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Christmas Days 2014 Broadcasts from Vatican Radio

Contributed by LC on Dec 19, 2014 - 08:53 PM
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From 24 to 26 December 2014, Christmas celebrations will be broadcast by Vatican Radio on short wave. The first Christmas Mass will be aired in Chinese at 16 UTC on 24 December, already the early Christmas day hours in the Far East. Pope Francis will celebrate the Holy Night Mass at 20.30 UTC and will address his blessings at 11 UTC on 25 and 26 December.

Italian International Broadcasts as from 26 October 2014

Contributed by LC on Oct 26, 2014 - 02:31 PM
New schedules have taken effect on 26 October 2014 as Italy and most European countries move their clocks 24 hours back to UTC+1 (CET). Changes reported by HFCC focusing on Radio Tirana (one hour later?) and Radio Cairo (two frequencies?).

5 Minutes more Regional News on Rai Radio 1

Contributed by LC on Oct 22, 2014 - 09:14 AM
Starting on 27 October 2014 Rai Radio 1 will add a new 5 minutes regional information update at 18.30 CET (17.30 UTC). New opportunities for medium wave listeners, also from abroad.

Pope Francis in Albania

Contributed by LC on Sep 20, 2014 - 04:47 PM
Pope Francis visits Tirana, Albania on 21 September 2014, a special broadcast from Vatican Radio. English, Italian commentaries included. Some short waves also operational. Radio Tirana also to be monitored on a historical day for Albania.

2 Minutes More for Medium Wave Regional News

Contributed by LC on Sep 15, 2014 - 10:02 PM
Italian public broadcaster RAI has extended their regional morning newscasts by 2 minutes. Midday regional news loose 2 minutes, unfortunately. New timings follow news pace reshape for Radio 1 mediumwave and FM schedule.

Shortwave and Disaster Risk Reduction, Twelve Helpful Stations

Contributed by LC on Jun 03, 2014 - 10:27 PM
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 Broadcast is back on 9490 kHz

Contributed by LC on May 17, 2014 - 11:53 AM
Radio Cairo Italian programme at 18.00 UTC is back on shortwave. Listerners report about good signal, especially in Central Mediterranean.

Towards A New Broadcasting Season

Contributed by LC on Mar 02, 2014 - 09:30 PM
Italian language International broadcasts on short wave will cover about 14.5 hours daily in the new season as from 30 March 2014, counting 29 broadcasts from 9 radio stations.

Tunis International Network back to Medium Wave

Contributed by LC on Jan 26, 2014 - 12:12 AM
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.

Italian Low Power Medium Wave Ondamedia Broadcast to change Frequency

Contributed by LC on Jan 12, 2014 - 12:20 AM
Ondamedia Broadcast, a Italian Medium Wave low power station in Bologna area, is changing its frequency to 1548 kHz (ex 1512 kHz) as from 31 January 2014.

Vatican Radio: Three Days on Shortwave

Contributed by LC on Jan 04, 2014 - 12:00 AM
On 5, 6, 7 January 2014 Vatican Radio will broadcast Epiphany Celebrations live from Rome and the Oriental Lithurgy on Christmas Day according the Julian Calendar. Shortwave to Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Live from St. Peter's, On Short Wave 1 January 2014 Celebrations

Contributed by LC on Dec 31, 2013 - 12:00 AM
Pope Francis' message on World Peace Day 1 January 2014 will be broadcast on short wave. A special schedule from Vatican Radio.

RAI MW Stations, a (short) list

Contributed by LC on Dec 29, 2013 - 11:23 PM
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.

Extended Short Wave Christmas Schedule from Rome

Contributed by LC on Dec 21, 2013 - 09:23 PM
24 to 26 December 2013: Christmas time celebrations from the Vatican will be covered by a wide use of shortwave frequencies, something comfortable as International broadcasters are reducing SW and MW more and more. But everyone must be reached by the festive message of Christmas.

Voice of Russia Winding Up?

Contributed by LC on Dec 13, 2013 - 06:51 PM
News about the future of International broadcasting from Russia are still uncertain as a Presidential Decree ruled on 9 December 2013 how RIA Novosti Press Agency and the Voice of Russia should be closed down. A new national Press Agency "Rossiya Segodnya" is to start operations. Italian programme from Moscow still on the air.

DAB+ Increasing Coverage in Italy

Contributed by LC on Nov 30, 2013 - 11:12 PM
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.

Swiss TV "prohibited" for Italian Border Village?

Contributed by LC on Nov 16, 2013 - 10:51 PM
A village by Italian Lago Maggiore, just a few kilomters from Swiss shore of the lake is making headlines after was sued by Swiss Radio & TV for having switched on its own repeaters of Swiss TV programmes. The transmitter has been duly authorized by Italian Communications Ministry but Swiss public tv questions about copyrights limited to Switzerland only.

Radio Tirana Italian Broadcast on 7490 kHz again

Contributed by LC on Nov 01, 2013 - 07:28 PM
Italian programme from Radio Tirana is still aired on 7490 kHz due to technical problems at the short wave transmitter previously choosen for the winter 2013-2014 frequency 6040 kHz.

Vatican Radio International Relays 2013-2014

Contributed by LC on Oct 23, 2013 - 10:04 PM
Vatican Radio shortwave broadcasts enjoy of a network of 8 relay stations around the world. Air time exchange with other broadcasters makes it possible to transmit from as far as North America or Pacific Ocean.

Italian Speaking Stations New Schedules

Contributed by LC on Oct 22, 2013 - 10:20 PM
As from 01.00 UTC on Sunday 27 October, 2013 Italy and many other European nations will go back to CET (UTC+1h). New seasonal schedules will take effect at the same time in most of international broadcasting stations. Italradio first survey of frequency changes at Vatican Radio, Radio Tirana, Radio Romania, Voice of Russia, IRIB, AWR, Voice of Turkey, Radio Cairo, China Radio International.

DAB Radio, New Channels in Florence Area

Contributed by LC on Oct 15, 2013 - 10:58 PM
DAB+ doubles in Florence area as ten more channels reach town and sorroundings.

Eurodab and Club Radio DAB circuits operating.

Enlarging DAB Service in Rome

Contributed by LC on Oct 07, 2013 - 08:08 PM
DAB/DAB+ stations are widening their coverage in Italy. In Rome 34 DAB stations are now available, all continuing also on FM, MW.

Pope Francis in Assisi, Short Wave Coverage

Contributed by LC on Oct 03, 2013 - 12:00 AM
On 4 October Pope Francis will visit Assisi (Central Italy) the hometown of the Saint he had adopted the name. Vatican Radio will follow the event also on short wave, starting at 08.15 UTC.

Voice of Russia to stop Broadcasts in Italian and 8 more languages

Contributed by LC on Sep 30, 2013 - 08:46 PM
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.

DRM+ Tests in Rome, Vatican Radio released Study

Contributed by LC on May 10, 2013 - 06:41 AM
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.
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