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On 8 October, the Danish Shortwave Club International (DSWCI) a most respected 60 years old institution in dxing community held its latest general assembly in Kalundborg, Denmark. By the end of the year the club will gallantly end its activities.
As from 12 September 2016 the medium wave transmitter at Croce Bianca di Pirano (Beli Kriz, Piran, Istria) wil be submitted at some planned maintanance works, including shortening the antenna mast. Both Italian (1170 kHz
) and Slovenian (549 kHz) frequencies will remain off air for about 4 weeks.
A wide choice of Italradio photo archive is now available on a new account on Flickr
, a new step to include social networks within our activities to support Italian speaking radio broadcasting . The account will integrate all photos published on the different platforms operated by Italradio as a part of its work on the year of its 20th anniversary.
European Broadcasting Union (EBU) attended a public consultation on the future of Italian public service media (PSM) held in Rome on 12 April in preparation for renewing RAI's Charter. The consultation included 140 stakeholders expressing their recommendations according to a law passed in late 2015 by Italian Parliament.
Father Federico Lombardi is to bid farewell to Vatican Radio at the end of February. Vatican Radio reports he will stay as Director of the Press Office of the Holy See. Fr. Lombardi's service at Vatican Radio ends after 26 years. He was director of programmes and, since 2005, the General Director. Italradio expressed deep gratitude to Fr Lombardi for his lasting support to Italian language international broadcasting.
Medium Wave stations are still active as well as Long Wave 270 kHz
in the Czech Republic, listeners confirm to Italradio. Due to a mis-interpretation of changes for the "Plus" channel, transferred to FM on 5 January 2016, we were led to believe all the MW network was to be silenced. Our apologies to all our readers and a real good news, finally.
Český rozhlas, the Czech Republic public broadcaster, abandons Long and Medium Wave frequencies on 5 January 2016, except one MW. Listeners invited to tune in on FM and DAB networks. The end of a long history also a part of Italian radio in the Cold War (1948-1990).
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On 18 December 2015, Radio Romania International (RRI) has launched the 1.0 version (beta version) of Radio Romania International’s App for iOS (iPhone and iPad) now ready to be downloaded from station's web site for free.
On 29 June the new Secretariat for Communications will begin its work, Pope Francis decided starting a period of co-ordination of all Vatican media, including Vatican Radio, where it has been established a provisonal seat at Palazzo Pio in Rome.
Serbian International Radio would end its 79 years long history on 30 June 2015. No chance of survival for International broadcasting from Serbia, formerly Radio Yugoslavia, sources in Belgrade report to Italradio.
A new shaped web portal of Rai Teche, the vast historical archive of Italian public broadcaster Rai, is offering a renovated opportunity to track 90 years of radio and 60 of television in Italy, including some publications from Rai's libraries.
Italian language station in North Adriatic Capodistria (Koper, Slovenia) is facing a abrupt stop as Italian cultural institutions wish to redirect funds from satellite broadcasts to a local tv station in southern Histria (now part of Croatia) to cover Italian minorities in the area. Hotbird satellite now in use is reaching a much wider area also including Italy and diaspora communities.
“We are an aural people" told J.P. Coakley, director of operations at RTE. Ireland is "second in the western hemisphere for radio listening every day” he added. A situation Italy shares, with 83,9% (84% in Ireland) of adults listening to radio everyday. Radios are everywhere, with at least 75% of households in developing countries having access to a radio. International broadcasting is the best way to comply with the Declaration of Widhoek about press freedom rights.
Public and private broadcasters in Switzerland agreed to switch off their FM network to DAB+ by 2024. The decision is now being questioned by a referendum about the recently renovated Federal Broadcasting Law and a private radio leader told the press: "There's no Plan B" if people's decision will be against the law, switching to DAB+ will be made impossible.
In the morning hours on thursday 8 May 2014 Vatican Radio medium wave antennas have been demolished at Santa Maria di Galeria Transmitting Centre. A unexpected event end an extraordinary history of radio broadcasting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Motorists report AFN radio is no longer available on 106 MHz on Tuscany coast, Italy. After last February Livorno studios were closed down, broadcasts came through Vicenza AFN station. Press reports confirm service is partly restored in the world network of American Forces broadcasting but Government Shutdown is still affecting them.
Listeners confirm some better reception from Milan medium wave station (Rai 1, 900 kHz
) seemingly renovated, the first works reported on a MW transmitter after the national network was reduced to about a dozen stations.
As from 1 January 2014 Italian the Voice of Russia could abandon Italian broadcasts. Eight more languages are affected by plans to reduce broadcasts from Moscow. Protests raising from listeners.
FM Band DRM+ tests carried out by Vatican Radio in December 2011 have been disclosed at DRM technical meeting at ITU HQ in Geneva. Tests verified DRM+ performance in a difficult interference scenario such as the FM VHF band II (103.8 MHz) in Rome.
Adapting its contents to new multimedia projects lead Italradio Web Portal to change its graphic theme as from 4 May 2013. English area also renewed.