1979

March

01: Belgium - BRT2 starts transmitting on 540 kW with 150 kW.

June

01: Germany - Westdeutscher Rundfunk 2 starts broadcasting on 720 kHz.
02: International Waters - Radio Delmare re-opened from the mv Martina on 1566 kHz. The final transmission was on 28th September.

July

09: Belgium - Radio 245, a medium wave pirate that could be heard well in East and West Flanders and the Dutch province of Zeeland, is shut down by the authorities after a complaint by Dutch Radio Bloemendaal.

September

12: International Waters - Radio Delmare moves from 1566 to 1610 kHz.



Sound clips

Geluidsfragment Extract from BBC Radio 2 (1979) on 1341 kHz (courtesy of Herbert Meixner)   00:21, 32 kbps, 83 kB (MP3)
Geluidsfragment Extract from Radio Milano International (1979) on 1490 kHz (courtesy of Herbert Meixner)   00:25, 32 kbps, 97 kB (MP3)
Geluidsfragment Extract from Radio Suisse Romande (1979) on 765 kHz (courtesy of Herbert Meixner)   00:30, 32 kbps, 118 kB (MP3)
Geluidsfragment Extract from Radio Berlin International (1979) on 1359 kHz (courtesy of Herbert Meixner)   01:10, 32 kbps, 272 kB (MP3)
Geluidsfragment Extract from DDR Messewelle (1979) on 729 kHz (courtesy of Herbert Meixner)   00:36, 32 kbps, 139 kB (MP3)


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