Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tuning in Zhaojun Cultural Festival on shortwave

For those of us lucky enough to be able to hear the Chinese Service of PBS Nei Menggu, I suggest we tune in on July 15, for the special coverage in Chinese and English of the 12th Annual Zhaojun Cultural Festival held in Hohhot, capital of the Inner Mongolian utonomous Region. Last year’s coverage of the opening ceremony started about 1255 UTC on 7420 and 9520, but we should probably start checking somewhat earlier. Last year’s theme was Heavenly Grassland and presented many musical selections from the USA (County Roads), Africa, China, etc. and the sound of fireworks. has an MP3 audio of last year’s opening announcement in English. Hope it will again be well heard and be as entertaining as last year’s festival!
(Ron Howard, California, July 12/Cumbre DX)
(photo/opening ceremonies of the Hohhot Zhaojun Cultural Festival)