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Short wave hit by World Service cuts

Horrocks details third phase of cuts
Short wave broadcasts of World Service Arabic will end by next April, while the Cyprus short wave relay station will close.

World Service English short wave transmissions will be reduced to six hours a day, with 1.5m listeners likely to be lost as a result. Currently, there are between seven and 19 hours of short wave depending on region.

I expect this to happen at the start of the A13 shortwave season.