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From 1 Aug to 31 Oct dxers can get a special QSL
from Radio Budapest
via Vienna's dx club ADXB-OE. The initiative involves all international broadcasts from Radio Budapest.
Cost reducing and over 40 million Euros turnover are the main financial datas of the Holy See media sector, including Vatican Radio, as they were made public on July 8th at a press conference in Rome.
A new transmitter is now being built by Rome for the RAI MW service both to Italy and Europe, Communications Minister said in Parliament, yesterday.
RaiWay does no send QSL
card for the RAI home service both in medium wave and FM.
The Control Quality Center is moving its activities to the digital transmissions, and it sound like is no more interested in listeners reception reports.
seemingly added a new Italian broadcast at 1900 UTC
In a letter to listeners to the Italian programme, now only available via the internet, IRIB is asking for support to have some short wave back.
The only Italian long wave transmitter, due to close last week, is still active on 189kHz.
Following changes in MW stations "Notturno Italiano" from Rome leaves 846 kHz
to operate on 1107 kHz, no changes for other frequencies.
After going off air as the contract with RAI Radio 2 expired, Montecarlo transmitter on MW was operating again and relaying Deutsche Welle German programme for a few days.
Voice of Russia opened a second internet radio channel relaying Italian, English and other 13 languages programmes.
RAI confirmed the abandoning of the relay on MW 702 kHz
from Monte Carlo.
Due to a decision by local authorities RAI closed Venezia Campalto Radio 3 transmitter on 1368kHz. A programme to Italian communities in Eastern Adriatic regions is now aired on 936 kHz
al Exterior, broadcasting from Buenos Aires in Italian, English and other languages has developed a multilingual web site.
As from March 1st, 2004 Radio China International adds a new European MW frequency to the Italian Programme schedule.
The mailing list BCL-ITA published an information about a special transmission from the Italian station IRRS-Shortwave
on Feb. 8th, 2004. The station will test two new frequencies to Africa.
Radio Serbia and Montenegro announced the issue of a special QSL
card marking their anniversary on March 8th. The QSL will be available as from February 10th.
Spain's satellite TV "TVE Internacional" knows about its Italian audience and send them greetings in Italian.
An inquiry into the operation of Voice of the Mediterranean Radio - ordered by Maltese Foreign Minister Joe Borg - has cleared the managing director, Richard Muscat from any wrong doing, Maltese press reports.
In a attempt to re-introduce Italian names for their channels RAI administrative board decided yesterday to change RAI International
denomination into RAI Internazionale.
Maltese press reports Voice of the Mediterranean to close down on December 31 after the Libyan government informed Malta that "it no longer sees a function for this kind of station".
The station management confirmed the news.
A major black-out affected Italy as from 03.30 am (01.30 UTC
) on Sunday September 28th, 2003. After 12 hours power supply was restored in about 80% of the country as radio proved to be the only reliable media during the emergency.