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Radio Argentina al Exterior turning 50

Contributed by LC on Jan 22, 2008 - 10:08 PM
The International Service of the Radio Nacional de Argentina celebrates its 50th anniversary on February 12, 2008.

RAE’s international service, on the air since 1958 over short wave, has undertaken its uninterrupted task with an aim to introducing Argentina to the rest of the world, the station's website states. Programmes include Italian and English services along with broadcasts in other languages.




Marconi's Palace to be restored in Bologna

Contributed by LC on Apr 04, 2007 - 09:17 PM
American based Galileo Foundation and Italian rotarians promote the restoration of Guglielmo Marconi's mansion in Bologna downtown helping the efforts of Princess Elettra Marconi to preserve the palace, Guglielmo Marconi entrusted to his brother Alfonso, to keep it for his beloved daughter.

Radio New Zealand Christmas Greetings in Italian

Contributed by LC on Dec 24, 2006 - 11:24 AM
As part of the Mailbox program on December 25, Radio New Zealand

International broadcasts a special radio heritage documentary from

the Radio Heritage Foundation http://www.radioheritage.net including Christmas greetings and music in French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian,


RAI International 60 Years Later

Contributed by LC on Aug 20, 2006 - 12:00 AM
September 3rd marks the 60th anniversary from the rebirth of Italian Radio international programmes after WWII.

Footnote: Further Infos about RAI International in their Web sites.


How VOM closed down

Contributed by LC on Aug 06, 2006 - 04:21 PM
Maltese "Sunday Times" (August 6) publishes a letter from Richard Muscat, former Managing director at the Voice of Mediterranean recalling the situation that led to the end of the Lybian-Maltese station in 2003.

Muscat recalls th "station was to be run on the basis of consensus" between the co-founders as they agreed that "Malta and Libya shall contribute equally towards the operation of the station", and both partners "are jointly responsible for its financing, administration and programme content".


A new "Italian" QSL from Radio Free Asia

Contributed by LC on Jul 11, 2006 - 10:42 PM
RFA’s Technical Operations Division has announced the release of a new "Italian" QSL card in honor of the Father of Radio, Guglielmo Marconi. The card is scheduled for distribution from July 1 to August 31, 2006.

Swiss Radio 75th Anniversary

Contributed by LC on Jul 04, 2006 - 09:08 PM
SRG SSR idée suisse is 75 years old. A four languages web site (Italian, French, German and Romantsch) help you find the audio and visual history of Swiss radio and tv.

About 5% of the Swiss are Italian native-speakers.

Footnote: Italian native-speakers are spread among Italy (Republic of) and neighboring areas in Switzerland (Canton Ticino and parts of Graubunden) Istria and Dalmatia (parts of Slovenia and Croatia) as well as in San Marino (an enclave of Italy). Conventionally the Vatican City (the state providing a territory for the Holy See in Rome) is also a part of the Italian language area.


Pope Benedict visits Vatican Radio

Contributed by LC on Mar 03, 2006 - 06:07 PM
The Pope spent about 90 minutes visiting the studios and staff at Vatican Radio to mark the 75th anniversary of the broadcaster known as "The Pope's Radio."

Vatican Radio Celebrating 75 Years

Contributed by LC on Feb 13, 2006 - 09:31 AM
On 12 February Vatican Radio celebrated its 75th anniversary. English and Italian broadcast never stopped through. The station reports about its beginning with emotional sounds from the past...

Re-Descovering Notturno Italiano

Contributed by LC on Jan 20, 2006 - 03:36 PM
Spanish listener Manuel Méndez from Lugo, Spain reported on World of Radio, about the "Notturno Italiano", maybe the oldest Italian international programme, started in 1952.

Footnote: On http://www.worldofradio.com (Listening Digest)


New Director General At Vatican Radio

Contributed by LC on Nov 05, 2005 - 11:40 PM
Fr. Federico Lombardi SJ has been named the new Director General of Vatican Radio.


Malta Broadcasting is 70

Contributed by LC on Oct 19, 2005 - 12:00 AM
70th Anniversary of Malta Rediffusion (cable radio) is remembered on November 11th.


Swiss Radio international Remembered.

Contributed by LC on Sep 05, 2005 - 03:49 PM
Swissinfo, the website informing about Switzerland, dedicates a multilingual, multimedia section to the 7oth anniversary of Swiss Short Wave Service, now discontinued.

Historic Marconi Collection Moves to the University of Oxford

Contributed by LC on Jan 12, 2005 - 08:29 AM
Marconi Corporation plc and The University of Oxford announce an agreement to transfer the historic Marconi Collection to The Bodleian Library and The Museum of the History of Science, both part of the University of Oxford. Marconi has agreed to gift the Collection to the University where it will have a safe and secure future, preserving the integrity of this unique collection. Through the generosity of the Wireless Preservation Society a full time archivist will be appointed to catalogue the Collection over the next three years.


Italian Radio Celebrates 80 Years - An Exhibition in Rome

Contributed by LC on Sep 09, 2004 - 09:06 AM
Starting Sept. 15th, the exhibition "Gli anni della radio" (i.e.: Those Radio Years) will be hosted at the Vittoriano, the white monument celebrating the Italian national unity on the Roman Piazza Venezia, a few steps from the Capitol.




No more QSLs from RaiWay

Contributed by PMo on Jun 08, 2004 - 06:18 PM
RaiWay does no send QSL card for the RAI home service both in medium wave and FM.

The Control Quality Center is moving its activities to the digital transmissions, and it sound like is no more interested in listeners reception reports.

Marconi First Patent 108 Years ago.

Contributed by LC on Mar 05, 2004 - 06:21 PM
On March 5th, 1896 Marconi asked his first Patent about Radiotelegraphy, in London.

'How NHK's International Broadcasts Have Changed My Life'

Contributed by LC on Dec 28, 2003 - 09:58 AM
NHK World Radio Japan celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2005, and NHK

World TV its 10th. To celebrate, NHK WORLD is inviting overseas viewers

and listeners to send in letters for use in its programs and newsletters.


Italian Radio 79th Anniversary

Contributed by LC on Oct 02, 2003 - 03:58 PM
On October 6th, 1924 Italian Radio started its regular broadcasts from Rome.
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