From Bryan Clark/DXing.info group on Facbeook .. this news from RNZI
My notes first then the story below
Paul's notes: "What they don’t mention is the government nor bluesky
actually own the actual radio station. It’s owned by a commercial company
radio Cook Islands streams online At mms://18.104.22.168
(If you go to their website at http//www.radio.co.ck and click the listen
live link nothing is there. You have to find the embedded html code source)
There’s no mention of an radio Cook Islands fm frequencies on the website
FYI... that webstream at 16k mono is how the Radio Cook Islands feed is
distributed to the outer islands fm repeaters.
I guess this means the AM is totally done.. it's not just being torn down
and replace. it's gone"
Radio Cook Islands to close AM.
The following has just been posted to the NZ Radio DX League's club
newsgroup by Adrian Sainsbury of RNZI:
From Radio Cook Islands
“The Cook Islands Investment Corporation will begin dismantling our AM
Radio mast out at Matavera.
The mast was installed around 1970 and I remember seeing it being worked on
around 1990 but since then no maintenance has been done on it.
Government own it and Bluesky maintain it.
Anyway, it is a hazard at the moment as sections of it are rusting and so
it needs to come down.
It will affect our radio service reach.
We have FM around the island and in the Outer Islands via the Government
but the reach is not that good.
I think radio is kind of like a low priority for anyone these days.
The AM has been useful in that in can reach all the way to Penrhyn.”
This news is in contrast to Samoa where 2AP 540AM has had a reprieve thanks
to AusAid replacing the AM Mast in Apia.
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