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Radio News in August 2005

Special AM broadcast from the Netherlands on August 31

August 31 logoA special event broadcast to commemorate Dutch offshore radio will be aired on August 31. "The Day the Music Died" is jointly organised by Laserradio, Stichting Norderney, Mixxers Zeewolde and Quality Radio bv. on the 31st anniversary of the end of Dutch offshore radio. Radio Netherlands Media Network Weblog reports that the frequencies used will be 1557 and 1584 kHz mediumwave at 0700-1800 UTC, and the program will be relayed on 1395 kHz by Big L Radio London at 1200-1600 UTC. The broadcast will also be streamed worldwide on the Internet by Laserradio and Veronica 192. Media Network Weblog reports that one of the founders of Radio Veronica, Bull Verweij, will be featured on the program, along with other pioneers of the station, and some of the artists who were popular during the offshore era. The program will be broadcast live from the Laserradio studios in Zeewolde.
(DXing.info, August 31, 2005)


Football Radio from the Netherlands on 1332 kHz AM

Radio Voetbal (Radio Football) is a new Dutch station due to begin transmissions on 1332 kHz mediumwave on September 1. The business idea of Radio Voetbal is to sell airtime to football (soccer) fans at a cost of 25 euros per 15 minutes, ideally totalling €2400 per day. Radio Voetbal has cost about half a million euros to set up, according to its founder Koos Appelboom, 62. The studio is located in Lelystad and the transmitter site in Dronten. The station does not yet have a working website, and the only contact information announced is the telephone number for Mr. Appelboom: 06-38009062. News about the station was first reported by Het Financieele Dagblad newspaper on July 2, and subsequently by other Dutch media, including most recently the Media Network Weblog on August 16.
(DXing.info, August 16, 2005)


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