going for Passport look-alike
Radio TV Handbook, WRTH, is trying a frontal assault on Passport
to World Band Radio with its new The Shortwave Guide, which
copies the Passport layout to a great extent.
This guide uses colour bar-graphs to show the broadcasts in
25 different languages, all shown in different colours.
"It's a simple, colourful and effective way for the DXer
or listener to see what is being broadcast in a particular
language at a particular time", says WRTH Managing Director
And a format that has proven succesful for WRTH's main rival,
Passport to World Band Radio.
The WRTH guide will also focus on most parts found in Passport,
with the first volume containing these items:
This first volume of The Shortwave Guide contains:
**The Summer broadcast schedules.
** A simple guide to shortwave listening.
** Domestic shortwave broadcasts
** Contact details for the main international broadcasters.
** Colour maps showing transmitter sites.
** And "other reference material".
All covering 224 pages, with a retail price set at US$ 17.95.
Publication date is set to June 2002.
news desk, 6 May, 2002