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Radio Station Visit #117 – KCHUNG Radio in Los Angeles

One of the more unusual radio stations that I’ve visited is KCHUNG in Los Angeles. Around since 2011, the station has caught the ears of not only the artist community in its home town, but also the attention of the national press. Visiting journalists typically paint a portrait of KCHUNG’s diverse programming and quirky lair, […]

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Norway to Shutter Nat’l FM Broadcasts, 200 Local Stations to Remain

Norway will turn off national FM broadcasts on January 11. However, about 200 local FM stations will continue to broadcast for at least another five years, as we reported last year when the story first hit the international press. That crucial detail was missing from international coverage then, and it continues to be overlooked now. […]

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Ireland’s Longwave Station RTÉ 252 Spared from Imminent Closure

Listeners located in the U.K. who enjoy Ireland’s RTÉ 252 radio service are breathing a sign of relief. The planned 2017 closure of this longwave station has now been put on indefinite hold, according to Independent.ie. I first reported on RTÉ 252 two years ago, when news of its shutdown–originally set for January 2015–put longwave […]

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Radio Station Visit #110 – Radio 1190 at University of Colorado, Boulder

University of Colorado, Boulder’s college radio station KVCU Radio 1190 was the next stop on my tour of Colorado radio stations a few weeks ago. On July 12, after my trip to KCSU in Fort Collins, I headed south to meet up with Radio 1190’s General Manager Mikey Goldenberg. The station’s only professional staff member, […]

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RTÉ Radio 1

Saving RTÉ 252 Long Wave, Ireland’s Long Distance Broadcast Service

Listeners are campaigning to save a long wave radio station from closure, but the management are adamant it will close. RTÉ Radio 1 is the general information and entertainment service of the Irish Republic’s public service broadcaster. UK listeners can currently hear the station on internet, Freesat (satellite radio) and 252 kHz long wave. The […]

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