Friday, December 02, 2011
Radio Vlaanderen Internationaal to close down Dec. 31
Guido Schotmans writes: Radio Vlaanderen Internationaal (RVi) will cease to exist after 31 December 2011. That also means that the Wolvertem transmitter (near Brussels) operating on 927 kHz will be switched off on 31 December at 23:59:59 hours local time. Norkring is the owner of the transmitter. It is unclear if they will put airtime on the market for rent. Mails to them are left unanswered. But I think the transmitter is in bad shape. It is left on the air at night with unmodulated carrier since several weeks ago. We have seen this too during extremely cold periods in recent winters. So I think there are no plans to use the site for other purposes.
On RVi’s website will only be mentioned that the service has ceased while Radio 1 and 2 are now available worldwide via the internet and satellite.
In Google Maps : http://g.co/maps/6h5ad
and in Bing Maps : http://bit.ly/tIlTQK
(Source: Guido Schotmans/R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)
Related story: http://blogs.rnw.nl/medianetwork/radio-vlaanderen-internationaal-to-close