1978

August

21: International Waters - Radio Delmare began broadcasting on 1570 kHz from the 250 ton Aegir.
22: International Waters - Radio Delmare moves to 192m.

September

11: International Waters - The Radio Delmare ship broke its anchor and was towed back to port where it was impounded by the authorities.

October

20: International Waters - Radio Mi Amigo ceases broadcasting.

November

01: Norway - The transmitters in Bergen, Fredrikstad, Kristiansand, Trondelag, Arendal, Bo i Vesteralen, Karasjok, Kautokeino, Namsos, Nordkapp, Odda and Verma are closed down.
When the Geneva frequency plan becomes effective, only Tromsø (155), Oslo (218), Vigra (630), Bodø (675), Vadsø (702), Stavanger (1314) and Svalbard (1485 kHz) are still active, 4 new 1.2 MW transmitters are planned for Tromsø-Vanna (153), Oslo-Bastoy (216), Smola (630) and Kvitsøy (1314 kHz).
23: Belgium - VRT Radio 2 starts broadcasting on 1188 kHz via Kuurne.
23: UK - Due to the Geneva agreement the MW and LW frequencies of the BBC stations change: Radio One goes from 247 to 275 and 285m; Radio 2 leaves 200 kHz and goes to 433 and 330m; Radio 3 takes over the former Radio 4 frequency while Radio 4 goes to long wave 198 kHz.
23: Germany - Again due to the Geneva agreement, Radio DDR 1 (100 kW) moves to 531 kW while Messewelle (5 kW) goes to 729 kHz. Both stations broadcast via Leipzig-Wiederau.



Sound clips

Geluidsfragment Extract from Greek Yened Radio (1978) on 1178 kHz (courtesy of Herbert Meixner)   01:27, 32 kbps, 340 kB (MP3)
Geluidsfragment Extract from RIAS 1 (1978) on 990 kHz (courtesy of Herbert Meixner)   00:25, 32 kbps, 96 kB (MP3)
Geluidsfragment Extract from Deutsche Welle via Malta (1978) on 1557 kHz (courtesy of Herbert Meixner)   01:34, 32 kbps, 366 kB (MP3)
Geluidsfragment Extract from Radio Popular Valencia (1978) on 1430 kHz (courtesy of Herbert Meixner)   00:30, 32 kbps, 117 kB (MP3)

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