Sad news for those who listen to Polish Radio External’s English service on shortwave, but good to know that they will still have an online presence.
(Source: Polish Radio External Service)
From Sunday 25 March, the English Section of Polish Radio External Service is changing its broadcast times and the nature of its transmissions.
As of Sunday, the English Section will NOT be available on Short Wave, ending almost 80 years of broadcasts on this spectrum. Many thanks to all our listeners who tuned in via these means over the years.
However, the English Section is continuing ALL its transmissions via satellite and online, with podcasts also available via our RSS feed and through the iTunes platform. Additionally, the English Section of Polish Radio External Service is available in London on DAB Spectrum 1 daily at 1900 local time.
Major changes are our LIVE transmission at the time of 1400 CEST (1200 UTC), with our main broadcast moving to 2000 CEST (1800 UTC).
Our flagship production, News from Poland, will move to the time of 1400 CEST, with a second edition at 2000 CEST. All magazine premieres will also air at 2000 CEST.
Our new transmission schedule is detailed [by scrolling to the bottom of this page]. A detailed schedule of our 1400 and 2000 transmissions will be made available over the weekend.
For more information about how to tune in to the English Section, please see our How to Listen page.
In spite of the optimistic tone set in the article, I see no good news here. This means that yet another legitimate source of news and information is vacating the band, likely to be replaced by either a screaming preacher or by nothing at all. That it’s available as a podcast on iTunes provides zero consolation. These entities assume that their listeners are comfortably set up with broadband internet service – with wi fi for convenience. Tell that to people in Iran, Syria and Sudan. This movement is incredibly short sighted and foolish.
Sadly, we lose yet another shortwave station.