The German public news network MDR Info is to cease broadcasting on mediumwave in the southwest of Thuringia. Station operator Media Broadcast has decided to stop broadcasting from Wachenbrunn on 882 kHz from 1 July. The other AM stations used by MDR Info will continue. Listeners in southwestern Thuringia are advised to switch to FM, DAB + or satellite.
The high power (800 kW) transmitter on 1323 kHz will also close as of 1 July. This frequency, used by the Voice of Russia and Universelles Leben, has been the cause of complaints from nearby residents about interference to electrical equipment.
June 28th, 2011 - 10:36 UTC