The Mexican Diexist Group has created a petition on the Change.org platform to ask that Radio Taiwan International don’t finish broadcasting their programs on the shortwave.
Those who want to add their signature, can do so by following this link.
Thank you very much
David Iurescia (LW4DAF)
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, G. Koopal, who who sent a tip regarding RTI’s French language service leaving shortwave. I followed up directly with RTI and received the following reply from their French language service team:
We have just announced this news in the last “courriers des auditeurs” this Sunday, February 4th.
From March 25th, the French service and the Spanish service of RTI will unfortunately stop broadcasting on shortwave.
The schedule of programs will change a little but you can always listen to us on the new website that will be online very soon. More videos will be posted in the future. We have also opened a youtube channel where you can find all these videos!
Thank you for your question, see you soon.
The French service team of RTI
Nous venons tout juste d’annoncer cette nouvelle dans le dernier “courriers des auditeurs” de ce dimanche 4 février.
A partir du 25 Mars, le service français et le service espagnol de RTI cessera malheureusement de diffuser sur ondes courtes.
La grille des programmes va donc un peu changer mais vous pourrez toujours nous écouter sur le nouveau site internet qui sera en ligne très prochainement. Plus de vidéos seront postées à l’avenir. Nous avons d’ailleurs ouvert une chaîne youtube sur laquelle vous pourrez retrouver toutes ces vidéos !
Merci pour votre question, à bientôt.
L’équipe su service français de RTI
I’m sending you the new schedule for Radio Taiwan International in Spanish since March, 27:
To: South America 00:00-01:00 UTC – 11530 Khz
Central America 03:00-04:00 UTC – 5985 Khz
And a Happy Easter to you, too, David!
(Source: WRMI on Facebook)
Friends, we’re doing another round of tests for Radio Taiwan International the nights of March 13, 14 and 15 (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday) in a new frequency of 11530 Khz.
The transmissions will be at 0000-0100 and 0200-0300 UTC (UTC Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday). Very grateful any observation on the quality of the reception in your area, and especially a comparison between the two hours. Thank you in advance.
Please send your reception reports to WRMI using the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, David Iurescia (LW4DAF), who notes that Radio Taiwan International will be testing a new broadcast schedule to Latin America October 27-29.
Frequencies and times are as follows:
- To Central America: 03:00 – 04:00 UTC in 5985 Khz
- To South America : 00:00 – 01:00 UTC in 11920 Khz
Send your reception reports to: email@example.com.
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, David Iurescia (LW4DAF), for sharing information about this initiative by Radio Taiwan International:
Radio Taiwan International began broadcasting in 1928. In an era when information did not travel as quickly as today, RTI programs could be heard thousands of miles away by people like you.
If RTI has touched you in any way over the years, let us travel back in time together to look back at the voices, letters, and memorabilia of RTI’s history.
RTI invites you to take part in piecing together the history of RTI with any sounds and memorabilia you may have collected throughout the years. Your participation will help us commemorate RTI’s precious history.
[…]RTI is inviting listeners to lend/donate RTI memorabilia from 1928-1998, including QSL cards, sounds, and other items from the Central Broadcasting System, Voice of Free China, Voice of Asia, and the Broadcasting Corporation of China (BCC).
Items to be collected?
- Sounds: Tapes of programs, news broadcasts, and records from the above stations can be sent or e-mailed to RTI.
- Items: Station gifts to listeners, letters, QSL cards, pennants, and other souvenirs. Mailing the items is preferred. You can also send pictures of the items.
- Historical pictures or videos related to RTI.
If material is received from the 1928-1982 period, and is perceived to have historical significance to the station, there will be the following feedback:
The official station site will list those who donated and the items donated.
- RTI will send a thank you letter and souvenir.
- If the item is from 1983 or later, RTI will send a nice souvenir to thank for the item.
- If the donated item cannot be put in our archive, the station will send a thank you letter. (RTI reserves the right to make final decisions on the collection)
Full details about the archive initiative are available at Radio Taiwan International.
Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Mike, who notes this brief announcement from Radio Taiwan International:
“Starting from March 29th, RTI will terminate its transmission to Europe on 3965 KHz and to Africa on 11975 KHZ following the end of cooperation between RTI and RFI. Listeners in the two continents are encouraged to listen to our [programs] online.”