and the very short list of active RAI stations.
24 to 26 December 2013: Christmas time celebrations from the Vatican will be covered by a wide use of shortwave frequencies, something comfortable as International broadcasters are reducing SW and MW more and more. But everyone must be reached by the festive message of Christmas.
News about the future of International broadcasting from Russia are still uncertain as a Presidential Decree ruled on 9 December 2013 how RIA Novosti Press Agency and the Voice of Russia should be closed down. A new national Press Agency "Rossiya Segodnya" is to start operations. Italian programme from Moscow still on the air.
A new version of Italradio Virtual Global Network (RMV) software has been released by the end of November 2013. Updating is intended to give more opportunities to listeners wishing to keep in touch with Italian international broadcasts ina easier and better way.
According to a schedule published by German Worldwide DX Club website, the Voice of Russia would still broadcast on shortwave, DRM in Italian. A slight frequency change is planned as from 1 January 2014. Earlier this month the Voice of Russia announced they were to cancel all short-, medium-wave broadcasts to concentrate operations on the Internet.
Italian Region Friuli - Venezia Giulia (North East) is the second to be included in the DAB+ network enlargement this year, trasmitter service Raiway confirmed.
Northern Italy, Rome and other areas covering 40 p.c. of Italian population now receive public broadcaster RAI DAB+ network.
A village by Italian Lago Maggiore, just a few kilomters from Swiss shore of the lake is making headlines after was sued by Swiss Radio & TV for having switched on its own repeaters of Swiss TV programmes. The transmitter has been duly authorized by Italian Communications Ministry but Swiss public tv questions about copyrights limited to Switzerland only.
Italian press reported about possible sales of two RAI historical sites. The tallest former MW station in Caltanissetta (Sicily) is to be acquired by local authorities to be preserved as a part of city skyline. In Florence RAI would sell the building hosting radio-tv studios to transfer operations in a smaller one.
Malta recently took part in the annual conference of Italian Speaking RTV Community in Turin and offered to host the meeting next year. Following the meeting San Marino RTV
and Malta PBS have signed an agreement to help co-operation among European micro-states in the frame of European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
Earlier today 7 November 2013 police interrupted the activity of Greek radio and tv ERT employees four months after the public broadcaster was closed down. Broadcasts have been continued through the Internet and a few transmitters. Some could be active yet, including at least one frequency on short wave. Police is checking ERT building at Aghia Paraskevi in Athens.
As from 1 December 2013 legendary shortwave station WYFR in Okeechobee, Florida, which ceased transmissions on 30 June, 2013, will resume broadcasting as a result of an agreement between Family Stations, Inc, and Radio Miami International, Inc.
The station also relayed WYFR Italian programmes, now discontinued and will host AWR
's Wavescan, regularly including Italradio feature "European Perspective" in English.
Italian programme from Radio Tirana
is still aired on 7490 kHz
due to technical problems at the short wave transmitter previously choosen for the winter 2013-2014 frequency 6040 kHz.
Vatican Radio shortwave broadcasts enjoy of a network of 8 relay stations around the world. Air time exchange with other broadcasters makes it possible to transmit from as far as North America or Pacific Ocean.
As from 01.00 UTC
on Sunday 27 October, 2013 Italy and many other European nations will go back to CET (UTC
+1h). New seasonal schedules will take effect at the same time in most of international broadcasting stations. Italradio first survey of frequency changes at Vatican Radio, Radio Tirana
, Radio Romania, Voice of Russia, IRIB, AWR
, Voice of Turkey, Radio Cairo, China Radio International.
Is San Marino TV looking for a international audience? As the ancient Republic (about 30,000 inhabitants) votes on Sunday 20 October 2013 to open negotiations about a future membership of European Union, a English page explains on their web site how to tune in on San Marino TV satellite channel on Hotbird 13° Est.