Wednesday, December 07, 2005

60th anniversary of WRTH

This year is the 60th anniversary of the bestselling directory of world broadcasting on LW, MW, SW and FM.

An Extended Features section includes special anniversary articles on The History of WRTH, 60 Years of Reception, 50 years of DXing, 60 Years of Technology and The Future of Radio

The remaining pages are, as usual, full of information on:

• National and International broadcasts and broadcasters
• Clandestine and other target broadcasters
• MW and SW frequency listings
• Equipment reviews and articles
• TV by country
• Extensive Reference section

What is WRTH?

World Radio TV Handbook or WRTH is now in its 60th edition. It is the most accurate and complete guide to the world of radio on LW, MW, SW and FM, available in any form.

It is divided into the following sections

Features - This section is in full colour and contains reviews of receivers and ancillary equipment, articles on topical issues such as digital radio, interviews with broadcasters , reception conditions, colour maps showing the location of SW transmitters, and other topics of interest to Listeners and DXers.

National Radio - This section covers the world's domestic radio services. The listings are by country and include all stations broadcasting on LW, MW and SW, together with contact details, and most stations broadcasting on FM.

International Radio - Full details of all broadcasters transmitting internationally are given in this section and are listed by country. The schedules shown are the 'A' or 'winter' SW frequencies as supplied by the broadcasters and confirmed by monitoring, together with any LW or MW frequencies used. It also contains a new sub-section showing Clandestine and Other Target Broadcasters arranged by target country. The 'B' or 'summer' schedules, along with updates to broadcaster details, are available as a pdf download from this website in May each year.

Frequency Lists - This section contains MW frequency lists grouped by frequency within regions, lists of international and domestic SW broadcasts in frequency order, and international SW broadcasts in English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish shown by UTC.

Television - The TV section has details of the main national broadcasters, and large regional networks, arranged alphabetically by country.

Reference - This section has tables and listings of Transmitter sites, Standard Time and Frequency Transmissions, DX Club information, Internet resources and other essential information.

To see what other people think of WRTH please read the comments made about WRTH 2005, or go right ahead and order a copy of WRTH 2006.