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WRS airs for last day as public radio station

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by Malcolm Curtis|The Local Switzerland|August 30, 2013 World Radio Switzerland (WRS) will broadcast on Saturday for its last day as the country’s only publicly run English-language radio station. • English-language radio station loses FM licence (May 1, 2013) • World … Continue reading

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World Radio Switzerland sale down to two bids

by Malcolm Curtis|TheLocal, Switzerland|December 17, 2012 The Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG SSR) says it is considering two bids for the privatization of World Radio Switzerland, the publicly owned English-language radio station. The state broadcaster’s executive board on Monday issued a … Continue reading

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Former WRS presenters vie for radio station

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by Malcolm Curtis | Tribune de Genève Blogs | July 9, 2012 Two former presenters from World Radio Switzerland are competing in rival bids to take over the national English-language radio station. Conor Lennon, who left WRS early last year … Continue reading

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World Radio Switzerland to go private

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by Malcolm Curtis | June 28, 2012 | SRG SSR, the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, is ceasing to operate World Radio Switzerland, the country’s only national English-language public radio station. The corporation’s board of directors made the decision at a meeting … Continue reading

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WRS’s fate tied —indirectly — to executive shuffle

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by Malcolm Curtis | Tribune de Genève Blogs | June 27, 2012 An executive shuffle is at the root of the problems faced by World Radio Switzerland, which faces being closed down within days. The shuffle several years ago involved … Continue reading

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Transparency lacking in WRS decision-making

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by Malcolm Curtis | Tribune de Genève Blogs | June 5, 2012 A secret proposal from the management of Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) could determine whether World Radio Switzerland will continue operating. Raymond Loretan, SBC chairman, said in a May … Continue reading

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Private group looks to profit if World Radio Switzerland closes

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by Malcolm Curtis | Tribune de Genève Blogs |May 3, 2012 Competing petitions are vying to influence the future of English-language radio in Switzerland. While supporters of publicly owned World Radio Switzerland (WRS) have gathered around 3,000 signatures in a … Continue reading

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