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Radio2: Kim Van Ossen will not be replaced

There will be no new assistant to replace him Kim van Onsen Along with Peter van de Veer on Good Morning Tomorrow! on Radio 2 not even in September. Van de Veer explained this in a conversation with HLN-Showbits. The strategy is to give the rest of his team more room to play. For the rest, it's a fairly predictable conversation, with a fair number of nice behind-the-scenes photos. It can be watched and listened to here.

Kenya: More radio stations, fewer listeners

Radio and media news from Africa rarely reaches Europe. This is precisely why we find these numbers from Kenya interesting. According to the Kenya Communications Authority, average wireless coverage among the population dropped from 92% in 2014 to 77% last year. Television viewership and Internet access rose from 46 to 74 percent and from 27 to 57 percent, respectively, in the same period. The number of radio stations operating rose from 120 in 2014 to 228 last year, but the number of television stations rose significantly from nine to 182. Moreover, radio and television are mainly consumed by men and the elderly, while Internet use is highest among the population. Younger target groups. Television viewing is higher in urban environments, and radio listening is higher in rural environments. Traditional radio remains the most important means of radio consumption (78 percent), but 30 percent now also listen on mobile. Newspaper readership fell from 21% in 2014 to 7%, although the number of newspaper titles increased slightly from nine to 13. Two-thirds of Kenyans surveyed admitted to never reading newspapers.

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USA: KPH Marine Radio, the last Morse code radio station

Morse code, the first form of radio, invented in 1844, has not been an official standard for maritime communications worldwide since February 1999, but in North America there is still one Morse code radio station: the “Radio Squirrels” in Point Reyes, officially'Naval Radio Historical Society'. KPH Marine Radio At Point Reyes National Seashore, north of San Francisco, it was revived in 1999 by a group of radio amateurs after the station closed in 1997. These “squirrels” transmitted marine news and weather reports via Morse code every Saturday, while communicating with ships such as the S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien. American monthly magazine The Atlantic He visited them. Photographer Anne Hermes describes Morse code tapping as “almost like jazz, with a rhythm depending on who is tapping.” Featuring both retirees and young enthusiasts, “Radio Squirrels” pays homage to the station's past and champions the art of Morse code. The US Navy also continues to provide training to a limited number of sailors. A Brit who signed up in 2017 proved that Morse code is still relevant Managed to save with traffic lights When he broke his leg on the beach.

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