The Howard Stern Show will relaunch in nine Infinity Broadcasting markets across the US, it was announced today by Joel Hollander, President and Chief Operating Officer, Infinity. This announcement marks his return to markets where he has been off the air since February 26. Stations in Houston (KIKK-AM), San Diego (KPLN-FM), Tampa (WQYK-AM), [...]
Posts from ‘June, 2004’
Danish public broadcaster Danmarks Radio is on the verge of a strike by technicians and academic workers. Despite over 20 hours of negotiations between and the unions representing technicians and academics, an agreement over new wages and work conditions had not been reached this morning. The looming strike will involve some 500 TV and radio [...]
Text of report by Radio Australia on 30 June
An Australian defence lobby group has called for significant extra funding for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s international service, Radio Australia, to promote national security. The Australian Defence Association says opinion polling in several Muslim countries has found ridiculous conspiracy theories about the 11 September terrorist attacks [...]
The Times today reports that British Sky Broadcasting is in talks with the sports cable network ESPN about launching a UK version of the 24-hour sports channel ESPN Classic Sport. ESPN Classic Sport is already available in 14 countries in Europe, broadcasting to 14m homes, and a deal with BSkyB would add a further 7m [...]
The Voice of Russia and Kol Israel (Voice of Israel) have signed a tentative cooperation agreement for re-broadcasting Voice of Russia programs in Russian on FM in Israel. A Voice of Russia spokesman told the Interfax news agency that programmes will deal with cultural, educational, musical, and literary issues as well as news and politics. [...]
In order to cover the Tour de France, which takes place on 3 through 26 July, our frequencies of 9895 and 13700 kHz beamed to southern Europe will come on the air at 1200 UTC instead of 1500 UTC on Mon-Fri. On Saturdays and Sundays transmission on these frequencies starts at 0800 UTC as usual. [...]
The monitoring office of Hungary’s National Radio and Television Authority (ORTT) refused yesterday to cancel the licence of Tilos RÃƒ¡diÃƒ³. AnnamÃƒ¡ria Szalai, the delegate of Fidesz, was voted down with her motion to cancel the contract, even though this station has committed a long series of violations of the law and was sanctioned 11 times [...]
Philippine media giant ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. is to expand into Australia in the third quarter, according to newly appointed president Luis Alejandro. “ABS-CBN Global, the wholly owned unit which runs the media giant’s international operations, will launch satellite services (in Australia) in the third quarter,” Alejandro told the newspaper Business World. The firm already runs [...]
Director General of Taiwan’s Government Information Office, Lin Chia-lung, says that the Cabinet’s request that the Kuomintang-owned Broadcasting Corporation of China should return 14 of its frequencies to the Government Information Office is based on its own pledge and is in accordance with the law. The BCC has now agreed to comply.
In response to the [...]
Dutch broadcaster Radio 10 Gold is announcing that the new high power mediumwave service on 1008 kHz will be officially launched at 1008 local time (0808 UTC) tomorrow. However, Media Network understands that the transmitter will be switched on at midnight (2200 UTC) tonight.
Update 1230 UTC:
The Radio 10 Gold Web site has added a [...]
Text of report in English by Egyptian news agency MENA
A radio programme in the Arabic language for Iraq and produced in Berlin will start up on 10 July in a six-week pilot project supported by the German Foreign Ministry, the initiators disclosed Tuesday. The programme is to be called “Telephone FM”, said Klaas Glenewinkel [...]
A new regional television region is to be created in Central England for Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire. The new BBC centre will be based in Milton Keynes and incorporate BBC Three Counties Radio, which will eventually transfer to the city from Luton.
The announcement was made today as part of the biggest shift [...]
The recently-published Annual Report 2003Ã¢â‚¬“2004 of the UK Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee reveals that funding is secure for BBC Monitoring through the end of 2005-06, pending the outcome of a strategic review. The following is the section of the report devoted to BBC Monitoring:
61. The intelligence community draws on a wide range of open [...]
The BBC today today unveiled its future vision. BBC Chairman Michael Grade and Director-General Mark Thompson laid out a clear agenda for change, outlining the value and future contribution the BBC could make to life in a modern, diverse and fully digital Britain over the next decade. “The status quo is not an option,” said [...]
German company Rohde & Schwarz has been commissioned to set up a nationwide TV and sound broadcasting network in Ghana. In its role as consortium leader, Rohde & Schwarz will work with T-Systems International GmbH to set up state-of-the-art transmitter systems including antennas and satellite feeds at a total of 31 sites.
The German Federal Government [...]