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Medium-Wave Transmitters Go Dark for Czech Public Service

Radiožurnál longwave service also shuttered at the end of 2021

Český Rozhlas set Dec. 31, 2021, as the “end of broadcasting on medium wave AM.”

Czech public service broadcaster Český Rozhlas shuttered three long- and medium-wave services as the calendar turned from 2021 to 2022.

Until midnight on Dec. 31, 2021, the broadcaster’s Dvojka channel was heard on 639, 954 and 1332 kHz, and the ČRo Plus station was heard on 1071 kHz. The ČRo news channel Radiožurnál was previously heard on 270 kHz.

The Oxford Shortwave Log posted to YouTube audio from the last minutes of Radiožurnál’s longwave broadcast, which had originated from Topolná, Czechia, since 1951.

Český Rozhlas has been working towards shuttering the AM services for several years by increasing the reach of the stations on FM and DAB+ nationwide, as well as via the internet.

According to the broadcaster, about 95 percent of the country can now receive the stations via DAB+.