Communications World: BBC World Service changes

Communications World: BBC World Service changes

Post by Kim Andrew Elliot » Sat, 13 Feb 1999 04:00:00

On the February 13/14 program, I will interview BBC World Service Deputy
Chief Executive Caroline Thompson about planned changes to BBCWS delivery
strategy.  Less reliance on shortwave, more focus on FM rebroadcasting and
the Internet.  (This interview is in Segment B.)

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Communications World
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                       VOICE OF AMERICA'S
                      COMMUNICATIONS WORLD

                           SCHEDULE

         October 25, 1998, through March 27, 1999 (W98)

Communications World is VOA's weekly review of developments in
international broadcasting and the electronic media, produced
and presented by Kim Andrew Elliott.

All times and days are UTC.  All frequencies are in kilohertz
(kHz) unless otherwise specified.

HALF-HOUR EDITION

Shortwave rebroadcasts
Sunday 0300-0330 on 5070 kHz    (WWCR)
Sunday 0930-1000 on 15605 kHz   (Dushanbe)
Sunday 2100-2130 on 7415 kHz    (WBCQ)
Monday 0630-0700 on 3210 kHz    (WWCR)
Tuesday 1400-1430 on 15685 kHz  (WWCR)

World Radio Network WRN1 to Europe
Sunday 0930-1000 and 1500-1530 on Astra 1B, 19 degrees east,
transponder 22, 11.538 GHz, V-Pol, audio subcarrier 7.38 MHz
(plus WRN affiliates and live Internet audio streams:
http://www.wrn.org)

World Radio Network WRN-2 to North America
Saturday 0400-0430 on Galaxy 5, 125 degrees west, transponder 6,
3.820 GHz, V-Pol, audio subcarrier 6.8 MHz (plus live Internet
audio stream: http://www.wrn.org/xing.html).

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Listeners anywhere in the world with access to the World Wide
Web can listen to the first broadcast of the half-hour edition
of Communications World, Saturday 0400-0430, via the "live"
audio feed of WRN2 for North America:
http://.
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World Radio Network WRN1 to North America
Sunday 1500-1530 on Galaxy 5, 125 degrees west, transponder 6,
3.820 GHz, V-Pol, audio subcarrier 6.8 MHz (plus WRN affiliates
and live Internet audio stream: http://www.wrn.org

RealAudio On-Demand  
The most recent and previous editions of Communications World
are available for streaming or ftp download from World Radio
Network, London: http://www.wrn.org/voa.html .

The most recent edition of Communications World is available from
the VOA Web site: http://www.voa.gov, in .ra, .au, and .wav formats.
(The .au and .wav files are large, so you should have high-speed
Internet access to download these.  Hint: when downloading the
".wav" file, change the suffix of the downloaded file to .zip.  Then
unzip it.  You should now have a real .wav file.)

COMMUNICATIONS WORLD ON VOA NEWS NOW

On VOA News Now, Communications World is divided into three
nine-minute segments, each broadcast four times on Saturday.
Each segment usually contains the following: A - media news; B -
longer interview or feature about a specific aspect of
electronic media; C - audience feedback and participation.

TO EAST ASIA, SOUTHEAST ASIA, AND THE PACIFIC
1136    A       5985  6110  9645  9710  11705  11720  15425
1336    B       6110  9645  9760  11705  15425
1936    C       9525  11870  15180
2136    B       11870  15185  17735
2336    C       1575  7215  9770  9890  11760  15185  15290
                15305 17820

TO SOUTH ASIA
0136    A       7115  7200  9740  9850  11705  15250  15300  
                17740  17820
1136    A       9760
1336    B       6110  9760
1536    C       7125  7215  9575  9645  15205  15395  
1736    A       6110  7125  7215  9575  9645  9760  9795  11955
                15205  15395
1936    C       9760

TO THE MIDDLE EAST, NORTH AFRICA, EUROPE
0136    A       1548
0336    B       Astra/Ch31*
0536    A       7170  9700  11825  15205
0936    B       1197  Astra/Ch31*
1136    A       1197  Astra/Ch31*
1336    B       1197  Astra/Ch31*
1536    C       1197  1260  1548  9575  15205
1736    A       6040  9760  15205  
1936    C       1197  9760
2136    B       1260  6040  6095
2336    C       1260  1548      
*Astra, 19 degrees east, transponder 31, 11.671 GHz, H-Pol,
audio subcarrier 7.56 MHz.

TO AFRICA
0336    B       909  1530  6035  6080  7105  7290  7415  9575  
                9885
0536    A       909  5970  6035  6080  7295  9775  12080
1736    A       11920  12040  15410  15445  17895
1936    C       909  4950  6035  7415  11975  13710  15410  15580  

TO THE AMERICAS
0136    A       5995  6130  9455
Listeners in the Americas can also try...
0336    B       9575
0536    A       6035
1136    A       5985
1936    C       15580

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