May 27, 2024

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Via Southgate: Radio broadcasting still crucial in Sarawak

The Borneo Post reports on the importance of radio broadcasting in Sarawak

The newspaper says:

Radio broadcasting has imprinted a profound impact on society since its conception in the early 20th century and despite the emergence of digital platforms, it remains one of the most powerful communication tools up to this day.

According to Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) Sarawak Radio Section chief assistant director Marrill Chunggat, radio services in Sarawak continue to play an important role in reaching out to the masses.

“This is especially in the rural areas that have yet to have digital accessibility, but can be reached through receptions of bands, waves or radio frequency transmissions either via shortwave (SW) or frequency modulation (FM),” he told The Borneo Post.

He said there are some areas in Sarawak, Miri, in particular, which still use SW-receiving facilities with transmissions being carried out via RTM Kajang branch transmitter, which is still in operation.

“the SW band is still needed, especially in the interiors, for the delivery of information and to keep listeners up-to-date about what’s going on.”

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