Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I&B Ministry to hold mock FM radio auctions on July 22, 23

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry is planning to hold 'mock auctions' on July 22 and 23 to familiarise bidders with the rules and methodology for Phase III FM radio auctions. In the first batch of the FM Phase III auctions, the ministry plans to grant permission to run the 135 radio channels in 69 cities.


High Court to govt: Possible to defer FM radio auctions?

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre if it can defer the third phase of FM radio auction after Kalanithi Maran-led Sun TV Network alleged denial of permission to participate in the e-auctions scheduled to start from July 27.


Thursday, July 02, 2015

Voice of Greece back on short wave

வாய்ஸ் ஆஃப் கிரீஸ் மீண்டும் சிற்றலைவரிசையில் தனது ஒலிபரப்பினைத் தொடங்கியது.

Voice of Greece in Greek in 0900-1400UT time slot on July 2: till 1200 on 9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu, at 0905  frequency schedule* till 1202 on 11645 AVL 100 kW / 182 deg to NoAf, terrible audio, with hum tone from 1200 on 9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu, at 1201UT frequency schedule* from 1207 on 9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg to WeEu, terrible audio, with hum tone *announcement of frequencies 9420 to WeEu/NoAm,11645 to NoAf,9935 to WeEu/NoAm Both frequencies are off around 1410 UTC and back again on air around 1440 UTC

Georgia Shifts to Digital Broadcasting

ஜார்ஜிய வானொலி டிஜிட்டல் தொலைக்காட்சி ஒலிபரப்புக்கு மாற்றம்

Natia Mikeladze, the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development reported that the regions of Tbilisi, Sagarejo, Kojori, Marneuli and Rustavi have shifted to digital broadcasting as of July 1, adding that the remianing regions will shift to the new system by August 25th.


Radio Iceland Saved From The Brink

ரேடியோ ஐஸ்லாந்து நிறுத்தப்படுவதில் இருந்து தப்பித்தது!

Radio Iceland – an English-language radio station in Iceland – was saved from having to go off the air by a mystery investor.

Only yesterday, Radio Icelandannounced that they would have to go off the air, owing to revenue not being able to meet monthly expenses. This would have been a short life for the station, which first went on the air last February 16 on a mission to provide non-Icelandic speakers with a source for news and information on the radio.


BBC will make job cuts

பட்ஜெட் குறைப்பு காரணமாக பிபிசியில் 1000 பணியாளர்கள் வரை வேலை இழக்கும் அபாயம்!

The BBC will make cuts due to a budget shortfall.  Shortwave not mentioned, but I suspect more reductions are on the way.

This was also reported on BBCWS as the last item in the 1200 newscast July 2.


Stephen Luce
Houston, Texas