Saturday, July 05, 2008

Polish Radio External Service begins longwave broadcasting

July 4th, 2008
by Andy Sennitt
Media Network

From July 1, Polish Radio External Service has started broadcasting on 198
kHz longwave. The 198 LW frequency is shared with Polish Radio Parliament,
which will continue to broadcast when parliament is in session. At all other
times Polish Radio External Service transmits on this frequency.

Polish Radio External Service broadcasts in seven different languages:
English, Hebrew, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, German, and Polish. English
language transmissions on 198 kHz are at 0700 and 1200 UTC, available when
Radio Parliament is not broadcasting.

The 198 LW frequency can be picked up in Poland and is also able reach
Polish diaspora in neighbouring countries, especially Germany, Ukraine,
Belarus and Russia, providing up-to-date information on what's going on in

Shortwave, Internet and satellite transmissions remain unaffected.

(Source: Polskie Radio)

Andy Sennitt comments: Unfortunately, the longwave service won't benefit
listeners in the UK or Western Europe as the frequency is shared with BBC
Radio 4.

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