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Show 26 November 2008 - Happy 10th Birthday

ImageHappy 10th Anniversary. This week the team of Radio International are in a party mood as the show is now on the air for TEN YEARS. We have been broadcasting RADIO INTERNATIONAL to the EXPATS in the Netherlands and to the fans of the Eurovision Song Contest every week since 28 November 1998. Initially, starting with one hour on a Monday night and then shortly afterwards the show became two hours long and moved to Wednesday night where we are still today.

Listen to the Show:        Hour 1     |    Hour 2     |   Play List     |    Hour 3 (RIG)      

ImageRadio International Goes.... (Third Hour)       
Radio International goes to the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 with a Geir Roenning Special. Geir Roenning was Finland's representative at the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest performing this beautiful song "Why". Radio International had the pleasure in meeting and interviewing Geir at the Eurovision Club Convention of the Eurovision Club (EC) Germany on 15 November 2008 in Cologne, Germany. Hear some highlights from that year at the Eurovision Song Contest, the Interview with Geir Roenning ansd some of his great music. You can visit his website by clicking here. Enjoy the show.

Radio International   (First and Second Hour) 
Sally, Wynn and JP celebrating with a look back over 10 years of Radio International on RTV Katwijk. Wynn tells her story how she got involved and we have some audio flashbacks to our very first show on 28 November 2008.  Also, we have some items especially prepared for that: our Guest List, the Music from 1998, This was then but this is now, birthday wishes and requests from our listeners for which we would like to thank every one of you. We did not have enough time to cover all we wanted in our special 10th Anniversary Show so the story continues next week. But below is what we did do this week.

Eurovision Song Contest with Radio International.

For all upcoming Eurovision Conventions / Events visit our Eurovision Events Calendar.

ImageThe Hit Hunter has founded the Fan Club of Norway's 2008 representative Maria Haukaas Storeng. Check out the German Maria Haukaas Storeng fan website by clicking here. 

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2008
(click for more info) took place Saturday, 22 November 2008 in Limasol, Cyprus. Radio International took a look at the results and also played the winner. Congratulations go to Georgia. Also you can enjoy our weekly Eurovision Song Contest Quiz. 

Eurovision News is available on www.eurovision.tv and you can find constant updates of the latest Eurovision Song Contest News as they happen on esctoday.com. Alternative Eurovision News Websites are oikotimes.com, Stars of Eurovision, 12points.tv and escmalta.com.   OGAE Malta has a nice history section.  It is called "Eurovision...looking back ". Check it out and enjoy your occasional trip back down Memory Lane of the Eurovision Song Contest with OGAE Malta.

Interview: Louis from the 12points.tv joined us via phone to inform us about a special event that is planned for Saturday, 29 November 2008 in Belgium. It is the 12points party that will take place in De Blauwe Kater in Leuven, Belgium. Find out more by visiting this website. Louis is also the founder of a new service on the internet. It is the 12TV which broadcasts around the clock music videos of Eurovision Song Contest performances. Listen to the interview with Louis to find out more and also visit the website: www.12points.tv/tv . Have fun. 

Eurovision Song Contest Interviews the Radio International Team has done with the Eurovision performers can be heard by visiting our Eurovision section of this website.
Eurovision Music requests as well as other music requests are most welcome and can be done via our website's CONTACT US page. Let us know what you want to hear and where you are from.  
Eurovision Radio Shows on other European Radio Stations
ImageCheck out JP's All Eurovision Hit Radio on this website. Follow this link to listen. But there are also other radio stations offering nice Eurovision shows. Here is a small selection. Enjoy. 

Greece's Epiloges FM
. The velvet voice of Georgios (Gorgi) Kalpakidis from Greece can be heard when he hosts  his weekly two hour Eurovision Radio in Greece on Epiloges FM. The show is available via the Internet and airs every Wednesday from 1700 - 1900 hours CET - just before Radio International. Tune in to his show and drop him a line via the website: www.epilogesfm.gr.   The Show Archive of Gorgi's radio show is available here
EurovisiO is a weekly radio show produced in the studios of Oradio in Antwerp, Belgium.  It airs every Monday evening from 2200 - 2300 hours and is presented by Philip Vereyken.  A must for Eurovision freaks. Lots of nice Eurovision music, interviews and news - however, in the Flemish language. You can listen to a repeat of EurovisO by clicking here
Malta's Eurovision Radio comes from the sunny island presented by Deo Grech on Super ONE Radio every Tuesday from 2045 - 2145 hours. You can contact Deo during the show and request your favourite Eurovision songs. The show is in Maltese mixed with English. Click here for further information and also if you would like to listen to back issues of Malta's Eurovision Radio.
Colin Berry, the legendary voice from BBC Radio 2 in the UK now hosts a Saturday Radio Show on BBC Three Counties Radio including a Eurovision Spot. Colin Berry was the spokesperson for the British jury for over 20 years.

The EXPAT part of Radio International.  

EXPAT/Dutch/Community News:
Eva Lazlo & Deborah Valentine from TheHagueOnline  joined us to give us the latest updates on events scheduled in The Hague for EXPATs and international guests in the Netherlands. For further EXPAT Information and updates visit TheHagueOnline's website. Listen out for some more news from The Hague throughout the show.  "A Hand in the Hague" helps you as a foreigner to get about in the Dutch City. Visit the website which is of great interests to EXPATS. 

Get your daily update of the Dutch News in English by subscribing to their Newsletter with a summary of the latest events in and around the Netherlands. Click here for the website.

Movies:  The Best Movies of 1998 when Radio International first went on air and also the best movies of 2008 so far. 

The English Breakfast Team entertains the EXPATs in the Netherlands from the SALTO Radio station in Amsterdam. Tune in for the latest current affairs items, sports and news. How to listen to THE ENGLISH BREAKFAST visit their their website. 

BLAST1386 our friendly Radio Partner:
Kieron Collins from the UK's BLAST1386 presents the 5 o'clock Rock" on Sunday afternoons. Listen to the repeat by clicking here.

General Music: The show is of course spiced with the best of music old and new and of course your requests. You can send in your requests by clicking on the CONTACT link in the MAIN MENU. Also if you have public service announcements you wish us to make, please feel free to send us the information and we will be happy to air them for you. And our very own Hit Hunter is ready at your disposal to dig out your music requests. Send him an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
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