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Eurovision Radio International is a fast moving, entertaining three hour radio programme offering up-to-date information and entertainment about the Eurovision Song Contest all year round. The show contains interviews with past and present Eurovision performers, News about the Eurovision Song Contest, the Eurovision Quiz, Expert opinions and of course the Listeners' Choices as well. 
 
ImageThis weekly radio show is geared for Expatriates, English speaking internationals and especially to the fans of the Eurovision Song Contest, broadcast from the studios of RTV Katwijk in the Netherlands on 106.8FM & Digital Cable Channel Number 781 and via the Internet. (Click to listen). You can also find Radio International (RTV Katwijk) on TuneIn. Simply click on the icon and you should be able to hear the station's stream on the times of live broadcast on Wednesday from 2000 - 2300 hours CET. In addition to the means of FM radio and webradio, Radio International will also be simulcast on the ESCNEWS TV channel in the UK (where you can see how we actually do Radio International). You can reach the channel by clicking here while listening to the weekly edition of Radio International or some previous interviews Radio International has done with Eurovision performers. Radio International would like to encourage you to actively take part in the chat during the show, making more Eurovision Friends and send in your requests and greetings.

Live on Wednesdays 2000 - 2300 hours CET


Normally, the simulcast is from 2000 – 2300 hours CET 
when Eurovision fans can join in and chat amongst each other via the Chat Room and request their favourite Eurovision entry. Radio International - The Ultimate Eurovision Experience, is extremely happy that the show is also aired on the following radio stations: 

  • ESCNEWS Radio & TV:
    Eurovision Radio International is also broadcast at various times on ESCNEWS Radio & TV. Consult the website for schedule details. On Wednesdays from 2000 - 2300 hours CET join the show live via the ESCNEWS Radio & TV Chatroom - CLICK HERE. This replaces the Livestream channel of Radio International.
  • TUNEIN at times of broadcast: Wednesdays 2000 - 2300 hours CET
  • Twitter: Contact the studio during the show via Twitter @RadioInt
ImageShould you not be able to listen live or missed any of the show fear not as all the shows are available as "Listen Again" in the Show Archive or you can subscribe to the PODCAST. For this check out the Show Archive.  But also Eurovision Radio International is available as download from Itunes
 

 
Week 17/2015 - This week on Eurovision Radio International
Image(22 April 2015) The Team of Radio International invites you to the weekly Ultimative Eurovision Experience. Apart from the means of FM Radio in the Netherlands on FM 106.8 and the audio stream from the studio via www.radiointernational.tv, TUNEIN and on Digital Cable 781 & cable 88.1Mhz in the Netherlands, the show will also be web-televised via in the UK based ESCNEWS TV Channel from the studio and linking up the many international Eurovision fans and friends and play your requests and read your messages out on air. The channel includes a Chat Room. Tell your friends to join in - SPREAD THE NEWS. Normally, the simulcast is from 2000 – 2300 hours CET when Eurovision fans can join in and chat amongst each other via the Chat Room and request their favourite Eurovision entry. You can also use Twitter to be in touch with the studio during the live broadcast on Wednesday. The address is: @RadioInt
 
Radio International - The Ultimate Eurovision Experience, is extremely happy that the show is also aired on the following radio stations:
  • ESCNEWS Radio & TV:
    Eurovision Radio International is also broadcast at various times on ESCNEWS Radio & TV. Consult the website for schedule details. On Wednesdays from 2000 - 2300 hours CET join the show live via the ESCNEWS Radio & TV Chatroom - CLICK HERE. This replaces the Livestream channel of Radio International.
  • TUNEIN at times of broadcast: Wednesdays 2000 - 2300 hours CET
  • Twitter: Contact the studio during the show via Twitter @RadioInt
Hightlights of the Show ...
 
ImageHeading towards the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with Eurovision Radio International - your music requests, comments and ideas:  Eurovision Radio International never stops and is keen on keeping the music of the Eurovision Song Contest in the ears of the many fans that join the show each and every week via the usual means on FM, Cable and You TuneIn as well as either via PODCAST, Itunes, LISTEN AGAIN, live broadcast or Live Stream. Please feel free to submit your comments, ideas and requests of Eurovision songs and Radio International is delighted to play your requests during the shows. Click on CONTACT to submit your request to the programme.
 
ImageEurovision's Greatest Hits: On 31 March 2015, the BBC  in collaboration with Swedish TV SVT celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest and  produced a Eurovision Celebration Show staged in London's Eventi, Apollo, Hammersmith. The show is called "Eurovision's Greatest Hits" and featured a large number of previous Eurovision Winning acts such as Loreen, Emmelie de Forest, Lordi, etc. Details of the event can be seen here. To coincide with this special event Radio International will air a large number of Eurovision Greatest Hits during the show but also Radio International aired an interview done in London with John Kennedy O'Connor who published a book  "The Eurovision Song Contest: The Official Celebration" which will be published on 20 April 2015. In case you missed this interview just visit the Show Archive from 01 April 2015 and listen to the show for the interview. 

Also on this week's show

ImageEurovision in Concert 2015 - Interviews: On Saturday, 18 April 2015 Eurovision in Concert 2015 took place in Amsterdam's Melkweg Concert Venue with the participation of 26 Eurovision act, being 24 countries who will compete at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna, Austria in May. Then Edsilia Rombley (Netherlands 1998 and 2007) as being the co-host of the concert together with Cornald Maas the Dutch TV Commentator of the Eurovision Song Contest and the charming winners of the Eurovision Song Contest 1985 for Norway - The Bobbysocks. Before the concert in the evening there was a Press event where international and national media could meet the participating artists for interviews and photo sessions. Radio International was also represented and interviewed a large number of artists. Over the next three weeks you will hear the result on the show. See below what is on this week's edition of the show. 
 
Image Interview with Elnur Hueseynov (Azerbaijan 2015):  Elnur is no stranger to the world of the Eurovision Song Contest as he and his singing partner Samir represented Azerbaijan as the first Azeri entry ever at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song  "Day after Day' which came 8th in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Belgrade, Serbia. In 2015 Azerbaijan once again sends in Elnur Hueseynov on his own with a fantastic power ballade called "Hour of the Wolf" following Dilara Kazimova with "Start a Fire" from 2014 that reached Number 21 in Copenhagen. This year Azerbaijan will start in Semi Final 2 at song Number 11. Thank you to Konstantin for the help in translation during this interview you hear on this week's edition of Radio International.
 
Image Interview with John Karagiannis (Cyprus 2015): Welcome back Cyprus! As they return to the Eurovision Song Contest with John Karagiannis representing Cyprus in 2015 with the song "One thing I should have done" which will start in Semi Final 2 at Song Number 15. Cyprus took a break of a year. Their last participation was in 2013 in Malmoe with Despina Olympiou with the song "An me Thimase" reaching Number 15 in Semi Final 1. The first time Cyprus did take part in the Eurovision Song Contest was way back in 1981 with the song "Monika" performed by Island reaching Number 6. Now good luck to Johnin Vienna. Find out more about him during the interview on this week's edition of Radio International.
 
Image Interview with Ann Sophie (Germany 2015): As one of the big five countries Germany is directly qualified for the Grand Final to be staged on 23 May 2015 in Vienna's Stadthalle. Germany's Musical Ambassador is Ann Sophie who will represent Germany with the song "Black Smoke". Germany took part of the Eurovision Song Contest since the very beginning in 1956 with one year break in 1996. Two victories: Nicole's "Ein bisschen Frieden" in 1982 and Lena's "Satellite" in 2010. Will Ann Sophie be able to achieve a third victory for Germany?? Good luck! Radio International had the pleasure to meet the singer in Amsterdam's Eurovision in Concert for a lovely chat you hear on this week's edition of the show. 
 
Image Interview with Monika Kuszynska (Poland 2015):  After last year's success of Poland at the Eurovision Song Contest with Donatan and Cleo's "My Slowianie" reaching Number 14 in Copenhagen, this year's representative of Poland is Monika Kuszynska who sings "In the Name of Love" which will be closing out Semi Final 2 of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. Poland debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 with Edyta Gorniak and "To nie ja" which straight rocketed to Number 2. Since then this result has never been reached again. Perhaps this year could be the year. Monika will perform in a wheel chair as she is paralyzed for a number of years. Radio International met the singer at Eurovision in Concert 2015 for an interview to find out more about Monika. 
 
Image  Interview with Morland and Debrah Scarlett (Norway 2015):  Norway won the Eurovision Song Contest three times with Bobbysocks in 1985 "La det swinge", in 1996 with Secret Garden and "Nocturne" and in 2009 with Alexander Rybak's "Fairytale". Carl Espen represented Norway in 2014 with "The Silent Storm" reaching Number 8 and following in the footsteps of Carl Espen is Morland and Debrah Scarlett who will be representing Norway with the song "A Monster like me" in Semi Final 2 at Song Number 6. Find out more about this year's Norwegian entry during the Interview on this week's edition of the show. 
 
Image  Interview with Monika and Vaidas (Lithuania 2015):  Lithuania's best ever result at the Eurovision Song Contest was in 2006 when LT United reached a remarkable Number 6 in the Grand Final with the song "We are the Winnes of Eurovision". Will "This Time" Lithuania be topping this result with Monika and Vaidas as they represent Lithuania with the song "This Time" opening up Semi Final 2. Radio International meet the singers in Amsterdam during Eurovision in Concert for an interview which you can hear on this week's edition of the show.
 
Image Interview with Bojana Stamenov (Serbia 2015): Also Serbia too off for one year and returns to the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with Bojana Stamenov who will be singing the song "Beauty never lies" in Semi Final 1 at Song Number 9. To date Serbia have one victory at the Eurovision Song Contest when in 2007 Marija Serifovic won the contest with "Molitva" in Helsinki. At Eurovision in Concert 2015 Bojana received the biggest applause from the audience after her performance. So could this be a sign for another victory. Get to know Bojana in the interview Radio International did with the singer during the press meeting session before the concert.
 
Image  Interview with Elhaida Dani (Albania 2015): 2015 sees the 12th participation of Albania at the Eurovision Song Contest and this honour goes to Elhaida Dani who will representing Albania with the song "I'm alive" in Semi Final 1 at Song Number 14. Albania's highest achievement at the Eurovision Song Contest was in 2012 when Rona Nishliu placed Albania at Number 5 in the Grand Final with the song "Suus" in Baku. Radio International met Elhaida prior to Eurovision in Concert 2015 for an interview you can hear on this week's edition of the show. 
 
ImageEurovision Song Contest Spotlight - Eurovision 2015 in Regions:  For the next few weeks the Eurovision Experts of Radio International will be taking a look at the 2015 Eurovision entries per region and this week Marcus Keppel Palmer continues with the central Eurovision countries that are competing at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. This week hear the songs from The West: Australia, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands and United Kingdom. In addition, each week our correspondents will be asked to tell us their personal favourite but also their tip what could actually win the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.  

ImageVenezuela's Top 50 Eurovision Songs of 2014:  Every year the Eurovision fans of Venezuela get together and vote for the Eurovision songs of the current year and 2014 was no exception.  The voters not only took into consideration the songs that were in the Semi Finals and Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 but also the National Finals and the Junior Eurovision Song Contest of 2014.  Rafael Vivas sent in the Top 50 chart to Radio International for broadcast.  Over the next weeks Radio International will be broadcasting these songs and running down the chart during the broadcast.  What did Venezuela vote for to be the best song of the 2014 Eurovision year.  Find out on Radio International asthe countdown continues this week.
 
Image Eurovision UnderCover:  Radio International each week inserts into the show Eurovision Cover Versions where David Mann from Eurovision-Norwich will be intoducing some of the finest Eurovision Song Contest entries covered by other singers. Just be surprised. You will be hearing the actual song that has been on the Eurovision stage followed by the cover. Enjoy the brand new series.  Listeners are encouraged to send in their cover versions they came across over the years to share with the other fans tuning into the show. Alternatively, listeners can send in their request for a particular Eurovision covered song using this link.
 

ImageEurovision Song Contest News:  escXtra.com's Nathan Waddell joins the team in the studio every week to bring you the news and the latest developments connected to the Eurovision Song Contest. Whether it is music releases of Eurovision performers, special concerts, gossip, etc.  Nathan will have it all for us during the weekly edition of Radio International.
In addition, Eurovision News is available on www.eurovision.tv, escxtra.com, esctoday.com and escflashmalta.com and many others. 
 
 
ImageEurovision Quiz:  Scratch your heads and bite your nails at  our weekly Eurovision Song Contest Quiz. Good luck and win a copy of a past Eurovision Song Contest Final on DVD or a dip into the Eurovision Goodies Bag. All you have to do is to identify the five clips with Artist, Song, Country and Year. Send your answers via the website's CONTACTs form. As for the quiz answers, you have time until 2359 hours the Tuesday after Radio International was aired live. That gives the chance for the listeners who were not able to join us live on Wednesdays to participate in the quiz and the draw for the prize. Our friends who pick Radio International up via EurovisiOradio.eu can also participate at the weekly quiz. Good Luck! 
 
ImageNew Song Releases by Eurovision Artists:  Radio International is always keen to know how the careers of Eurovision performers develop after their performance at the event. The show is in collaboration with many Music Companies that supply Radio International with the latest songs of their signed up artists to bring the music closer to the fans. On a weekly basis Radio International receives songs which are being featured on the show. Over the past couple of weeks Radio International has received so many new released of Eurovision performers which will will air during the upcoming editions of Radio International. 
 
 
There will be the usual bits and pieces such the Eurovision Quiz, your EurovisionMusic Requests and messages, Eurovision Calendar Items and the Eurovision News as they happen. Your views and requests are welcome and quiz answers can be sent via the website's CONTACT link.
 
Join us live on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 from 2000 - 2300 hours CET via 106.8FM & Digital Cable Channel Number 781 in the Netherlands or via  the webradio or via Radio International's TV Channel & Chat. Should you not be able to listen live or missed any show fear not as the shows are available as "Listen Again" in the Show Archive or you can subscribe to the PODCAST. For this check out the Show Archive.
 
Happy Listening !
The Team of Radio International
 
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Eurovison Events Calendar
ImageHere is what you have been waiting for if you are a fan of the Eurovision Song Contest - EUROVISION EVENTS CALENDAR as compiled by Stephen Boddington. Check here regularly for the latest updates and points of contact for all Eurovision-related events. Please CONTACT US should you have a Eurovision-related event that you wish to publicise and which is not yet mentioned below. Thank you.

 
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