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Danish SW Club International bids farewell

Contributed by LC on Oct 15, 2016 - 10:10 PM
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On 8 October, the Danish Shortwave Club International (DSWCI) a most respected 60 years old institution in dxing community held its latest general assembly in Kalundborg, Denmark. By the end of the year the club will gallantly end its activities.

Pisa to host Marconian Amateur Stations Meeting

Contributed by LC on Aug 20, 2016 - 06:25 PM
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The 3rd Italian Marconian Stations meeting will be hosted in Pisa, 24-25 September, local Italian Radioamateurs' Association (ARI) group operating station IY5PIS at Coltano, the site of a today destroyed TSF station built by Guglielmo Marconi in the early years of 20th century. The station will be operating during the meeting also joined by the annual convention of Mediterraneo DX Club.

EBU International Broadcasting Assembly in Paris, 19 May

Contributed by LC on Apr 25, 2016 - 12:31 PM
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The first meeting of the International Broadcasting Assembly (IBA) formed at the last EBU General Assembly, will be held in Paris, 19-21 May 2015. IBA will discuss cyber attacks, digital radio, Europe’s refugee crisis. The EBU Media Intelligence Service will also present the results of its survey about international broadcasting.

Iran International Radio Restructuring, Fears about Closing down

Contributed by LC on Apr 10, 2016 - 11:25 PM
Both English and Italian sections have sent e-mails to listeners in Europe to confirm cuts in short wave broadcasts and further restructuring of radio international broadcasts as a new website included general news and audio programming from Tehran since April 2016 under the name of "Pars Today".

A "Italian" Frequency for Radio Japan

Contributed by LC on Mar 23, 2016 - 09:49 PM
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On Sunday evening, 19.30 UTC a new English broadcast will be aired to Western Africa from Radio Japan (NHK World). The transmitting site is also new for NHK: Santa Maria di Galeria, Vatican City State, in central Italy. Shortwave are still alive.

Spain: A Prize for Defending Short Wave Service

Contributed by LC on Feb 06, 2016 - 05:49 PM
Spanish "Plataforma en Defensa de la Onda Corta de REE" will be awarded with Voces del Mar Prize (Voices of the Sea) in Vigo, Spain on 26 February 2016. The "Plataforma" - a informal group defending Spanish short wave service - succeeded in re-opening Radio Exterior short wave services after a sudden closing down last year. Italradio also takes part in the group as a lively example for Italian speaking international broadcasting.

Radio Cairo Italian Programme Reported on 9435 kHz

Contributed by LC on Dec 22, 2015 - 10:12 PM
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Listeners confirm Radio Cairo Italian programme to Europe aired at 18.00 UTC on 9435 kHz.
Unfortunately modulation is still very poor and signal unclear. Updates also for German, French, English broadcasts to Europe.

No Hope for Serbian International Radio - Countdown to 31 July

Contributed by LC on Jun 29, 2015 - 09:12 PM
No extension for Serbian International Radio (former Radio Yugoslavia) was accepted by Parliament and Government in Belgrade earlier toady, 29 June 2015. The station will close by 31 July as stated in a law extending to 31 October the final privatization of public media in Serbia. After 80 years short wave will be silenced.

Vatican moving towards Media Convergence

Contributed by LC on Jun 28, 2015 - 12:22 PM
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On 29 June the new Secretariat for Communications will begin its work, Pope Francis decided starting a period of co-ordination of all Vatican media, including Vatican Radio, where it has been established a provisonal seat at Palazzo Pio in Rome.

World Press Freedom Day, the Role of International Broadcasting

Contributed by LC on May 03, 2015 - 10:44 AM
“We are an aural people" told J.P. Coakley, director of operations at RTE. Ireland is "second in the western hemisphere for radio listening every day” he added. A situation Italy shares, with 83,9% (84% in Ireland) of adults listening to radio everyday. Radios are everywhere, with at least 75% of households in developing countries having access to a radio. International broadcasting is the best way to comply with the Declaration of Widhoek about press freedom rights.

World Radio Day at Pisa University

Contributed by LC on Feb 07, 2014 - 10:48 PM
In the framework of the "Open Day" event, to be held on February 13, 2014, in coincidence with the World Radio Day, the faculty staff of the graduate program in Telecommunications Engineering will provide its contribution to celebrations by setting up practical demonstrations of radio transmissions.

Vatican Radio renovated Interval Signal

Contributed by LC on Jan 26, 2014 - 12:00 AM
Vatican Radio has changed the sound of its interval signal. As from 1st January 2014 "Christus Vincit" hymn's orchestration has found a new tune, apparently including some sampled sounds.

Voice of Russia. DRM Frequency to survive?

Contributed by LC on Nov 30, 2013 - 11:22 PM
According to a schedule published by German Worldwide DX Club website, the Voice of Russia would still broadcast on shortwave, DRM in Italian. A slight frequency change is planned as from 1 January 2014. Earlier this month the Voice of Russia announced they were to cancel all short-, medium-wave broadcasts to concentrate operations on the Internet.

Malta to host Italian RTV Community Conference 2014

Contributed by LC on Nov 16, 2013 - 10:30 PM
Malta recently took part in the annual conference of Italian Speaking RTV Community in Turin and offered to host the meeting next year. Following the meeting San Marino RTV and Malta PBS have signed an agreement to help co-operation among European micro-states in the frame of European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

Okeechobee Station Revived

Contributed by LC on Nov 07, 2013 - 09:57 PM
As from 1 December 2013 legendary shortwave station WYFR in Okeechobee, Florida, which ceased transmissions on 30 June, 2013, will resume broadcasting as a result of an agreement between Family Stations, Inc, and Radio Miami International, Inc.

The station also relayed WYFR Italian programmes, now discontinued and will host AWR's Wavescan, regularly including Italradio feature "European Perspective" in English.

San Marino TV European Coverage

Contributed by LC on Oct 19, 2013 - 10:01 PM
Is San Marino TV looking for a international audience? As the ancient Republic (about 30,000 inhabitants) votes on Sunday 20 October 2013 to open negotiations about a future membership of European Union, a English page explains on their web site how to tune in on San Marino TV satellite channel on Hotbird 13° Est.

Shortwave Radar to help Mediterranean Environment

Contributed by LC on Oct 15, 2013 - 10:17 PM
A shortwave based monitoring system has been inaugurated on 14 October in Pozzallo, Sicily, Italy to help to control any possible oil pollution in the Mediterranean area between Italy and Malta.

Milan Medium Station Renovated

Contributed by LC on Oct 02, 2013 - 09:00 AM
Listeners confirm some better reception from Milan medium wave station (Rai 1, 900 kHz) seemingly renovated, the first works reported on a MW transmitter after the national network was reduced to about a dozen stations.

The future of International Broadcasting at Radio Romania

Contributed by LC on Sep 30, 2013 - 08:57 PM
On 1 November, 2013 Radio Romania celebrates 85 years. A anniversary focusing on the future of International broadcasting. Listeners are invited to share their views. Special programmes with their opinions will be included on all broadcasts on 3 November, celebrating the "Listener's Day" at Radio Romania.

World Radio Switzerland to be sold

Contributed by LC on May 01, 2013 - 11:30 AM
As from 31 August 2013 Swiss public radio SSR will be no longer obliged to broadcast a English language radio programme with Switzerland. World Radio Switzerland, a Geneva based channel, broadcasting on FM and DAB is now to be sold.

Marconi Memories in Pisa, a Exhibition at the State Archive

Contributed by LC on Dec 26, 2012 - 12:00 AM
A new opportunity for tourists in Pisa. After visiting the famous leaning tower a short walk to the Arno sides leads to the State Archive where documents are now exhibited to explain the early years (1904-1918) of the Coltano trans-continental station built by Marconi over a hundred years ago.

Local International Broadcasts in Italy

Contributed by LC on Nov 02, 2012 - 12:00 AM
Travellers and foreign residents in Italy have some opportunities to listen to International broadcasts on local stations in some areas. The situation.

Footnote: Italradio will be grateful for any update and information concerning International broadcasts locally relayed in Italy.

Slovenian TV Licence Fee Reduction to affect Minorities Broadcasts

Contributed by LC on Sep 09, 2012 - 12:00 AM
Slovenian Government ten p.c. proposed reduction of annual tv licence fee may heavily affect minorities broadcasts in Hungarian and Italian as well as public broadcaster RTV Slovenia in general.

Abandoning a historical Radio Site

Contributed by LC on Aug 24, 2012 - 10:37 PM
Following the dismantling of Bologna medium wavw station, the area, not far from Marconi's home town is to be converted in a new shopping mall. Protests reached cultural heritage authorities but don't apparently convince local administrators.

Terrestrial Distribution necessary, EU

Contributed by LC on Feb 08, 2012 - 07:56 PM
European Union believes the future of radio distribution will be multi-platform and that terrestrial distribution is still the sole platform for truly mobile reception, in particular in cars, a letter to the Association of Community Radio Broadcasters.
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