Wednesday, March 23, 2011

RFI English to focus on hard news

Susan Owensby of Radio France International writes on the RFI website: Management at RFI are implementing a reform of the English service, and are ending our cultural programmes. It was decided that we should put all our forces into “hard” news, and focus on morning programmes.

So, as of next Sunday, 27 March, the broadcasting hours to which you are accustomed will change. There will be no more afternoon news programmes, and all of the feature magazines – World Tracks, Crossroads, Rendezvous, Voices, and The Sound Kitchen, will disappear.
(Source: Radio France International/R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)

France, Radio France Internationale - A-11 English service

Effective: 27 March - 30 October 2011

All times UTC

0400-0430 mtwhf 9805 11995

0500-0530 mtwhf 13680 15160 (11995 from Sept 1)

0600-0630 mtwhf 11615 15160 17605 17800

0700-0730 mtwhf 15605 15615 17605

1200-1230 21620 (from 01 May-03 Sept. 2011)

1600-1700 15605 17605
(wb, Germany/WDXC Top News/portion of RFI A-11)