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New English-language Radio for Vienna

New English-language Radio for Vienna

Since the demise of Blue Danube Radio (part of ORF) in 2000, the international community was left without English-language radio in Vienna. As of 7 Oct., Vienna International Radio returns to the airwaves in a four-hour slot each Sunday between 10:00 and 14:00, sharing the Superfly 98.3 frequency. Vienna-based and UK-born radio legend Paul Hollingdale, […]

ORF & ATV expand, Danube Radio is back

The Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) has replaced its tourism and weather channel, TW1, with two new channels, ORF III and ORF Sport Plus. Programming on ORF III focuses on history, travel and culture, as well as explaining democratic institutions and the EU, while ORF Sport Plus expands the sports programming. Almost in reply, the private […]

Voice of a Nation

In a documentary on the Congolese Radio Okapi broadcast earlier this year on Swiss Television, a reporter takes the camera inside a tiny struggling hospital. Here everything is in short supply: too few staff, not enough medication, almost no advanced technology, and only 11 beds, a doctor explains, for the hundreds who come seeking treatment. […]

The Obama Factor

At the Amerikahaus, Simon Inou was in constant motion, organizing the last details for the Radio Afrika & Co celebration of the inauguration of Barack Obama, a consortium of NGO’s representing the migrant communities in Vienna supported by the U.S. Embassy. We caught him in the final moments before the festivities were to begin. The […]

Avant la Musique

Avant la Musique

I am sitting in a small café in Paris with a friend. Over the sound system, a song is telling the story of an unemployed man, un chaumeur, alone, discouraged, tout seul et déprimé,. As the singer takes up the striking refrain, the husky voice was gruff, not wanting to feel the pain. How nice, […]

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