By the end of 2015, French and German public radio networks will abandon all the Medium Wave frequencies still used on local and national basis. At midnight (CET) 31 December 2015, all stations will close down, a irreversible decision. Firm protest by Italradio.
Serbian International Radio workers started a street protest as they learned about a plan by Belgrade government to step down broadcasts on 30 June 2015 after a re-organisation of Serbian radio and tv according to new regulations. Serbian International Radio broadcasts in 12 languages, including Italian and English.
Slovenian Government ten p.c. proposed reduction of annual tv licence fee may heavily affect minorities broadcasts in Hungarian and Italian as well as public broadcaster RTV Slovenia in general.
Following the dismantling of Bologna medium wavw station, the area, not far from Marconi's home town is to be converted in a new shopping mall. Protests reached cultural heritage authorities but don't apparently convince local administrators.
Vatican Radio carried out DRM+ trials on FM (VHF band II) in Rome during December 2011 on its frequency 103.8 MHz using 200W RMS. The results will be published soon but they are expetected as very positive.
Special broadcasts from St. Peter's Basilica in Rome are scheduled by Vatican Radio to cover the Pope's celebrations on Easter Time. Starting on Friday 22 April and through 25 April more than 12 hours live broadcasts with multilingual commentary.
Special Easter Time broadcasts from Vatican Radio focus on Oriental lithurgies marking the coincidence in both Julian (Eastern) and Gregorian (Western) calendars of Easter Sunday on 24 April. Special Armenian, Russian and Ukrainian rites will be broadcast on 21, 22, 23 April 2001, at 0730 UTC
Teaching and propagating Italian language are the main goals of the "Società Dante Alighieri". From their website they proposed a poll about most important Italian words according to their European readers.
Radio is not included but the list of best known Italian words in Europe presents "Gazzetta" as the first in Malta, where both local language and soccer supporters agree the name of a daily sports newspaper is able to represent a special contact between Italy and Malta.
Swiss Telecommunication Authority (BAKOM) has launched a public consultation about the future of Medium Wave in Switzerland.
As from 1.1.2009 only a French speaking station will operate on MW from Switzerland. Italian transmitter closed down in June 2008. New operators may have access to three free frequencies.
Listeners report Radio Maria double modulation AM-DRM raeching as far as Portugal. The last and only Italian Short Wave transmitter operates from Andrate, North-West Italy and was recently renovated. Sporadic-E propagation is giving a new opportunity to long distance recption but the trasmitter is part of an experimental service for local purposes on 26 MHz.
In a correspondence posted in the Italian section of this portal Mr LiPerni, the technician supervising the Italian FM station in Kenya, confirmed the transmitter has been reactivated in a new location about 10 kms from Malindi, Indian Ocean coast.
confirms they're abandoning all short wave broadcasts as from 1 October, an announcement being read in every broadcast. Newscasts in 26 languages will be totally ceased. Broadcasts in Italian will be concentrated via the Internet and satellites. "Notturno Italiano" will remain only medium waves.
30 September might mark the final stop for the RAI International
foreign languages broadcasts, trade unionists state in meetings with members of the station.
Transmitting centre in Prato Smeraldo (Rome) are said they already received orders to cease broadcasting by the end of the month.
confirmed the closing down of all foreign broadcasts as from July 1st. Saturday June 30th, the latest broadcasts in English, German, Russian and Spanish will be aired on shortwave.
An announcement has been read in the German programme. Other broadcasts are mainly programming old features.
Hungary's German language weekly "Pester Lloyd" reports about Radio Buadpest's as definitively closing down by 30 June.
confirms ist last Italian broadcast on 28 February 2007 at 1730 UTC
(3975 and 6025 kHz
) and 2130 UTC
In a letter to their monitors around the world, Radio Japan confirms the cuts on shortwave broadcasts - also affecting Italian service - planned as from October 2007.
A wider international TV service will require more financing.
According to Japanese news agency Kyodo quoted by the BBC Monitoring Service, Radio Japan (NHK) is planning major cuts on its international radio programmes as from October 2007. Italian programme is also affected.
NHK would save about Euro 700,000 yearly to be used for international NHK TV service.
Swiss Radio is planning a new DAB radio channel in English to serve tourists and international public within the country.
Notwithstanding multilingual broadcasts in Italian, Frech, German (national languages) Switzerland seems missing the dismantled Swiss Radio International service, closed down two years ago.
SRG SSR idée suisse is 75 years old. A four languages web site (Italian, French, German and Romantsch) help you find the audio and visual history of Swiss radio and tv.
About 5% of the Swiss are Italian native-speakers.
The Pope spent about 90 minutes visiting the studios and staff at Vatican Radio to mark the 75th anniversary of the broadcaster known as "The Pope's Radio."
On 12 February Vatican Radio celebrated its 75th anniversary. English and Italian broadcast never stopped through. The station reports about its beginning with emotional sounds from the past...
Spanish listener Manuel Méndez from Lugo, Spain reported on World of Radio, about the "Notturno Italiano", maybe the oldest Italian international programme, started in 1952.
A possible merger between Raiway (the RAI transmitters' managing company) and Telespazio (the Italian satellite service company) is positively commented by high ranking official of the Italian state radio-tv and the Ministry of Communications.