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Saying goodbye to Radio Australia after 37 years

Kevin De Reus has lived in the same 24 kilometre radius his whole life. Born and raised in Iowa in the US, Kevin now calls his grandfather's farm — just 12 kilometres from where he grew up in central Des Moines — home. He is married, has five children and has worked at the same company for 20 years.

Eurovision, AsiaSat partner for content delivery in APAC

NEW DELHI: Eurovision, the operational arm of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), and satellite operator Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat), have expanded their partnership for use of multiple C-band transponders on AsiaSat 5 and a teleport service from AsiaSat’s Tai Po Earth Station in Hong Kong.

Protests In Regional Cities Are Now ‘Main Threat’ To Hyper-Centralized Belarusian Regime – OpEd

The Minsk regime clearly already sees that “people are going out into the streets not at the urging of opposition politicians but because they are fed up with the current situation” and thus it recognizes that the “old means of dealing with protests” by force alone isn’t going to stop them,....

Kazan Psychologist Warns Russia May Now Have As Many As 100,000 Violent And Racist Skinheads – OpEd

“Our Russian skinheads are the result of economic and social problems,” she says. “Frequently, they are children of the employed or of parents whose social status over the course of the years of reform has sharply declined.” And many of them believe that members of other groups are doing far better than their own.

Haunting images show dilapidated Olympic venues in Rio

Four of the new arenas in the main Olympic Park failed to find private-sector management, and ownership was passed to the federal government. Another new arena will be run by the cash-strapped city with Brazil stuck in its deepest recession in decades.

ABC boss delivers home truths about the broadcaster

Each member of the ABC's audience has a gripe about the public broadcaster - including those who run it. Managing director Michelle Guthrie has remarked on the ABC's "peculiar obsession" with the British royal family and comparative lack of interest in Asian culture. Chairman James Spigelman has his own bugbear.

ABC boss delivers home truths about the broadcaster

Each member of the ABC's audience has a gripe about the public broadcaster - including those who run it. Managing director Michelle Guthrie has remarked on the ABC's "peculiar obsession" with the British royal family and comparative lack of interest in Asian culture. Chairman James Spigelman has his own bugbear.

ABC boss delivers home truths about the broadcaster

Each member of the ABC's audience has a gripe about the public broadcaster - including those who run it. Managing director Michelle Guthrie has remarked on the ABC's "peculiar obsession" with the British royal family and comparative lack of interest in Asian culture. Chairman James Spigelman has his own bugbear.

ABC boss delivers home truths about the broadcaster

Managing director Michelle Guthrie has remarked on the ABC's "peculiar obsession" with the British royal family and comparative lack of interest in Asian culture. Chairman James Spigelman has his own bugbear. "I think there's too much crime in our news," Spigelman tells Fairfax Media during an interview in his office at ABC's Ultimo headquarters.

ABC boss delivers home truths about the broadcaster

Managing director Michelle Guthrie has remarked on the ABC's "peculiar obsession" with the British royal family and comparative lack of interest in Asian culture. Chairman James Spigelman has his own bugbear. "I think there's too much crime in our news," Spigelman tells Fairfax Media during an interview in his office at ABC's Ultimo headquarters.

ABC boss delivers home truths about the broadcaster

Managing director Michelle Guthrie has remarked on the ABC's "peculiar obsession" with the British royal family and comparative lack of interest in Asian culture. Chairman James Spigelman has his own bugbear. "I think there's too much crime in our news," Spigelman tells Fairfax Media during an interview in his office at ABC's Ultimo headquarters.

Russian Agents In Minsk Pushing Lukashenka To Crack Down Hard – OpEd

Such an action would not only completely block any possibility that Lukashenka could achieve a further rapprochement with the West and thus force Minsk back into Moscow’s tight embrace but also spark the kind of clashes that the Russian government could use to justify armed intervention in Belarus.

Belarus: Could Lukashenko Turn To Repression As He ‘Has Nothing To Lose?’ – OpEd

But that raises a question: does he have enough force at his disposal to drive Belarusians back into passivity? Or would any display of repression be like fighting a grease fire with water, something that unless the amount of “water” is truly massive only has the effect of making the situation still....

Dublin in frame for TV giants after Brexit

Playing by ear: television companies, including Disney Junior, are unlikely to base themselves in London if the UK leaves the single market AP PHOTO/DISNEY JUNIOR. Dublin is pitching to lure international broadcasters including Disney Channel and Discovery from London amid fears that Brexit could affect their ability to work from the UK.

BBC not very convincing about station

Even though the government has insisted it was the BBC's own decision to not renew the 20-year lease of a major shortwave broadcast station for Asia in Nakhon Sawan, many see it as the latest jab that the junta has carefully landed on the face of the British broadcaster.

Dublin in frame for TV giants after Brexit

Dublin is pitching to lure international broadcasters including Disney Channel and Discovery from London amid fears that Brexit could affect their ability to work from the UK. It is understood that the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has fielded initial inquiries from a number of....

Dublin in frame for TV giants after Brexit

Dublin is pitching to lure international broadcasters including Disney Channel and Discovery from London amid fears that Brexit could affect their ability to work from the UK. It is understood that the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has fielded initial inquiries from a number of....

Belarus Has Risen Against Lukashenka – OpEd

As a result, the Ukrainian analyst says, those who have come out into the streets of Minsk, Homel, Mohylev, and Vitebsk are “not the usual Belarusian opposition,” but rather the Belarusian people who “had never been especially interested in politics” and viewed Lukashenka and his regime as something....

When shortwave radio was my best friend

After 20 years the BBC is ending its foreign-language shortwave transmissions from Nakhon Sawan after failing to renegotiate its agreement with the Thai authorities. The transmissions were directed mainly at places like Afghanistan and Pakistan where radios are sometimes still the only source of news.

Bishops ask Radio Vatican to restore services to Africa

By AFP yesterday in World African bishops have asked Radio Vatican, the official radio of the pope, to restore shortwave transmissions to the continent, the Catholic agency Fides reported on Friday. Catholics are estimated to number more than 150 million in Africa, the poorest of all continents,....

Bishops ask Radio Vatican to restore services to Africa

By AFP 22 hours ago in World African bishops have asked Radio Vatican, the official radio of the pope, to restore shortwave transmissions to the continent, the Catholic agency Fides reported on Friday. Catholics are estimated to number more than 150 million in Africa, the poorest of all continents,....

Bishops ask Radio Vatican to restore services to Africa

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | African bishops have asked Radio Vatican, the official radio of the pope, to restore shortwave transmissions to the continent, the Catholic agency Fides reported on Friday. Catholics are estimated to number more than 150 million in Africa, the poorest of all....

Bishops ask Radio Vatican to restore services to Africa

The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar, pictured in 2015, wrote a letter expressing concern about ending the services of shortwave radio in Africa, saying it affords millions the opportunity to hear (the) Holy Father © OSSERVATORE ROMANO/AFP/File.

New book on America's secret Berlin army

He said: 'The wartime mission was 1) cause havoc behind the enemy’s lines through the sabotage of critical infrastructure and 2) report enemy movements by HF Radio, so that the US Air Force could hit them as they moved forward and to let the US Commander know what was unfolding at his front.

New book on America's secret Berlin army

He said: 'The wartime mission was 1) cause havoc behind the enemy’s lines through the sabotage of critical infrastructure and 2) report enemy movements by HF Radio, so that the US Air Force could hit them as they moved forward and to let the US Commander know what was unfolding at his front.

Remarks: Chairman Royce on Russia’s Efforts to Undermine Democratic States

Source: US House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Headline: Remarks: Chairman Royce on Russia’s Efforts to Undermine Democratic States. Media Contact 202-225-5021. Washington, D.C. – Today at 10 a.m., House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) will convene a hearing entitled “Undermining....

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Barrett Communications-HF & VHF Tactical Communications

Barrett Communications designs and manufactures a complete range of secure high-frequency (HF) and very high-frequency (VHF) tactical communication solutions th...

Barrett Communications Launches Advanced 4075 High-Power HF transmitter

Barrett Communications have announced the release of their latest product, the advanced Barrett 4075 High-Power High-Frequency (HF) transmitter. E-mail and mess...

Australian senate rejects bill to restore ABC shortwave

The bill would have required the ABC to restore its shortwave transmission services which the broadcaster ended in January this year. This move was described in...

EDXC Radio 2017, to air today

1 hr ago Read more: MT Shortwave Central EDXC Radio 2017 on air today Wednesday 9th August 2017 with few short 15 minute tests on 9290 and/or 9270 kHz starting ...

A Naval officer and a Goan boat wants to sail around the world with nothing but a sextant

Divar: One would think that 151 days at sea was sufficient solitude for a lifetime, but maritime reconnaissance pilot Abhilash Tomy has different ideas. Not con...

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By Paul Goble Russia’s leading human rights groups say that ethnic Russians are now actively discriminating against ethnic Ukrainians even though Vladimir Putin...

North Korea Says Army Is "On Standby Waiting For An Order Of Attack"

Global markets are closed for the weekend, so we will need to wait until tomorrow evening to see how investors react to the latest back-and-forth between the No...

FSB Demands Detailed Personal Information On Russians Using Social Networks – OpEd

The draft order ( http://regulation.gov.ru/projects#npa=18013 ) which has been issued by the communications ministry and is slated to take effect next July will...

North Korea Issues "Emergency Standby Orders" To Civil Defense Units: Report

With markets about to close for the next 2 days, the question on every trader's mind is: " should i carry risk over the weekend, or should I dump it all in case...

Maria talks suspension

Back in 2016, ESPN reported the 30-year-old Russian professional tennis player was suspended for two years by the International Tennis Federation. She was teste...

Hudgens levies fines for deadly explosion at Augusta sperm bank

Fines have been levied against gas supplier Airgas USA after an investigation into a deadly explosion at an Augusta, Ga., sperm bank. In an official report, Ins...

Quebec minister condemns rise of far-right movement in province

Quebec’s far-right movement is harming the province and its image on the international stage, Christine St-Pierre, Quebec’s minister of International Relations,...

Fiji follows convention

FIJI is one of 12 countries of the Pacific Meteorological Council (PMC) that has complied with the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS...

INDEPENDENT consultants have valued Fiji's 2016 domestic kava market at $330 million, far outstripping international sugar exports that generated $103m and mineral water exports that accounted for $214m in the same year. more...

INDEPENDENT consultants have valued Fiji's 2016 domestic kava market at $330 million, far outstripping international sugar exports that generated $103m and mine...

FIJIANS in the most remote areas of Fiji will now be able to have better access to disaster-related information during a disaster. more...

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama switches on the medium wave radio transmission while JICA resident rep Hiroyuki Sawada (left) and FBC CEO Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum ...

AM radio now Fiji-wide

Fiji's prime minister says all Fijians can now tune in to the 'national dialogue' following the rehabilitation of the country's medium wave radio infrastructure...

Update: 12:25PM A NEWLY-rehabilitated medium wave AM infrastructure and transmission was launched by Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama this morning. more...

Update: 12:25PM A NEWLY-rehabilitated medium wave AM infrastructure and transmission was launched by Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama this morning. With...

AIR to revitalise Punjabi service to augment reach in India,

Public service broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) is planning to "revitalise" its Punjabi service to augment its reach to the Punjabi-speaking listeners "on both...

Why are Christian pastors endorsing Trump's North Korea war threat?

As we stand on the brink of fire and fury, we're also hearing a lot of fire and brimstone. This week, a Central Indiana pastor, Marc Monte, took to Twitter to p...

Pat Robertson hospitalized after falling from horse

Pat Robertson, the founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network and a familiar face on its flagship program The 700 Club, has been hospitalized, CBN announced ...

CBN's Pat Robertson injured while

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- Doctors say Pat Robertson from CBN is expected to make a full recovery after he was injured while horseback riding Friday. Accordi...

J.K Rowling Has Fiery Literary Response To Pastor Supporting Donald Trump’s ‘Fire And Fury’

The Bible has been used to promote peace, understanding and compassion in the world. But the very same scriptures have also been used in the past to , author ...

Swarens: The 'fire and fury' of today's Christian pastors

As we stand on the brink of fire and fury, we're also hearing a lot of fire and brimstone. This week, a Central Indiana pastor took to Twitter to proclaim: "N K...

Clay Crosse Releases New Single ‘I Will Trust in You,’ Inspired by John 16:33

Clay CrosseCover for Clay Crosse's 2017 single "I Will Trust In You." Veteran Contemporary Christian recording artist Clay Crosse is releasing a new single to C...

Unbelievable?: Meet the man who puts atheists on Christian radio

Justin Brierley knows a thing or two about miracles: each week, he manages to get atheists to listen to Christian radio. But, as you probably guessed, it's not ...

Police re-enactment with Hoddle St killer Julian Knight

. Posted August 09, 2017 11:21:25. A police re-enactment with Hoddle Street murderer Julian Knight the day after he killed seven people and injured 19 others in...

Unbelievable?: Meet the man who puts atheists on Christian radio

Justin Brierley knows a thing or two about miracles: each week, he manages to get atheists to listen to Christian radio. But, as you probably guessed, it's not ...

Meet the man who puts atheists on Christian radio

Justin Brierley knows a thing or two about miracles: eacj=g week, he manages to get atheists to listen to Christian radio. But, as you probably guessed, it's no...

Christian TV to Sean Spicer: People are wondering how to pray for you

Spicer appeared via a video feed standing under the hot morning sun in the White House courtyard, where he fielded friendly questions about health care, the Rus...

Controversial Moroccan Christian Preacher Challenges Salafi Scholar to Debate

Rabat – The controversial Moroccan Christian preacher Brother Rachid has challenged Moroccan Salafi scholar Mohamed El Fizazi to debate Islam and Christianity. ...

This apocalyptic Korean Christian group goes by different names. Critics say it's just a cult.

A visit with Chairman Lee. The members of Shinchonji call him “Chairman Lee,” or just “the chairman.” In church literature, he is also variously identified as “...

Christian Television Network host to bring talents to stage at Dulcet

Derrick Williams, host of the Christian Television Network's The Gospel Voice , brings something new to New Port Richey this month. Beginning July 23, the vocal...

Christian TV In Russia Bribes LGBT To Leave The Country

Christian TV In Russia Offers To Pay LGBT To Leave The Country For Good. Russia’s religious TV channel is offering to send LGBT Russians abroad for good, so th...

SIRIUS XM HOLDINGS INC. : Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K)

Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement. On August 16, 2017 , our subsidiary, Sirius XM Radio Inc. ("SiriusXM"), issued $250 million aggregate prin...

MIB: Set up cable TV regulatory panels, Century, Chinar & Pan India among 6 FM licences revoked

NEW DELHI: The information and broadcasting ministry has issued directions to states to set up district-level and state-level monitoring committees to regulate ...

China aiding Africa’s digital migration

The latest report of Digital Television Forecast in Sub-Sahara Africa released by Digital Television Study in England shows that digital television household pe...

Digital radio in Hong Kong dies with bow out of RTHK channels

. Hong Kong’s last remaining digital radio channels will go off the air next month, public broadcaster RTHK announced on Friday, putting the final nail in the ...

Rep. Ruben Gallego: Trump Is An ‘Absolute Racist’

Representative Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) waves after addressing the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Scott A...

GOTv adds three new free-to-air channels

Speaking on the launch of the channels, Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, said: “We are very excited about our new channel offerings and the ro...

Pay TV Revolution: Nigerians To Save N9.34tr From Subscriptions

It has been estimated that about 29 million households may be free from the yoke of pay television monthly subscriptions when the Nigeria Broadcasting Corporati...

Pay TV subs in Kenya soar in wake of digital migration

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenya’s migration to digital TV has maintained an upward trajectory, registering tremendous growth as subscription to pay TV soars. More Ken...

Czech Republic

LONDON Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Czech government proposes laws to reduce mobile voice and data charges The Czech Republic has a sophisticated telecom marke...

Czech Republic

Press Release Czech Republic - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses. LONDON, Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Czech government ...

Sprint giving low-income kids free devices

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Sprint wants to help 1 million low-income high school students by giving them free tech to do their homework. The company says 180,000 studen...

Chevy Launches Two-Row Tahoe Custom, Lowers Price to $45K

CHEVROLET INTRODUCES THE TAHOE CUSTOM. New model offers Tahoe’s legendary capability starting at $44,995. DETROIT — Today Chevrolet announced the new Tahoe Cust...

SLT Group operating profits up, increasing depreciation slows down net profits

August 16, 2017, 8:20 pm Sri Lanka Telecom group released its group and holding company financial performance results for the 6 months ending on June 30, 2017. ...

PCTEL launches multi-band LTE/Wi-Fi/GNSS antenna with sub-inch profile

is offering a new multi-band LTE/Wi-Fi/GNSS antenna with a sub-inch profile. The antenna combines PCTEL’s high rejection multi-GNSS technology for precision tim...

Verizon offers priority communications access to Iowa public safety agencies

Verizon said Wednesday it will provide Iowa police, firefighters and other emergency workers with priority access to its nationwide communications network at no...

Largest city in NH to vote on allowing keno

Voters will consider allowing a newly-legalized lottery game to be played in New Hampshire's largest city to help fund full day kindergarten. New Hampshire Publ...

12:01 Controversy in Japan After Release of Documentary Exposing War Crimes

16 de agosto de 2017, 12:01 Tokyo, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) A documentary recently published by the NHK, national public broadcasting organization, has today spar...

Seeds on Ice

A few weeks ago I heard a wonderful interview on Fresh Air with Terry Gross of National Public Radio. She interviewed Dr. Cary Fowler, who is known as the "fath...

Reflections on medical care in the boondocks and beyond

The local public radio station is my alarm clock. I was awakened recently by a reporter interviewing a young California rancher. The rancher and his wife were e...

After Charlottesville, Southern Cities Consider What To Do With Confederate Monuments

Accelerating the pace of engineering and science. After Charlottesville, Southern Cities Consider What To Do With Confederate Monuments 05:23 Josh James, WUKY...

Giveaway: Atmosphere

In 1997, hip-hop duo Atmosphere dropped Overcast , its first official album. The record included the song “Scapegoat,” which would become a college radio hit, a...

Echo & The Bunnymen, Violent Femmes: Iconic 1980s bands to play at Woodland Park Zoo

With 1980s nostalgia in full bloom, it’s fitting the Violent Femmes and Echo & The Bunnymen are co-headlining a show at Woodland Park Zoo next week. Even though...

Thor’s Tessa Thompson on Why Her Action Hero Icon is Terminator’s Sarah Connor

never expected to be at San Diego Comic-Con . The actor, who is known for her roles as a college radio DJ challenging her classmates on issues of race in Dear W...

The Psychedelic Furs are back by popular demand

Updated 10 minutes ago. Their songs were college radio staples in the early '80s — “The Ghost in You,” “Heartbreak Beats,” “All That Money Wants,” “House,” “Lov...

Jeff Moehlis: Break On Through with Robby Krieger from The Doors

There was a guy, Bob Brinkmeyer or something like that, and he ran the radio show out at the college. So we did a lot of shows with him, you know, just on the c...

Armed raids, a shotgun killing, drugs and sex abuse

Millions tuned in as they provided the soundtrack to the Swinging Sixties when no one else would. DJs became major stars and bands they supported – including Th...

Pirate radio DJ Dave Cash's ashes scattered off Harwich coast

THE ashes of former pirate radio DJ Dave Cash were scattered into the sea from a lifeboat off Harwich quay as part of the last BBC pirate radio show in the town...

Pirate radio DJ Dave Cash's ashes scattered off Harwich coast

THE ashes of former pirate radio DJ Dave Cash were scattered into the sea from a lifeboat off Harwich quay as part of the last BBC pirate radio show in the town...

Radio rebels go straight: Pirate station Caroline gets a licence

On this day in 1967, the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act was introduced to stop pirate radio and Radio Caroline was its main target. But now, 50 years later, r...

How pirate radio changed the face of broadcasting 50 years on

And this weekend, listeners and DJs are making an emotional journey to the east coast to mark the 50th anniversary of the closure of pirate radio and the lastin...