Monday, August 07, 2006

Update on Japan's plan for shortwave reduction

As reported here on July 26, Radio Japan is planing to scale down their international radio. The following update gives listener's a look at the planned reduction.

JAPAN - NHK Radio JPN Reduction plan of SW broadcast. According to the Press Release on July 25, the detailed plan of the reduction of SW broadcast of NHK Radio JPN is as follows:

1) Transmissions to North America, Hawaii, and Europe (except Russia) will be discontinued.
2) Programs in Italian, German, Swedish, and Malay will be discontinued.
3) Programs in French will be limited for Africa only.
4) Programs in Spanish will be limited for Central & South Americas only.
5) Further reduction of the langs.
These plans will be in practice in B07 season.
(Takahito Akabayashi-JPN, wwdxc BC-DX July 29/WWDXC-Top News)