Thursday, May 10, 2012

Lao National Radio

Lao National Radio, transmitting from Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic was logged on 10 May 2012. An English language broadcast of domestic and regional news was heard from 14.00 to 14.30 UTC on 6.130 kHz. Reception (SINPO) was 55545 -- excellent reception overall, despite slight fading.

Here is a summary of the programming received on this date:
14.00 - Station ID of Lao National Radio, location and frequencies was announced by a female announcer.
14.01 - News headlines, followed by news reports about Laos, particularly comparative ASEAN financial aid, rural water supply/hygiene development, doctor visits to rural areas, transport road work upgrading and European food festival, were presented by female and male announcers.
14.18 - Station ID, frequencies and website address was presented by a female announcer.
14.19 - Regional News featured reports about the ASEAN meeting in Brunei at the German Consulate, the Russian airplane crash in Indonesia, a health programme for HIV infected children, ASEAN tourist promotion in Cambodia, which was presented by a female announcer
14.27 - Station ID presented by female announcer, followed by instrumental music.
14.30 - English language broadcast ended, followed by a broadcast in French.

A SoundCloud file with LNR signing-on -- as heard in Malaysia -- may be heard by clicking this (LINK).

Reception report was emailed on the following day. On 15 May 2012,  Inpanh Satchaphansy, Director of Foreign Language Service for Lao National Radio, emailed  promising to send a QSL. His message follows:  "Thanks for your mails. I am arranging the QSL to send you soon. Hoping you will receive it. It will take some time." A QSL card arrived in the mail on 22 May 2012.

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