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Show 16 April 2008

This week Radio International goes to the Eurovision Song Contest 1971 when Sally & JP are joined by Eurovision Specialist Marcus Keppel-Palmer to recap the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest. Enjoy. 

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This week on Radio International :

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Regular items:
European Top 40, Local & European Weather Forecast and Temperature Check around the World,  Birthday File, Concerts, Power Talk Tips;

A rundown of the movies offered in the cinemas near you.  For more information and which movies are offered where go to the Film Ladder Website by clicking this link. Movie Previews & a look ahead to upcoming Film Releases: Vantage Point, Margot at the Wedding;

EXPAT/Dutch/Community News:

Eva from TheHagueOnline  has 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. Other News: The Hague opens its first Park&Ride facility.

The English Breakfast Team entertains the EXPATs in the Netherlands from the SALTO Radio station in Amsterdam. Tunes in for the latest current affairs items, sports and news. How to listen to THE ENGLISH BREAKFAST visit their their website.  JP was guest on this week's English Breakfast  to talk about Eurovision Song Contest 2008. As soon as the audio file is available it will be displayed here. 

Science and Technology, Space News, Environment:
Saliva is used to repair royal paintings, ESA starts the next intake round for new astronauts;

Entertainment & General News:
UK - 17th Century violin left on train - a reward for its return is being offered;

Eurovision Song Contest 2008:
The 2008 Eurovision Season is well underway and all the songs are known and available on www.eurovision.tv to look at.  As from this week we take a nostalig look back at the Eurovision Song Contest from years gone by and this week we start with 1971. Exceptionally, this week Marcus Keppel-Palmer joined Sally & JP on Radio International goes to the Eurovision Song Contest 1971. You can hear the show by clicking here . Next week we are back to normal and we bring you all the news there is from the Eurovision Song Contest.
Eurovision News is available on Eurovision Song Contest and you can find constant updates of the latest Eurovision Song Contest News as they happen on esctoday.com.
Eurovision Song Contest Interviews the Radio International Team has done can be heard by visiting our Eurovision section of this website.

ImageJP had the pleasure to meet Israel's Representative for this year's Eurovision Song Contest -  Boaz Mauda who will perform "Ke'ilo Kan" at this year's Eurovision Song Contest. He attended a charity event in Amsterdam on Sunday 13 April 2008. This interview was also aired on this week's edition of Radio International.
ImageThis week joining us live from Prague for an interview is Tereza Kerndlova who will represent the Czech Republic with the song "Have some fun".
Visa Information for Serbia has been released. The following countries will need to obtain a Visa to enter Serbia. OGAE Serbia is kindly offering their help in issuing invitation letters. Please contact OGAE Serbia via their website for further information. Here are the countries needing a Visa: Turkey, Albania, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Moldova, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, South Africa.
No Visa is needed for visitors from all EU countries and Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Russia, Belarus, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Australia, New Zealand and USA. 
Eurovision Music requests are most welcome and can be done via our website's CONTACT 's page. Let us know what you want to hear and where you are from.  
ORadio in Antwerp airs a weekly radio programme called EurovisiO every Monday evening from 2200 - 2300 hours. 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 .  A huge upcoming event EurovisiO is planning is the 2nd edition of the Top 30 Flemish Songs of all time which will be broadcast on www.oradio.be on 21 April 2008 from 2100 - 2400 hours.

Eurovision Song Contest 2008 - Help with tickets and accommodation in Belgrade.
Philip also can help in finding tickets and accommodation for the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest for you. Just get in touch with him via This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it
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.  
Upcoming Eurovision Song Contest Events:

Various Eurovision 2008  Preview Events and Parties are being organised.

The UK Eurovision Preview Party is scheduled to take place on Friday, 25 April 2008 in La Scala in London. The event starts at 2100 hours and is organised by www.esctoday.com . 2008 performers will also make an appearance as there will be Nico & Vlad from Romania, Ani Lorak from Ukraine, Euroband and Paul Oscar (1997) from Iceland, Isis Gee from Poland,  Laka from Bosnia & Herzegovina and Morena from Malta. Tickets are available via www.ukeurovision.com

Over in the UK Paul Marks-Jones and his company Eventuality are organizing the Manchester's only Eurovision Preview Event on 02 May 2008 from 1845 hours. For complete details contact Paul Marks-Jones directly via www.e-ventuality.com or via his email  ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it )

20 May 2008
Eurovision Song Contest Semi Final 1 from Serbia's Belgrade Arena

22 May 2008 
Eurovision Song Contest Semi Final 2 from Serbia's Belgrade Arena

24 May 2008
Eurovision Song Contest Final from Serbia's Belgrade Arena in Belgrade

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 This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it  

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.

Happy Listening! 
The Team of Radio International


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