"The Invention of Italy" is a 3 parts programme presenting the history of Italy now aired by BBC Radio 4. The next part is scheduled on 2 September at 23.30 British Time (22.30 UTC
). All broadcast are available on the BBC website but its airing time also favours listening on long and medium waves in Europe. Author Misha Glenny presents the history of Italy from 1494 to the end of WWI. Back at the end of 15th Century Italy was divided in fighting local states, finally invaded by France. A long path to the unification of the country made possible only 3 centuries later.
Special live coverage of oriental lithurgies will be broadcast by Vatican Radio from 28 April to 1 May 2016 to mark Easter week according to the Julian Calendar used by Oriental Churches. Short wave frequencies from Santa Maria di Galeria.
Both English and Italian sections have sent e-mails to listeners in Europe to confirm cuts in short wave broadcasts and further restructuring of radio international broadcasts as a new website included general news and audio programming from Tehran since April 2016 under the name of "Pars Today
On 13 February 2016 the 5th World Radio Day will be celebrated in Florence at Radio Toscana studios. The FM regional station will host Italradio experts together with journalists and technicians focusing on Radio in emergency and relief, this year theme of World Radio Day. Special attention will be paid to Vatican Radio participation to HFCC
short wave emergency network, a unique within the Italian speaking stations.
Following a deep re-shuffling of their web site, RAS, the South Tyrol / Alto Adige provincial relay service is now presenting their operations also in English. News and views from a multilingual region (N/E Italy) between Dolomites and Alps. Full frequency tables for over 25 different programmes relayed from Italy and neighboring countries.
Listeners confirm Radio Cairo Italian programme to Europe aired at 18.00 UTC
on 9435 kHz
Unfortunately modulation is still very poor and signal unclear. Updates also for German, French, English broadcasts to Europe.
Later today 31 July 2015 the Serbian International Radio, formerly Radio Yugoslavia, ends its broadcasts for ever. The employees thank all listeners "from all over the world, for having trusted us all these years! Radio Yugoslavia – International Radio Serbia now greets you and signs off." Italian, English and programmes in 9 other languages ended.
No extension for Serbian International Radio (former Radio Yugoslavia) was accepted by Parliament and Government in Belgrade earlier toady, 29 June 2015. The station will close by 31 July as stated in a law extending to 31 October the final privatization of public media in Serbia. After 80 years short wave will be silenced.
Belgrade daily Vecernje Novosti
confirms Serbian International Radio will close operations on 30 June 2015. 100 jobs loosed. 11 languages silenced, Italian and English included.
Twelve international broadcasters and shortwave transmission providers have accepted the invitation to trial broadcasts scheduled on the occasion of the Media Summit on Climate Change, ICTs and Disaster Risk Reduction in Jakarta, Indonesia on 4-6 June 2014. Vatican Radio the only station to take part in the trial from a European location.
Radio Cairo Italian programme at 18.00 UTC
is back on shortwave. Listerners report about good signal, especially in Central Mediterranean.
Listeners report Radio Tunis Chain Internationale, a multi-lingual service from Tunisian Radio, including Italian and English broadcast, is back on Medium Wave 963 kHz
. No confirmation has been received until now if the change is to be considered definitive.
A new version of Italradio Virtual Global Network (RMV) software has been released by the end of November 2013. Updating is intended to give more opportunities to listeners wishing to keep in touch with Italian international broadcasts ina easier and better way.
DAB+ doubles in Florence area as ten more channels reach town and sorroundings.
Eurodab and Club Radio DAB circuits operating.
Italian Public Radio Rai has completed the transfer of their digital audio channels to DAB+ standard. A DAB+ simulator is now available on the Internet to test the versatility of the system, tuning pop music channel Radio 2.
On 1 November, 2013 Radio Romania celebrates 85 years. A anniversary focusing on the future of International broadcasting. Listeners are invited to share their views. Special programmes with their opinions will be included on all broadcasts on 3 November, celebrating the "Listener's Day" at Radio Romania.
Celebrating the Holy Week according to the Julian Calendar, Oriental Lithurgies will be broadcasts live from Rome, Vatican Radio states, 2 - 4 May 2013.
Vatican Radio will broadcast live from Rome, St. Peter's Square, the Mass celebrated by Pope Francis to inaugurate his pontificate. On 19 March at 08.30 UTC
. Short waves to Africa, including English commentary.
The traditional Angelus prayer led by the Holy Father comes back on air. Pope Francis will lead the prayer on Sunday 17 March 2013, live on Vatican Radio at 11.00 UTC
As Conclave starts Vatican Radio has scheduled some special programmes to keep Extra-European listeners informed about the election of the new Pope in Rome.
From the Mass pro eligendo pontifice to the entrance of Cardinals in the Conclave area, Vatican Radio will follow the first celebrations of the new Pope election. Short wave frequencies, multilingual commentaries.
On Sunday 24 February 2013 Pope Benedict XVI will lead the Angelus Prayer at St. Peter's square in Rome for the last time in his pontificate. Live broadcast on Vatican Radio, short wave included.
Vatican Radio will cover celebrations of the 46th World's Peace Day on 1 January 2013, 08.20 UTC
, with special broadcasts on shortwave. Multilingual commentary included.
, the Italian language station serving Italian communities in Slovenia and Croatia, will extend broadcasts 24 hours daily. As from 1 January 2013 Italian programmes will cover also nightly hours, from midnight to 6 a.m. CET. A new opportunity to listent to Italian broadcasts on Medium Wave (1170 kHz
Traditional Christmas celebrations will be broadcast live from St. Peter's Basilica in Rome by Vatican Radio on 24, 25, 26 December 2012. Multilingual coverage on shortwave.