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.
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.
"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.
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.
ÄŒeskÃ½ 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).
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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...
Dr Adrian Peterson research about radio in Asia discovered a Italian voice on a Philippine broadcasting station in 1941...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hungarian Radio informed Mr Lajos Horvath, for many years the host of "Radio Budapest
Short Wave Club", passed away on 7 April, 2008.