NEXUS-IBA and WRMI free airtime in Dec. 1996

NEXUS-IBA and Radio Miami International WRMI press release

NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association and WRMI (Radio Miami International) to offer free airtime during December 1996

Miami, Florida and Milano, Italy – 10 October, 1996 : Shortwave stations WRMI in Miami, Florida and IRRS in Milan, Italy will be offering free airtime during the month of December, 1996 to producers of cultural and educational radio programming.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 :
NEXUS-Int’l Broadcasting Association,
Telephone : +39-02-266-6971
E-mail : info@nexus.org

Home

In the Americas :
Radio Miami International,
P.O. Box 526852,
Miami, Florida 33152,
USA.
Fax +1-305-267-9253
Telephone +1-305-267-1728
E-mail : 71163.1735@compuserve.com

NEXUS-IBA and WRMI promote access to small radio program producers

NEXUS-IBA and WRMI on International Public Access Radio

NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association and WRMI (Radio Miami International) signed today an agreement to provide small cultural radio program producers access to radio audiences in the Americas, Europe and North Africa, and encourage listener-supported international radio

Milano, Italy – 26 April, 1996 : Representatives of Radio Miami International and NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association met in Milano, Italy, today to sign an agreement that will favour “international public access radio” on Shortwave.

The two organizations agreed to join forces to create a system of “international public access radio” whereby small producers of cultural radio programs can have the same access to international airwaves that large governments, political and religious organizations already have. Presently, most international Shortwave radio stations are owned by governments and large religious organizations who generally do not support the concept of private or individual radio broadcasting, and do not allow such organizations to purchase airtime on their facilities.

In the United States, the concept of “public access” broadcasting has existed for quite some time. Small independent program producers may broadcast their material on different stations at little or no cost, but this has generally been limited to local cable television stations. However, the concept has never been taken to the level of a national or international radio station, and nothing on this scale has ever existed in Europe.

Representatives of the two organizations stated that this new concept should be attractive to clubs, cultural associations, free radio producers and even individuals in many countries who have a message for the world. For the first time, these types of small program producers will have access to the same wide-reaching media used by the most influential governmental and religious broadcasters around the world.

Shortwave radio has been used for six decades by mostly governments to broadcast political messages. Despite the advent of satellites, cable and Internet, Shortwave radio continues to maintain a large and faithful audience around the world as new, compact, sophisticated receivers have come onto the marketplace at prices everyone can afford. For just the cost of a small portable receiver, listeners can get first-hand information on world events, lifestyles in different countries, as well as music and entertainment from almost anyplace on earth. And unlike some of the newer technologies, there are no subscription fees, encoded programs and bulky equipment to deal with.

NEXUS-IBA is a non profit organization which operates IRRS-Shortwave, a radio station in Milan, Italy, covering all of Europe, the Mediterranean and North Africa on Shortwave. Radio Miami International operates station WRMI in Miami, Florida, which reaches North and South America and the Caribbean. By means of this new joint venture, virtually anyone can afford to have a program on international airwaves at a cost of only one U.S. dollar per minute. At this cost, small cultural program producers will be entitled to the use of both stations, thus reaching a potential audience of millions of listeners.

Producers who wish to obtain more information about the new international public access radio provided jointly by NEXUS-IBA and WRMI may contact via E-mail at : IPAR@nexus.org or:

In Europe :
NEXUS-Int’l Broadcasting Association,
Fax : +39-02-706-38151
Telephone : +39-02-266-6971
E-mail : info@nexus.org

Home

In the Americas :
Radio Miami International,
P.O. Box 526852,
Miami, Florida 33152, USA.
Fax +1-305-267-9253
Telephone +1-305-267-1728
E-mail : 71163.1735@compuserve.com

UNESCO radio archives

UNESCO Radio archives

These audio files are part of the first RealAudio tests on UNESCO Radio at Internet Radio NEXUS dating back in 1995, also broadcasted as weekend feature programs on IRRS-Shortwave. You can hear the very low audio quality (mostly 8 kHz), almost telephonic quality, used at the beginning of the Internet in the 1990’s when most people were connected to the internet using 9.6 or 14.4 kbps modems.

NEXUS-IBA pioneered the use of audio streaming technologies as one of the first beta-testers of the first audio streaming technology called RealAudio.

The old files in RealAudio (.ra) format have been converted to MP3 and preserve the original poor sound quality which was just suitable for transmitting voice information. They are kept online for historical reasons only and may have no actual value.

These UNESCO radio programs were produced by Erin Faherty-Mella, Executive Radio producer at Unesco, and Vaiju Naravane in Paris, and brodcasted also by NEXUS-IBA to Europe and North Africa on Shortwave.

UNESCO Radio: World Press Freedom Day Message (May 3rd, 1999)

UNESCO Radio: India's Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao presents "Ghandi in the Global Village" [02:29]

UNESCO Radio: Venice : The vanishing Waterland [20:47]

UNESCO Radio: Healing the wounds [17:29]

UNESCO Radio: Stories from Northern Lands: Sweden, Part I [18:36]

UNESCO Radio: Chernobyl: Some lessons learned [20:00]

UNESCO Radio: Back to Dubrovnik, The Blood of the Stones [41:19]

UNESCO Radio: Dubrovnik revisited: a time for peace [24:32]

UNESCO Radio (Spanish): Conversationes con Federico Mayor Zaragoza, Director General de la UNESCO [27:22]

UNESCO Radio (Spanish): Education para todos : sueno o realidad ? [14:53]

United Nations radio archives

United Nations Radio Archives at IRN

These audio files are part of the first RealAudio tests on United Nations Radio at Internet Radio NEXUS dating back in 1995, also broadcasted as part of our weekend schedule on IRRS-Shortwave from Milan, to Europe and North Africa. In the 1990’s these programs, not available elsewhere in our target area, represented the only first-hand information about the United Nations available in Europe.

Most of the short news items that you can here below, including the reports from the former Yugoslavia, were transmitted each Friday night via telephone from New York, Zagreb and Geneva, and then aired on Shortwave during the weekend to Europe and North Africa.

You will notice the low audio quality (mostly 8 kHz) used at the beginning of the Internet in the 1990’s when most people were connected using 9.6 or 14.4 kbps modems.

NEXUS-IBA pioneered the use of audio streaming technologies as one of the first beta-testers of the first audio streaming technology called RealAudio.

The old files in RealAudio (.ra) format have been converted to MP3 and preserve the original poor sound quality which was just suitable for transmitting voice information. They are kept online for historical reasons only and may have no actual value.

UN Radio 4th World Conference on Women (September 1995, Beijing, China)

4th World Conference on Women (Beijing, China) opening cerimony

4th World Conference on Women (Beijing, China) Report for Sept. 4, 1995 [06:20]

4th World Conference on Women (Beijing, China) Report for Sept. 5, 1995 [04:25] (bad line)

4th World Conference on Women (Beijing, China) Report for Sept. 6, 1995 [03:24] (bad line)

UN Radio weekly reports from the former Yugoslavia via IRRS-Shortwave (May 1995-Nov. 1995)

UN Radio Report from the former Yugoslavia, 19 May 1995 [05:13]

UN Radio Report from the former Yugoslavia, 26 May 1995 [04:26]

UN Radio Report from the former Yugoslavia, 2 June 1995 [04:43]

UN Radio Report from the former Yugoslavia, 9 June 1995 [05:15]

UN Radio Report from the former Yugoslavia, 16 June 1995 [04:55]

UN Radio Report from the former Yugoslavia, 23 June 1995 [04:46]

UN Radio Report from the former Yugoslavia, 30 June 1995 [04:46]

UN Radio Report from the former Yugoslavia, 7 July 1995 [04:53]

UN Radio Report from the former Yugoslavia, 1 Sept. 1995 [05:27]

UN Radio Report from the former Yugoslavia, 20 Oct. 1995

UN Radio Report from the former Yugoslavia, 27 Oct. 1995

UN Radio Report from the former Yugoslavia, 3 Nov. 1995

UN Radio The World in Review (June 1995-Sept. 1995)

The World in Review, 9 June 1995 [14:31]

The World in Review, 16 June 1995 [14:13]

The World in Review, 23 June 1995 [14:09]

The World in Review, 30 June 1995 [14:23]

The World in Review, 1 Sept 1995 [14:20]

UN Radio Perspectives Internationales (French, June 1995-Oct. 1995)

Perspectives Internationales, UN 50th Anniversary no. 95/23 [14:06]

Perspectives Internationales, 23 June 1995 [14:13]

Perspectives Internationales, 30 June 1995 [15:01]

Perspectives Internationales, 1 Sept 1995 [14:50]

Perspectives Internationales, 20 Oct. 1995

Perspectives Internationales, 3 Nov. 1995

UNEP and PRB archives

UNEP logo

UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme ) and PRB (Population Reference Bureau) archives

These transmissions from UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme ) and PRB (Population Reference Bureau) are part of the first RealAudio tests at Internet Radio NEXUS dating back to 1995. They are kept online for historical reasons only and may have no actuality value. Due to recent cuts in our budget, we are unable to bring you these news items on a regular basis as much as we would like to do. Please consider becoming a NEXUS-IBA sponsor.

Please notice that we preserved the original 1995 quality of RealAudio streams at 8 kbps(mono), which, at that time, was the maximum permittable bandwidth for the existing internet connections.

The Global 500 Challenge, Story # 1: Andrew D. Holleman (Mass, USA) [02:15]

by UNEP / PRB

The Global 500 Challenge, Story # 2: Chandi Prasad Bhatt (India) [02:26]

by UNEP / PRB

The Global 500 Challenge, Story # 3: Francisco "Chico" Mendez (Brazil) [02:17]

by UNEP / PRB

The Global 500 Challenge, Story # 4: Michael Werickhe (Kenya) [02:33]

by UNEP / PRB

The Global 500 Challenge, Story # 5: [01:27]

by UNEP / PRB

The Global 500 Challenge, Story # 6: [01:34]

by UNEP / PRB

NEXUS-IBA officially approved for association with the UN/DPI

NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association has been officially approved for association with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations

On June 15, 1995, NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association has been officially approved for association with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations. This formal act recognizes the important role of our Non Profit, Non Governamental Organization (NGO), and the efforts of our members and volunteers in providing information on the activities of the United Nations to millions of people around the world since 1979.

The United Nations and UNESCO have been associated as ordinary members of NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association since 1990.

The original text of UN DPI’s Press Release dated June 22, 1995 follows:

PI/901
NGO/256
22 June 1995

THIRTY-EIGHT NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS APPROVED FOR ASSOCIATION
WITH DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INFORMATION

The Department of Public Information (DPI) Committee on Non-Governmental
Organizations met on 15 June and approved the association with the
Department of 38 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from 16 countries.

The NGOs newly associated with DPI come from the following countries: 15
from the United States; three each from Argentina and the Russian
Federation; two each from Italy, Japan, Spain, and Venezuela; and one each
from Australia, Cameroon, Colombia, France, Germany, Kuwait, Slovakia,
Sweden, and Switzerland.

Those organizations are: the Arab Towns Organization (Kuwait);
Asociacion de Promocion de la Educacion Popular (Venezuela); Camara de
Comercio, Industria y Produccion de la Republica Argentina (Argentina);
Child Welfare League of America, Inc. (United States); Children of the
Earth (United States); Comite Francais des Organisations Non-
Gouvernementales pour la Liaison et l'Information des Nations Unies
(France); Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (United States);
Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas (United States); Federation
des Associations Feminines du Cameroun (Cameroon); Foundation Ecology and
Life (Slovakia); Friends of UNESCO - Basque Country (Spain); Fundacion Casa
de la Cultura, el Arte y la Ciencia (Colombia); Fundacion Habitat
(Argentina); Global Alliance for Women's Health (United States); Globetree
Foundation (Sweden); International Union of Economists (Russian
Federation); International Association of Women Judges (United States); and
the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global
Responsibility (Germany).

Also, Liga de Amas de Casa, Consumidores y Usuarios de la Republica
Argentina (Argentina); MAP International (United States); Mega Cities
Project, Inc. (United States); Movimondo (Italy); NAFSA: Association of
International Educators (United States); National Cultures Centre (Russian
Federation); National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic
Council (Australia);

NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association (Italy);

No to Alcoholism and Narcotics (Russian Federation); Osaka Junior Chamber,
Inc. (Japan); Rainforest Alliance (United States); Sociedad de Estudios
Internacionales (Spain); Solar Cookers International (United States);
Universal Great Brotherhood (Venezuela); Well-Aging Association of
Japan (Japan); Wellstart International (United States); Wittenberg
Center for Alternative Resources (United States); Women's World Summit
Foundation (Switzerland); Women's Action for New Directions (United
States); and the World Council of Independent Christian Churches (United
States).

The above organizations have effective means of information dissemination
to their constituents and, as part of their association with DPI, have
agreed to help build public understanding of and support for United Nations
programmes and goals. Since 1968, the number of NGOs associated with DPI
has increased from 204 to 1,460.

Organizations eligible for association with DPI are those which share the
ideals of the United Nations Charter; operate solely on a not-for-profit
basis; have a demonstrated interest in United Nations issues and proven
ability to reach large or specialized audiences, such as educators, media
representatives, policy makers and the business community; have the
commitment and means to conduct effective information programmes about
United Nations activities through publication of newsletters, bulletins,
backgrounders and pamphlets, organization of conferences, seminars and
round tables, and enlisting the cooperation of print and broadcast media.

With its seat in Milano, Italy, NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association is a strictly non-profit association founded under Italian Law and entirely operated by volunteers that operates IRRS-Shortwave to Europe and IRRS-Globe Radio Milan on FM. NEXUS-IBA, which is designated as an independent “Community Broadcaster”, according to the Italian Broadcasting Law of 1990, makes available broadcast time to members and non members of the Association, with no commercial advertising on the air and, currently, with no corporate underwriting.

For a direct impression of the NEXUS-IBA / IRRS-Shortwave operation, you may tune in Europe to the Shortwave frequency 7,125 kHz (41 metre band) daily from 07:00 to 22:00 Central European Time (CET). In Milano, Italy, NEXUS-IBA is on the air on 88.85 MHz FM with programming in the English language.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association,
phone: +39- 02-266-6971
fax: +39-02-706-38-151
email: info@nexus.org