WRMI to cover 2015 sporting events

WRMI(Source: WRMI press release)

OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA, USA – America’s most powerful radio signal will carry previews and highlights of some of the world’s top sporting events throughout 2015. WRMI (Radio Miami International) will provide exclusive shortwave coverage from the USA for more than two dozen leading events in sports, including hockey’s Stanley Cup finals, baseball’s World Series, football’s Super Bowl and international tournaments involving soccer, cricket and rugby.

WRMI sports director Bruce Baskin provided daily reports on last weekend’s Army-Navy football game (won by Navy, 17-7) and is presently providing updates on soccer’s Club World Cup, which features seven of the globe’s top sides converging in Morocco. “This will be different from our WRMI Scoreboard,” says Baskin. “Rather than giving scores and short stories from several sports per day, we’re going to focus on specific events for days at a time. In essence, we’re going from a ‘miles-wide, inches-deep’ approach to the opposite.”

After purchasing and moving to the former Family Radio broadcasting site in central Florida one year ago, WRMI now possesses twelve 100,000-watt transmitters (with a 50,000-watt backup) along with 23 antenna systems on a 660-acre complex, making it America’s farthest-reaching radio station. WRMI first signed on in 1994 and has been managed throughout its duration by Jeff White, a past president of the National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters.

175 Fontainebleau Blvd, Suite 1N4, Miami, Florida 33172 USA
Tel +1-305-559-WRMI Fax +1-863-467-0185 E-mail info@wrmi.net Website www.wrmi.net

WRMI 2015 Sports Coverage Calendar

JANUARY (2)
12 NCAA Football Playoff Championship
18 NFL AFC/NFC Championships

FEBRUARY (2)
2 NFL Super Bowl
22 NASCAR Daytona 500

MARCH (2)
12 F1 Miami E-Prix
23-29 ICC Cricket World Cup

APRIL (2)
4-6 NCAA Final Four
9-12 PGA The Masters

MAY (3)
2 TRA Kentucky Derby
16 TRA Preakness Stakes
24 IRL Indianapolis 500

JUNE (3)
6 TRA Belmont Stakes
8-18 NHL Stanley Cup Finals
18-21 PGA U.S. Open

JULY (2)
10-13 ITF Wimbledon Finals
16-19 PGA British Open

AUGUST (2)
13-16 PGA PGA Championship
22-24 LLB Little League World Series

SEPTEMBER (2)
13-14 ITF U.S. Open Finals
18-31 IRB Rugby World Cup

OCTOBER (2)
3 NCAA Air Force-Navy football
21-31 MLB World Series

NOVEMBER (2)
7 NCAA Army-Air Force football
26-30 ITF Davis Cup finals

DECEMBER (2)
12 NCAA Army-Navy football
20 FIFA Club World Cup Final

175 Fontainebleau Blvd, Suite 1N4, Miami, Florida 33172 USA
Tel +1-305-559-WRMI Fax +1-305-559-8186 E-mail info@wrmi.net Website

Chelmsford Calling World Service now via WRMI

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(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 9955 kHz.

We are pleased to be associated with WRMI especially at this exciting period when the importance, enjoyment & potential of short wave broadcasting is recognised & revived.

ABOUT CCWS :

The ‘Chelmsford Calling World Service’ is a light entertainment programme produced by Jim Salmon – ‘Sunny Jim’ from the Chelmsford Calling Network – set up with the aim of promoting radio technology past, present & future. Our programme is to be broadcast monthly via various short wave relay stations around the world & is also available to listen to online. Our aim is to re-create the fun & friendship of a regular short wave programme.
We welcome listener feedback & suggestions. To get in touch, e-mail to – chelmcalling@gmail.com – or contact us via Facebook or Twitter.

SWLing Post readers: I believe Jeff White at WRMI is doing an fantastic job putting a little fun back into shortwave radio (indeed, giving the medium a shot of adrenaline!).  If you agree, drop him a line and let him know: radiomiami9@cs.com

Global 24 Program List

Global24Many thanks to the Global 24 Radio team for notifying me that they’ve posted their initial programming. I posted the full list below, but you should also check the Global 24 website as they’re making frequent additions.

As a reminder: Global 24 Radio begins broadcasting tomorrow, October 31, 2014, beginning at 2300 UTC on 9,395 KHz.

(Source: Global 24 Radio)

Programs

News:

Feature Story News  – Top of the Hour News
European News Network – Top of the Hour News, Breaking News, Weekly News Review
Global 24 Breaking News –  Top of the Hour News, Developing News, Live News Feeds
Focus Asia Pacific – Daily News from the Pacific

International Relays:

  • Radio France International
  • Channel Africa
  • Voice of Russia
  • World Radio Network

Music:

  • Jazz from the Left – 3 Hours of Weekly Jazz with Raoul van Hall
  • The Rock Pile – 2 Hours of Weekly Classical with Raoul van Hall
  • Jazz for the Asking – 1 Hour of Weekly Jazz with Keith Perron
  • Blues Radio International – 30 Minutes of Weekly Blues with Jesse Finkelstein
  • Song of India – 1 Hour of Weekly Music for the Indian Subcontinent
  • Global Music & Turkish Talent Box –  1 Hour Weekly of International “Trending”
  • Global Music
  • Classical Worldwide on Shortwave – 3 Hours of Weekly Classical Music with Jeffrey Bowman

Easy Listening:

  • The Rendez-Vous  – 3 Hours Weekly of Music, News & Information
  • The Happy Station Show –  1 Hour Weekly of Music & More with Keith Perron
  • Switzlerland in Sound  –  30 Minutes Weekly with Bob Zanotti
  • Old Time Radio Favorites – Comedy

Drama:

  • Global 24 Present’s Shakespeare on Shortwave

Perspective:

  • The Kelly Alexander Show – 1 Hour Weekly of Current Events & Issues for Women
  • Peace Talks Radio – 1 Hour Weekly of Content from Peter Ingles (NPR)
  • Sons of Liberty – Daily Syndicated Broadcast with Bradlee Dean
  • The Stuph File – 1 Hour Weekly of Odd, Off-the-Wall fun stuff with Peter Anthony Holder

Science:

  • Exploration – 1 Hour Weekly with Dr. Michio Kaku

Radio:

  • Global 24 Daily Mailbag – 30 Minutes Daily of Listener Comments, Feedback and
  • Reception Reports
  • This Week in Ham Radio – 30 Minutes Weekly of Ham Radio “On Air” Events
  • World of Radio – 30 Minutes Weekly of Radio News with Glenn Hauser
  • Survival Radio – 30 Minutes of Weekly of Radio Information for Preppers & Planners
  • Viva Miami – 30 Minutes Weekly of Listener Comments and More with Jeff White, GM of WRMI
  • Media Network Plus –  30 or 60 Minutes Weekly with Keith Perron

Survival, Homesteading & Off the Grid Living

(Announcements Pending)

Radio Africa To Air Ebola Announcements

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(Source: WRMI)

Pan American Broadcasting’s “Radio Africa Network” transmitted from WRMI Okeechobee is doing its part to aid in the Ebola virus crisis. Radio Africa broadcasts 13 hours per day and is well-heard in the Ebola crisis area of West Africa, Beginning immediately, the Radio Africa broadcasts will include health-related announcements in various languages explaining the Ebola symptoms, what to do if these symptoms are noted, etc. Radio Africa is on the air daily from 1400-2000 UTC on 17790 kHz and 2000-2300 UTC on 15190 kHz.

Introducing Shortwave’s Newest Broadcaster: Global 24 Radio

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This is one of the most exciting developments I’ve seen in international broadcasting in ages: an around-the-clock, fixed-frequency, commercial shortwave radio broadcaster, transmitting via WRMI.

The new Global24 will begin broadcasting on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 7:00 PM EDT (2300 UTC November 1st) on 9395 kHz.

Below, you’ll find Global24’s first press release:

(Source: Global24Radio.com)

(Hollywood, FL) Oct. 21, 2014 – Global 24 Radio LLC announced today that its inaugural broadcast will go live at 7:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31 (0000 UTC November 1), with a line-up of new and well-known programs and around-the-clock English language programming.  The broadcast can be heard 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 9395 kHz on WRMI broadcasting from Okeechobee, Florida.

“We’re very excited about launching Global 24 and the important contributions it will make to shortwave radio listening – as both a medium worth preserving and a vital part of the modern media mix for so many listeners around the world,” said Phil Workman, general manager of Global 24.   “Our broadcast will appeal to dedicated shortwave listeners (SWL) all over the world looking for breaking news, opinion and music.”

Global 24 aims to revitalize the shortwave medium by bringing general interest news and entertainment into sharper focus for listeners looking for high quality programming on a daily basis.  Regular listeners will be informed, entertained and engaged in an ever more complex world.

According to Jeff White, general manager of WRMI,  “Global 24 represents another step in the long overdue commercialization of shortwave radio.  We are excited to be working with them on their ambitious program to engage and entertain a global audience.”

Additional press releases in coming days will announce our broadcast schedule, our Listeners’ Club, contests, sponsors, our web store, staff and much more.  Follow us on Twitter at @Global24Radio or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/global24radio.  Visit our website:  http://www.global24radio.com  to join our email newsletter for the most current updates.

I’m in contact with Global24 and will continue to post updates as they become available.

Simply follow the tag: Global24

From Moscow With Love via WRMI

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Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Tom Ally, who informed me that WRMI is now relaying From Moscow With Love on 9,955 kHz, Mondays at 11:00 PM EDT (Tuesdays, 3:00 UTC).

Many thanks to Jeff White at WRMI for keeping one of my favorite VOR shows on the air.

You can view WRMI’s full schedule for 9,955 kHz by clicking here.

Radio World: International Broadcasters Reconsider Shortwave

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Check out this article from Radio World which addresses the state of shortwave radio broadcasting.

Jeff White of WRMI and Kim Elliott of the VOA are both interviewed. Elliott even speaks about the virtues of the VOA Radiogram experiments which have had success circumventing shortwave radio jamming (broadcasts which were completely omitted from the BBG Special Committee report on the efficacy of shortwave radio).

Click here to read the full article at Radio World.