Sunday, December 28, 2008

RTI's official monitors in 2009

Dr. T. Elampooranan

The English service is happy to announce that it has chosen 16 listeners from all over the world as its officlal monitors in 2009!

They include:
Richard Chen (Trinidad & Tabago),
Clifford Riffel (South Africa),
Don Rhodes (Australia),
Michael Stevenson (Australia),
Larry Jenkins (USA),
Gregory Jackson (USA),
Ted Schuerzinger (USA),
Lennart Wennberg (Sweden),
T. C. Patterson (the Philippines),
Venancio J. Victoria (the Philippines),
Helmut & Linda Matt (Germany),
T. Elampooranan (Chennai, India),
Alokesh Gupta (Delhi, India),
Swopan Chakroborty (Kolkata, India),
Ashik Eqbal Tokon (Bangladesh), and
Jaisakthivel (Chennai, India).

Sunday, December 21, 2008

CRI "Charming Sichuan" knowledge contest

CRI English introduce one of China's most beautiful provinces, CRI and the Sichuan Tourism Administration are jointly sponsoring the "Charming Sichuan" knowledge contest, which ends on April 15th, 2009.
First, second and third prizes as well as another top prize will be awarded to participants, and the top prize winner will be invited to take a free visit to Sichuan at the end of the contest.
The quiz consists of fourteen questions, please select the right answer according to the reference articles in the Quiz site. You can also leave your impression and expectations about Sichuan on our message board. CRI will select and publish some of those messages at random.
Special website for the quiz is

Monday, December 15, 2008

RNZI 60th annivarsary QSL 2008

Radio New Zealand International celebrates its 60th anniversary. It is serving the Pacific from 1948. Here you see the special anniversary QSL. This is the early Radio New Zealand QSL from Radio Heritage Foundation.

Radio Duniya awards 2009

Nominations Invited In The Following Categories

To accolade the AIR station, which has exhibited innovation and zeal in achieving the AIR objective of covering varied subjects -
from G to G (grassroots to global), appealing to all levels of audience.
•Nominations are invited from the Station Heads.
•The station should be functional for a minimum of three months as on 30th January 2009.
To recognise the FM station which creatively stands out, striking a chord with the Indian population through its programs, music,
interviews, games, community contribution and more.
•Nominations are invited from the Station Heads.
•The station should be functional for a minimum of three months as on 30th January 2009.
To acknowledge the community/campus radio which epitomises the spirit of community radio by airing programmes that have
mesmerised the community/students at large.
•Nominations are invited from the Station Heads.
•The station should be functional for a minimum of three months as on 30th January 2009.
Pleasant voice, perky ‘n’ warm, connecting, spontaneously creative, community conscious, passion for music - are words which
describe a Radio Host! However, the judicious mix of all these qualities will decide the Best Radio Host 2009.
•Nominations are invited from the Programming Heads and endorsed by the Station Directors.
•Radio hosts who are freelancing can submit their nominations directly.
•The radio host should be presently, on air for a minimum of one year to be eligible.
To award the most innovative & creative advertisement with unique impact on the audience.
•Nominations are invited from the Advertising Agencies or Marketing Heads of the Companies/Radio Stations.
•The advertisement should have been on air during the period of 30th January 2008 to 30th January 2009.
The award for the best radio show/programme is a tribute to the most comprehensive and engaging radio show.
•Nominations are invited from the Programming Head, further endorsed by the Station Head.
•Only programme/show aired between 30th January 2008 to 30th January 2009 are eligible.
The award is to acknowledge the most interactive, innovative, user-friendly and popular radio website.
•Nominations are invited from the Head of the Company.
•The website should be functional for a minimum of three months as on 30th January 2009
To award the signature tune which fulfilled its purpose of giving a mass appeal to the brand
•Nominations are invited from the National Programming/Marketing/Branding Heads and further endorsed by the Head of the
•The signature tune used between 30th January 2008 to 30th January 2009 should be nominated.
To acknowledge the most responsible social initiative programme by a radio station, which has made people aware about water
resources, pollution, conservation, social and management issues.
•Nominations are invited from the Programming/Branding Heads, further endorsed by the Head of the Company.
•The social responsibility initiative should have been organized between 30th January 2008 to 30th January 2009 in order to be
To give credence to the most motivational marketing campaign of a radio brand, which justified its marketing/sales strategies.
•Nominations are invited from the Marketing/Branding Head and further endorsed by the Head of the Organisation.
(CEO/COO/Business Head).
•The Marketing Campaign should have been running during the period of 1st January 2008 to 30th January 2009.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

4th Wellenforum Christmas Contest 2008

Here are the rules :

1. Contest period:

From 21. Dec 2008 to 4. Jan 2009.

2. Stations

During the contest you have to receive BC stations on long- and medium wave.

3. Participation Conditions

Participation is free and independent from a listener club membership.
Newcomers can also participate as well as medium wave specialists. Like the
last wellenforum contest, participation is via an online form. You can find
the form on . Please follow the registration hints.
Every station has to be heard at least for 10 minutes.. Notes on the
programme heard have to be logged as detailed as possible to really identify
the station (no empty phrases like music, news etc.).

4. Points

Every bc station log on long wave and medium wave is counting. Logs without
a clear identification will count one third of the points that you can get
for this station.
Points for a log are depending on the CIRAF zone of the station. This is
based on the publication EDXC RADIO Countries that we will provide.

Scoring scheme:
Station logged from the CIRAF zone of the place of reception 10 points
Station logged from a CIRAF zone bordering the zone were your place is 20
Station from the rest 30points

Your place is in Germany. Your CIRAF zone is 28. All stations from this zone
are 10 points worth. Stations from CIRAF zones bordering zone 28 are 20
points worth (bordering zones are 18, 27, 29, 37, 38 and 39). The rest is 30
points worth.

5. Award:
Every participant will receive a participation certificate showing
individual score and ranking prompt after the contest has finished.

73, Friedhelm Wittlieb
Contest Manager
QTH: L√ľnen / NRW (near Dortmund)
Grundig Satellit 700 with regenerative loop antenna
member of the addx and medium wave circle uk
Alokesh Gupta
New Delhi

Thursday, December 11, 2008

VOA's 2009 Calendar Available

The 2009 VOA calendar is here! This year, VOA is introducing some of its on-air personalities. Here's your chance to meet the professionals who bring you the news each day.

Download the calendar now, or contact them for a copy at VOA would like to hear your reaction, and ideas for future calendars. Let them know what you think at
Click the following link to print or download the calendar. www.VOANews. com/english/ About/2008- 11-21-2009- calendar. cfm.


Radio Free Asia (RFA) announces its new QSL card which promotes world peace. The design is from one of the many holiday cards RFA has used in the past. Besides the dove as the card’s center piece, there are eight different renditions of the word ‘peace’ on the right margin. The eight versions represent each of our broadcast languages: Burmese, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Khmer, Korean, Lao, Tibetan, Uyghur and Vietnamese. The card will be used to confirm all valid reception reports for December 1, 2008 – January 31, 2009.
Radio Free Asia is a private, nonprofit corporation that broadcasts news and information to listeners in Asian countries where full, accurate, and timely news reports are unavailable. Created by Congress in 1994 and incorporated in 1996, RFA currently broadcasts in Burmese, Cantonese, Khmer, Korean to North Korea, Lao, Mandarin, the Wu dialect, Vietnamese, Tibetan (Uke, Amdo, and Kham), and Uyghur. RFA strives for accuracy, balance, and fairness in its editorial content. As a ‘surrogate’ broadcaster, RFA provides news and commentary specific to each of its target countries, acting as the free press these countries lack. RFA broadcasts only in local languages and dialects, and most of its broadcasts comprise news of specific local interest. More information about Radio Free Asia, including our current broadcast frequency schedule, is available at
RFA encourages listeners to submit reception reports. Reception reports are valuable to RFA as they help us evaluate the signal strength and quality of our transmissions. RFA confirms all accurate reception reports by mailing a QSL card to the listener.
RFA welcomes all reception report submissions at (follow the QSL REPORTS link) not only from DX’ers, but also from its general listening audience. Reception reports are also accepted by emails to, and for anyone without Internet access, reception reports can be mailed to:
Reception Reports
Radio Free Asia
2025 M. Street NW, Suite 300
Washington DC 20036
United States of America
Upon request, RFA will also send a copy of the current broadcast schedule and a station sticker.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

CRI Listeners meet in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Section of China Radio International listeners meet
Date: 28 Dec 2008
Venue: Belukurichy, Namakkal Dt, Tamil Nadu
For details;
INDIA 637 402.
Phone: 9486756357, 9894321892

Friday, December 05, 2008

Malaysia's Traxx FM

Dear Dxers,

Last week received a feedback from Malaysia's Traxx
FM. They send the programme guide, Car Sticker, Pen with Traxx FM logo, Note pad and wonderful travel bag with their logo and lots more with first class register post. Here I put the scaned copy of sticker and programme guide.

Discover Malaysia Through the Right TRAXX

TRAXXfm - a one-stop holiday guide that will enlight
en you about all the wonderful offerings that Malaysia has.

They are already taking the country's airwaves by storm with a brand new presentation so get all geared up for an interactive and informative avenue on domestic and international tourism destination guides.

The all new TRAXXfm also comes with great music, a wide reppertoire of everyting from the olde skool to the nu skool ranging from r
etro, R&B, dance, jazz, rock, right through world music and international hits.

Listeners will also get the latest updates on
everything under the sun when TRAXXfm's team goes 'LIVE' from our mini studio in MaTiC and everywhere in and around the country on location.

Their deejays will also provide the latest updates and information on events in the country that includes sports, concerts, Tourism Malaysia linked events, state events and the latest and best information on food and beverages,through designated slots everyday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am and 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

Bringing you the best, TR
AXXfm also has numerous road shows and other visual radio programmes planned to get in touch on a more personal basis with listeners.

Discover amaz
ing information on Malaysia's Health Tourism, the country's wonderful culture and heritage, as well as enhance your beauty and health knowledge from tips on traditional treatments, living and lifestyles, as well as shopping and nightlife now that the all new TRAXXfm has hit the airwaves.

Breaking out from the norm of regualar radio stations, TRAXXfm also provides regular transportation information services, travel tips and information on holiday packages in Malaysia that will allow you to plan a hassle free journey.

TRAXXfm is definately the right choice to tune in to as the station has something for everyone.

Then and Now
TRAXXfm started broadcasting in 1982 and the station broadcasted nationwide as well as to neighbouring Singapore, Brunei, and parts of Thailand.

TRAXXfm is the only Malaysian Radio station that pioneered English as the medium for delivering its programmes when it started as Blue Network and then Radio 4 and the station also played an important role to educate, inform, and to entertain listeners.

Currently, TRAXXfm operates 24 hours Live, focusing on great music as well as excellent talks shows and interaction between Deejays and listeners. Also you will listen them on SW 7295 kHz.

'TRAXX' derives from the word 'TRACK' and the 'XX' denotes the old tagline 'Xperience the Xcitement'.

24 Hours Live Broadcasting

Through its 24-hour LIVE broadcasting, fans and listeners alike of Malaysia's leading radio station will discover that TRAXXfm is th
e station to provide a one-stop holiday guide to enlighten locals and visitors about all the wonderful attractions in Malaysia.


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