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Radio News in June 2009

New low-power AM stations launched in Italy

Challenger RadioChallenger Radio is a new low-power station from Italy, broadcasting on 1566 kHz mediumwave. Test transmissions have consisted of religious programming. Challenger Radio broadcasts from Villa Estense, in Padua (Padova in Italian) in the North-Eastern part of the country. According to Italian DXer Fabrizio Magrone, the transmitter power is 500 watts, and the station plans to broadcast in digital DRM in the future. The station can be reached by email and by phone at +39-0429-660118.
    Another new AM station in Italy is Radio Broadcast Italia from Rome on 1485 kHz. According to Magrone, the station has a 1-kilowatt transmitter, but is currently broadcasting at half power. Radio Broadcast Italia transmits historic recordings of pioneering Italian pirate radio stations. The station can be reached by email. Roberto Scaglione reported on the new stations on the EMWG mailing list on June 6.
(DXing.info, June 14, 2009)

Magic Jazz 1557 on air with test transmissions

Amsterdam AMOn May 23, 2009, a new AM station began low-power test broadcasts in the Netherlands. Magic Jazz transmits on 1557 kHz mediumwave. The internet feed on the station website displays FM 94.9 Magic FM programming. According to the website, Magic Jazz 1557 will soon increase transmitter power and broadcast 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. News about the station was first reported by Anorak Nation.
(DXing.info, June 14, 2009)

Halesowen College Radio on 1386 kHz in the UK

A new low-power college station has begun broadcasting in the United Kingdom. Halesowen College Radio transmits on 1386 kHz mediumwave. Halesowen College is located about 10 kilometers west of Birmingham. Transmitter power is only 1 watt. The address of the station is Whittingham Road, Halesowen, West Midlands. B63 3NA, United Kingdom. The station can also be reached by email and by phone at 0121 602 7658. The station was reported heard by Tony Rogers on the BDXC mailing list on May 25.
(DXing.info, June 14, 2009)

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