BBC World Service is now offering audiences in Moldova a Romanian-language news and current-affairs programme that will air weekly, on six frequencies across the country.
This programme will broadcast every Friday at 20.00 local time on BBC World Service on 97.2 FM in Chisinau;
69.14 FM in Cahul;
101.5 FM in Causeni;
67.46 FM in Edinet;
102.9 FM in Mandrestii Noi – Balti; and
69.53 FM in Ungheni.
Each programme will feature a mix of current affairs and analysis of both local and international issues.
The programme will be produced by the IMEDIA press group (IMEDIA is the brand of the Committee for the Freedom of the Press NGO based in Chisinau), in co-ordination with BBC World Service.
BBC World Service, which broadcasts in 32 languages, currently offers its English, Russian and Ukrainian-language output in Moldova.
Nikki Clarke, Head of Americas and Europe Region, BBC World Service, comments: “BBC World Service is very pleased that, through its new agreement with IMEDIA, our audience in Moldova will be able to enjoy a regular news and current-affairs programme in Romanian, as well as our existing services in English, Russian and Ukrainian.”
BBC World Service is an international multimedia broadcaster delivering 32 language and regional services: Albanian, Arabic, Azeri, Bengali, Burmese, Cantonese, English, English for Africa, English for the Caribbean, French for Africa, Hausa, Hindi, Indonesian, Kinyarwanda/Kirundi, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Mandarin, Nepali, Pashto, Persian, Portuguese for Africa, Portuguese for Brazil, Russian, Serbian, Sinhala, Somali, Spanish for Latin America, Swahili, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, and Vietnamese.
It uses multiple platforms to reach 182 million listeners globally, including shortwave, AM, FM, digital satellite and cable channels. It has around 2,000 partner radio stations which take BBC content, and numerous partnerships supplying content to mobile phones and other wireless handheld devices. Its news sites include audio and video content and offer opportunities to join the global debate.
via Yimber Gaviria, Noticias de la Radio