Posts Tagged ‘Radio’

Innovative efforts to celebrate Easter but you need the internet

Monday, April 6th, 2020
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Catholic groups big and small are sharing many innovative resources to help New Zealand Catholics celebrate Easter in lockdown. But most of them require access to the internet or satellite television, resources that some elderly, less affluent and rural people may not have access to. A 2019 survey revealed that  in 85%  of decile 1-3 Read more

Radio Rhema record collection sells for $5001

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

The Christian radio station Radio Rhema has sold off its collection of about 7000 records at auction to a Hamilton couple for $5001. The records, collected over about 40 years, were not being used so went on sale on Trade Me with a $1200 reserve after the station decided it needed to free up space. Read more

China takes over ABC’s Pacific shortwave radio slots

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Last year the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) pulled the plug on its shortwave service to the Pacific region. Some of the ABC’s former shortwave frequencies are now being used by China Radio International, the country’s state-owned overseas broadcaster. Some have argued that, in the age of the internet, shortwave radio is no longer important. But Read more

Sacred music radio launched on Web

Friday, December 13th, 2013

An interfaith radio station, playing some of the world’s most beautiful sacred music has just been launched. Sacred Music Radio which plays 24 hours a day, features religious and sacred pieces of music from the Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Zoroastrian and Islamic faiths, as well as music not directly connected with any specific religion. Michael Read more

Samoa’s Congregational Church launches radio and TV outlets

Friday, May 17th, 2013

On Thursday the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (EFKS) launched radio and TV outlets in Apia. EFKS media opened with 80 percent coverage of the country. “We hope to have complete coverage in three months,” says Chairman of the General Assembly, Rev. Elder Tautiaga Senara. Both the radio and TV outlets will be under the Read more

Brazilian priest excommunicated for sexual views

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

A Brazilian priest has been excommunicated for his promotion of extra-marital sexual activity, including homosexual relations and open marriage. Father Roberto Francisco Daniel, 48, promoted his views in YouTube videos, a radio broadcast and a newspaper column. In a response to the announcement of his excommunication, he said: “I feel honored to belong to the Read more

Shock jocks show no maturity in bullying

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

I loathe practical jokes. They’re bullying in disguise, they’re always hurtful and they’re sometimes criminal. Think of the recent trial of the teenager who set fire to a guest at his birthday party and thought it was hilarious. He doesn’t now. Worse, you’re supposed to be jolly about being humiliated because of some dim, ancient Read more

Vatican juggles communications to use new technologies

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Vatican radio is reducing is use of Short and Medium Wave radio transmissions to most of Europe and the United States, and replace them with new communications technologies. The move, announced by Director General of Vatican Radio, Fr Federico Lombardi, SJ, is to happen on July 1. Lombardi said newer developments in communications technology meant Read more

Suitcase radio stations

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Women’s networks in the Pacific are leading the way in the use of suitcase radios. It is hoped that a meeting of the first women-led Community Radio Consultation which began in Tonga on 6 April will pave the way for the establishment of the first  suitcase radio in Tonga. Suitcase radios have been operating in Read more