Friday, October 26, 2012

Last broadcast for Bonaire scheduled for Saturday

Radio Netherlands Worldwide and NHK Radio Japan leave Bonaire

Radio Netherlands World's last shortwave program via Bonaire was this morning from 0930 UTC on 6020 in Dutch. The station also closed the Spanish news program "La Matinal," which lasted for 23 years.

The Radio Netherlands shortwave broadcast in Spanish will be using World Harvest Radio (WHRI) transmitter in Cypress Creek, South Carolina.
The new program called "El Toque" ("The Touch") will be featured from October 29 on 9895 kHz, Monday to Friday from 0000-0030 UTC. Hopefully they were received by the listeners in Venezuela and the Caribbean, as emissions were practically inaudible in the morning, except Cuba, as indicated by a Venezuelan DXer.

The last broadcast for NHK/Radio Japan will be Saturday Ocobert 27, in Spanish, from 0400 to 0430 UTC, on 6195 and 6080 kHz from 0930 to 1000 UTC.
(various sources in FB and CE3BBC, Hugo López C., Santiago de Chile via Nigro, Uruguay, Oct 26)
Horacio Nigro/playdx)