Radio Thailand to celebrate 84th anniversary of radio broadcasting in Thailand

Screenshot of Radio Thailand website

Screenshot of Radio Thailand website. Image: Radio Thailand.




BANGKOK, 19 February 2014 (NNT) — The National Broadcasting Station of Thailand (Radio Thailand) will celebrate the 84th anniversary of radio broadcasting in Thailand by holding a series of ceremonies to pay homage to the father of Thai radio broadcasting on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 at The National Broadcasting Station of Thailand, on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road.

Mr. Jaroon Chaisorn, Executive Director of the National Broadcasting Station of Thailand, said activities will be held on February 25th in memory of General His Royal Highness Prince Purachatra Jayakara, the Prince of Kamphaengphet, or Phra Chao Boromwongse Ther Phra Ong Chao Purachatra Jayakara Kromma Phra Kamphaengphet Akarayothin, Father of Radio Broadcasting in Thailand.

Radio broadcasting in Thailand started on February 25th, 1930 when a speech of King Rama VII on his Coronation Day was transmitted through a cable from Amarin Winitchai Throne Hall in the Grand Palace to a transmitter at a small experimental radio station at Phaya Thai Palace in Phaya Thai district. The royal address was considered Thailand’s first radio broadcast.

Read more: NNT



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