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The two stations launched an initiative called "International Public Access Radio" (IPAR) in May of this year, offering airtime at a rate of US$1.00 per minute to cultural and educational programs in an effort to give these types of organizations more access to the international airwaves.
During December, 1996, IRRS-Shortwave and WRMI will be offering airtime to new IPAR clients completely free of charge. Those programmers who wish to continue after the free trial period will be able to do so at the special IPAR rate of US$1.00 per minute on each station.
"Governments and large religious organizations have long had access to high-powered international shortwave stations to spread their messages around the world," said WRMI General Manager Jeff White in announcing the December promotion. "What we want to do -- since we are both privately-owned stations -- is give that same access to smaller, independent groups and organizations which may not have big budgets, but they may still have an important message they want to tell the world."
WRMI (Radio Miami International) transmits to the Americas on 9,955 kHz, and IRRS-Shortwave broadcasts to Europe and North Africa on three different frequencies in the 41 and 75 meter bands shortwave, depending on the time of day.
Persons or organizations who would like to take advantage of the International Public Access Radio free airtime offer during the month of December 1996 on either or both stations may contact them via E-mail at : IPAR@nexus.org or as follows:
In Europe :
More information is also available on the World Wide Web at : http://www.nexus.org/IPAR