Radio Netherlands Worldwide and broadcasters in twelve other EU countries will launch a new European radio station next year. The station, scheduled to start in April, will broadcast daily on existing frequencies of the participating broadcasters, and will produce programmes reflecting the European point of view. Programmes will also be available on a special website, which will go online in June.
The station will initially broadcast in English, German, French and Polish as the main languages, with translations into five other languages. Dutch will be introduced as a main language in 2009.
The European Radio Project (ERP) has been granted a subsidy of 5.8 million euro a year from the European Commission, but the EC will have no say in the programming.
(Source: RNW News/R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)