Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Goodbye Radio 5 - More Dutch MW stations leave the band

From this Friday, Radio Maria and Radio 5 will leave the MW for good. This will affect the Radio 5 transmitters on 747 and 1251. Maria's MW outlet is 675. Alternatives include DAB+ and the Internet. Not much good in the car though!

From the NPO website:
"Programming stops AM Saturday
Listeners beware: The regular program of NPO Radio 5 can no longer be heard from Saturday morning through the AM"

Further details (in Dutch): http://radio5nostalgia.nl/nieuws/2867/programmering-am-stopt-zaterdag

From the Maria website:
"Radio Maria goes digital
After September 1 Radio Maria Netherlands can be heard exclusively digitally. The Catholic radio station disappears from the medium wave (AM) but continues to be received via DAB+ and the internet"

Further details here: http://www.radiomaria.nl/?p=2709


Pirate radio: How today's rebels have exchanged the North Sea for coffee shops and restaurants

No more bobbing about in “pirate” boats on the North Sea or shimmying up urban tower blocks to fix an FM aerial: today’s radio rebels broadcast from coffee bars, record shops and restaurants, commanding global online audiences – and working within the law.

Online stations are now transforming Britain’s radio sector with their specialist knowledge and unique choice of location.

A prime example of the movement is MEATtransMISSION, which operates from the upstairs of a burger restaurant in Hoxton, east London. The station not only broadcasts to diners across the MEATliquor restaurant chain but attracts online listeners from 130 countries and follows rules which might not be recognisable to Ofcom, including: “no bongos”, “no hippies” and “no Coldplay”.

(Extract from the UK daily newspaper The "I")

Rest of the article here: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/features/pirate-radio-how-todays-rebels-have-exchanged-the-north-sea-for-coffee-shops-and-restaurants-10468413.html

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