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Italradio English News on Facebook

Contributed by LC on Oct 01, 2011 - 04:20 PM
Started on 1 October a new Facebook page offers a easy way to keep in touch with Italradio news in English.

Radio Tirana still off, awaiting for a new Feeder Line

Contributed by LC on Sep 17, 2011 - 07:39 PM
According to "Top News" (16 Sept. 2011, www.wwdxc.de) works are still going on at Radio Tirana to build a new feeder network from broadcasting

house control room to transmitter sites Shijak (short wave) and Fllake (medium wave). Italian, English programmes only available via the Internet.




Radio Tirana off air ?

Contributed by LC on Aug 29, 2011 - 09:28 PM
Short and Medium wave outlets of Radio Tirana, Albania, seems to be totally silenced. Both Italian and English programmes are missing since at least a couple of weeks and German also deseappered from MW 1458 kHz.

Proposed at UNESCO: International Broadcasting to be part of World Cultural Heritage

Contributed by LC on Aug 28, 2011 - 12:47 PM
According to Spanish Radiolisteners' Association monthly review "El Dial" (September 2011) a formal bid to declare International Radio Broadcasting as a part of World Intangible Heritage has been deposited on 23 Augost at UNESCO Regionale Office at San José de Costa Rica. The initiative has been taken by Berny Solano Solano, a jurist and listener of Radio Netherlands, following sharp cuts announced for the Dutch broadcasting station.

Notturno Italiano, English seeked

Contributed by LC on Aug 18, 2011 - 12:00 AM
Night English news during "Notturno Italiano" seem to have been at least temporarly suspended as only short newscasts about Italian immigrates are broadcast in Italian and French at planned times.

Italian Waves over Europe

Contributed by LC on Aug 14, 2011 - 05:35 PM
Listeners travelling in Central Europe reported, special to Italradio, about those many opportunities to get Italian programmes outside Italy. Vatican Radio, the Voice of Russia, local broadcasts in Switzerland and Germany as long as MW directly from Italy offer a wide choice to hear a Italian voice.

DRM Reception from Italy, a Photo Gallery

Contributed by LC on Jun 30, 2011 - 06:00 PM
Images from DRM reception in Italy are proposed by our photo gallery on this portal multimedia section.

Council of Europe to discuss Electrosmog Question

Contributed by LC on May 24, 2011 - 11:11 PM
The potential dangers of electromagnetic fields and their effect on the environment will be a central focus of the meeting of the Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to be held in Kyiv (Ukraine) on Friday 27 May 2011 following the transfer of the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers to Ukraine.

Trieste 819 kHz back on air

Contributed by LC on Feb 18, 2011 - 08:11 AM
Listeners confirm the Medium Wave frequency from Trieste (N/E Italy) is back on air.

RAE to stay on Short Wave

Contributed by LC on Jan 03, 2011 - 08:05 PM
According to the English programme of Radio Argentina al Exterior the station will continue to broadcast on shortwave in 2011. Yesterday a DXLD mailing list report announced RAE was likely to be authorized to buy a new transmitter to substitute the older one still in use.

Voice of Russia to use Swiss Medium Waves?

Contributed by LC on Nov 29, 2010 - 10:03 PM
Swiss medium wave transmitters could be used by the Voice of Russia in a effort for a better coverage of Central and Southern Europe. With the closing down of the latter transmitter in Sottens on 5 December, all three outlets are available for further activities.

Trieste Medium Wave Closed for a Month

Contributed by LC on Nov 12, 2010 - 07:37 PM
As from 15 November, RAI medium wave transmitter in Trieste (North-East Italy) will be silent for about a month, due to works on the antennas.

RAE Argentina: Shortwave at Risk

Contributed by LC on Nov 07, 2010 - 09:57 AM
Argentinian shortwave outlet in General Pacheco may need important repair in a near future. Due to financial problems the station may not be able to afford the works and the only Argentinian shortwave trasmitter could be silenced, listeners report.


Radio Maria testing DRM+ on 55.8 MHz

Contributed by LC on Oct 09, 2010 - 12:14 PM
Religious broadcaster Radio Maria has started tests in DRM+ for Turin area.


Medium Wave: Changes in Trieste?

Contributed by LC on Oct 07, 2010 - 10:58 PM
RAI Medium Wave transmitter in Trieste (819 kHz) is temporarly out of air.

Maintanance works are under way but fears are arising about the future of the station (relaying Radio 1 and local broadcasts). A change of frequency also possible.

Vatican Radio operating on L-Band

Contributed by LC on Sep 24, 2010 - 01:03 AM
A new transmitter is operating on L-Band from the Vatican City broadcasting in DMB-DAB system. The Vatican transmitter is the first one to activated in Rome area.

Athens International Radio at risk

Contributed by LC on Sep 17, 2010 - 01:37 PM
Athens International Radio transmitter, broadcasting in 16 languages over the Greek capital, has been closed down yesterday evening following a decision of Athens Public Prosecutor. The stations continues via the Internet.

Turin New MW Transmitter, finally

Contributed by LC on Jun 07, 2010 - 03:46 PM
On today's Monday Rai Radio 1 new transmitter in Volpiano (Turin, N/W Italy) has been successfully completed.

Turin MW Trasmitter testing 999 kHz

Contributed by LC on May 04, 2010 - 08:51 AM
Turin RAI medium wave transmitter switched to 999 kHz on 3 May. On 4 May, Turin station was broadcasting again on 1062 kHz.

Challenger Radio MW Tests in Rome

Contributed by LC on Mar 01, 2010 - 08:55 PM
Tests are going on in Rome from Challenger Radio on 1566 kHz, listeners report on 1 March 2010.

Chile, Earthquake: Web & Radio also affected

Contributed by LC on Feb 27, 2010 - 08:46 PM
Web links to Chile were unaccessible as readers from all over the world tried to connect the earthquake hit country on Saturday 27 February 2010. Also some radio stations in central Chile were silenced in the first hours after the quake.

Footnote: To all media in Chile and everyone affected by the earthquake our sincere solidarity.


Fire at Madagascar Relay Station

Contributed by LC on Dec 25, 2009 - 09:34 PM
Radio Netherlands Worldwide reports about a fire in the high voltage room of the external mains power supply at their relay station in Madagascar. According to the station firefighters from the Madagascan capital Antananarivo managed to bring the blaze under control within hours. Due to damages the station has suspended for at least three days services to large parts of Africa and Southeast Asia. No details have been given about Vatican Radio broadcasts relayed to Africa from Madagascar.

Turin to change Frequency, again.

Contributed by LC on Dec 08, 2009 - 07:24 PM
According to the BCLNews blog, the frequency of RAI Medium Wave transmitter in Turin (N/W Italy) will be changed again leading to an improvement of listening quality in a densely populated area.

Former Italian Swiss MW Testing Electric Controls

Contributed by LC on Oct 20, 2009 - 09:09 AM
Former Swiss MW station in Ticino has been chosen for an experimental propagation measuring test carried out by ERF (Europäische Funk-Rundsteuerung GmbH) a German company operating in the Ripple control of electricity supply.

More Italian, English on Swiss DAB Plus

Contributed by LC on Oct 17, 2009 - 12:50 PM
As from 15 October Rete Tre (Italian Swiss Radio programme for young people) and World Radio Switzerland (WRS, English language channel) coverage are extended to main towns in North and Central Switzerland including Zurich, Basel and Berne on the DAB Plus network.
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