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UK: BBC Radio 6 Goes Vinyl-Only On New Year's

BBC Radio 6 Music will devote all of New Year's Day to paying its collection of vinyl records, winding up a monthlong celebration of the format, the Guardian reports.


UK: Local Radio A Vital Tool, Says Church Of England

The Church of England said local radio is of vital importance in the community, in a submission to a quality review being conducted by the BBC. The church claimed that BBC staff and funding cuts are disproportionately affecting remote and rural listeners.


India: University Station Marathon Focuses On 'Common Man'

The emphasis at Punjab University's Jyotirgamaya radio station will be on entertainmnt and a powerfu social message as the school airs a 72-hour marathon focusing on the life of the "common man," the Times of India reports.


Algeria To Allow More Media Freedom

The Algerian government has passed media reforms that end a long-standing state monopoly on broadcast media. There is no timetable for when any new radio or TV stations will be on the air, the Washington Post reports.


Canada: Station's 'Win A Wife' Contest Angers Politician

Edmonton, Alberta station the Bear has angered the province's minster of employment and immigration with a contest to win an introduction to a potential Russian wife. The matchmaking is provided by a U.S.-based service.


Israel: Radio Managers Wrangle Over Protest Coverage

The directors of Israel Radio and the Reshet Bet radio station "exchanged barbs" in letters over how social protest demonstrations throughout the country were covered on the air.


Nigeria: State To Launch Community Radio, TV

The Nigerian state of Ekiti is preparing to set up community radio and TV stations; Gov. Kayode Fayemi said the plan "will help us break the chaning of government being too far away from the people."


BBC Sells Magazine Business

BBC Worldwide has made a deal to sell its magazine business, including lifestyle magazine Radio Times, which the BBC has published since 1923.


Radio Pakistan Gets Overhaul

Radio Pakistan will be revamped "on modern lines," Pakistani Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan told Pakistan Broadcasting Corp. employees during her first visit to the station.





 
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