RRI’s Tiganesti-based shortwave transmitter centre (Photo source: Radio Romania International)
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to read the AGEPRES article.
Tudor, thank you so much for your help and clarification!
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