WORLD OF RADIO #973, produced Jan 20, 1999 by Glenn Hauser

*Our new time on WWCR: UT Sun 0330 on 5070; and local times in NAm
*Last week's WOR didn't reach RFPI on time due to high winds
*BBC WS reported to be cutting languages and staff, but denied
*BBC WS previews: Best on Record, The Good Relationship Guide,
 Seeing Stars, Waveguide
*BBC loses local relays in Uzbekistan
*BBC, DW, RFI, operating "illegally" on Moscow relays
*Sunrise Radio heard with English news
*Deutsche Welle's relay sites for English to North America
*Radio Budapest's new English frequencies
*Radio France International also plans to drop SW for Spanish
*Radio Bulgaria to drop Spanish at end of March
*Spain's new English DX program
*Nigeria ordered new SW digital transmitters
*Radio Fana adds Somali service
*Ethiopia reactivates frequencies
*V. of Tigre Revolution with excellent signal
*V. of Oromo Liberation, and Radio Rainbow skeds via Germany
*HCJB's Pacific service better than European in Ireland
*La Voz de la Selva, Colombia, reactivated
*Honduran's new name is Ebenezer 12-20, R. Costenya
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*CBF Montreal closing down Jan 22; applicants for CBC AM frequencies
*MusicChoice dumped BBC and WRN from cable radio service
*WETA-FM starts 24h classical service on internet, plus original
 programs on weekends:
*More info on 1710 pirate
*WBCQ drops E-mail
*AFRTS-AFN more active again on three USB frequencies
*More on WWCR's Persian program: PO address in London UK, fax in
 Toronto Ont
*Iranian clandestine for Iraq interferes with BBC
*Turkey sets up website concerning Kurdish problem:
*Afghanistan heard again on 7 MHz
*Anti-Taleban Takhar Radio's schedule
*English newscast from Kyrgyzstan
*Tajikistan expanded to 24 hours on SW [only for Ramadan?]
*R. Nepal finally moves to winter frequency
*"Ode to Joy" coastal station identified as S. Korea
*V. of East Timor clandestine not heard via Portugal
*NBC Papua New Guinea plans commercialization and reform
*First two of six VOA/RFA transmitters on Tinian in service; new
*Schedules for Pitcairn Island hams
*April 19-23 Space Weather Week in Boulder; info at
*Propagation outlook from Boulder, Jan 19; flux peak 185
*Propagation outlook from Ottawa, Jan 13
*That's WOR 973; Glenn Hauser inviting you to hear me again
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