Thursday, December 02, 2010

Radio Slovakia confirms shortwave closure

Radio Slovakia International has confirmed that it will stop broadcasting on shortwave on 31 December 2010, due to budget cuts. Explaining that broadcasting on shortwave uses a whopping 60 percent of its budget, the English presenter on Sunday’s listener contact programme said that the station had the choice of closing down completely or continuing on satellite and Internet. She asked disgruntled shortwave listeners to stop sending angry emails to the broadcasting team, who are not responsible for the decision. (R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)

original Shortwave Central post: November 30, 2010 - Slovakia to close all shortwave Dec. 31, 2010