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PCJ Radio: Special shortwave broadcast to honor Radio Netherlands Worldwide on June 29

(Source: PCJ Radio press release)

PCJ Radio will present a special two hour edition of Happy Station Show targeting North America and the Caribbean on June 29th, 2012 from 0200UTC to 0400UTC (Local time June 28th, 2012 10:00pm to 12:00am) on 9955khz. This special is to coincide with the departure of Radio Netherlands Worldwide from shortwave and will be a tribute to what was once one of the most respected international broadcasters. A special QSL Card will be issued to those in the Americas who tune in on 9955khz. If your outside this area you can listen to the live stream on June 29th 2012 from 0200UTC to 0400UTC VIA www.wrmi.net. I’m not going to tell you just yet what we have in store. The only thing I will say is you will need to tune in.

PCJ Radio International

RNW will be closing English service at end of month

Radio Netherlands English service will be closing down on June 29, 2012. There will be a special program on their final day and listeners are invited to share their special memories of the service.  Additional shortwave frequencies are planned for this day and we will post them once available from RNW.

RNW headquarters in Hilversum, Netherlands (photo coutesty: RNW)

(Source: RNW)

Dear Readers,

We’re very sorry to inform you that the English service of Radio Netherlands Worldwide will be closing at the end of this month. As a result, this website will see some changes.

From 1 July 2012 there will no longer be a daily review of the Dutch papers. Our coverage of Dutch news stories will also cease. And, since RNW’s English webstream will end on 29 June, there will be no moreListening Guide.

However, we will continue to provide articles online relating to our new brief: promoting free speech in areas where people are not free to gather information or to form and express independent opinions.


You can check out the updates to this story lower on the page

The measures are a result of steep budget cuts imposed by the Dutch government and a concomitant change in focus. Providing the world with a realistic image of the Netherlands, as we have proudly done since 1947, will no longer be one of our statutory duties.

The last radio show
On 29 June we will broadcast a radio show looking back at the past decades of Radio Netherlands Worldwide. Have you got a memory to share? Please let us know, at the usual address, letters@rnw.nl, or post a comment below this story, as many have already done. We’d love to hear from you.

Please keep checking this site for updates on our final day. There may be a surprise or two…

And, perhaps most importantly, thank you – for listening, reading, and riding this bumpy road with us over the years and through the recent, difficult times.

The RNW English team