Thursday, 3 February 2011

World Radio Network and Prague farewell

Ending an era: Radio Prague signs off on shortwave - Radio Prague

"With the following special presentation, Radio Prague ends 75 years of shortwave radio service. As many of you know by now, austerity measures across Czech governmental ministries have forced budget cuts in many sectors, and public broadcasting is one of them. "

 I "tune" to Radio Prague now via the World Radio Network or listening to the Czech Republic online at:

I cannot recommend the World Radio Network  highly enough if you are wanting to listen to international broadcasting via the internet. It makes the perfect background accompaniment if you are having a work day at the computer (and are able to have audio on!) Radio France International, KBS World Radio from Seoul, Radio Netherlands, Deutsche Welle, and many more streaming through the day.

Ok, it's not the same as twiddling the knobs on the radio, but a good day time fix until you can get back in your shack and dedicate proper time to analogue radio.

Despite the above news, Radio Prague DOES still maintain a presence on shortwave in English, albeit a small one.

This is via WRMI Radio Miami International on 9955kHz, daily at 0700 UTC, weekdays at 1000 UTC, and weekends at 1930 UTC.  Jeff White, WRMI General Manager, said that "Radio Miami is happy to be able to help Radio Prague stay on the air, just as we did with Radio Slovakia International when its shortwave transmissions were scheduled to end last December 31. We have had close cooperation with Radio Prague for many years now, and we hope this cooperation will continue for many more years."

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