Radio Vanuatu – 5040 kHz

My next station on 7th November 2021 was another new one for me. It was Radio Vanuatu broadcasting on 5040 kHz in the Bislama language.

Above:- World globe showing the location of Vanuatu. Image c/o Wikipedia

Radio Vanuatu is the national broadcaster’s front line station. It broadcasts the latest national and international news, sport, weather, social and current affairs, culture, talkback, and is also Vanuatu’s emergency broadcaster. The station broadcasts on short wave, mediumwave and FM in Bislama, English, and French.

Radio Vanuatu commenced broadcasting in 1966 as Radio Vila, then Radio New Hebrides. It became Radio Vanuatu at Independence in 1980.

In 2016, Radio Vanuatu celebrated its 50 years of broadcasting.

Above:- Some of the former surviving staff of Radio Vanuatu. Image c/o radioheritage.net

The overall reception of Radio Vanuatu was poor. But this was mostly due to the very severe static crashes on the band due to storms around Australia.

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Below is a short video of my reception of Radio Vanuatu.

References.

  1. VBTC, 2021, <https://www.vbtc.vu/en/radio-vanuatu/>, viewed 11th November 2021

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