Tag Archives: Hindi

All India Radio – special Independence Day broadcast tomorrow

All India Radio (AIR) will broadcast a running commentary in English and Hindi of the flag hoisting ceremony and the Prime Minster’s speech to be held at Red Fort, New Delhi between 0135-0240 UTC (0705-0810 hrs IST) on 15th August, 2011 (Monday) on the following frequencies.

4,860 kHz Delhi 50 kW
11,830 kHz Delhi 50 kW
13,620 kHz Bengaluru 500 kW
15,050 kHz Delhi 250 kW
17,510 kHz Delhi 250 kW

6,030 kHz Delhi 100 KW
6,155 kHz Bengaluru 500 kW
9,595 kHz Delhi 250 KW
11,620 kHz Aligarh 250 KW
15,135 kHz Delhi 50 KW

(Source: Shortwave Central)

Hague giving BBC World Service £2.2 million to save Hindi shortwave broadcasts

This is fantastic news for BBC World Service’s Hindi shortwave broadcasts. The allocated funds will be given to BBC WS over a 3 year period.Kudos to

Foreign Secretary, William Hague (photo source: Wikimedia Commons)

Foreign Secretary, William Hague, for recognizing the impact of BBC Wold Service’s Hindi language service.

Sadly, the cuts in funds earlier this year will still eliminate vital language services like Albanian, Macedonian, Portuguese for Africa, Serbian, and English for the Caribbean.

(Source: the Guardian)

The BBC World Service’s Hindi short-wave broadcasts have been saved from the axe after the foreign secretary, William Hague, agreed to give extra money to the highly regarded international broadcaster.

Hague has agreed to give an extra £2.2m annually to the World Service for the next three years from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office budget.

This slightly reduces the impact of a controversial 16% cut in the World Service’s FCO grant, announced as part of the government’s comprehensive spending review in October.

Read full article in the Guardian.

The BBC World Service to keep Hindi broadcasts

BBC World Service - Bush House

According to MSN India, British Members of Parliament have decided that they cannot allow cuts to BBC WS broadcasts in Hindi to India as India is a growing economic power and partner with the UK. Hmmm…I wonder if the BBC WS or VOA will reconsider broadcasting to China for the same reasons?

Andy Sennitt posted the new BBC WS broadcast schedule to India:

  • 0100-0130 UTC on 6065, 9425, 11995, 13745, 15510 kHz
  • 0230-0300 UTC on 11995, 15660, 17510, 17655 kHz
  • 1400-1500 UTC on 1413, 7565, 9685, 11795, 15470 kHz
  • 1700-1730 UTC on 1413, 5910, 7460, 9605, 11740 kHz

Thanks to Kim Elliott for bringing this to my attention.