Saturday, October 30, 2010
HYDERABAD: All India Radio, Hyderabad, in connection with its diamond jubilee celebrations, is collecting archival material of various kinds related to its history -- since inception as Deccan Radio in 1939 and later following merger with AIR in 1950 --for creating a website.
The site will feature the landmark contributions made by AIR to the cultural and social life of the region, K.P. Srinivasan, Station Director, said in a release on Wednesday.
AIR is also inviting persons who have been associated with the organisation in any manner and their descendents, public and other institutions to share any material---textual, photographic, audio or even memories and anecdotes—available with them.
The material will be acknowledged/returned with thanks after suitably digitising them. Interested may contact (23232074, ext. 320) or e-mail at email@example.com.
They can also write to Station History Project, c/o The Station Director, AIR, Saifabad, Hyderabad 500 004.
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Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
The Fest will be held March 4-5, 2011 at the Doubletree Guest Suites in Plymouth Meeting, PA. Plymouth Meeting is a Philadelphia suburb convenient to key regional highways, such as the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-276/I-476/I-76), I-476, and the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76), as well as the Philadelphia region's public transportation network.
The change in venue will enable the Fest to continue many of the traditions that have contributed to its long-standing popularity, including a full complement of forum sessions, the Hospitality Room, the Silent Auction, and the Saturday Night Banquet and Raffle. For those who choose to stay at the Doubletree, your room rate now includes a full breakfast for each day's stay.
The registration form for the Fest itself will be available in the NASWA Journal beginning with the November edition. A printable copy of the Fest reservation form will also be posted at the SWL Fest website, http://www.swlfest.com , by early November.
Hotel reservations should be made directly with the Doubletree at 610-834-8300; a special $89 room rate is available but you must mention the "Winter SWL Fest" rate to get this special price. The Doubletree Guest Suites also has a special website set up for online hotel reservations at the special SWL Fest hotel rate; a link to this website will be posted by early November at the Fest website.
Updates and additional information will be posted at the Fest website, and will also be available in the NASWA Journal and the Fest e-mail reflector as the Fest approaches.
Please check the SWL Fest website for updates and additional information.
Richard Cuff / Allentown, PA USA
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(Via ODXA List)
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Head of KBS delegation to the 47th General Assembly, Mr. Cho Dae-hyun, Executive Vice President of KBS, said that the 49th Assembly would be an opportunity for member broadcasters to experience and discuss effects of the rapidly changing broadcasting environment.
The 47th ABU General Assembly also re-elected KBS as a member of the Administrative Council for fourth consecutive term. The Administrative Council is a decision making body of ABU, which has more than 200 member broadcasters in about 60 countries. The Tokyo Assembly was hosted by NHK.
With 155,000 students, Cairo University is the largest university on the African continent and the “Mass and Media Communication” faculty is the largest and most important of its kind in the Arab-speaking world. Eighty-five percent of students enrolled in the faculty are female. DW hopes to contribute to the training of qualified media specialists by means of this expanded cooperation.
Within the scope of the cooperation with Cairo University, Deutsche Welle has already been able to acquire key local partners. The partnership with the private cultural institution Sawy, for example, enables DW to host intercultural events at Cairo’s most famous cultural center every six to eight weeks. These events are held in collaboration with German institutions such as the Goethe Institute, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.
In 2007, Bettermann inaugurated the joint project “Campus Radio” at the GUC. The trendsetting digital Campus Radio and TV relies on the cooperation between GUC, Fraunhofer IIS Erlangen and DW. It enables students to transmit and receive broadcasts via Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM), Digital Video Broadcast-H as well as the Internet.
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(Effective 30 Oct 2010 to 27 March 2011)
(José Bueno, Córdoba, España via DX Listening Digest List)
Dxers Unlimited's mid week edition for 26-27 October 2010
By Arnie Coro
radio amateur CO2KK
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
(Effective from 31st oct 2010 to 27th March 2011)
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This service will not be available on 15415 kHz. You may still receive us on 5935, 11550, 15225 and 15335 kHz during this period.
English to the Pacific
This service will not be available on 13690, 15230, 15240, 17750, 17795 or 21725 kHz but you may be able to receive English in PNG on 9660 kHz and in the south-west Pacific on 12080 kHz.
Please note that you local FM stations, web streams and satellite services will be available as usual during this period.
Following lengthy preparations the time has come to celebrate 30 years of FRS-Holland on SW. Next Sunday October 31st we kick off with the first out of a total of 3 different broadcasts. The FRS Anthology !
Factual, accurate, ups and downs....countless extracts, former presenters, listeners' contributions, a competition, fact files, the FRS Story ánd great 80s music. Next Sunday in part 1
we will feature 1980- 1987. The first eventful 7 years.
Here's the schedule:
08.52- 15.00 UTC 7600//5800 kHz
09.00-11.00 UTC and 12.00- 16.00 UTC 6005 kHz
That means that between 11.00-12.00 UTC there won't be any signal on 6005 kHz. As from 12.00 UTC onwards 6005 is back and will be one hour behind of 7600//5800 kHz.
The October 31st broadcast will be streamed between 14:52- 21:00 UTC/ 15:52- 22:00 CET via < http://nednl.net:8000/frsh.m3u
The period 1988- 2010 will be featured in part 2 (late November) and part 3 (December).
We have received quite a number of contributions. If you feel you want to be part of the celebrations with your personal FRS memories: you can still do so as we can include that in one of the two broadcasts which follow after the October 31st one.
Of course we have special QSLs for the three broadcasts...one based on the 80s, one on the 90s and one on the 00s.
Hope to have your company next Sunday...it will be an unforgettable Sunday. October 31st 2010: 30 Years of FRS-Holland on SW!
on behalf of the FRS staff (Peter V., Jan van Dijk, Paul Graham, Dave Scott, Brian & Bobby Speed)
a Balance between Music & Information joint to one Format....
6049 ZG Herten
Thursday, October 21, 2010
1st International DX Contest "The Grand Tour Across All Continents"
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The transfer of funding for the BBC World Service from the British government to the BBC itself is a surprising move at a time when many other governments are trying to increase their broadcasting and online influence.
This mix up happened because Bangladesh Government scrapped the Daylight Savings time in March this year. The faulty BBC Bangla time announcement is based on the the earstwhile Banglaesh daylight savings time and lingering in a relay transmitter recording.Earlier BBC Bangla website is on record to have carried backdated and incorrect frequency information for well over 18 months inspite of reminders.
So much for information mess in the digital world of podcasting, mobile feed and DTH where the BBC continues to announce the wrong GMT days after days.
(Dr.Supratik Sanatani, Kolkata via Bangladx list)
The apps provide on-the-go access to VOA's interactive, online learning program, a fun and effective way to learn contemporary English.
VOA Director Danforth W. Austin says, "For years people around the world have been improving their English by listening to the Special English programs of the Voice of America. These new mobile phone apps expand on that, teaching English in a convenient, user-friendly way for anyone with a mobile phone."
The goEnglish apps are available for both iPhone and Droid devices.
By accessing the self-study program, a user can learn how Americans talk about everyday aspects of their lives, ranging from relationships to shopping to filling out a job application.
The interactive Chinese and Farsi language editions, which are also available online at www.goEnglish.me, cater to English learners of all abilities. The beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons offer access to the latest learning techniques, including voice recognition software, virtual characters and video clips. There are also games and dialogues that guide users through day-to-day situations, and help them practice newly-learned skills.
To find out about other English learning programs at Voice of America, visit our Learning English website at:
(VOA Press Release)
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The two day DRM+ technical trial planned for Nov 29th and 30th will be followed by a workshop organised with ABU, where the attendees will be invited to observe the results of the trial and be able to learn more about the DRM standard.
NEW DELHI: The former Wireless Adviser to the Government, P K Garg, has been elected to represent Asia on the Radio Regulations Board of the International Telecommunication Union.
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Saturday, October 16, 2010
Exciting new stories in production look at the shortage of playgrounds for children, a new ski resort in Bamiyan and life in a drug clinic, stories that describe Afghanistan's struggles and the way people are coping after decades of war and strife. An in-depth education series is planned that will look at the challenges and success stories that often go untold. Monday's program will feature an interview with former First Lady Laura Bush.
The new format for Ashna Radio, which is on the air two hours each morning and six hours each night, will also have more live coverage of breaking news and call-in programs. On Friday, satire will be introduced with a segment that will feature a well-known Afghan comedian.
VOA Afghanistan Service Chief Beth Mendelson says, "This is a new chapter for Ashna Radio, which plays an important role in Afghanistan because listeners and viewers place high trust in our broadcasts. Radio is an important vehicle to strengthen the relationship and understanding between the United States and the Afghan people."
Voice of America has a three-decade history in Afghanistan, and Ashna Radio, which broadcasts in both Dari and Pashto, reaches more than 50% of the country's people. Ashna is heard on 100.5 FM in Kabul, Herat, Kandahar, Mazar-e-Sharif, Jalalabad, Khost, Gardez and Kunar. They are also broadcast on 1 mediumwave and 3 shortwave. In addition to Afghanistan, Radio Ashna can be heard in Pakistan, Iran, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Visit VOA online at: www.voanews.com.
(VOA Press Release)
Monday, October 11, 2010
Friday, October 08, 2010
Thursday, October 07, 2010
SAINT HELENA [non]. The Rhein-Main Radio Club (RMRC) of Frankfurt, Germany, will broadcast two programs concerning Radio St. Helena Day 2009 on Saturday, 09. October, 2010, using the 100 kW transmitting facilities at Sitkunai in Lithuania.
Target Area Time (UT) Frequency Language
Europe 1530-1630 UTC 9770 German
North America 2230-2330 UTC 6130 English
Each program will be hosted by the RMRC. There will be several audio clips taken from a studio recording of RSD 2009. Robert Kipp will comment on these audio clips and present other information about RSH and RSD.
QSL-Cards for these programs will be issued ONLY by the RMRC. Do NOT send any email or other reports directly to RSH.
Reception Reports :
QSL via Regular Mail ("Snail Mail") :
60558 Frankfurt am Main
E-QSL via e-mail : mail(at)RMRC.DE
Good listening and best 73 de
(Robert Kipp, Rhein-Main Radio Club www(dot)RMRC(dot)DE, Oct 1, via Glen Hauser DX LISTENING DIGEST)
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DW-Radio Launches FM Slots In Bangladesh
To promote DW-Radio/Bengali on its new FM frequencies in Bangladesh, Deutsche Welle will also be running a contest for its users and listeners. The grand prize will be a motorized scooter. Runners-up will receive an iPod Nano. Participants can respond via text message (SMS) to shortcode 2777, e-mail or online at www.dw-world.de/bengali The contest begins on Monday, October 11 and will end on Friday, December 10, 2010. For more information go to http://www.dw-world.de/bengali
Monday, October 04, 2010
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