Monday, July 08, 2013

Shortwave services of European Union, foreign radio stations shut

The 72-year-old V. Balasu­bramanian, who used to tune into popular foreign radio stations like Radio Netherlands, Germany’s Deutsche Welle (DW) and Radio Taiwan Intern­ational to get updates about the day’s happenings is sad as most of the radio stations in the European Union and various other parts of the world have started to close down their short wave service. 
These radio stations cite lack of funds and growth of technology, which integrates radio into smart phones, as the main reasons for shutting down their SW services. Some top radio stations like British Broad­casting Corporation and DW have also closed their transmitter sites in Trincomalee (service for South Asia) as they found it difficult to make ends meet. Read more on

Written by N. Arun Kumar