Kol Mevaser is a Yiddishbroadcaster, which runs as a hotline. It has special options for news, weather, lottery and traffic, together with scholarly information on several issues which are important to Haredi Judaism, and interviews with important figures. The main news is updated twice a day, breaking news 24 hours, & the political news is updated throughout the day by Yossi Gestetner, the other categories less frequently, and serves for ultra Orthodox Jews as a replacement for radio broadcasting. Kol Mevaser was established in 2003 by Zalmen Wieder. As of November 2012, Wieder is still the main news reporter on the hotline.
The number for Kol Mevaser is +1 (212) 444-1100. Its options are: press 1 for news, weather, and lottery; 2 for polls and the help forum; 3 for interviews, health, business and politics; 4 for special events; 5 for Torah issues; 7 for traffic; and 0 for additions to the hotline. The traffic section is updated during the months of July and August on weekends on the roads to and from the Catskills Mountains. They get the traffic updates from motorists driving on these roads. They teamed up with RoadInform.com to provide them with traffic updates in 2007.
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