Roger Gale MP, who has represented the Thanet North and Herne Bay constituency in the UK House of Commons since 1983, has been given a knighthood in the Queen’s New Years Honours announced today. In the 1960s Sir Roger, as he will now be called, worked on several offshore radio stations. Starting at Radio Caroline [...]
Posts from ‘December, 2011’
Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) management has sent a request to the finance ministry seeking Rs1.7 billion (US$18.9 million) bailout package to overcome its financial woes.
According to sources, the government had approved Rs4 billion for PBC in 2011-12 budget but the ministry released just Rs2.1 billion. They said the management had also sought creation of posts [...]
Keepers at a Dutch zoo have found an unorthodox solution to calm down skittish giraffes spooked by the sound of thousands of end-of-year fireworks going off: playing them pop music. “We have tried a few things to calm the giraffes down over the years,” Amersfoort Animal Park spokeswoman Josien van Eijk told AFP. “We found [...]
Ian McFarland, formerly of Radio Canada International, writes: “I just wanted to let you know that the CD project that has been going on for the last 4-5 years via the DXer.ca website, has now headed off in a new direction. An MP3 direction!
“Colin Newell, who runs the website, has converted the material on the [...]
Radio Miami International, in cooperation with its client Radio Republica, will be conducting a special DX test at 2000-2100 UTC and 2300-2400 UTC on 7 January, and 0200-0300 UTC on 8 January, 2012 on the frequency of 5954 kHz from Cariari, Costa Rica. (These times are 3-4 pm, 6-7 pm and 9-10 pm Eastern Time [...]
Text of report by state-run Ivorian TV on 29 December
Before continuing, here is a communique: Reports repeatedly reaching the Radio and Television Broadcasting Authority [HACA] say that some promoters of radio stations have been suggesting the cession of their media houses to others. The Radio and Television Broadcasting Authority reminds these people of the provisions [...]
The Arab Spring has taken its toll on the media with double the number of journalists being killed in the Middle East in 2011 compared with 2010. This year saw a total of 20 reporters losing their lives in the region as uprisings spread from Tunisia to Egypt and across the Arab peninsula and North [...]
A live stream direct from Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik will be broadcast on New Year’s Eve to allow viewers to experience New Year’s Eve in Iceland from anywhere in the world. The Icelandic telecommunications company running the live stream, Mila, will give viewers the opportunity to see Reykjavik light up at the stroke of midnight, when [...]
Chinese television station CCTV9 will be soon aired on a 24 hour basis in Guyana, to cater for Chinese nationals living in the country. Chief Executive Officer of the National Communications Network (NCN), Mohammed Sattaur said government has supported the move and NCN will manage the new station.
“The Chinese delegation has proposed that they provide [...]
Construction work on the broadcasting tower, the 790-million-dollar project which dominates the skyline of northern Tokyo, is expected to be completed by the end of the year as planned, although interior details remain to be finished. The public opening will be on 22 May, 2012; it is the world’s tallest stand-alone communication tower.
One of Tokyo [...]
The Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation - popularly known in the subcontinent as Radio Pakistan - is facing a severe financial crunch due to which the future of over 3,000 employees and artistes all over the country has become uncertain. Permanent employees of the corporation have not been paid the 15 percent increase in salary announced in [...]
Since 1997, Lou Josephs has been following the world on New Year’s Eve as radio stations celebrate the new year. Through the magic of radio see how the world celebrates the New Year. Many of the radio stations can be heard worldwide via the Internet, and the New Years Eve Live blog has the links [...]
The Voice of America is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the first US radio broadcasts to China, which began on 28 December 1941, just weeks after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour and the start of World War Two. The Voice of America was still months away from being officially established when the first Chinese [...]
Republican presidential nominee frontrunner Mitt Romney is pledging to cut Federal funding for America’s Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Quizzed by voters in Clinton, Iowa regarding the future of PBS, Romney said: “You might say, ‘I like the National Endowment for the Arts’. I do. I like PBS. We subsidise PBS. Look, I’m going to stop [...]
A new radio initiative of Free Press Unlimited has started test transmissions today. Radio Tamazuj will carry special programming for people in the conflict areas between North and South Sudan, such as Abyei, Blue Nile and South Kordofan. Tamazuj means “across the border”. Since November 2011 they have produced half an hour per week within [...]