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.
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.
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.
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.