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yogihit
Hello All,
Is there available Radio Ceylon online link?

Thanks & Regards
Yogesh
niaz737
QUOTE(yogihit @ Jul 30 2009, 10:34 AM) *

Hello All,
Is there available Radio Ceylon online link?

Thanks & Regards
Yogesh

A request from me too. Really appreciate the help.
Harjinder
Hi
Radio Ceylon is now known as Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC). I have checked their website many times. Last time I checked was some months ago.I did not find any Internet links or any mention of it. If there are any unauthorized links I would like to know of those. In the meantime may be you can do what I did. I sent them an email requesting them to start an Internet link as there are thousands of persons like me who would really like to listen to their programs at least for old times' sake. About ten years ago or so I was able to catch their shortwave signal in the U.S but the quality was poor.Harjinder
niaz737
QUOTE(Harjinder @ Aug 2 2009, 08:04 AM) *

Hi
Radio Ceylon is now known as Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC). I have checked their website many times. Last time I checked was some months ago.I did not find any Internet links or any mention of it. If there are any unauthorized links I would like to know of those. In the meantime may be you can do what I did. I sent them an email requesting them to start an Internet link as there are thousands of persons like me who would really like to listen to their programs at least for old times' sake. About ten years ago or so I was able to catch their shortwave signal in the U.S but the quality was poor.Harjinder

Thanks really appreciate that. I did send an email to the chairman of SLBC, still waiting for reply.
surhall
Hi

http://www.slbc.lk./

this site now

dhall
surhall
sangeet ka safar

Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, a shadow of its former self, is due for an overhaul.






SRIYANTHA WALPOLA

Recording in progress at SLBC, which turned 80 last December.

RADIO CEYLON, once the favourite of listeners across the Indian subcontinent, turned 80 on December 16, 2005. Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC), as it is now called, is but a shadow of its former self.

A few days into 2006, an old Tamil film song wafts through the skies courtesy of SLBC's Tamil service. The friendly announcer interacts with the listener before playing yet another song. The magic of the golden oldies continues well into the night. The choice of songs is unique, but still something is amiss. Having plummeted from its once glorious status as king of the airwaves, it is now scrambling for attention alongside an increasing number of new private broadcasters and television channels. Severe competition from other forms of media, the inability to keep up with the changing pace of the times and the slow but consistent doses of political pressure have pushed it to its present corner.

During the past decades that are now slowly blurring from memory, Radio Ceylon was indeed the owner's pride and neighbour's envy. The combination of technology and human resource made it the most sought-after radio station in the region. Unlike the present-day lag between new technology in the West and its flow into the developing and less-developed world, radio broadcasting arrived in Sri Lanka barely three years after it captured Europe.

This technological advantage would have meant nothing if not for the glorious voices of the past - Jimmy Bharucha (English), S.P. Mayilvaganam and `Radio Mama' Saravanamuttu (Tamil), Sunil Dutt and Ameen Sayani (Hindi) - to name just a few. The outreach of Radio Ceylon, the mesmerising effect of its broadcasters and the tasteful selection of classy entertainment elevated its broadcasts from the mundane to the magical. Its impact was so telling that many present-day programmes can trace their origin to Radio Ceylon. The best tribute to Radio Ceylon is the recognition that many a successful programme owes its seeds to the pioneer broadcaster.

The story of Radio Ceylon - its rise and fall - is in its own way an integral part of the history of broadcasting in the Indian subcontinent. In 1925, according to broadcast historians, transmitters recovered from a German submarine served as the basis for the advent of SLBC. Engineers from the Central Telegraph Department in Colombo assembled together an apparatus from the captured submarine and started experimental broadcasts. Radio Colombo, as it was called then, was aired a mere three years after the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) had commenced operations in Europe.

Radio Ceylon's big push came decades later and was linked directly to the Second World War. The decision to shift Radio SEAC (South-East Asia Command) to Ceylon was to set the stage for a handful of revolutions in broadcasting. These included a great leap in geographical coverage; practically the entire length and breadth of the South Asian region was served by one station.

In the quiet Colombo suburb of Ekala the atmosphere is more vintage than it is revolutionary. Classic Marconi transmitters and original BBC microphones stand as a grand testimony to the glory that the broadcasting corporation once was. In a nearby sprawling premises, new transmitters broadcast world programmes from international radio stations. It is re-transmission and relay deals with media giants such as NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) and Deutsche Welle (DW) of Germany that give SLBC's revenues respectability.

Between the 1950s and the 1970s, no Indian listener's day was complete without tuning into Radio Ceylon. Aficionados recall the good old days with delight. "I grew up listening to Radio Ceylon. It was my introduction to Ceylon," an effusive Nirupama Rao, India's High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, recalls. The envoy's view sums up what Radio Ceylon meant to generations of Indians. "Sri Lanka was fortunate that Radio SEAC (South-East Asia Command) was established to entertain and inform the troops," former Director-General Eric Fernando said. "Geographically Sri Lanka was the ideal location because the [transmission] reach could be all over the region shaping out like a gigantic V. At the end of the War, we inherited it."

It was with the powerful backing of Radio SEAC - a war-time radio servicing British troops - that Radio Ceylon was catapulted to glory. Without human input, however, technology means nothing. Radio Ceylon's climb to fame, veterans recall, was with the introduction of commercial broadcasts.

The basics of broadcasting involve the listener, who is also a consumer. Captive audiences brought traders opportunities to reach out to their clientele. Moreover, the other major broadcaster in the region, All India Radio (AIR), was yet to plunge into commercial broadcasts. For the Indian listener, Radio Ceylon was an escape from monotonous, though informative, AIR broadcasts. It was not only the Indian listener who gained from Radio Ceylon. The success of the Indian film industry owes considerably to the pioneering efforts of Radio Ceylon and its staff.

Director of Tamil Services T. Urutharapathy is proud of SLBC's past. "We set the ground rules for commercial broadcasting," he emphasises. Remembering the times of S.P. Mayilvaganam, he reveals an old secret. "Mayilvaganam used to leave by flight for Chennai at 8 a.m, collect new songs, lunch in Chennai, arrive in Colombo at 4 p.m. and air the new numbers on the 6 p.m. radio show," he said. So this is how Radio Ceylon kept its listeners enraptured before the days of instant communication.

NOW this is history. A walk along the corridors of the SLBC building in Colombo - once a mental hospital - takes one along the bylanes of broadcasting history. Old studios retain the charm and romance of an era fast fading from memory. Challenges from television, cassette-recorders and private radio stations have periodically sliced away chunks of its audience and revenue. The abolition of licences for radio sets in the late 1990s had also punctured its revenues. SLBC officials are emphatic that "radio is still popular", and point to the increasing "car-radio segment". The way out, Fernando said, was for SLBC to re-position itself to its rightful place as the premier public service broadcaster, coupled with innovative programmes to regain a young audience.



SRIYANTHA WALPOLA


Massive investment is now on the cards. Chairman Sunil Sarath Perera wants to digitise the collection of "over one lakh Sinhalese, Tamil, English and Hindi songs" and share them with the National Archives. Fernando is emphatic that "no radio station anywhere in the world can pride itself of such a collection of original material, including 78-rpm records of the 1920s and the 1930s". These should be digitally re-formatted and form the basis for an array of attractive programmes, he said. Plans are also under way to offer more programmes on the Internet. At present the Sinhala and Tamil national services and City FM are available at www.slbc.lk.

SLBC is also planning to inject improved English content into its programmes. It has collaborated with the BBC to share its programmes for six hours every day. Now a new English channel is being planned. "A national radio must have a national English channel," Perera emphasised.

However, for SLBC to regain its lost slot as the premier broadcaster, the most critical element is fresh thinking, coupled with leveraging its inherent strengths of the past.

THE problems surrounding SLBC's Tamil programmes, which had a huge audience in Tamil Nadu, can be traced to a mix of technological and human factors. Urutharapathy is confident that services in India can be resumed with an investment of about (Sri Lankan) Rs.4 million to upgrade a medium wave transmitter at Iratperiyakulam in the northern Vavuniya district.

Yet in this case again, technology is not all. In the 1950s and the 1960s the question of discrimination on the basis of language was not present in Sri Lanka. Unease, originating in the mid-1960s, came to a head in the late 1970s after the change in the name of Ceylon to Sri Lanka, the new Constitution, the change in government, and the changed Tamil politics.

Sri Lankan Professor Karthigesu Sivathamby, also an artist attached to Radio Ceylon in the past, identifies a range of factors that have resulted in the steep decline in Tamil services. These include the political changes in the Sri Lankan state, the diminishing fresh flow of talent into SLBC and the predominance of film-based programming. "The dividing line would be the fear that Tamil service could be used to promote Tamil political views," Sivathamby told Frontline. Since the 1970s, he points out, SLBC started losing its hold on the Tamil people because of the news it was giving. This incursion into news dissemination has dimmed the organisation's credibility, he said. Eroding credibility of news dissemination, Sivathamby points out, is not just a problem in Tamil services or the radio, but it cuts across the media. "The Sinhala and Tamil people are not being told the truth, by all forms of media. This is very true of radio as well," he said. Urutharapathy, however, is emphatic that SLBC maintains balanced newscasts.

Another major drawback in SLBC's current Tamil service, according to Sivathamby, is the "virtual absence of educational programmes". Pointing out that Sinhala educational broadcasts continue and have been of immense help to teachers and school leavers, he urged that Tamil educational broadcasts be re-introduced. "It [broadcasting] is very uneven, and very unfair on Tamil medium students."

The Tamil services of SLBC continue to have a major advantage - its collection of originals. Sivathamby is proud of the radio station's collection: "The music division's collection is even better than that in Chennai." A collection of the best recordings of Thyagaraja Baghavathar is one. "The best humorous skit" by N.S. Krishnan, which was recorded for Radio Ceylon, is another. "We have the recordings of almost all famous men," he said.

However, with little time for quality, programme content has slid. Recalling the excellent coverage in the past of literary and cultural programmes, Sivathamby said: "Now it has slipped, slipped very badly, making it virtually irrelevant to the people" and the "evening content is very poor".



SRIYANTHA WALPOLA

S. Saravanamuttu, popularly known as `Radio Mama', who created a generation of radio lovers through his children's programmes.

There is, though, another, larger, issue in respect of Tamil programming - a factor that is common with Indian and Sri Lankan Tamil programming. Unlike English or Sinhala services, Sivathamby points out, Tamil popular culture is entirely dependent on film-based programming. "In English and Sinhala programmes, popular does not mean film-based," he said. For instance, the rise of The Beatles and the plethora of Western music bands catering to popular culture. "Tamil popular culture means film... we cannot have a balance as film is the core of Tamil popular culture." Film songs, he emphasises, are "situation, character and story-based". Sadly, he says, the rise of cinema has been at the cost of other popular forms of culture and to be accepted or noted, these unique cultures would have to piggyback on films. "This is ruining our popular culture," he laments.

This he says, is not so in the case of Sinhala programmes, which are "enjoyable and you can listen to them with your sister, daughter-in-law and granddaughter".

Sivathamby is of the view that despite commercialisation, a free fall could be avoided by exercising some restraint and introducing light music. In AIR's commercial services, Akash Vani for example, "there is a certain amount of restraint." Similarly in India, "earlier there was M.B. Srinivasan", but of late "we have not made any sincere attempt at serious light music," he said.

Pointing out that FM broadcasts, by their very nature, are "not suitable for serious broadcasts," Sivathamby says that there is scope for a healthy revival of SLBC. The question really is whether it will be possible to improve cultural and literary programmes without being trapped into politics. "It is very difficult, but doable." It is, at the end of the day, a question of politics. "The politics of the country has gone very deep. It may not be possible to redeem it unless there is a very deep sense of nationhood with consciousness and respect for the other culture," he says.

The task, however, is yet to be attempted. Above all, Sivathamby says: "The Sri Lankan government has a duty towards the Tamil people in terms of Tamil broadcasts."


( pleas note this picture is>>>S. Saravanamuttu, popularly known as `Radio Mama', who created a generation of radio lovers through his children's programmes.


dhall
yogihit
thank you for all
web site is there but i could not understand how to connect ..?
Please find attched web page bitmap

Regards
surhall

hi
my side ok work good.
dhall
Harjinder
QUOTE(niaz737 @ Aug 3 2009, 12:19 AM) *

QUOTE(Harjinder @ Aug 2 2009, 08:04 AM) *

Hi
Radio Ceylon is now known as Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC). I have checked their website many times. Last time I checked was some months ago.I did not find any Internet links or any mention of it. If there are any unauthorized links I would like to know of those. In the meantime may be you can do what I did. I sent them an email requesting them to start an Internet link as there are thousands of persons like me who would really like to listen to their programs at least for old times' sake. About ten years ago or so I was able to catch their shortwave signal in the U.S but the quality was poor.Harjinder

Thanks really appreciate that. I did send an email to the chairman of SLBC, still waiting for reply.

Hi
If my experience is any guide you may not get a reply. I have been waiting months for them to respond to my email.Harjinder
surhall

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dhall


Harjinder
Hi
Thanks for the information. I am not sure if it's my computer or not but When I try to click on it,I caanot open the site "Asia Hindi" or any sites next to it. If it is possible to open it or sites next to it in any other way please let me know. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Harjinder
Kirat Pal
Dear HF Members
I listen SLBC daily and i have contact nos. of more than 200 listeners who listen it and send request for songs. It has been compiled by Shri Bakul Shukla of Gujrat.Recently one of the announcer announced new phone nos. of SLBC through which listeners talk to announcer during the program.If any one is interested I can send it as mp3 file.Contact me at saraswatkp@gmail.com.To the best of my knowledge they do not have any online radio.We should be happy that they are atleast playing very rare songs of hindi(7.00 to 8.30AM) and other regional languages including pakistani (for 15 min on Wednesday) songs , without any financial gain as they do not have any income from advertisement etc.
Kirat Pal
balajigade
QUOTE(Kirat Pal @ Aug 5 2009, 02:00 PM) *

Dear HF Members
I listen SLBC daily and i have contact nos. of more than 200 listeners who listen it and send request for songs. It has been compiled by Shri Bakul Shukla of Gujrat.Recently one of the announcer announced new phone nos. of SLBC through which listeners talk to announcer during the program.If any one is interested I can send it as mp3 file.Contact me at saraswatkp@gmail.com.To the best of my knowledge they do not have any online radio.We should be happy that they are atleast playing very rare songs of hindi(7.00 to 8.30AM) and other regional languages including pakistani (for 15 min on Wednesday) songs , without any financial gain as they do not have any income from advertisement etc.
Kirat Pal


Where ? On the radio or internet?

--Balaji
bawlachintu
QUOTE(balajigade @ Aug 5 2009, 09:12 PM) *

QUOTE(Kirat Pal @ Aug 5 2009, 02:00 PM) *

Dear HF Members
I listen SLBC daily and i have contact nos. of more than 200 listeners who listen it and send request for songs. It has been compiled by Shri Bakul Shukla of Gujrat.Recently one of the announcer announced new phone nos. of SLBC through which listeners talk to announcer during the program.If any one is interested I can send it as mp3 file.Contact me at saraswatkp@gmail.com.To the best of my knowledge they do not have any online radio.We should be happy that they are atleast playing very rare songs of hindi(7.00 to 8.30AM) and other regional languages including pakistani (for 15 min on Wednesday) songs , without any financial gain as they do not have any income from advertisement etc.
Kirat Pal


Where ? On the radio or internet?

--Balaji

Radio only.
balajigade
QUOTE(bawlachintu @ Aug 5 2009, 09:53 PM) *

QUOTE(balajigade @ Aug 5 2009, 09:12 PM) *

QUOTE(Kirat Pal @ Aug 5 2009, 02:00 PM) *

Dear HF Members
I listen SLBC daily and i have contact nos. of more than 200 listeners who listen it and send request for songs. It has been compiled by Shri Bakul Shukla of Gujrat.Recently one of the announcer announced new phone nos. of SLBC through which listeners talk to announcer during the program.If any one is interested I can send it as mp3 file.Contact me at saraswatkp@gmail.com.To the best of my knowledge they do not have any online radio.We should be happy that they are atleast playing very rare songs of hindi(7.00 to 8.30AM) and other regional languages including pakistani (for 15 min on Wednesday) songs , without any financial gain as they do not have any income from advertisement etc.
Kirat Pal


Where ? On the radio or internet?

--Balaji

Radio only.


On what frequencies? It used to be 11800 Khz (25m) and 7190 Khz (41m) earlier.

--Balaji
Kirat Pal
QUOTE(balajigade @ Aug 5 2009, 10:38 PM) *

QUOTE(bawlachintu @ Aug 5 2009, 09:53 PM) *

QUOTE(balajigade @ Aug 5 2009, 09:12 PM) *

QUOTE(Kirat Pal @ Aug 5 2009, 02:00 PM) *

Dear HF Members
I listen SLBC daily and i have contact nos. of more than 200 listeners who listen it and send request for songs. It has been compiled by Shri Bakul Shukla of Gujrat.Recently one of the announcer announced new phone nos. of SLBC through which listeners talk to announcer during the program.If any one is interested I can send it as mp3 file.Contact me at saraswatkp@gmail.com.To the best of my knowledge they do not have any online radio.We should be happy that they are atleast playing very rare songs of hindi(7.00 to 8.30AM) and other regional languages including pakistani (for 15 min on Wednesday) songs , without any financial gain as they do not have any income from advertisement etc.
Kirat Pal


Where ? On the radio or internet?

--Balaji

Radio only.


On what frequencies? It used to be 11800 Khz (25m) and 7190 Khz (41m) earlier.

--Balaji

11905KHz on 25Meter band and 41meter i do not remember.reception is good at 25Meter band.
Kirat Pal
Enjoy my recording on Aug. 01,2009.Link valid for few days only
Kirat Pal

https://rcpt.yousendit.com/721351316/1a743f...b9db3ec36cc0352
yogihit
thank you for share with us Kirat ji

Dhall saab can you please focus on how you can connect on web to Asia Hindi link?

Regards
tumtum_tajik

Note: SLBC doesnt have any internet link
and they dont respond of any private mails..

Balaji: it is good on sw..25 meter band..
for hearing to the rare songs..
try to connect on every wednessday in the morning

regards
-waheed
balajigade
[quote name='tumtum_tajik' date='Aug 6 2009, 11:36 PM' post='620647']
Note: SLBC doesnt have any internet link
and they dont respond of any private mails..

Balaji: it is good on sw..25 meter band..
for hearing to the rare songs..
try to connect on every wednessday in the morning

regards
-waheed
[/quote

Normally on 25m it is hemmed between VOA and some other foreign channel. Is it confined to Wednesdays only nowadays?

--Balaji

Kirat Pal
[quote name='balajigade' date='Aug 8 2009, 01:57 AM' post='620937']
[quote name='tumtum_tajik' date='Aug 6 2009, 11:36 PM' post='620647']
Note: SLBC doesnt have any internet link
and they dont respond of any private mails..

Balaji: it is good on sw..25 meter band..
for hearing to the rare songs..
try to connect on every wednessday in the morning

regards
-waheed
[/quote

Normally on 25m it is hemmed between VOA and some other foreign channel. Is it confined to Wednesdays only nowadays?

--Balaji
[/quote]
In india one can listen it (SLBC) daily.It starts at 6.20AM with Bhajans.7.00 to 7.30AM generally ek hi film ke gaane yaa ek hi kalakaar ke gaane.Some times some song on the farmaish of a single listener.Purani Filmon ke gaane 7.30 to 8.00AM.Aap Ki Pasand.8.00 to 8.30AM.
Kirat Pal
yogihit
Recently i come to know that SLBC started online radio for hindi in the morning 6 am and 10 pm for 1 /2 hour..
http://www.slbc.lk/
Harjinder
QUOTE(yogihit @ Jun 3 2011, 03:12 AM) *

Recently i come to know that SLBC started online radio for hindi in the morning 6 am and 10 pm for 1 /2 hour..
http://www.slbc.lk/

Hi Yogihit
Thanks for the link. I assume the time mentioned above is IST (Indian Satndard Time). Harjinder
refas
Thanks for link Yogihit bhai.
RajanCS
QUOTE(Harjinder @ Jun 3 2011, 09:21 PM) *

QUOTE(yogihit @ Jun 3 2011, 03:12 AM) *

Recently i come to know that SLBC started online radio for hindi in the morning 6 am and 10 pm for 1 /2 hour..
http://www.slbc.lk/

Hi Yogihit
Thanks for the link. I assume the time mentioned above is IST (Indian Satndard Time). Harjinder


Yesterday and today, I tried the link at 6 Am and also at 10 PM. The site has link for Tamil (Thendral and Tamil National Services) Simhala and one generic Radio Sri Lanka. None of these links gave any Hindi program. The Generic link is linked to English Channel.

If I have missed anything, I would like to know.

-- Rajan
Harjinder
QUOTE(RajanCS @ Jul 8 2011, 08:13 AM) *

QUOTE(Harjinder @ Jun 3 2011, 09:21 PM) *

QUOTE(yogihit @ Jun 3 2011, 03:12 AM) *

Recently i come to know that SLBC started online radio for hindi in the morning 6 am and 10 pm for 1 /2 hour..
http://www.slbc.lk/

Hi Yogihit
Thanks for the link. I assume the time mentioned above is IST (Indian Satndard Time). Harjinder


Yesterday and today, I tried the link at 6 Am and also at 10 PM. The site has link for Tamil (Thendral and Tamil National Services) Simhala and one generic Radio Sri Lanka. None of these links gave any Hindi program. The Generic link is linked to English Channel.

If I have missed anything, I would like to know.

-- Rajan

Hi
If you look all the way down on the lower left side you will see a link for the Hindi Service.(Asia Hindi Live) Harjinder
RajanCS
QUOTE(Harjinder @ Jul 8 2011, 09:07 PM) *

QUOTE(RajanCS @ Jul 8 2011, 08:13 AM) *

QUOTE(Harjinder @ Jun 3 2011, 09:21 PM) *

QUOTE(yogihit @ Jun 3 2011, 03:12 AM) *

Recently i come to know that SLBC started online radio for hindi in the morning 6 am and 10 pm for 1 /2 hour..
http://www.slbc.lk/

Hi Yogihit
Thanks for the link. I assume the time mentioned above is IST (Indian Satndard Time). Harjinder


Yesterday and today, I tried the link at 6 Am and also at 10 PM. The site has link for Tamil (Thendral and Tamil National Services) Simhala and one generic Radio Sri Lanka. None of these links gave any Hindi program. The Generic link is linked to English Channel.

If I have missed anything, I would like to know.

-- Rajan

Hi
If you look all the way down on the lower left side you will see a link for the Hindi Service.(Asia Hindi Live) Harjinder


Thanks Harjinder ji. I will look at it tonight.

Sincere regards,

Rajan
Harjinder
QUOTE(RajanCS @ Jul 9 2011, 03:00 AM) *

QUOTE(Harjinder @ Jul 8 2011, 09:07 PM) *

QUOTE(RajanCS @ Jul 8 2011, 08:13 AM) *

QUOTE(Harjinder @ Jun 3 2011, 09:21 PM) *

QUOTE(yogihit @ Jun 3 2011, 03:12 AM) *

Recently i come to know that SLBC started online radio for hindi in the morning 6 am and 10 pm for 1 /2 hour..
http://www.slbc.lk/

Hi Yogihit
Thanks for the link. I assume the time mentioned above is IST (Indian Satndard Time). Harjinder


Yesterday and today, I tried the link at 6 Am and also at 10 PM. The site has link for Tamil (Thendral and Tamil National Services) Simhala and one generic Radio Sri Lanka. None of these links gave any Hindi program. The Generic link is linked to English Channel.

If I have missed anything, I would like to know.

-- Rajan

Hi
If you look all the way down on the lower left side you will see a link for the Hindi Service.(Asia Hindi Live) Harjinder


Thanks Harjinder ji. I will look at it tonight.

Sincere regards,

Rajan

Hi Rajan
If you want to listen to it in India, the program hours are in the morning (Around 6:20 A.M. to 8:30 A.M). Harjinder
RajanCS
Since last Friday, I find that SLBC broadcast is unstable. The link to server breaks after playing smoothly for sometime, though I am able to connect to other sites without any problem. Just wanted to find whether anybody is facing similar problems.
hildebrand
It is usually alright.
It starts at 05:50 and goes on till 08:00 on most days. I think wednesdays it goes upto around 08:20
ketaki shukla
QUOTE(hildebrand @ Sep 16 2011, 11:41 PM) *

It is usually alright.
It starts at 05:50 and goes on till 08:00 on most days. I think wednesdays it goes upto around 08:20



Good News :

You may now listen recoded Radio Cylon broadcast :

http://sursangat.com/index.php?showtopic=715

The site updates every day with daily recordings.




Harjinder
Hi every one
I have often tried listening to SLBC on the Internet website. Initially quality of the audio output was fairly good but lately anytime I try to listen either the provided link is inactive or to make matters worse whenever I am able to listen to their programs the audio is usually getting to be sub par with constant distortion in the output.
It was nice to be able to listen to many of my favorite songs from the 1950's but I hope this distortion of audio is not deliberate and possibly an attempt to discourage downloading of songs from their website. Harjinder
RajanCS
Harjinder ji,

SLBC acquired some new transmitters and accessories, and since Jan 1st it is reported to be quite decent. SLBC is also advertising heavily through their radio regarding internet access to their programs now.

I was having problem with their website on January 1st, 2nd and 3rd. However, some other listeners mentioned in a blog dedicated to SLBC programs, that SLBC internet access on these days was quite good and its quality has improved. I could hear it quite clearly with decent quality today (Jan 4th morning IST). I suspect that my problems on Jan 1-3 period may have been due to my local ISP issue.

Yesterday I clicked on City FM link at around 5:15 PM IST on their web page. They were playing some Hindi songs with lots of ads in between in Sinhalese. The announcer's voice seemed to be that of Jyoti Parmar for Hindi announcements. There was one Sinhalese announcer as well. Till 6 Pm IST, there was some program ".....Geetmala" where they played songs of Aradhana, Abhiman, Geet and the new craze Kolavari Di(?).

Hope you will be able to enjoy the old gems again from now onwards.

Wish you and other listeners a very happy and melodious 2012.

Regards,

Rajan
Harjinder
Hi Rajan CS
Thanks for the information. Around twenty years ago I used to have a decent quality shortwave radio marketed as DX300 (?) by Radio Shack. I was often able to listen to two South Asian shortwave services: All India Radio on 11620 khz and SLBC on 11800 (?) khz in the 25(?) meter band. But now in the digital age that particular shortwave radio has been lying idle in the basement of my home for the last 20 or so years. I think it is an excellent public relations move for Radio Ceylon (or SLBC Videsh Vibhag as it is called now) to revive the storied radio station and snare listeners like me back on their website. I did check my computer to see if my equipment was the problem but its audio output has been good on all other websites and on the downloaded songs I play on it. I will just for the heck of it check my shortwave radio to see how it works with new SLBC signal but I want to keep listening on the internet website for quality and reliability. Only when there is a problem like distortion of audio output I like to figure it out and correct it. Thanks again for your informative reply. Harjinder
NIRAS
The SLBC internet radio is up and running with some audio quality problems.They have changed the compression from 40 KBPSto 128 KBPS which should have improved the audio quality but not.Lets wait & listen.
NIRAS

Rajan.C.



If you go to following link-mp3skull.com & type SLBC- you will get latest programme uploaded & you may listen them.No need to download on your computer. No need to use bandwidth.

http://mp3skull.com/mp3/slbc.html


N
madsur
QUOTE(NIRAS @ Jan 31 2012, 04:42 PM) *

Rajan.C.



If you go to following link-mp3skull.com & type SLBC- you will get latest programme uploaded & you may listen them.No need to download on your computer. No need to use bandwidth.

http://mp3skull.com/mp3/slbc.html


N




Thank you, NIRAS for this link.
madsur
QUOTE(NIRAS @ Jan 31 2012, 04:42 PM) *

Rajan.C.



If you go to following link-mp3skull.com & type SLBC- you will get latest programme uploaded & you may listen them.No need to download on your computer. No need to use bandwidth.

http://mp3skull.com/mp3/slbc.html


N




Thank you, NIRAS for this link.
NIRAS

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