JERUSALEM CALLING was the radio station established by the British
Mandatory Authority through its broadcasting wing, the Palestine
Broadcasting Service . It broadcast in three languages, Arabic,
English and Hebrew. Photo taken at the Palestine Broadcasting
Service studio in Jerusalem, July 1947, after the performance of Piano
The English broadcasts were under the name JERUSALEM CALLING. The Hebrew language transmissions were under the name KOL YERUSHALAYIM i.e. THE VOICE OF JERUSALEM (in Hebrew קול ירושלים), whereas the Arabic language broadcasts of the station used the name IZA\'AT AL QUDS i.e. RADIO AL QUDS (in Arabic إذاعة القدس).
* 1 Establishment * 2 Split * 3 Changes * 4 See also * 5 References
On March 30, 1936, the
Palestine Broadcasting Service began radio
The Hebrew language transmissions were eventually called Kol Yerushalayim (The Voice of Jerusalem) after arguments with Arab leaders following the Jews original intention to call them 'Kol Eretz Israel' (The Voice of the Land of Israel). Transmissions in Hebrew were limited to one hour per day.
The Arabic languages broadcasts continued as Radio Al Quds (in Arabic إذاعة القدس).
In 1942, the transmissions were split into two stations – for English/Arabic (Radio al Quds) and English/Hebrew (Kol Yerushalayim).
The original channel transmitted on 668 kc/s kHz (449 meters with a power of 20 kW). The second channel (PBS2) transmitted on 574 kHz (522 meters at 20 kW).
The first channel, PBS 1, was moved slightly to 677 kHz (443 meters),
which allowed it to be heard better in
* in 1950, two years after the establishment of the State of Israel
, Kol Yerushalayim merged with KOL YISRAEL , that became the country's
official radio station.
* The Palestinian
* ^ Tokatly, Oren (2000). מדיניות תקשורת בישראל
(in Hebrew). Tel Aviv: The Open University.
* ^ Rahav, Sivan (1998). המדריך לעיתונאי הצעיר
של ערוץ הילדים (in Hebrew). Keter. ISBN 965-07-0771-9 .
* ^ "From the Archives - A Brief History of Radio in the Country".
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