Saturday, September 22, 2007

Radio Japan scales back services as of October 1st


*Discontinuation of services in German, Italian, Malaysian and Swedish (The Internet pages of these 4 language services will also be closed)
*Discontinuation of the Japanese service to Europe, North America, and Hawaii
*Discontinuation of the English service to the Asian Continent, Middle East, North Africa, Latin America and Russian Far East
*Discontinuation of the French service to Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa
*Discontinuation of the Spanish service to Europe

North American services in English will be scaled back, but will continue.

From October 1st through October 27th:

0.00- 0.20 6145 (ENA)
5.00- 5.30 6110 (WNA)
12.00-12.30 6120 (ENA)
14.00-14.30 11705 (ENA)

Target: ENA = Eastern North America; WNA: Western North America

All four transmissions are Sackville relays.


I couldn't find anything posted regarding the programming changes that will result from the reduction in service; I'll pass along anything I find out.

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