The British Ambassador hosted the official start to the partnership between the BBC World Service and Radio Città Futura. I went along to the press conference. Many thanks to colleague Catherine Carpenter for passing her invitation on to me. :-)
At the conference I learned these facts:
Frequency: 97.7 FM
Coverage: Rome and the province of Rome, extending some way into north Lazio.
Programmes: 22:00 to 23:00 - Newshour. In-depth coverage of major news topics. Last night British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw was being interviewed about the referral of Iran to the United Nations Security Council over her nuclear policies. At least four or five topics are covered during this hour-long programme.
03:00 to 07:00: other current events programmes. As someone at the party observed, it is a good radio station for insomniacs.
The service is to be extended to Radio Città Futura in Bari, and possibly also to Naples. Watch this space.
Listen to the radio and as always, send your comment. Say how much you understood, what the topic was, and what new words or expressions you learned. Your feedback is vital!