German Public Broadcaster Shuts Down MW

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German Public Broadcaster Shuts Down MW

Dec 15, 2014 3:45 PM

MUNICH�German public broadcasters have been transmitting their programs in many ways, including via medium wave. Radioszene is reporting that Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) (North German Broadcasting) is shutting down their MW transmitter sites and re-allocating the funds for expansion their DAB+ transmission facilities.

NDR transmits on 4 MW frequencies: in Hamburg on 972 KHz; in Flensburg on 702 KHz; in Lingen on 792 KHz; and in Hanover on 828 KHz. NDR''s �Info Special'' transmits parliamentary debates, �Info 8'' (from ARD); occasional special programs; and, perhaps most importantly, the shipping forecast. NDR has assured sailors and navigators (some of whom have complained) that the marine forecast will be available via DAB+ or via the internet.