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#62684 - 01 Oct 07 16:56 JP/Batam radio stations accused of broadcasting foreign programs
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Batam radio stations accused of broadcasting foreign programs

BATAM (JP): The Indonesian Broadcasting Commission in Riau Islands province has criticized a number of radio stations in Batam for selling airtime to religious groups from Singapore, allowing them to broadcast religious programs in foreign languages.

The commission's provincial chairman, Hendriyanto, told The Jakarta Post that out of 14 private radio stations in Batam, five have sold airtime to religious institutions from Singapore.

The airtime is being used to broadcast religious programs in foreign languages like English, Mandarin and Tagalog from the Philippines.

An hour-long slot costs between S$60 and 100 per hour, with each of the radio stations involved broadcasting such programs for at least three hours per day.

"There are religious programs from the Confucian, Christian and other religions, and they are aired in English or Mandarin," Hendriyanto said.(Fadli)
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#62706 - 01 Oct 07 22:05 Re: JP/Batam radio stations accused of broadcasting foreign programs [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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theyr'e pretty slow at the JP, this story's been kicking around for a while now.
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#62725 - 02 Oct 07 06:56 Re: JP/Batam radio stations accused of broadcasting foreign programs [Re: Patung]
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so the question becomes, why are they (JP) reviving the issue?
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#62762 - 02 Oct 07 10:54 Re: JP/Batam radio stations accused of broadcasting foreign programs [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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They could put some decent music shows on. a 3hour mix of minimalist techno. Avant garde squalls of free form atonic improv jazz. Huge ambient soundscapes. The soft rock really curdles my susu
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