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From the BDXC mailing list

Dear FRS Friend,

At long last Sunday February 27th 2011 the final & 3rd FRS 30th Anniversary
broadcast will take place. We will then complete the FRS Anthology !
In two weeks time on the 27th February we will feature the period 1998- 2010.
Mind you: we will kick off at already 07.52 UTC=08.52 CET.

Here’s the schedule:
07.52- 14.00 UTC 7600//5800 kHz
07.52- 11.00 UTC 48 mb frequency (unknown)
11.00- 14.00 UTC 6085 kHz

Of course we have special QSLs for this broadcast. With the ones issued for the
previous two broadcasts, it will form the FRS 30th Anniversary QSL Series.
Hope to have your company on the 27th…it will be great fun: 30 Years of
FRS-Holland on SW!

73s, on behalf of the FRS staff (Peter V., Jan van Dijk, Paul Graham, Dave
Scott, Brian & Bobby Speed)

BBC World Service
11 February 2011

The BBC is ceasing its 648 kHz transmissions of World Service English
language radio on 27 March, 2011.

We have had to make some difficult decisions about the distribution of BBC
World Service radio around the world, as a result of the Spending Review
settlement that BBC World Service received at the end of 2010.

Closure of the 648 kHz service continues the process of withdrawing from
direct broadcasts to Europe in response to a declining number of direct

However BBC World Service continues to be available in Europe by satellite,
cable and online.

In the UK it is available on dedicated channels across the whole of the UK
on DAB, online and on all digital TV platforms. This is in addition to
overnight transmissions of BBC World Service on Radio 4 frequencies.\

(via Mike Terry)

From the Caroline Mailing List

Some of you may already know of this site which plays
a series of Caroline programmes from the 60’s – currently playing programmes by
Keith Skues, Emperor Rosko, Jerry Leighton and Bob Stewart.

Some of the clips are new to me and can be downloaded from your browser cache if
you want an off-line copy.

“Due to last minute financial investment, CCRN will

beyond our closedown date of February the 9th”

If you are really interested in 60’s and 70’s music and not just the
‘standard’ oldies you always hear have a look and listen at
_www.playingtheoldies.com_ (

Absolutely brilliant.

Radio Ink is saddened to report that Top 40 pioneer Ruth Meyer passed away this

began her radio career at WHB/Kansas City, then moving on to program
Top 40 WMGM/New York. From there she headed to crosstown WMCA, which
flipped to Top 40 during her tenure and built the legendary “Good Guys”
team of air talent, including Joe O’Brien, Harry Harrison, Johnny Dark,
and B. Mitchell Reed.

After a term as a consultant for stations including the famous UK pirate Radio

From Radio Today Site

Tributes to Stoke’s Sam Plank

Former BBC Radio Stoke stalwart Sam Plank has died following his second battle with cancer.

Sam, who spent more than 15 years at the station from the mid 1980s, later worked for Signal, Focal Radio and community station Moorlands Radio.  


Burden for 5 Live breakfast

Weekend breakfast presenter Rachel Burden is moving to weekdays to join Nicky Campbell as co-host of the main 5 Live breakfast show from May.

She’ll take over from Shelagh Fogarty, who is in turn taking over from Gabby Logan on the 12-2 lunchtime programme.  

Parry quit ‘before new signings’

talkSPORT radio presenter Mike Parry says he quit his job there before the station moved to sign former Sky hosts Richard Keys and Andy Gray.

His departure, apparently due to a contractual dispute, marks the end of an almost 12-year association with the station for Parry.

BBC Radio 7 to become 4 Extra

The BBC Trust has approved a move to rebrand Radio 7 as Radio 4 Extra and also agreed to plans to create a permanent on-demand archive of Radio 3 and Radio 4 programmes.

In addition, as part of the review of Radios 3, 4 and 7, the Trust has given the go-ahead to a new strategy for audio content aimed at children and families on the new Radio 4 Extra.   


Keys and Gray join talkSPORT

Disgraced TV presenters Richard Keys and Andy Gray are joining national radio station talkSPORT to present a daily show from next week.

The pair – who left Sky last month after off-air sexist remarks they made were broadcast – will host the 10am-1pm slot Monday to Friday. 

Community radio stations fail

Two community radio stations have been found in breech of their licence after failing to provide normal output.

Voice of Africa Radio ceased broadcasting without informing the regulator, whilst Afan FM broadcast non-stop music for over a week in December.   


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