Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Falkland Islands Radio Service begins Internet streaming

Just saw this message from “rob4aluk”on the Digital Spy website:
“A friend from the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic emailed me to say that the Falkland Islands Radio Service (FIRS) has started to broadcast on the Internet for 6 hours per day (from 1000 GMT). Their stream URL is :
I’ve been told that its a direct link up with their 530kHz mediumwave signal so the audio is not that hot but might be of interest to those who would like to listen to a local service in a UK overseas territory.”
Indeed, I am listening to it as I type this, and it appears to be an off-air relay with some fading. To my ears, it sounds like one of the FM transmitters rather than mediumwave. The stream is only 32 kbps, but the audio quality is quite good. The schedule through 8 January 2009 is available on the FIRS website at
(Andy Sennitt/R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)

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