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Tiganesti transmitter site down for maintenance

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Paul Walker, who notes the following:

[Tiganesti] will be off air 5am to 1pm GMT April 11 for maintenance. Galbeni will remain on air.

As heard on Radio Romania International’s 9610 kHz 2030 UTC broadcast during the news.

Many thanks for the tip, Paul!

RRI Summer 2017 broadcast schedule

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, David Iurescia (LW4DAF), for sharing Radio Romania International’s 2017 summer shortwave radio schedule:

For full details about the various ways you  can listen to RRI, check out their website.

Shortwave Radio Recordings: Radio Romania International

Like a lot of shortwave radio listeners, since I was a kid, I’ve enjoyed tuning my radio to parts of the world where events are unfolding.  There’s something tangible–something that is transportive–when you listen to a news coming directly from the source, on air and originating from halfway across the planet.

I believe, listening to government broadcasters, you get a much better picture of what is actually happening. For example, sometimes the broadcaster devotes the whole news hour to an important event, or (perhaps even more telling!) doesn’t mention anything at all! The Voice of Turkey comes to mind as a recent example.

Yesterday evening, I tuned to Radio Romania International–one of my favorite little international broadcasters.

If you’ve been following the news, you’ll know that there have been six consecutive days of massive protests to stop a Romanian law that would have eased corruption penalties. This is the sort of thing a lot of broadcasters– being the mouthpiece for their current administration or ruling party–would either ignore or bury in their news report.

I was happy to hear that RRI at least featured the protest as their very first news item.

This recording was made on 5,960 kHz starting at 0100 UTC on February 06, 2017. Receiver used was a WinRadio Excalibur with a large horizontal delta loop antenna here in North Carolina. The following recording includes a few minutes of the RRI interval signal. Enjoy:

Click here to download as an MP3.

RRI’s annual “Personality of the Year” poll

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, David Iurescia (LW4DAF), who shares this appeal from Radio Romania International:

Personality of the Year 2016 on RRI

We would like to ask you which person you think left their imprint on the world in a positive way in 2016. We are preparing to designate, based on your options, “The Personality of the Year 2016 on RRI”. Will this person be a politician, an opinion leader, a businessman, an athlete, an artist, a scientist, or even a regular person with a special story? It’s up to you! We would also want to ask you why you picked that particular person.

You can send your answers, as usual, by commenting on our website, at rri.ro, by e-mail at engl@rri.ro, on our Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn profiles, by fax at 00.40.21.319.05.62, or by post, at 60-64, General Berthelot street, sector 1, Bucharest, area code 010165 (PO Box 111), Romania.

The “Personality of the year 2015 on RRI” was German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The “Personality of the year 2016 on RRI” will be announced on January 1st 2017.

Radio Romania International Winter Broadcast Frequencies

RRI-RadioRomaniaInternationalMany thanks to SWLing Post contributor, David Iurescia (LW4DAF), who shares a link to RRI’s recently published B16 broadcast schedule:

RRI Winter Broadcast Frequencies
RRI broadcast frequencies valid as of October 30, 2016 to March 26,2017

http://www.rri.ro/en_gb/rri_winter_broadcast_frequencies-2554355

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