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Go FM way, digital DRM too expensive, AIR told

AIR should phase out short wave and medium wave services, accessed through the once ubiquitous transistors and radio sets, and focus on FM instead, recommends an IIT-Bombay report while giving a thumbs down to the digital DRM technology that the public broadcaster is pushing.

Spirit medium brings new tour to Cumbria

TV medium Steve Holbrook heads to Cumbria for two nights of his new tour, Psychic Vibration on the Medium Wave. Rated as one of the best clairaudient mediums in the UK, his act will visit Waverley Hotel, in Workington, on Tuesday September 13, and Shepherds Inn, in Carlisle, the following evening.

Home hifi: Digital radio roars in retro rig

About 20 years ago I saw a 1950s Bush radio at an auction, a glorious thing with medium wave, long wave and VHF, now known as FM. It had lots of cities listed on the tuning dial, not one of them outside Europe, and the cabinet looked great. It worked fine, and after spirited bidding it was knocked down to me for $18.

Protests against hanging beyond comprehension

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid on Monday said the decision against Mumtaz Qadri was given by the court and the protests over his execution are beyond comprehension. He was speaking to media after inaugurating 10KW medium wave transmitters at Radio Pakistan Karachi.

Japan helps upgrade service

CONCERNED about people's access to information during natural disasters, the Japanese Government has given $15million for the upgrade of a medium wave broadcasting system. Through an agreement signed with the Fiji Government, the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation will establish a new medium wave radio broadcasting system at Naulu in Nakasi.

How Coollink Boss, Nouri, Dazzled At Dubai Car Racing

The 11th edition of the Dubai 24 hour Car Racing, which took place on January 15 2016, will ever remain green in the memory of all the participants, particularly Swiss-born Nigeria based racer, Shahin Nouri, who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Coollink, a member of Steam Broadcasting and Communication Limited.

Rich Warren: Wide band of possible reasons for AM interference

AM radio remains a technology we love to hate. We love its programming found nowhere else, but it sounds dreadful, even when broadcasting talk radio. In a mere five years, commercial AM broadcasting celebrates its centennial. How many other technologies survive that long? AM not merely survives, but survives nearly technically unchanged.

Radio Pakistan set to broadcast running commentary

PR LAHORE Pakistan's supreme broadcasting institute Radio Pakistan has made comprehensive arrangements to broadcast running commentary on all matches during forthcoming Pakistan-Zimbabwe cricket series from Gaddafi Stadium. The national network broadcast will go on air from all medium wave and FM 101 channels of PBC.

Vividh Bharati now available on FM

The popular Vividh Bharati service of the All India Radio will now be available in the FM format, providing listeners within the National Capital Region with clear, high quality reception. On Tuesday, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Arun Jaitley launched the service, hitherto available on Medium Wave.

Why Do Radio Signals Travel Farther at Night Than in the Day?

Not all radio waves travel farther at night than during the day, but some, short and medium wave, which AM radio signals fall under, definitely can given the right conditions. The main reason this is the case has to do with the signal interacting with a particular layer of the atmosphere known as....

'UV radiation peaks in June-September'

PUNE: Ultra violet (UV) radiation levels were alarmingly high in the monsoon months, an analysis of the recordings in the city from January till November this year by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) shows. "The peak radiation levels of UV B (medium wave, mostly absorbed by the....

Power transmitter installed in Attock

Rashid Ali ATTOCK: Radio Pakistan installed a modern digital 500 KW transmitter at Faqeerabad in Attock Dist to multiply the outreach of its medium wave broadcasts on 585 KHz. The Transmitter along with renovation of studios at national broadcasting house has been installed with the technical and financial assistance of Japan.

Ministers, Japanese envoy inaugurate 500 KW transmitter

ISLAMABAD - Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid, Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal, and Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Inomata jointly inaugurated the newly installed 500 kw medium wave transmitter here on Friday. Radio Pakistan has formally launched programmes from its new digital....

Japanese aid: State radio to replace old gadgets

The equipment has been given under a project “Rehabilitation of Medium Wave Radio Broadcasting Network” and is being implemented by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Inomata and Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal....

Radio Pakistan launches new medium wave transmitter

Raza ur Rehman Saturday, December 06, 2014 - Islamabad—Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid, Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal, and Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Inomata jointly inaugurated the newly installed 500 KW medium wave transmitter here Friday.

Falklands: MW and FM Radio Update

20 October 2014 The Falkland Islands Government has advised that following storm damage earlier in the year to the Medium Wave Radio system,

Celtica Radio: Welsh online radio station jumps to FM

Three years after an Internet-only radio station based in Wales in the UK found itself entering people’s homes via medium wave, it’s now completed its journey to the FM band.

Celtica Radio: Welsh online radio station jumps to FM

Three years after an Internet-only radio station based in Wales in the UK found itself entering people’s homes via medium wave, it’s now completed its journey to the FM band.

Communications Authority announces commercial broadcasting licences in the Primary Markets

07 Apr 2014. The Authority finalised the Licensing process for free-to-air commercial sound broadcasting service licences in the Primary Markets (Medium Wave). The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa hereby notifies the media and stakeholders that it has finalised the licensing....

PBC upgrading its medium wave network

Monday, December 30, 2013 - Islamabad—Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) was upgrading its medium wave network and old medium are being replaced throughout the country by better and newer versions having greater outreach. An official source informed that FM transmitters are not being given priority to medium wave transmitters.

AIR Tiruchi promises more as it steps into its 75 year

Starting off with just a 5 KW medium wave transmitter when it was launched 74 years ago, All India Radio, Tiruchi, which now covers 10 districts with a 100 KW high power transmitter, is poised to celebrate its platinum jubilee from May 16 with a series of new programmes targeting both urban and rural listeners.

US-funded radio service taken off the air in Russia

Radio Liberty, the U.S.-funded broadcaster, is being forced to shut down its AM radio station in Moscow, but plans to operate under the same name as an online service. but plans to operate under the same name as an online service. When the Cold War was at its peak, Radio Liberty, transmitted on short wave, was founded in the 1950s to....

Technology, bushfires and AM radio

As Australia's heat-wave returns, I’ll be in the Blue Mountains in NSW, surrounded by eight hectares – around 20 acres – of mostly uncleared bush, contemplating both the benefits and shortcomings of modern emergency services communications. Here with two smartphones and a laptop with a mobile....

Track Santa from your Windows 8 device

NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, has been tracking Santa since 1955. In the old days, it was an AM radio broadcast that began on Christmas Eve and purported to track the jolly old fellow as he left the North Pole and began his flight around the world. With technology's advance, NORAD has also pushed into the future.

Opinion Why prank call was wrong

>Editor's note: Ross Stevenson is a former lawyer who has hosted the top rating breakfast radio program "Breakfast with Ross and John" on AM radio station 3AW in Melbourne Australia since the ...

Prank call pitted 'the great' against the powerless

Editor's note: Ross Stevenson is a former lawyer who has hosted the top rating breakfast radio program "Breakfast with Ross and John" on AM radio station 3AW in Melbourne Australia since the early 1990s. Melbourne (CNN) -- The two hosts of the 2Day FM Sydney radio program will be feeling awful.

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