Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Richard Cuff, for forwarding this press release from the BBC World Service Group Communications:
BBC World Service increases broadcasts to Thailand
26 May 2014. As authorities in Thailand take key national and international channels off air in the country, BBC World Service has increased its shortwave English-language radio broadcasts to Thailand, to continue the delivery of its independent news and analysis to audiences there.
From 01:00 GMT on Monday 26 May, BBC World Service expanded its availability via shortwave to Thailand by adding [ten] hours of broadcasts to its daily shortwave schedule (all times GMT):
- 01:00-03:00 on 11,600 kHz
- 03:00-05:00 on 7,370 kHz
- 05:00-11:00 on 11,700 kHz
Acting Director, BBC World Service Group, Liliane Landor says: “In times of national crisis, there is an acute need for accurate, trusted and impartial news. This is why, with our international TV news channel off the air in Thailand, we have increased BBC World Service radio broadcasts in the country.”
The above transmissions add to BBC World Service’s six hours of shortwave broadcasts at peak times for Thailand.
For more information about the military coup in Thailand, and how it affects international broadcasting, please follow our tag: Thailand Coup
[Update 27 May 2014: Number of broadcast hours corrected. HT to Dan Ferguson and Richard Cuff]