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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.


Reduced Power for Turin RAI Medium Wave Trasmitter

Contributed by LC on Oct 02, 2009 - 08:38 PM
RAI Medium Wave transmitter in Turin (657 kHz) has been removed earlier today and substituted by a lower powered one. A new transmitter will be operative in a near future.

Catholic Communications Day: New Media as a Pastoral Service

Contributed by LC on Sep 29, 2009 - 03:47 PM
Pope Benedict XVI released today the theme of the 44th World Social Communications Day 2010: "The priest and pastoral ministry in a digital world: new media at the service of the Word".






Swiss Medium Wave to be re-allocated

Contributed by LC on Sep 22, 2009 - 03:56 PM
Asked by Italradio the Swiss Federal Bureau for Communications (BAKOM) confirmed procedures for the allocation of Medium Wave frequencies now left by the SSR-SRG are still underway.

International Radio of Serbia gaining a battle

Contributed by LC on Jul 22, 2009 - 10:27 PM
International Radio of Serbia in Belgrade risked to have its broadcasting languages reduced from 12 to 6: finally a new agreement was signed with the Serbian Ministry of Culture recognizing the International Radio of Serbia as the sole shortwave radio station enabled to broadcast programs via satellite and the Internet and inform the world public in 11 foreign languages and Serbian immigrants in their language.

Vatican Radio to host Commercials

Contributed by LC on May 26, 2009 - 05:11 PM
Ads will be broadcast within the "One-O-Five Live" programme covering Rome on FM 105,00 MHz and transmitted in DAB Plus in Italy and via the Internet. Starting 6 July the first advertisements will be from Enel, the Italian main power supply company.

A English broadcast from Rome, a positive news from Rai

Contributed by LC on Apr 26, 2009 - 07:56 PM
"Taccuino Italiano" (Italian Notebook) - a long standing feature within the Italian programme of RAI International - is offerung a weekly bilingual broadcast in English and Italian.

Serbian International Radio Difficulties Raise Concern

Contributed by LC on Apr 19, 2009 - 01:18 PM
Concern about Serbian International Radio's future has been expressed by a union, the station reports in its French, German and Serbian web sites, criticizing the lack of financing from the Ministry of Culture and an uncertain status former Radio Yugoslavia is still facing within the Serbian media panorama.

Vatican Radio, Monitoring Required

Contributed by LC on Jan 23, 2009 - 01:11 PM
Listeners report difficult reception of some European morning broadcasts from Vatican Radio, especially in Southern Germany. Readers are invited to write to Italradio about their experience...

Florence last Medium Wave closed down

Contributed by LC on Dec 26, 2008 - 06:24 PM
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.

Italian FM Station Interested to Swiss Medium Wave

Contributed by LC on Dec 14, 2008 - 11:34 PM
Italian religious (catholic) broadcaster Radio Mater has declared its interest for the Medium Wave in Switzerland. A inquiry was deposited at the Federal Communications Office in Bienne (UFCOM) within the frame of a research the Office is operating for a possible allocation of MW frequencies to private operators.

Worldwide Virtual Network First Broadcast from Albania

Contributed by LC on Nov 26, 2008 - 10:35 PM
On 28 November the Worldwide Virtual Network of Italradio will re-broadcast some Radio Tirana features, specially recorded by the Italian section.

28 November is the Albanian Independence Day.

Voice of Turkey, Podcast and New Website

Contributed by LC on Nov 09, 2008 - 08:10 PM
Multilingual podcasting is now available from the Voice of Turkey website, English, Italian included. Fully renovated website is also planned to be launched on 20 November 2008.

Italy's Post Shortwave Radio

Contributed by LC on Oct 09, 2008 - 03:00 PM
Italy as a casa of "Post-Shortwave Radio" is explored by American journalist Kim Andrew Elliott on NASWA Journal discovering English news and music via the Internet from RAI in Rome.

Radio Romania to add a new transmitter also in Saftica

Contributed by LC on Aug 08, 2008 - 07:28 PM
In a correspondence to Italradio, Italian section of Radio Romania International confirms a new Short Wave transmitter will be located in Saftica in a few months serving broadcasts in Italian and other languages of neighbouring countries.

Voice of Russia Prepaid Envelope for Free

Contributed by LC on Aug 06, 2008 - 09:35 AM
The Voice of Russia is now offering a new free postal service to all listeners.

They're just invited to print a prepaid envelope through the station's website granting free post to the Voice of Russia via a address in the Netherlands.

Sole Swiss Italian MW Transmitter Closing Down

Contributed by PMo on Jun 18, 2008 - 12:36 PM
The Swiss Radio Italian speaking channel RTSI (Radiotelevisione Svizzera di Lingua Italiana) announced its MW station will be discontinued within a few days. The Federal Council (Government) authorized RTSI to stop broadcasts on 558 kHz judging medium waves as "an obsolete technology".

Medium wave broadcast played a significant role in Northern Italy where they were audible in a vast area now out of reach from FM and digital services.



Footnote: A case of isolationism in Central Europe?


Radio Tirana Changes Announced

Contributed by LC on Jun 07, 2008 - 08:42 AM
As from 12 June some changes are planned for Radio Tirana programmes in Italian, English and Albanian. Italian braodcast now at 1730 UTC to be rescheduled at 1800 UTC.

Berlin: Radio Multikulti to Stop on 31 December

Contributed by LC on Jun 01, 2008 - 12:00 AM
As from 1 Jan 2009 RBB Radio Multikulti (Berlin 96.30 MHz) will end its operations. Transmitters will relay Funkhauseuropa, also a multilingual programme from WDR in Cologne, also including a Italian broadcast.


A Letter from Parliament President to help Radio Budapest

Contributed by LC on May 10, 2004 - 07:59 PM
Hungarian Parliament President wrote a support letter for Radio Budapest, published by a local newspaper.
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