Saturday, April 25, 2009

Assamese In A09 etc

Here is a time & freqency schedule of a few international radio stations (all are Christian reglious station) broadcasting in Assamese in A09 Season of international broadcasting effective from March 29,2009 to October 25,2009.
Adventist World Radio (AWR) on 15275kHz from 1330 to 1400UTC
on sunday & wednesday only via KSDA Agat Guam (100kW) .
Trans World Radio (TWR) on 12075kHz from monday to friday from 1330 to 1400UTC
via KTWR Agana Guam (100kW)
& on 12075kHz from 1330 to 1345UTC
on sunday via via KTWR Agana Guam (100kW)
Gospel for Asia broadcasts on 6040kHz via Dhabbaya UAE (250kW) from 2345 to 2400 UTC
on monday & tuesday.

Family Radio, another Christian Religious Radio Station may begin Assamese Broadcast in future.
As far as my memory goes then Radio Moscow now Voice Of Russia was so far the only major broadcasting organisation other than those Christian reglious stations to broadcast an Assamese Langguage broadcast. Perhaps it used to broadcast 15 minutes daily transmission from 1230UTC i.e. 6.00PM IST.It was discontinued in early 1990s.I still remember listening to then Radio Moscow in Assamese perhaps in late 1980s & early 1990s. And I heard the voice of Late .Nasiur Rahman, a famous Assamese News Reader with All India Radio Delhi , after retiring from his job in AIR , he went to Moscow to revive Radio Moscow in Assamese. I heard his voice in Assamese via Radio Moscow. He also used to present news & current affairs programmes etc in Bengali Section also. I heard his voice several time while listening to Bengali Section. But after sometime, the Assamese broadcast was discontinued. Late Nasiur Rahman worked in the Bengali section for a while after closer of the Assamese section before returning to India. Now this year from March 28th, even the long lasting Bengali, Urdu along with several language services has been discontinued by Voice Of Russia via shortwave & medium wave.
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma (GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam) (India)

Bhupen Hazarika On Air From Tokyo This Time

Hi!!! Guys!!!
Another Bengali Song i.e.
Amai Bhul Bujish Nai....
Maiya Bhul Bujish Nai ....
by Dr. Bhupen Hazarika i.e. Bhupen Da as he is popularly known, was aired in Radio Japan NHK World-Bengali Service's sunday Mailbag Programme "Katha O Sur" on April 19, 2009 around 1331UTC on 15215kHz (via Tashkent,Uzbekistan,100kW).
We can listen to a few moments of it as recorded by me by clicking the following link....

Please excuse me for not so good quality of audio.

73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma (GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam) (India)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Bhupen Hazarika On Air From Washington DC After Moscow

Its my pleasure to inform you that I heard a few days back within the first week of A09 Season of broadcast , a song in Bengali from one & only Evergreen Bhupen Da as he is popularly called by his numerous fan & well wishers......., was aired from Voice of America Bangla Service right from Washington DC, their studio & relayed to us via their perhaps Thailand Relay on 7260kHz around 1627UTC or so.I just recorded a few moments of the song towards the end perhaps.Please listen to it by clicking the following link.
More e-mails etc soon.
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma (GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam) (India)

Bhupen Hazarika from Moscow

A Bengali song of Dr.Bhupen Hazarika was played in last broadcast via shortwave on March 28th (2009) from Voice of Russia's Bengali Service at the request of a listener. Please listen to a few moments of the audio by clicking the following link.

73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma (GK)

Voice of Russia In Bengali

I recorded the entire supposed to be the last broadcast of Voice of Russia in Bengali on March 28th during 1530-1600UTC on 7305kHz.The reception quality was not very good but still audible.There was nothing special as such in their last transmission...just a announcement repeated from time to time..that due to some reasons radio broadcast of Voice of Russia would be not available for sometime but news etc will be available via its website ....etc.After news,current affairs reports came Listeners Mail specially from Clubs was aired.And a song from Dr.Bhupen Hazarika was aired in between the listeners letters reading.So,...........another station broadcasting in Bengali going off the air....Long back heard in Assamese....of closing down only Assamese broadcast (of 15 minutes duration) from a major international broadcaster..other than religious station...from then Radio Moscow..Voice of Russia.......& now after a decade & half of that.......the Bengali Section also has gone off the air via shortwave.....!!!!!!!!What next???????????????
Please listen to last transmission's a few moments of Voice of Russia in Bangla on March 28th. by clicking the following link
plus a few mmoments of inital audio of their last transmission

73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma (GK)

DX Partyline via HCJB Australia in A09

Here is the DX Partyline Schedule via HCJB Australia from March 29,2009 as heard on March 14th edition of DX Partyline.On fridays....
for East Asia
from 1245UTC on 15400kHz
On saturdays for South & South East Asia
from 1445UTC on 15425kHz
& also again On saturdays for South Pacific
from 0800UTC on 11750kHz
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma