BOOKS: THE RADIO BIBLE ALSO IN AN APP

THE RADIO BIBLE ALSO IN AN APP
The 2022 edition has over 600 pages. It presents, divided by country, the broadcasters operating in Short and Medium Wave with programme schedules; in FM and DAB, the main frequencies and power are mentioned. There is also a TV section
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After seven decades of publication, the World Radio TV Handbook (WRTH) will also be available as a web app. Listening enthusiasts from all over the world can rejoice: the “Directory of Global Broadcasting” will also be available on mobile phones. By consulting it, one can find out, for example, which stations are broadcasting from the Amazon region and which programmes are available in Korea, the Maldives or Switzerland. Whether remote reception on shortwave, international services for foreign countries, political propaganda broadcasts for crisis areas or commercial stations on FM and DAB+ digital radio, the WRTH contains all the details in a clear form.

New management

Dense with information, the WRTH has a strict, all-black-and-white layout
Dense with information, the WRTH has a strict, all-black-and-white layout
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The first edition of the yearbook was published in Denmark in 1947 and WRTH Publications Limited managed it until 2022, when it transferred the rights to Radio Data Center GmbH (RDC), based in Freising, Germany. “The yearbook is an indispensable reference work for radio listeners and everyone who moves professionally in the world of radio” said Günter Lorenz, Managing Director of Radio Data Center GmbH. Who added “we are very pleased to publish the 77th edition in December 2022 simultaneously as a book and as a web app”.

About Radio Data Centre

On the Radio Data Center website, it can be seen that there are 260,275 active channels (AM, FM, DAB, HD, TV) and 79,861 radio stations worldwide
On the Radio Data Center website, it can be seen that there are 260,275 active channels (AM, FM, DAB, HD, TV) and 79,861 radio stations worldwide, of which 65279 have an audio streaming channel
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From synergy, more information for professionals

The planisphere shows where Medium Wave, Short Wave, FM and DAB transmission facilities are located. To produce it, the coordinates of the installations entered on FMLIST were imported into GoogleEarth
The planisphere shows where FM broadcasting facilities are located. Coordinates from FMLIST were used to make it
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The WRTH is an indispensable reference for orientation in radio listening. Initially, the book addressed DXers with an interest in shortwave and the “tropical bands”, as well as medium wave. The FM band, as used by the national / public broadcasters, was also covered, but not completely: the liberalisation of the airwaves, which began in Italy in 1975 and spread throughout Europe, saw the emergence of thousands of stations in just a few years, making it impossible to publish their tens of thousands of frequencies in WRTH. For reasons of space, WRTH was often limited to the major networks (12233 stations are active in the Old Continent alone, of which 8786 are commercial). Full data can be found on FMLIST (founded in 1986 by Günter Lorenz), which under the management of Radio Data Center has strengthened the worldwide team of contributors, expanding the database to a professional level, e.g by producing an identikit for each radio station. Future editions for WRTH will make comprehensive use of data from FMLIST. This synergy will make the WRTH also more attractive to professionals interested in a global directory including FM and all variants of digital broadcast (DRM, DAB, HD Radio).

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