Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Will ABC Shortwave Broadcast Really Be Restored ?

There is no sign the Australian broadcaster’s high frequency broadcasts will be back on anytime soon

Alan Hughes
PERTH, Australia — In response to the article Opposition Will Restore Shuttered ABC Shortwave Broadcasts, the CEO and board chairperson who made the decision to switch-off the last remaining domestic and international shortwave broadcasts are now no longer with the ABC.

They claimed a lack of listeners and use of obsolete technology. They did not promote the shortwave service, consult the listeners or try using the modern technology of Digital Radio Mondiale on the Tennant Creek transmitter.
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