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Proposal to suspend Radio Romania International’s shortwave service has been rejected

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Tudor Vedeanu, who shares the following update regarding the threat to RRI’s shortwave service.

Tudor writes:

I contacted MediaSind asking for more details about the suspension of the SW broadcasts at RRI. Liviu Grosu, the general secretary of MediaSind told me this:

“Following the reactions of MediaSind, the members of the Board of Directors rejected the proposal of the president-general director of the SRR, Georgica Severin, regarding the suspension of the shortwave broadcasts.”

Brilliant news, Tudor! Thank you for sharing this and also many thanks for obtaining Liviu Grosu’s approval to post his message here on the SWLing Post.

Readers, if you love RRI’s shortwave service, I believe this would still be a great time to let them know you’re happy they’re on the air! For the English language service, use the following email address: [email protected]

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Radio Romania International’s shortwave service under threat

RRI’s Tiganesti-based shortwave transmitter centre (Photo source: Radio Romania International)

Important: Click here to read our update.

Many thanks to a number of SWLing Post readers who have shared a link to this article on the AGERPRES website.

The article is in Romanian and many are interpreting it as stating that the shortwave services of Radio Romani International have already been cut.

I asked SWLing Post contributor, Tudor Vedeanu, for his interpretation. Tudor replied:

[I]t looks like Georgic? Severin, the President and Director General of Radio Romania, repeatedly announced his intention of ceasing shortwave transmissions, due to the recent budget cuts. I could’t find an official announcement about this, but the press release from MediaSind (the Romanian Journalists Trade Union) is worrisome enough.

Tudor will keep us informed as he learns more about this development.

RRI is one of my favorite broadcasters on shortwave. The Romanian service has amazing music programs and I also enjoy listening to their English and French news reports. If the budget cuts are severe, I suspect it may indeed mark the end of their shortwave service.

If you’d like to share your thoughts or express your concerns, consider dropping the English language service of RRI a note via this email address: [email protected]

Click here to read the AGEPRES article.

Tudor, thank you so much for your help and clarification!

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: Radio Romania International

RRI-RadioRomaniaInternationalRadio Romania International is on of my favorite international broadcasters. I routinely listen to their broadcasts in English and French. With the demise of Radio Bulgaria in 2012, I turn to RRI for news not only about Romania, but Eastern Europe in general.

I do fear for the future of Radio Romania International on the shortwaves as so many broadcasters are pulling out of the spectrum and putting all of their faith into online “broadcasting.” If you enjoy RRI as much as I do, consider submitting a reception report and letting them know that you’re listening.

Tuesday, I recorded RRI’s English broadcast from Tiganesti on 9.435 MHZ (21:30 UTC)–quite an easy and reliable catch in eastern North America. You can click here to download the recording as an MP3, or simply listen via the embedded player below:

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