Category Archives: Broadcasters

While Ofcom threatens RT, Voice of Russia launches as “Sputnik”

As some attentive SWLing Post readers have noted, the Voice of Russia has found a new identity–Sputnik News Agency and Radio–with a new website/news portal to match. Here’s the message the (former) Voice of Russia posted on their website today: “Dear readers, we are excited to announce … Continue reading

Posted in Broadcasters, International Broadcasting, News | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

China pays local radio and TV stations to broadcast their content

(Source: The Independent via Andy Sennitt) “The BBC has warned that China poses a “direct threat” to its global reach by paying incentives to local broadcast companies to prioritise its state-funded CCTV service over other international networks. Peter Horrocks, the … Continue reading

Posted in Broadcasters, International Broadcasting, News | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

CNN to stop broadcasts in Russia

Many thanks to Jonathan Marks who shares this breaking news item via BBC Monitoring: CNN to stop broadcasting in Russia at end of year Text of report by Russian state-owned TASS news agency (formerly ITAR-TASS) Moscow, 10 November. Roskomnadzor [the … Continue reading

Posted in Broadcasters, International Broadcasting, News | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Global 24 adds Radio Cairo to lineup

(Source: Global 24) (Hollywood, FL) November 7, 2014 – Global 24 is pleased to announce that Radio Cairo will be joining our lineup of international relays. According to Phil Workman, general manager of Global 24, “Radio Cairo brings a very different … Continue reading

Posted in Broadcasters, News, Schedules and Frequencies, Shortwave Radio, What's On Shortwave | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Does Shortwave Radio Have a Future?

This article originally appeared in the October 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor Magazine. There’s a topic I’d like to put on table. One that, in my radio-centric world, stirs up a fair amount of discussion…and, truth be told, apprehension. The question, … Continue reading

Posted in Broadcasters, International Broadcasting, News, Radio History, Shortwave Radio, Specials | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Radio Tamazuj adds shortwave service for South Sudan

(Source: Radio Tamazuj via Andy Sennitt) The independent broadcaster Radio Tamazuj has launched a new shortwave frequency to help expand its listenership in South Sudan. Broadcasting daily in colloquial Arabic from 7:00-7:30 a.m. and 6:00-6:30 p.m., Radio Tamazuj focuses on providing … Continue reading

Posted in Broadcasters, News, Schedules and Frequencies, Shortwave Radio, What's On Shortwave | Leave a comment

Chelmsford Calling World Service now via WRMI

(Source: Chelmsford Calling World Service via WRMI) We are happy to announce that our first programme will be relayed by WRMI – Radio Miami International on the 2nd Friday of the month – 14th November – at 2300 UTC on … Continue reading

Posted in Broadcasters, News, Shortwave Radio, What's On Shortwave | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment