Planned RAI medium wave switch off concerns expressed.

Trieste, 26 August – RAI intends to turn off the medium wave radio broadcasts starting September 11, 2022. This decision will also include turning off the medium wave signal of Radio Trieste A, which broadcasts radio programs for the Slovene National Community in Italy, as well as of the Campalto facility, from where comes the signal of the radio program of the RAI FVG “L’Ora della Venezia Giulia.'” The President of the Italian Union, Maurizio Tremul, said on behalf of the organization representing the entire Italian national community in Croatia and Slovenia. The radio broadcasts will be transferred to web platforms.

Tremul disclosed that in recent days he has appealed to Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio and Undersecretary Benedetto Della Vedova, as well as the Undersecretary to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Dept. of Information, Giuseppe Moles; consulates and Fvg Governor Massimiliano Fedriga, to “express the concern of the Italians of Istria, Kvarner, and Dalmatia.” (ANSA).

Ljubljana, 9 September – The impact of the announced end to medium wave radio transmissions in Italy on the Slovenian minority and efforts towards a solution were in the focus of a meeting between Minister for Slovenians Abroad Matej Arčon and Italian Ambassador to Slovenia Carlo Campanile in Ljubljana on Friday.

Mike Terry to WOR iog (2022-09-09)