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Marconi Historical Site in Pisa to attract foreign Investor ?

Contributed by LC on Mar 31, 2018 - 12:35 PM
Greek based Intracom-Telecom could be the first Interantional investor to contribute to the re-birth of Marconi's station in Coltano, by Pisa, Central Italy. The site hosted the biggest transmitting plant Marconi built in earlier 1900's to link Africa and North America with Italy. The station was destroyed during WWII, never re-built and only a few remnants now testify its importance for radio history.

Marconi's Exhibition at Bologna Airport

Contributed by LC on Sep 16, 2016 - 08:29 PM
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Bologna International Airport was named after Guglielmo Marconi 40 years ago. On the anniversary year the airport is hosting a exhibition of radio receivers, transmitters and other devices from Marconi's industrial production. All objects come from the Museo della Comunicazione “G. Pelagalli”, a splendid collection of 2,000 objects explaining the history of communications over 250 years. The exhibition is open daily at the "Marconi Louge" on the first floor of the main airport building.

At Chelmsford Historic Factory, Marconi Remembered

Contributed by LC on Apr 21, 2016 - 09:03 PM
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"Building the wireless age" is a exhibition hosted for the first time at Chelmsford, Essex, UK wthin the very building where Marconi Industries made radio broadcasting possible. Week ends opening till 29 May 2016. Conferences to explore Marconi's unique experience.

Cesky Rozhlas DID NOT leave Medium, Long Wave

Contributed by LC on Jan 08, 2016 - 02:17 PM
Medium Wave stations are still active as well as Long Wave 270 kHz in the Czech Republic, listeners confirm to Italradio. Due to a mis-interpretation of changes for the "Plus" channel, transferred to FM on 5 January 2016, we were led to believe all the MW network was to be silenced. Our apologies to all our readers and a real good news, finally.

Media Isolationism #2: Český rozhlas out of LW, MW on 5 January

Contributed by LC on Jan 03, 2016 - 02:13 PM
Český rozhlas, the Czech Republic public broadcaster, abandons Long and Medium Wave frequencies on 5 January 2016, except one MW. Listeners invited to tune in on FM and DAB networks. The end of a long history also a part of Italian radio in the Cold War (1948-1990).
This news has been amended. Please look at: http://portale.italradio.org/index.php?module=News&func=display&sid=3576&lang=en

Vatican Radio Medium Wave Antenna Demolished

Contributed by LC on May 08, 2014 - 08:46 PM
In the morning hours on thursday 8 May 2014 Vatican Radio medium wave antennas have been demolished at Santa Maria di Galeria Transmitting Centre. A unexpected event end an extraordinary history of radio broadcasting.

Italian TV 60th Anniversary

Contributed by LC on Jan 03, 2014 - 12:00 AM
On 3 January 1954 RAI, the Italian public broadcasting network, started a regular tv programme. Only a few hours for some thousands viewers but itwas the beginning of a extraordinary story, also for neighboring countries.

Voice of Russia stopped broadcasts in Italian, now on the Internet only

Contributed by LC on Jan 01, 2014 - 12:00 PM
The End. Moscow's Italian programme is now a website offering news and audio files. On New Year's day a 80 years long history touched its end as one of the most ancient international stations turns to the web.

Vatican TV Centre Celebrates 30 Years

Contributed by LC on Sep 30, 2013 - 09:23 PM
Vatican Television Centre (CTV) celebrates its 30th anniversary on 22 October 2013. The digitalization of the archives along with further developments in the master control room expected.

Swiss Italian Language Radio Celebrating 80 Years

Contributed by LC on Aug 26, 2012 - 12:00 AM
Italian language Swiss Radio (RSI, part of the multilingual SSR-SRG public radio system) will celebrate its 80th anniversary on 22 September. The day before Italradio will hold its annual Forum in Lugano, at the station's studios.

Notturno Italiano, 1952-2011

Contributed by LC on Dec 31, 2011 - 10:41 AM
The oldest Italian radio broadcast "Notturno Italiano" (23.30-05.00 UTC, 657, 900, 1107 kHz) ended last night after RAI, the Italian public broadcaster, decided to stop international programmes.

1938: A Italian Station in Tripoli

Contributed by LC on Aug 24, 2011 - 06:30 PM
Italian radio history also include early Libyan transmissions. In 1911 colonial war, wireless communications was a part of the operations, Guglielmo Marconi co-ordinated but it was in 1938 that Italian radio EIAR added to its national network a medium wave station in Tripoli.

Radio Prague, the Italian Years

Contributed by LC on Jul 02, 2011 - 12:00 AM
Celebrating their 75th anniversary, a exhibition shows how Radio Prague operated in different languages and situations from 1936 until today. The Czech Radio also broadcasted in Italian during a long period.

Liturgy Special Broadcast Live on Vatican Radio

Contributed by LC on Apr 04, 2011 - 12:49 PM
A special live broadcast from Vatican Radio will cover the Byzantine-Ukrainian rite on the Day of Annunciation according to the Julian Calendar, 7 April 2011 at 06.15 UTC.




Fiume: A (past) Radio Country

Contributed by LC on Sep 16, 2010 - 07:00 AM
Ninety years ago - on 22 September 1920 - Guglielmo Marconi arrived in Fiume-Rijeka where Italian poet Gabriele D'Annunzio had sized power to unite the town to the Kingdom of Italy. The scientist had been sent there to convince D'Annunzio to leave but...a new "radio country" was born.

A Monument to Marconi in Coleford, Wales

Contributed by LC on Aug 10, 2010 - 08:07 PM
On Wednesday 11 August, Coleford (Wales) "Festival of Words" hosts a conference of Ms Laura Porciani, the daughter of a Italian PoW who designed a monument to Marconi in the nearby Wynol's Hill during WW II.


Swiss Radio International, 75th Anniversary Website

Contributed by LC on Aug 01, 2010 - 09:27 AM
The Swiss Short Wave Service (later Swiss Radio International, now continuing on the Internet as swissinfo.ch) started broadcasts on the Swiss National Holiday, 1 August 1935, 75 years ago.

A multimedia history of the station and its mission as a multilingual Internet portal...

A Italian Voice on the High Seas, 1941

Contributed by LC on May 20, 2010 - 07:32 PM
Dr Adrian Peterson research about radio in Asia discovered a Italian voice on a Philippine broadcasting station in 1941...

A Old American Transmitter in Italy (1943-1945)

Contributed by LC on Mar 08, 2010 - 05:21 PM
Dr Adrian Peterson's "Wavescan" (AWR, 21 February 2010) recalls the history of a a light, compact radio transmitter, designed and built specifically for installation in a high flying balloon, later on used in Italy a Voice of America local transmitter by the end of World War II in Syracuse, Bari, Naples and Rome.


DDH47 marking Nobel Prize Centenary

Contributed by LC on Nov 30, 2009 - 09:01 PM
On 10 December 1909 Prof. Ferdinand Braun and Guglielmo Marconi received Nobel Prize for Physics in Stockholm. On the Centenary Day (9-10 December 2009) a special transmission will be made by DDH47, a longwave station operated by the German Meteorogical Service.

Farewell to Mike Bongiorno, Quiz Master and Patriot

Contributed by LC on Sep 12, 2009 - 11:27 PM
Popular Italian quiz master Mike Bongiorno, who died of a heart attack in Monte Carlo on Tuesday, aged 85, has been honored of a State funeral in Milan Cathedral.

Mike Bongiorno, an institution in the Italian broadcasting scene, began his career a reporter to the Voice of America's Italian program, end of 1940s.

Special English Celebrating 50 Years of Broadcasting

Contributed by LC on Sep 12, 2009 - 12:00 AM
On 19 October, 1959, the Voice of America broadcast the first Special English experimental programme. The goal was to communicate by radio in clear and simple English with people whose native language was not English. Special English programmes are some of the most popular on VOA.


Radio Romania QSL Collection 2009

Contributed by LC on Mar 08, 2009 - 09:22 AM
Vintage receivers are pictured on the new QSL collection Radio Romania International is issuing in 2009 for reception reports about their broadcasts including English and Italian.

A Voice from Rome

Contributed by LC on Sep 04, 2008 - 09:05 PM
Some years ago former presidential candidate in Columbia Ingrid Betancourt was listening to the Catholic World Radio (EWTN) relaying Vatican Radio in Spanish and haerd the voice of Benedict XVI asking for her liberation: a voice of hope she finally personally met on 1 September in Castelgandolfo, Rome.

Lajos Horvath Passed Away

Contributed by LC on Apr 07, 2008 - 05:21 PM
Hungarian Radio informed Mr Lajos Horvath, for many years the host of "Radio Budapest Short Wave Club", passed away on 7 April, 2008.
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