Bologna International Airport was named after Guglielmo Marconi 40 years ago. On the anniversary year the airport is hosting a exhibition of radio receivers, transmitters and other devices from Marconi's industrial production. All objects come from the Museo della Comunicazione “G. Pelagalli”, a splendid collection of 2,000 objects explaining the history of communications over 250 years. The exhibition is open daily at the "Marconi Louge" on the first floor of the main airport building.
Short wave transmitting centre at Santa Maria di Galeria (Rome) might be closed ina near future, Vatican Radio French and German newscasts stated, commenting the phasing out of short wave for daily Mass and Rosary prayer on weekdays, as from 1 August 2016. A new organization of Vatican media would enhance investments on digital media.
Radio Habana Cuba (RHC) may add Italian as a new foreign language programme. RHC has been already operating a website in Italian for a couple of months.
On Sunday 28 June at 12 o'clock local time (02.30 UTC
) Radio Italiana 531 in Adelaide switched broadcasts to new studios at Hindmarsh, the station announced of their Facebook profile. This year the station is celebrating 40 years since its first transmission from 5UV Adelaide.
Listeners observe short wave frequency to Europe (6100 kHz
) including Italian, English programmes from Belgrade are now off. Serbia and neighboring areas are affected by major floods, likely damaging electrical grid.
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.
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.
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.
A shortwave based monitoring system has been inaugurated on 14 October in Pozzallo, Sicily, Italy to help to control any possible oil pollution in the Mediterranean area between Italy and Malta.
As from 31 August 2013 Swiss public radio SSR will be no longer obliged to broadcast a English language radio programme with Switzerland. World Radio Switzerland, a Geneva based channel, broadcasting on FM and DAB is now to be sold.
Ten years ago, on 9 September 2001, Italradio web portal started with its first news in Italian. Since then over 2,000 items have been published in Italian and English with 12,000,000 pages read.
Italian radio history also include early Libyan transmissions. In 1911 colonial war, wireless communications was a part of the operations, Guglielmo Marconi co-ordinated but it was in 1938 that Italian radio EIAR added to its national network a medium wave station in Tripoli.
Celebrating their 75th anniversary, a exhibition shows how Radio Prague operated in different languages and situations from 1936 until today. The Czech Radio also broadcasted in Italian during a long period.
A special live broadcast from Vatican Radio will cover the Byzantine-Ukrainian rite on the Day of Annunciation according to the Julian Calendar, 7 April 2011 at 06.15 UTC
British DX Club monthly revue reports this month about radio in Northern Italy in the final years of WWII, when the area was under the government of the Italian Social Republic (RSI) a shortly lived Fascist state continuing the war with Germany after Italy obtained a armistice on 8 September 1943. Shortwave also went North to stay in Busto Arsizio (Lombardy) also some years after Italy was liberated.
Ninety years ago - on 22 September 1920 - Guglielmo Marconi arrived in Fiume-Rijeka where Italian poet Gabriele D'Annunzio had sized power to unite the town to the Kingdom of Italy. The scientist had been sent there to convince D'Annunzio to leave but...a new "radio country" was born.
The Swiss Short Wave Service (later Swiss Radio International, now continuing on the Internet as swissinfo.ch) started broadcasts on the Swiss National Holiday, 1 August 1935, 75 years ago.
A multimedia history of the station and its mission as a multilingual Internet portal...
Dr Adrian Peterson research about radio in Asia discovered a Italian voice on a Philippine broadcasting station in 1941...
Dr Adrian Peterson's "Wavescan" (AWR
, 21 February 2010) recalls the history of a a light, compact radio transmitter, designed and built specifically for installation in a high flying balloon, later on used in Italy a Voice of America local transmitter by the end of World War II in Syracuse, Bari, Naples and Rome.
On 19 October, 1959, the Voice of America broadcast the first Special English experimental programme. The goal was to communicate by radio in clear and simple English with people whose native language was not English. Special English programmes are some of the most popular on VOA.
A reception report from Maxmo, Finland, arrived at Italian programme of Radio Capodistria
, confirming how far Medium Wave can help listeners keep in touch with their favourite programmes.
Listeners confirm RAI Radio 1 transmitter in Florence (1368 kHz
) is now off air. Service is not to be resumed. Only MW frequency now available in the area is 657 kHz from Pisa.
Some years ago former presidential candidate in Columbia Ingrid Betancourt was listening to the Catholic World Radio (EWTN) relaying Vatican Radio in Spanish and haerd the voice of Benedict XVI asking for her liberation: a voice of hope she finally personally met on 1 September in Castelgandolfo, Rome.
The International Service of the Radio Nacional de Argentina celebrates its 50th anniversary on February 12, 2008.
’s international service, on the air since 1958 over short wave, has undertaken its uninterrupted task with an aim to introducing Argentina to the rest of the world, the station's website states. Programmes include Italian and English services along with broadcasts in other languages.
Broadcasters' web sites are still preserving the final short wave schedule of RAI International
and the latest Italian, Swedish and German programmes from Radio Japan, ended on 30 September 2007.
A final, maybe unvoluntary, tribute to decades of international braodcasts.