Radio 10 Gold’s Tom Mulder has today been awarded this year’s ‘Oeuvre’ special prize as part of the Marconi Awards at the national Broadcasting Congress. It is equivalent to a lifetime achievement award. Earlier this year, Tom celebrated 35 years as a disk jockey. The jury of the Marconi Awards decided to give the prize [...]
Posts from ‘September, 2004’
Zimbabwean Foreign Minister Stan Mudenge has warned the UK, US and Netherlands to desist from supporting radio stations that are airing “daily poisonous anti-Zimbabwe propaganda” from their bases in neighbouring countries and Europe, reported the Zimbabwean state-owned The Herald paper on its web site on 30 September.
He dismissed as “wicked” the broadcasts saying they [...]
Radio France Internationale (RFI) and Radio-Canada, the French language domestic radio service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, have reached an agreement which will result in some RFI programmes being broadcast on the 1st Programme of Radio-Canada. From 4 October, Canadian listeners will hear RFI news 7 days a week at 2300 local time. Some RFI [...]
Text of report by Hong Kong newspaper The Standard web site on 30 September:
Virgin Radio has gone off the air in Beijing after falling out with its local partner over the financial terms of their relationship.
Escalating financial demands by Virgin’s mainland partner scotched the deal when the price to maintain the relationship quickly went [...]
Dutch commercial broadcaster Radio 10 Gold has announced details of the team which will provide radio commentary on the Dutch national football team’s away qualifying games for the 2006 World cup. The three names are all well-known to Dutch radio listeners: Bert Nederlof worked in 1988 and 1990 on commentaries for NOS in the European [...]
US Senator Joe Biden, the leading Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has called for an expansion in US radio and TV broadcasts around the Muslim world to help improve America’s worsening “image problem.” “I’m proposing an ambitious … and substantial increase in our international broadcasting to countries with significant Muslim populations,” he said. [...]
According to a report in The Namibian, Namibia and Zimbabwe are planning to launch a 24-hour regional television news and current affairs satellite channel. A memorandum of understanding between the two countries “to share information” was signed in February. The report quotes Gerry Munyama, Director General of the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation, as saying that a [...]
A new FM radio station has launched in Malaysia, and will feature only local artistes and their music. Terence Declan Dorairaj, General Manager of Xfresh FM, told The Star: “We are very excited to be able to provide a platform for new contemporary Malaysian music and talent, as well as showcase the developing Ã¢â‚¬Ëœnext generationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ [...]
The Australian Federal Government has announced that it will grant $14 million to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) to extend coverage of two of its radio networks. The Minister for Communications, Helen Coonan, said during a visit to New South Wales that NewsRadio and ABC Local Radio will share the funds. Senator Coonan says the [...]
Excerpt from a joint press release by the Bristol-based GWR radio group and the Capital Radio Group of London on 29 September:
The boards of Capital Radio and GWR announce that they have agreed the terms of an all-share merger, to create the UK’s leading commercial radio group.
The merged group will own one national and [...]
Text of report by Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation text web site on 27 September:
Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation, SIBC, welcomes the announcement by Radio New Zealand International that it would start broadcasting to the Pacific region using a new digital capable shortwave transmitter in early 2006.
SIBC general manager Johnson Honimae says the corporation welcomes this [...]
Jeff White reports on behalf of the National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters (NASB): “I just got a call from Evelyn Marcy, Dan Elyea’s secretary at WYFR in Okeechobee. She said that Dan wanted me to let the Board know that there has been extensive damage at the transmitter site from Hurricane Jeanne. All power is [...]
Radio New Zealand has signed a contract with Thales for a new digital capable (DRM) short-wave transmitter for its international broadcaster Radio New Zealand International (RNZI). The new 100 kW short-wave transmitter will be operational in early 2006. RNZI’s current analogue short-wave transmitter (also from Thales) is nearing the end of its serviceable life. The [...]
The BBC is the first international broadcaster to win permission for a billboard in Baghdad. After months of negotiation with pre and post-handover Iraqi authorities, the 14×4 meter billboard, promoting BBC Arabic radio and online, has been erected on top of a large office building in the commercial Al-Mansur District.
Promoting the BBC’s 89FM frequency [...]
Broadcast Electronics is participating in tests of the HD RadioÃ¢â€ž¢ AM system in Mexico. The tests are being conducted in cooperation with the CÃƒ¡mara de la Industria de Radio y TelevisiÃƒ³n (CIRT) and Grupo Radio Centro, Mexico’s leading radio broadcaster with 11 stations in Mexico City. This follows five months of exhaustive testing of a [...]