Interval signal

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The interval signal of Voice of Turkey as heard in 2013.

An interval signal, or tuning signal, is a characteristic sound or musical phrase used in international broadcasting, numbers stations, and by some domestic broadcasters, played before commencement or during breaks in transmission, but most commonly between programmes in different languages. It serves several purposes:

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The practise began in Europe in the 1920s and 1930s and was carried over into shortwave broadcasts. The use of interval signals has declined with the advent of digital tuning systems, but has not vanished. Interval signals were not required on commercial channels in the United States, where jingles were used as identification.

List of interval signals by station

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The interval signal for Ö1
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The interval signal for China National
Radio, China Radio International
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The interval signal for Voice of the Strait
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The interval signal for DR P1
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The interval signal for Deutsche Welle
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The interval signal for All India Radio
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The interval signals for Radio Japan
  • "Kazoe-uta" (数え歌, counting-out game).
  • "Sakura Sakura" (さくらさくら, cherry blossoms).
The interval signal of Voice of Korea
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The interval signal for Voice of Mongolia
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The interval signal for Radio Pakistan
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  • Flag of Russia.svg Radio Sakha: Excerpt from a Yakut folk song.


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The interval signals for BBC
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The interval signal for NBC
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The interval signal for Voice of America
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The interval signal for Vatican Radio

Formerly used

The interval signal for DFS 904
The interval signal for Radio NTS

Classical Radio Station WQXR-FM in New York City, during its ownership by The New York Times Company, played different variations of a classical infused gong with the ID read at the same time as "The Classical Station of the New York Times, WQXR, New York (And WQXR.com 2000-2009) [ citation needed ]

Numbers station interval signals

Numbers stations are often named after their interval signals, such as The Lincolnshire Poacher or Magnetic Fields after "Magnetic Fields Part 1" by Jean-Michel Jarre.

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