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Radio News in November 2006

Radio Shanasheel from Iraq on 1395 kHz mediumwave

Radio Shanasheel from Basra in Southern Iraq has been reported heard on 1395 kHz mediumwave. The station actually began broadcasting already in September 2005, but was not reported on the air before October 2006 by the BBC Monitoring Service. The independent private broadcaster is reportedly transmitting at 0400-2300 Universal time. Arabic-language programming is funded by the director of the Organization for Human Life, a non-governmental organization. According to BBC Monitoring, the name of the station "Shanasheel" (balcony) is derived from the architectural style of houses in southern Iraq, specifically those on the river banks in Basra. Radio Shanasheel can be contacted by email.
(DXing.info, November 15, 2006)


Low-power Taunton School Radio in the UK on 1449 kHz

Taunton School RadioA new low-power AM station is operating in Taunton in the United Kingdom. Taunton School Radio broadcasts 24 hours a day on 1449 kHz, and plans to begin podcasts and streaming audio in the near future. The station can be contacted by email, telephone 0870 444 1449, and by mail at: Taunton School Radio, c/o Simon Smith, Taunton School, Taunton, Somerset TA2 6AD, UK. News about the station was first published in the Communication magazine and the mailing list of the BDXC by Alan Pennington.
(DXing.info, November 15, 2006)


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