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Radio head: Covering the riots
From Media Guardian. Posted August 9 2011, 8.30pm
In times of trouble it seems people turn to the radio for impressive detail and context… (more)
 

Sirius XM drops BBC Radio 1
From Media Network Weblog. Posted August 9 2011, 5.10pm
Without any notice to listeners, subscription satellite radio provider Sirius XM has dropped BBC Radio 1 from its line-up as of 12:00 AM this morning. (more)
 
AUDIO: Cable: Riots ‘not about economy’
From BBC News. Posted August 9 2011, 2.47pm
Vince Cable gives Radio 5 live his reaction to the riots and says that the people on the street are not protesting against economic policy. (more)
 
Solar flare disrupts RNW shortwave reception
From Media Network Weblog. Posted August 9 2011, 12.53pm
A flood of reports came in during a RNW broadcast this morning; shortwave reception was extremely poor and some listeners reported being unable to hear anything at all. A huge solar flare that started at around 0800 UTC was responsible for the reception problems and fade out. (more)
 
Internews radio network most important information source in South Sudan – report
From Media Network Weblog. Posted August 9 2011, 11.31am
A network of FM radio stations in South Sudan established and supported by Internews are the most important sources of information in their communities, according to a new research report. (more)
 
Unlicensed broadcasting now illegal in New York state
From Media Network Weblog. Posted August 9 2011, 11.23am
Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation making the operation of an AM or FM radio station without a license illegal in the state of New York. Violations will be treated as a “Class A” misdemeanour. (more)
 
Jordan Govt allocates US$29.5 
million for JRTC
From Media Network Weblog. Posted August 9 2011, 10.52am
Jordan’s Council of Ministers has decided to allocate JD 21 million (US$29.5 million) for the Jordan Radio and Television Corporation (JRTC) to modernize and update its studio equipment and technology. (more)
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