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Hacker Allegedly Infiltrates North Korean Radio Station, Plays 'The Final Countdown'

A famous hacker who goes by the name “The Jester” claims to have hijacked a North Korean radio station to play “The Final Countdown” by Swedish rock band Europe last week. The Jester claims to have taken over a shortwave 50-kilowatt radio station in the city of Kanggye.

Hacker Allegedly Infiltrates North Korean Radio Station, Plays 'The Final Countdown'

A famous hacker who goes by the name “The Jester” claims to have hijacked a North Korean radio station to play “The Final Countdown” by Swedish rock band Europe last week. The Jester claims to have taken over a shortwave 50-kilowatt radio station in the city of Kanggye.

La Liga: League president Javier Tebas expects huge gains from new TV rights deal for next season

Madrid: Spain's La Liga president Javier Tebas expects to boost its coffers with a huge new televison rights deal as of 2019-2020 that could be worth €2.3 billion ($2.7 billion) per year. Tebas told a press conference he hoped to seal a new deal by March 2018 and that the sum included feees for domestic and international broadcasting rights.

La Liga eyes mega TV rights deal

Spain’s La Liga president Javier Tebas expects to boost its coffers with a huge new televison rights deal as of 2019-2020 that could be worth 2.3 billion euros ($2.7 billion) per year. Tebas told a press conference he hoped to seal a new deal by March 2018 and that the sum included feees for domestic and international broadcasting rights.

New Report Documents Explosive Growth Of Islam In Four Central Asian Countries – OpEd

By Paul Goble The Central Asia Policy Group, with funding from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, has released a 52-page report about four of the five countries in Central Asia – Turkmenistan is not included – that details the explosive growth of Islam in the region and the efforts of the governments there to cope.

Taking the time to look more deeply: 40 years of public radio in Idaho

The station grew out of a radio club on the campus of Boise State University that has roots all the way back to the 1930s, when the school was Boise Junior College. In the 1960s, the student radio station was a training ground, with low-power transmissions across campus.

College City Radio Club breakfast meeting

Faribault, MN (55021) Today. Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 39F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.. Tonight. Mostly clear skies. Low 24F. Winds light and variable. Updated: November 10, 2017 @ 11:54 pm; The College City Radio Club holds their informal breakfast meeting....

By 2020, Russia’s Entire Western Border Will Be Lined With Walls Or Barbed Wire – OpEd

The Berlin Wall was erected in 1961 by the East German government to stem the massive exodus of its population to the west. It succeeded in reducing the outflow to a trickle, although at least 5,000 people made it to the West alive while many others were killed in the attempt.

Defector: No time for deal

Despite President Donald Trump's new line that North Korea should come to the table and "make a deal," that's not possible in the short term, according to the highest-ranking North Korean official ever to defect from the regime. To solve the North Korea problem, Trump must play the long game against....

Surkov’s ‘Crisis Of Hypocrisy’ Not Just In West But In Russia Too – OpEd

By Paul Goble In an essay posted on the RT portal, Vladislav Surkov argues that the West is suffering from “a crisis of hypocrisy” in which people are no longer prepared to accept the shibboleths of the past and are demanding a clearing away of the existing political and social system ( The aide to....

Not the right time to make a deal with Kim Jong-un, declares North Korean defector

Despite President Donald Trump’s new line that North Korea should come to the table and “make a deal,” that’s not possible in the short term, according to the highest-ranking North Korean official ever to defect from the regime. To solve the North Korea problem, Trump must play the long game against....

North Korean defector: Now's not the time to make a deal with Kim Jong Un

Despite President Trump’s new line that North Korea should come to the table and “ make a deal ,” that’s not possible in the short term, according to the highest-ranking North Korean official ever to defect from the regime. To solve the North Korea problem, Trump must play the long game against Kim....

How Bolsheviks Laid Foundation For Rise Of Today’s Islamist Radicalism – OpEd

By Paul Goble Of the many evil weeds which the Bolshevik revolution planted that continue to flourish is anti-Western Islamist radicalism, a trend that Lenin and his regime promoted from their very first days in power and that has informed Moscow’s policies Soviet and post-Soviet ever since.

COBA warns that broadcasting firms in the UK could have to move to operations overseas

The body for international broadcasters in the UK warned that media firms could have to move operations overseas in the event of a “hard” Brexit – a scenario in which the UK leaves the European Union without a formal trade agreement. Given Britain’s number of skilled employees and English being the....

Russia, Largest Country On Earth, Has Only 800 Kilometers Of World-Class Highways – OpEd

By Paul Goble Russia is building fewer new roads than it did in Soviet times, 70 times fewer than China, has actually seen its number fall since 2000, but has worked hard under Vladimir Putin to hide just how disastrous the situation is by manipulating statistics in a way not done in any other country.

Al Jazeera English wins two awards

Al Jazeera English has won two Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) awards, it has been announced. 101 East, Al Jazeera’s weekly Asian current affairs programme, won the best Politics and Business category award for ‘Duterte: A President’s Report Card’, while ‘Voyage to Antarctica’ won the award in the Best Interactive Category.

Saint Lucia Delegation return from 19th World Festival of Youth and Students

(PRESS RELEASE) – Held under the slogan “For Peace, Solidarity and Social Justice, We struggle against Imperialism, Honouring our Past, We build the Future” saw The 19th World Festival of Youth and Students hosted by the Russian Federation in the beautiful city of Sochi attracted 30,000....

Why Is Beijing Pledging To Fight Illegal Chinese Immigration Into Russia? – OpEd

By Paul Goble During Dmitry Medvedev’s visit to Beijing, his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang said Beijing will not allow any “illegal migration of its citizens into Russia,” a remarkable declaration that likely will raise rather than settle Russian concerns about the number of Chinese in Russia east....

Al Jazeera wins prizes for Duterte, Antarctica reports

Al Jazeera English has won two prizes at the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) Awards in London. Steve Chao's 101 East documentary, Duterte: A President's Report Card , won the best politics and business category award, while Tarek Bazley's web special, Voyage to Antarctica, jointly....

Christian charity Mercy Ships documentary wins top broadcasting award

A National Geographic series about the work of Christian charity Mercy Ships has won a prize for Best Human Interest Documentary at the Association for International Broadcasting Awards in London last night. The Surgery Ship follows life aboard the world's largest non-governmental hospital ship, the Africa Mercy.

Russian Orthodoxy Losing Out To Protestantism In North Caucasus – OpEd

By Paul Goble Despite or, in some cases, because of the support it receives from the government and the new “anti-extremism” laws deployed against others, the Russian Orthodox Church is increasingly isolated from Russians in the North Caucasus and is losing many of them to Protestant groups who are also attracting some Muslims as well.

Mueller Mugs America: The Case of Baby George Papadopoulos

This is how the Deep State crushes disobedience by the unwashed American public. It indicts not only ham sandwiches but, apparently, political infants in diapers too, if that’s what it takes. Hence the sudden notoriety of Baby George Papadopoulos, who pled guilty to "lying" about an essentially immaterial date to the FBI.

NZ to improve broadcast news media services to the Pacific

Chief Ben Lovo and his family of Bongkil Village on Erromango, Vanuatu. He says shortwave broadcasts from RNZI during Cyclone Pam allowed him to warn four villages and save hundreds of lives Photo: RNZI/Koroi Hawkins. Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio said he was working closely with....

Proposed Tinian Training Areas Worry CNMI Mayor

Dela Cruz feels artillery, motor ranges too big for island. By Alexie Villegas Zotomayor. SAIPAN, CNMI (Marianas Variety, July 31, 2013) – After visiting the firing ranges in Hawaii, Tinian Mayor Ramon M. Dela Cruz is considering a change of his position on the proposed improvement and development of live-fire military training areas on Tinian.

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Komsomolskaya Pravda , published a breakthrough article on something Russian officials have long sought to minimize or deny altogether – Moscow’s use of private military companies and soldiers of fortune in Syria ( In the intervening period, that article has been republished and discussed in....

Premier League 'Big Six' thwarted in bid for larger TV cut

LONDON: The Premier League's 'Big Six' clubs have been stopped in their bid to gain a greater share of the English top flight's lucrative overseas television deals, it was announced Tuesday. Currently, the money from the globally popular Premier League makes from foreign broadcasting deals is shared evenly between the 20 clubs in the division.

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Mickey Gurdus, Who Eavesdropped on the World, Dies at 73

Mickey Gurdus was always a good listener. For decades he commanded a battery of shortwave and FM radios, UHF and VHF receivers, tape recorders and other devices...

Business News : PNG Government backs shortwave to reach rural areas [23/11/2017

The Papua New Guinea Government plans to improve communication and the dissemination of information to the provinces using the shortwave radio network, says Com...

Record rains possible for Thanksgiving! 1 HR What a Thanksgiving feast of weather ingredients, all of which are coming together over Jacksonville on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Combine

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - What a Thanksgiving feast of weather ingredients, all of which are coming together over Jacksonville on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Comb...

Record rains possible for Thanksgiving! 1 Min What a Thanksgiving feast of weather ingredients, all of which are coming together over Jacksonville on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Combine

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - What a Thanksgiving feast of weather ingredients, all of which are coming together over Jacksonville on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Comb...

How North Koreans bypass media censorship Some catch forbidden programming via shortwave radios, others secretly watch South Korean TV. Denied access to information from abroad, North Koreans have inventive ways of following the news.

TV, North Korean-style. In a country where listening to or watching foreign media is forbidden, state broadcasters reign, with anchors in traditional Korean clo...

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de facto independence, when Russian or Western analysts spoke about demographic problems in them, they focused almost entirely on the role of ethnic Russians an...

Putin’s Announcement Of Candidacy Shows Need For Kremlinology Has Returned – OpEd

By Paul Goble The need for Kremlinology to understand what is going on in Moscow is increasingly important, Yakub Koreyba says, because “there are no politics i...

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By Paul Goble The Russian government claims that Russians have reduced their alcohol consumption by almost 30 percent over the last decade, but in fact, while t...

Eight Reasons Why Finland Is Only Part Of Pre-1917 Empire Moscow Never Got Back In Whole Or In Part – OpEd

By Paul Goble This week, Finland marks the centenary of its independence from Russia, a date that is all the more impressive because it is the only country that...

Chinese firm secures $42.5m loan for Enugu project 15 mins ago Nigeria

A Chinese firm, Shenyang International Economic and Technical Cooperation Limited (CSYIC), has secured a $42.5m loan, under the Chinese Credit Insurance Corpora...

Arab ministers demand reversal of Trump Jerusalem decision

Arab foreign ministers on Sunday demanded that the United States rescind President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, calling i...

China’s Oil Import Dependence Climbs As Output Falls – Analysis

By Michael Lelyveld. RFA China’s dependence on foreign oil is growing and is likely to keep rising for decades to come, experts say. Despite increases in intern...

Currency depreciation

The first round of talks between the visiting team of International Monetary Fund (IMF) and high official of the government concluded in which the advice of thi...

Arab ministers demand reversal of Trump Jerusalem decision

By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press. CAIRO (AP) - Arab foreign ministers on Sunday demanded that the United States rescind President Donald Trump's decision to re...

Minister of Information meets Governor of West Darfur State

Khartoum, Aug.28(SUNA)-Minister of Information, Dr Ahmed Bilal Osman met in his office, Monday, Governor of West Darfur State, Fadl-al-Mula Al-Haga. The meeting...

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...

Trump will arrive as charities flee Mar-a-Lago

Orphan's Promise, a charity affiliated with the Christian Broadcasting Network that funds programs at orphanages in 67 countries, will be having its first Mar-a...

Israel finds a welcome audience with Christian journalists

JERUSALEM — Israel's nationalist government may be unpopular with Western liberals and much of its domestic press corps, but it has found a close friend among t...

Israel finds a welcome audience with Christian journalists

JERUSALEM — Israel’s nationalist government may be unpopular with Western liberals and much of its domestic press corps, but it has found a close friend among t...

Israel finds a welcome audience with Christian journalists

JERUSALEM — Israel's nationalist government may be unpopular with Western liberals and much of its domestic press corps, but it has found a close friend among t...

U.S. Christian press finds friends in Israel

with Western liberals and much of its domestic press corps, but it has found a close friend among the world's evangelical Christians and their media outlets. Th...

Pope Francis condoles with Iran over fatal quake

“Pope Francis sent a pair of telegrams to Iraq and Iran on Monday, expressing his condolences for the damage and loss of life caused by Sunday's severe earthqua...

Vatican Ambassador: Pope has been closely following developments in Belarus

MINSK, 13 November (BelTA) – Pope Francis has been closely following the developments in Belarus, Apostolic Nuncio to Belarus, Archbishop Gabor Pinter said afte...

Pope Francis: Lift up your hearts, not your cellphones, during worship

“It makes me very sad when I celebrate Mass here in the Square or in the Basilica and I see many cellphones raised,” the pope said, according to a translation b...

'Very strong words' at human development dicastery

Vatican City, October 30 - Humanity risks suicide with nuclear weapons, Pope Francis said on a visit Monday to the office of the Dicastery for Promoting Integra...

Humanity risks suicide with nuclear arms

Vatican City, October 30 - Humanity risks suicide with nuclear weapons, Pope Francis said on a visit Monday to the office of the Dicastery for Promoting Integra...

A tax on your Tar Heel and Wolfpack gear? Senate GOP bill taxes college logos

Commercial: Bruce Jacobson, Jr. announces run for Texas U.S. Senate. Christian TV executive Bruce Jacobson, Jr. will challenge Texas Republican Ted Cruz for his...

Evangelical Cruz challenger vows a change of 'style'

WASHINGTON Amid talk of a Democratic "blue wave" threatening Republicans in 2018, Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz faces a new conservative challenge from an unexpected...

Santa arrives in Sundance Square

A store manager at Skip's Grocery Store located at 2900 Skyline Drive in the Sansom Park area believes he might have caught the image of a ghost on the store's ...

Ted Cruz draws challenge from Christian TV executive Bruce Jacobson Jr.

“Two years ago we ran on a message that conservative representation was lacking in our district,” French wrote. “We ran a campaign focused on our vision for con...

When is a background check mandatory for gun owners?

Christian TV executive Bruce Jacobson, Jr. will challenge Texas Republican Ted Cruz for his U.S. Senate seat next year. Jacobson, executive producer of James Ro...

TETRA system covers 99 percent of Macedonia's territory

Skopje, 17 November 2017 (MIA) - Macedonia has a modern digital police radio system that can serve 6,000 users, said Minister of Interior Oliver Spasovski at a ...

Construction works postponed until December Bad Godesberg tunnel to be closed at night

The City Council is switching to digital radio in Godesberg - to do necessary changes. Some construction work and installation is needed, which make road closur...

Digital society and capitalism

Digital society has been lauded as emancipatory and freeing individuals from the constrictions of time and place and yet also critiqued as introducing a type of...

CBS Corporation Sets Final Exchange Ratio Of 5.6796 For CBS Radio Exchange Offer

the United States ) or 1-781-575-2137 (outside of the United States Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains certain statements about CBS, CBS Rad...

Dave Matthews Band To Headline “The Night Before” Concert At Xcel Energy Center In St. Paul, Minn., Saturday, February 3, 2018

in St. Paul, Minn. on Saturday, February 3, 2018 Xcel Energy Center . CBS Radio and OLE have partnered to produce a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience the n...

TV association requests aid measures for a third time

The Digital TV Operators Association has doubled down on pressuring the government to overhaul the country's broadcasting industry, which they say is facing imp...

Nominet serves high-speed broadband service to Loch Ness

The latest roll-out builds on previous successes of TVWS-powered wireless broadband services on the Isle of Arran , and an ongoing pilot project in Llanarth in ...

Solving Israel’s first responders’ communication crisis

When the world had to transition from an analog to digital television system, there was, naturally, a flurry of panic and confusion. But what happens when a man...

StarTimes offers 50% discount on subscription

Digital television provider, StarTimes , has announced the commencement of its 2017 Christmas promotion in a bid to entice new and existing subscribers across t...

Deadline extended for analogue TV broadcasting

Kathmandu, November 17. The Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) today rolled back its earlier decision to prohibit analogue cable television broad...

Can you hear me now? Not likely if you’re in this Fort Worth neighborhood

Petersen said he can be driving on Old Granbury Road, getting close to his neighborhood, and his call will drop. The neighborhood heard of plans for a new cell ...

Trai eyes lifting infra-band spectrum cap; move may benefit Vodafone-Idea Cellular entity

In a move that promotes optimum spectrum efficiency and utilisation as well as encourages consolidation in the sector, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India...

Why Denver International Airport has the best cellular service in the city of Denver

The city may have terrible mobile service, but somehow Denver’s airport reigns supreme. Why? DAS. More than 1 million travelers passing through Denver Internat...

Trai favours removing cap on spectrum holding by telcos

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on Tuesday recommended the removal of the intra-band cap of 50 per cent spectrum holding by operators in a circ...

Trai wants spectrum holding caps eased

fears the 25 per cent cap might restrict the capability to purchase additional spectrum in auctions. In the last auction held in October last year, there was no...

2 Minnesota pols accused of sexual misconduct will quit

Hours later, Republican Rep. Tony Cornish said he would step down by Dec. 1. Cornish was the subject of an external investigation in the House into widespread s...

2 Minnesota pols accused of sexual misconduct will quit

Hours later, Republican Rep. Tony Cornish said he would step down by Dec. 1. Cornish was the subject of an external investigation in the House into widespread s...

CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations

Both organizations stressed the importance of providing a safe, professional workplace. Rose joins a lengthening list of media figures who have lost jobs becaus...

2 Minnesota pols accused of sexual misconduct will quit

Hours later, Republican Rep. Tony Cornish said he would step down by Dec. 1. Cornish was the subject of an external investigation in the House into widespread s...

2 Minnesota pols accused of sexual misconduct will quit

Hours later, Republican Rep. Tony Cornish said he would step down by Dec. 1. Cornish was the subject of an external investigation in the House into widespread s...

Cal Poly’s KCPR named one of the best college radio stations in the nation

KCPR, which was founded in 1968, is entirely student-run. This year, around 75 students are involved as DJs, in marketing and PR and other responsibilities, acc...

Cal Poly’s KCPR named one of the best college radio stations in the country

KCPR, which was founded in 1968, is entirely student-run. This year, around 75 students are involved as DJs, in marketing and PR and other responsibilities, acc...

A Dartmouth football coach punched out a press box window at Harvard Stadium and got ejected

Bill Belichick isn’t the only one who takes special teams seriously. An assistant coach for the Dartmouth football team reportedly punched out a press box windo...

WSAU Wisconsin Morning ... 5AM8AM

Ben Armstrong ben.armstrong@mwcradio.com Ben Armstrong grew up in the Metro Detroit area. At the age of four, Ben was recording himself pretending to be on the ...

Sean Hannity recorded saying AIDS is a 'gay disease'

REVEALED: Sean Hannity was fired from college radio show for claiming AIDS was a 'gay disease' transmitted by tears or saliva - and that anyone thinking homosex...

Top Story Shawn Mendes, Eminem among winners at MTV EMAs in London

LONDON (AP) — Shawn Mendes beat Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran to win the best-artist prize Sunday at the MTV EMAs, while U2 were proclaimed global icons in a show...

Top Story Shawn Mendes, Eminem among winners at MTV EMAs in London

LONDON (AP) — Shawn Mendes beat Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran to win the best-artist prize Sunday at the MTV EMAs, while U2 were proclaimed global icons in a show...

Top Story Shawn Mendes, Eminem among winners at MTV EMAs in London

LONDON (AP) — Shawn Mendes beat Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran to win the best-artist prize Sunday at the MTV EMAs, while U2 were proclaimed global icons in a show...

Top Story Shawn Mendes, Eminem among winners at MTV EMAs in London

LONDON (AP) — Shawn Mendes beat Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran to win the best-artist prize Sunday at the MTV EMAs, while U2 were proclaimed global icons in a show...

Top Story Shawn Mendes, Eminem among winners at MTV EMAs in London

LONDON (AP) — Shawn Mendes beat Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran to win the best-artist prize Sunday at the MTV EMAs, while U2 were proclaimed global icons in a show...