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        WORLD OF RADIO #1018, produced Dec 28, 1999 by Glenn Hauser

*Standard disclaimer
*Our broadcast on WBCQ moves half an hour later to Wed 2230 on 7415
*WWCR schedule could change in January; our Sun 0730 on 5070 was
 missing last week, but only for a special
*Follow New Year arrival according to sked in December MONITORING
 TIMES
*CNN [domestic] not scheduled for continuous NY coverage, unlike
 PBS, ABC and Pax TV networks
*Radio New Zealand International's plans at http://www.topica.com
 in the swprograms archive (also Australia); RNZI frequency schedule
 changes
*R. Australia's Y2K special
*R. Japan always does NYE special, but no specific details
*Bangladesh Betar on precise non-standard frequency
*Now's the time for superb reception of SLBC Sri Lanka
*unID on 7072 seems to be Iranian clandestine V. of Mojahed, not
 Afghanistan
*R. Sultanate of Oman English atop HCJB
*V. of Russia stopped Kosovo service
*R. Yugoslavia only using one transmitter
*Swiss Radio International newsroom no longer 24 hours
*Somaliland newspaper accuses BBC Somali service of partiality
 toward Mogadishu
*BBC WS previews: Meridian Feature; Composer of the Month; Inspiration
*R. Cairo seems to have replaced English to eastern NAm
 [back to normal as of Dec 28]
*New relay via Germany is Ethiopian clandestine
*FEBA Seychelles English schedule
*NBC Namibia carries NPR program thru WRN
*Radio Sonora, Peru seems to replace R. Comas
*Cuban Communications Minister acknowledges SW relays of China; to be
 increased
*http://www.listentothenews.com site taken down after National Public
 Radio threatens legal action over linking; this would threaten the
 entire structure of the Internet
*Norman Corwin special on public radio stations
*Capitol Steps comedy special around NYE on public radio
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*Shortwave Year in Review, unabridged version. [See full script at
 http://www.angelfire.com/ok/worldofradio/swyir99.txt ]
*For more details on these stories, or their sources check our
 Monitoring Times columns from last March to next February and/or
 the DX reports archived on the World of Radio website
*Happy New Year, from Glenn Hauser                             ###