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The bells toll for Radio Netherlands

Published on : 4 May 2012 - 2:32pm | By Sigrid Deters (Screenshot: RNW)
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For many decades, all Radio Netherlands Worldwide transmissions began with the sound of carillon bells. It was a clear tone which was easy to detect on shortwave.

To mark the last Dutch language broadcast on May 10th, RNW's signature tune Merk toch hoe sterk (Still going strong) will ring out from the Hilversum town hall tower and be broadcast around the world. 

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m88 2 August 2014 - 5:28am

It's time fans witnessed an M88 Man Utd play a very bright line, full of longing and totally relaxed. The clip plays on the m88.com
describes a "tiki-taka" in the game is very much shared, is testament to talk about the good adhesion between the M88 expectations of players in the hand Van Gaal.

SueA 7 May 2012 - 5:49am / Canada

This ongoing vanishing act is more dismaying and saddening than I can say. I learned so much from the superb English-language programming of past years - the best in the world, in my opinion. The disappearance of almost the entire English-language radio slate was a tragic loss. Now the Dutch language is also vanishing? What on earth is going on? Where can I find an explanation of these changes?

christopher cholewa 6 May 2012 - 9:07pm / United States

since the 1960s-ive listened to RNW-in English and Dutch over shortwave and now internet.some broadcasts remain-maybe we will still hear the bells.its RNWs trademark signature.---------Dank U Wel.p.s.remember Happy Station?I do.Oh and from those days my Loewe Opta-Truxa-4-band tube radio still plays-its fully operational just as in the 1960s-it is 51 years young.

garydain 6 May 2012 - 1:06pm / gb

hi there paul here is the site address ,ring them if you need them in a hurry ,say gareth d told you to ring

Peter van de Grind 5 May 2012 - 6:56pm / Spain

After 12 years sailing around the globe and everyday listening and tuning to catch the sound of this bel gave me the only link with my homeland, I really feel very sorry and sad for this decision.

JonathanG. 5 May 2012 - 12:52pm

Good chance TSWI will continue into the new version of RNW. More info coming soon.

jasmin 5 May 2012 - 12:22pm

oh dear...the day comes at last..that we never wanted to come..

Anonymous 5 May 2012 - 7:10am / lalaland

It is a shame that it will end the way it is.This should never have happened.

Diane 4 May 2012 - 6:56pm / Canada

I am going to miss Radio Netherlands, unless the CBC overnight continues to do re-broadcasts in the wee hours of the morning. I especially enjoy
The State We're In. Thank you for many years of great broadcasts.

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