Due to the extra-ordinary situation after Earthquake & Tsunami in Japan, Radio Japan NHK World English has extended its News Segement of their usual 30 minutes transmission to present 10 or 15 minutes to 29 minutes. They will cover & update listeners with news plus interviews about latest developments etc from Earthquake & Tsunami hit region in Japan for a while.
As heard on March14th transmission of Radio Japan NHK World-Bengali & Hindi transmission on shortwave, they have cancelled all scheduled announced summer special programmes for a while & will air for a while will cover & update listeners with news plus interviews about latest developments etc from Earthquake & Tsunami hit region in Japan.
I believe all Radio Japan Services will follow this for a while.
And Radio Japan-Bengali Service also announced in their transmission on March 14th, due to disruption of postal service plus transport services due to the Earthquake & Tsunami in Japan, there will be delay in receiving postal correspondence from Radio Japan.
And heard on both transmissions of Radio Japan-Bengali & Hindi Service that listeners are requested to send their feedbacks via feedback form on their
respective websites.They didn't mention about the usual e-mail idd of sending feedbacks etc i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org
New Frequency of Radio Japan-Bengali effective March 27th:
In Katha O Sur, the sunday Mailbag Programme on March 13th,Radio Japan-Bengali Service announced about its new frequency i.e. 11685kHz for its 1300-1345UTC transmission effective March 27th.However, the transmission will be relayed via Singapore in place of Uzbekistan for better reception quality in target areas.
New Frequencies of Radio Japan-Hindi effective March 27th:
On Radio Japan-Hindi Service's sunday mailbag programme on March 13th, new frequencies of their new morning transmission & night transmission with change of transmission time were announced.
0130-0200UTC on 11740kHz (hope I noted it correctly)
and for their night transmission
1430-1515UTC on 15745kHz
I'm not sure about the transmitter site of these transmissions.
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)