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Raiway and Telespazio Merging?

Contributed by LC on Sep 07, 2005 - 08:57 PM
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.

Albanian Radio & TV renovated web site

Contributed by LC on Jul 12, 2005 - 09:58 PM
Worldwide DX Club announced earlier this week Radio Tirana and Albanian TV web site has been recently renovated. A look at the site showed also some news in Italian...

RAI International on 6195kHz

Contributed by LC on May 17, 2005 - 02:55 PM
Better propagation conditions have led RAI to introduce the new frequency 6195 kHz for its Italian broadcasts to the Balkans (06.30-13.00 UTC).

Danish DXer Anker Petersen reports listening the programme from Copenhagen...






Pope John Paul II is dead

Contributed by LC on Apr 02, 2005 - 10:46 PM
Radio stations all over the world are covering the intense prayer coming from over 100,000 people gathered in the Roman St. Peter's Square, after the Pope John Paul II death, reported at 9.37 PM Local Time (19.37 UTC) on this April 2nd. At Vatican Radio the announcement was read by Fr. Federico Lombardi, Director of the Programmes, at 19.57 UTC in in Italian, English, French and German. Shortly after a Mass was celebrated by the same Fr. Lombardi to honor the Pope.

In Italy all tv and radio channels are reporting from Rome and the Vatican. Programmes have been totally reversed.




Vatican Radio testing 702 kHz from Monte Carlo

Contributed by LC on Jan 25, 2005 - 12:56 PM
Vatican Radio Central European programmes now relayed by both Montecarlo frequencies 702 and 1467 kHz.

Italian LW to close down this month

Contributed by LC on Jan 10, 2005 - 09:32 PM
Local sources confirm the only one Italian LW transmitter due to close down by the end of January 2005.

Italian MW coming to a new life?

Contributed by LC on Dec 18, 2004 - 01:07 PM
New life for Italian MW's may be the surprise of 2005. After the closing down of many RAI frequencies, national networks are showing interest for domestic as well as foreign transmitters.

A survey proposed by the Italian section of this portal is also about to end collecting opinions of our readers about the Medium Wave.

Radio Cairo Goes On With Foreign Languages Programmes

Contributed by LC on Dec 11, 2004 - 06:57 PM
Fears about a possible closing down of all foreign languages programmes except those in English and a few others have been dissipated after weeks of contrasting information.

Iran back on Short Wave after season only via Sat and Net

Contributed by LC on Oct 26, 2004 - 05:50 PM
Iranian Radio will be back on SW in Italian, French, English and German as from 31 October 2004.

The station abandoned SW some months ago concentrating its broadcasts on satellite and the internet.

Mediterranean TV instead of VoM Radio, Malta´s Foreign Minister says

Contributed by LC on Oct 10, 2004 - 06:06 PM
Malta and Libya discussed in June a possible reactivation of Voice of Mediterranean or its transformation in a TV station covering the twosides of the sea.

San Marino adds a second radio channel

Contributed by LC on Oct 01, 2004 - 10:25 PM
San Marino Classic is the new FM channel of San Marino Radio TV, the public broadcaster from the ancient republic in central Italy.

MW Special Programming

Contributed by LC on Sep 14, 2004 - 05:29 PM
RAI Medium Waves help visually impaired to follow some popular tv broadcasts,

During audio-described programmes RAI Medium wave frequencies broadcast TV audio and a voice description of the action.

Present Protest for a Future Transmitter

Contributed by LC on Sep 13, 2004 - 02:13 PM
A local committee has been formed in Blera (Viterbo, Central WEST Italy) to protest against the project of a new RAI Medium Wave transmitter in the area.

Photos Selected for 2005 NHK WORLD Calendar

Contributed by LC on Jun 25, 2004 - 09:11 PM
NHK WORLD Calendar Photo Contest for 2005's 70th Anniversary of international broadcasting from Japan ended with the choice of the best twelve pictures to be used every month in next year's issue.


RAI International adjusting frequencies to Europe

Contributed by LC on Jun 07, 2004 - 09:38 AM
As reported by Radio Bulgaria's Ivo Ivanov and Angel Datzinov "Observer" via BC-DX June 1st, RAI International has modified some European frequencies.


A Letter from Parliament President to help Radio Budapest

Contributed by LC on May 10, 2004 - 07:59 PM
Hungarian Parliament President wrote a support letter for Radio Budapest, published by a local newspaper.

RAI MW Restructuring

Contributed by LC on Apr 23, 2004 - 06:25 PM
RAI confirmed a total reshuffling of RAI MW frequencies on May 15th. A first list of surviving transmitters...

Radio Budapest English and Italian Programmes

Contributed by LC on Apr 01, 2004 - 07:49 PM
Radio Budapest broadcasts in English, Italian and other 5 languages via SW. Both programmes have a DX corner. In Italian on Friday (rep. Sunday).

Vatican Radio starting first Italian DRM MW broadcasts

Contributed by LC on Mar 27, 2004 - 08:26 PM
Starting March 28th at 06.45 UTC Vatican Radio is the first Italian area radio station braodcasting on MW DRM mode.

Romania adding new Italian broadcast

Contributed by LC on Mar 27, 2004 - 11:38 AM
An additional programme in Italian is included in the new Radio Romania schedule starting on March 28th, 2004.

Marconi First Patent 108 Years ago.

Contributed by LC on Mar 05, 2004 - 06:21 PM
On March 5th, 1896 Marconi asked his first Patent about Radiotelegraphy, in London.

Transition at Magyar Radio affects International Services

Contributed by LC on Mar 01, 2004 - 06:00 PM
Management change over at Magyar Radio affects Radio Budapest's international services.

Radio Romania to reduce programmes. Portuguese firstly affected.

Contributed by LC on Feb 15, 2004 - 04:11 PM
According to Marian Stoican, editor-in-chief of Radio Romania International, will close their Portuguese service in April due to

financial and technical problems.

New Investigation about VOM in Malta.

Contributed by LC on Feb 06, 2004 - 04:58 PM
New investigation about Voice of Mediterranean announced in Malta a month after the station closed operations.

VOM used to broadcast in six languages and was a joint-venture of Malta and Lybia governement. A political row in Malta followed the decision of Lybia to leave the station. North African partner apparently owed to the station about 2.5 Million Euro.

No more SW for the Italian service from Tehran

Contributed by LC on Jan 24, 2004 - 12:47 PM
IRIB seemingly left SW and concentrated their Italian service on the Internet and via satellite.
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