Thursday, December 20, 2007

Radio St Helena 2007 a success, says station

Radio St Helena held a very successful Radio St Helena Day 2007 on Saturday. The worldwide broadcast on shortwave started at 1730 UTC. The first direction was to New Zealand. Soon after starting the e-mails started coming in, with listeners informing the station of their reception quality.
So far Radio St Helena has received over 200 e-mails from around the world, including from New Zealand, India, Europe, Japan, North America East and West, and South America.
At the end of the transmission (which was around 0130 on Sunday), everyone present accumulated in the Studio and sung ‘We wish you a merry Christmas’ and the transmission was closed with the National Anthem.
Station Manager Laura Lawrence says she is extremely pleased that the 10th Radio St Helena Day was a success and thanks everyone who was involved, especially to Mr Derek Richards for his assistance. It was an enjoyable evening and she hopes those who listened locally enjoyed it too.
The presenters were Laura Lawrence, Cyril Gunnell, Jane John, Gary Walters, Tony Leo, Ralph Peters, Bert Constantine and John Moyce.
(Source: Radio St Helena News, 17 December/R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)