Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Radio Taiwan International

Radio Taiwan International via Paochung was heard on 14 February 2019, from 04.00 till 05.00 UTC. News, "Here in Taiwan", hosted by John van Trieste and Shirley Lin, featured stories on Chinese New Year ritual of "Getting Back in to the Swing of Things", a Hong Kong dog that became "Stray to Hero" in Taiwan, and New Year cartoon haircut of "Pepper the Pig." "Ear to the Ground," hosted by Andrew Ryan, profiled the feeding of hot porridge to homeless Taiwanese in New City Taipei,  "Jade Bells and Bamboo Pipes", hosted by Carlton Wong, featured three music compositions, including "Caprice of Jasmine in June," "Heart Full of Sorrow," and a martial arts sportswoman variation on a traditional tune. Reception on 15.320 kHz rated (SINPO) 55555 - Excellent, except at 04.40 UTC when CRI/CNR abruptly and briefly (a few minutes) interfered degrading reception to 54554. At 05.00 UTC, CRI/CNR again interfered, but RTI remained the dominant signal.

Reception report was emailed on the same day. QSL card arrived inmthe mail on 5 March 2019.

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