The Indonesian Broadcasting Commission in Riau Islands province has criticized a number of radio stations in Batam for selling airtime to religious groups from Singapore, allowing them to broadcast religious programmes in foreign languages. The commission’s provincial chairman, Hendriyanto, told The Jakarta Post that out of 14 private radio stations in Batam, five have sold [...]
Posts from ‘September, 2007’
The UK commercial broadcaster Big L, which uses a mediumwave transmitter in the Netherlands on 1395 kHz, has decided to introduce a programme in Dutch, which will be aired on Mon-Fri at 0300-0400 UTC in the morning, when most Dutch people are still asleep. It appears that the programme is aimed at Dutch-speaking truckers in and [...]
The Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) says it welcomes videos and pictures bearing messages for the people of Burma, to be shown on DVB TV. You can upload a file via the DVB website, or e-mail it as an attachment. The files will be screened and edited by DVB. Further details are on this page.
Various reports [...]
BBC Radios 1, 2, 3 and 4 are all celebrating their 40th anniversary today with special programmes, and guest appearances by former presenters. On 30 September 1967, the BBC relaunched its national radio services and introduced a new network - Radio 1 - designed to cater for the millions of listeners to the offshore stations, [...]
The death has been announced of Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema, considered the greatest hero of the Netherlands against Nazi occupation during World War II. Hazelhoff, who died on Wednesday at his home in Ahualoa in Hawaii, was 90. He was known as the “Soldier of Orange,” a reference to the Dutch Royal House of Orange, and was a [...]
The Minister of Information and Publicity, Dr Sikhanyiso Ndlovu, yesterday toured the Voice of Zimbabwe studios in Gweru. He was accompanied by Major Anywhere Mutambudzi, the acting director of national communications in the Ministry of Information and Publicity, and Mr Alfred Mandere, the chief executive officer of Transmedia. He was met at the studios by the [...]
Text of report by Norway-based Burmese Democratic Voice of Burma website on 28 September
Dear listeners. Democratic Voice of Burma [DVB] radio programmes transmitted via satellite will be broadcast almost full time daily beginning 28 September.
The DVB radio programmes via satellite will be broadcast almost full time except 1630 to 1730 Burma Standard Time [ 1000 [...]
I just learned via Patrick Martin on the Hard-Core-DX mailing list that DXer Dr Richard Wood passed away yesterday at the age of 67 following a heart attack. Dr Richard Wood was one of the most experienced mediumwave DXers in the world, and his was one of the names I heard most often in my early [...]
Hundreds of people have been smuggling out pictures and eyewitness reports of the protests in Myanmar this week. Thanks to the Internet and mobile phones they’ve been able to break the military government’s monopoly on information. Now the junta has realised just how important these “citizen journalists” are. From today, Internet access in Myanmar has [...]
A Federal Communications Commission official has expressed skepticism about whether he would endorse Sirius Satellite Radio Inc’s proposed acquisition of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, one of two Democrats on the five-member commission, said it would be a “steep climb” for him to cast a favourable vote because he has serious [...]
The Dutch radio listening figures for July/August 2007 were released this morning by research bureau Intomart GfK. The report is based on the listening diaries of 9237 respondents aged 10 years and above.
There is no change in the top placings, but Sky Radio’s market share has dropped again. Radio 1, the public news and talk [...]
The Voice of America has doubled its output in Burmese as of Wednesday, 26 September. The new schedule on shortwave is:
1130-1230 UTC on 11965, 15540, 17775 kHz
1430-1500 UTC on 1575, 9325, 11910, 12120 kHz
1500-1530 UTC on 9325, 11910, 12120 kHz
1500-1530 UTC (Sat/Sun only) on 1575 kHz
2300-2400 UTC on 6185, 7430, 11980 kHz
(Source: Voice of America)
The two Dutch Muslim broadcasting organisations have reached an agreement on cooperation to share the airtime available on the public radio and TV networks under the Media Law in the period up to 2010. This amounts to 52 hours of TV and 200 hours of radio per year.
The two organisations - the Dutch Muslim Council and the [...]
Variety reports that the MBC Group, the Arab world’s leading satellite network, has launched an attack on the BBC for what it claims has been a concerted campaign to lure its staff to the BBC Arabic TV service, set to launch by the end of the year. A dozen staffers at Al-Arabiya, MBC’s top-rated newscaster, have [...]
A new Sudanese satellite channel called Qanat Al-Shuruq (Sunrise Channel) will be launched next month from Dubai Media City. The new station will be devoted to Sudanese affairs in particular and Arab, African, and international affairs in general. Financing of the channel, estimated at $25 million annually, is provided by a number of Sudanese [...]