Shortwave Group to Add DRM

Shortwave Group to Add DRM
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The National Association of Short-wave Broadcasters will send DRM transmissions into North America starting on July 24. The NASB programming will be sent from the Sackville, New Brunswick, transmitter site of DRM member Radio Canada International/CBC, and will reach the Eastern U.S. and Canada. NASB will transmit the program Voice of the NASB via shortwave to North America on Saturdays, starting at 17:00 UTC, at 11900kHz.
Voice of the NASB is a half-hour variety series jointly produced by various NASB members and associate members. It comprises documentaries, travel reports, mailbag programs, religious dramas, music and station profiles.
The NASB has been sending DRM transmissions to Europe since 2003 via the Rampisham, England, transmitter site of DRM member and NASB associate member VT Communications. These transmissions will end on July 18.
The NASB's members are 19 privately owned, U.S. licensed, shortwave radio stations. NASB has been a DRM member since 1999.


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