Thursday, December 09, 2010

Radio Prague to close shortwave services

On the heels of this weeks' announcement that RAE Argentina and Radio Slovakia International will terminate shortwave at the end of the year, comes word from the Czech Republic on Radio Prague.
Gayle VH

The following has been posted on Radio Prague’s Facebook Page: Radio Prague will be terminating shortwave broadcasting as of January 31. The station’s financing for next year has been drastically reduced by the Foreign Ministry in line with government austerity measures aimed at cutting the state deficit. The details of the budget are still being discussed. At present, broadcasting will continue in all six languages via the internet, satellite and partner stations.
(Radio Prague via Mark Coady, Ontario DX Association)