Ethiopian radio update

March 13, 2008 at 10:37 am Leave a comment

During his visit to Ethiopia Maarten Van Delft gathered following information about the Ethiopian Radio.

New AM transmitters planned in Nazret (1035 kHz, 10 kW) and Nekemte (1053 kHz, 100 kW). The station in Robe will be completely rebuilt (837 kHz, ex-972 kHz, 100 kW). The transmitters will be provided by Harris, the antennas by Colton Tower Consulants Inc.

The national shortwave frequencies are 5990, 7110 and 9704 kHz. However, one was not able receive the 9704 kHz signal locally, perhaps due to propagation. The English program of the Home Service is now 60 minutes instead 30 minutes, and the schedule is Mo-Fr 1400-1500.
The Home Service has a new program in Oromo. “Radio Oromia” is broadcast daily at 0400-0600, 0900-1100 and 1600-1800 on 6030 kHz (100 kW?).

The Foreign Service os transmitted on 7165 and 9560 kHz, and for the Capitol area of Addis Ababa on Medium Wave 989 kHz. The present schedule is: 0700-0800 Somali, 1200 Somali. 1300 Afar. 1400 Arabic, 1500 Tigre, 1530 Arabic, 1600 English, 1700-1800 French. The Englsih Home- and Foreign Service is lead by Melesse Edea Beyi, who is also renponsible for the Foreign Serve tarnmissions in Frenc and Arabic.

(Maarten Van Delft, via NTT via WWDXC)


Entry filed under: Africa, Medium Wave, Shortwave.

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