CNR Off the Air for 40 Minutes РPingke (平客)

 Photo B Buchimifan Radio2 From buchimifan blog (in Chinese), translated by Joel Martinsen, via Danwei blog:

CNR is China National . At 8pm on 18 November, the nine stations of China National Radio suddenly cut off, and the break lasted for 40 minutes. Reportedly, this is the largest radio broadcasting accident in the history of New China; leaders and those in charge will face punishment, and some people may have a hard time keeping their jobs.

Hearing this news, the first reaction in my decades-brainwashed mind was “Damn, that’s rich. It’s a fucking joke that such a huge station like CNR could go dead for 40 minutes! That bunch of good-for-nothings – that their programs are unlistenable is bad enough, but if they can’t even broadcast normally, what are they doing there?”

After more careful consideration, that wasn’t exactly the case. [Full Text]

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