After WRMI, I logged another new station for myself. It was Radio Taiwan International broadcasting in the Vietnamese language on 9425 kHz. I tuned in at 1105 UTC.
Radio Taiwan International (RTI) is the English name and call sign of the international radio service, the Central Broadcasting System (CBS) of the Republic of China, commonly known as Taiwan. RTI is a government-owned station that broadcasts in 14 languages around the world. There is an emphasis on Mandarin and Taiwanese-language broadcasts over shortwave into Mainland China.
The Central Broadcasting System was founded in 1928 by the Kuomintang (KMT) government. During the Japanese invasion, the KMT was forced by Japanese advances to relocate the radio station first to Hankou in the central Hubei Province and then to Chungking in south-central China.
After the conclusion of the Second World War, which saw the surrender and withdrawal of Japanese forces, the KMT and the Communist Party of China resumed their civil war. The defeated KMT retreated to Taiwan in 1949 and the Central Broadcasting System moved with them.
The Central Broadcasting System merged with the international department of the Broadcasting Corporation of China (BCC) between 1996 and 1998, broadcasting to listeners around the world under the call signs “Radio Taipei International” and “The Voice of Asia.” Programs were later combined under a unified call sign, “Radio Taipei International,” and eventually “Radio Taiwan International”.
My overall reception of Radio Taiwan International was good. The signal strength was good and there was only slight fading on the signal, with no interference on the frequency or from adjacent stations.
Below is a video of my reception of Radio Taiwan International on 9425 kHz.
- RTI, 2021, <https://en.rti.org.tw/index/content/id/4>, viewed 11th November 2021
- Wikipedia, 2021, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Taiwan_International>, viewed 11th November 2021