A new radio station will be coming to the shortwaves this coming weekend. At midnight UTC, Global24 will begin broadcasting using WRMI transmitters. This is great news as it bucks the trend of international broadcasters leaving shortwave. See below for the press release:
For Immediate Release: Shortwave’s Newest Broadcaster Global 24 – Takes to the Air at 7:00 pm Eastern on October 31 on 9395 kHz.
(Hollywood, FL) Oct. 21, 2014 – Global 24 Radio LLC announced today that its inaugural broadcast will go live at 7:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, with a line-up of new and well-known programs and around-the-clock English language programming. The broadcast can be heard 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 9395 kHz on WRMI broadcasting from Okeechobee, Florida.
“We’re very excited about launching Global 24 and the important contributions it will make to shortwave radio listening – as both a medium worth preserving and a vital part of the modern media mix for so many listeners around the world,” said Phil Workman, general manager of Global 24. “Our broadcast will appeal to dedicated shortwave listeners (SWL) all over the world looking for breaking news, opinion and music.”
Global 24 aims to revitalize the shortwave medium by bringing general interest news and entertainment into sharper focus for listeners looking for high quality programming on a daily basis. Regular listeners will be informed, entertained and engaged in an ever more complex world.
According to Jeff White, general manager of WRMI, “Global 24 represents another step in the long overdue commercialization of shortwave radio. We are excited to be working with them on their ambitious program to engage and entertain a global audience.”
Additional press releases in coming days will announce our broadcast schedule, our Listeners’ Club, contests, sponsors, our web store, staff and much more. Follow us on Twitter at @Global24Radio or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/global24radio. Visit our website: http://www.global24radio.com to join our email newsletter for the most current updates.
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You can already join a Listeners Club which offers all sorts of goodies, based on a points system. They currently have a contest to win a Kaito Voyager Pro KA-600 for liking their Facebook page.
It all looks very interesting and I shall be tuned to 9395 Khz next Saturday evening.