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Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: IRRS Global daily Shortwave broadcasts

September 28, 2020

2020 coronavirus pandemic: new global broadcasts on Shortwave, AM Medium Wave and 24/7 live streaming

IRRS 2020 coronavirus QSL card

PLEASE NOTICE: War Room Pandemic has been discontinued on all NEXUS-IBA / IRRS frequencies, effective April 20, 2020.
You may tune to our extensive coverage of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on all current world news and current affairs programs on IRRS Shortwave, Medium Wave and 24/7 streaming.

Stay Home, Stay safe: Listen to Shortwave during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

During the COVID-19 outbreak, only trust official information sources and credible media outlets. Do not share unverified information.
This is a message from UNESCO.

August 25, 2020: Latest news updates on Coronavirus are being aired 24/7 on streaming, and during our usual schedule on Shortwave to Europe, Africa and Asia / Pacific, as well as on AM/Medium Wave on 594 kHz daily from 7-11PM local time in Central Europe (19-23 CET).

April 13, 2020 (update): We are airing COVID-19 PSAs (Public Service Announcements) in English, French, Spanish and Arabic. These messages are produced by UNESCO in Paris and contribute to countering disinformation on COVID-19 and promoting healthy behaviours.

April 12, 2020 (update): It’s Easter Sunday in Milan, and we continue our efforts in providing listeners worldwide with a global coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic on Shortwave, AM/Medium Wave and 24/7 live streaming. This evening, Italian opera singer, songwriter, and record producer Andrea Bocelli performed a live Easter concert in the empty Duomo cathedral in Milan to promote a message of love, healing and hope to Italy and the world.

March 26, 2020 (update): While COVID-19 lockdown has now been extended to most countries in Europe and around the world, including Italy and Ireland where our main offices are located, we are operating all streaming, AM/Medium Wave and Shortwave channels without any interruption. Coronavirus feature programs are being aired regularly and news bulletins updated every 30 minutes. All chat, phone and support lines are available from operators operating 24/7 on rotation from remote.

March 13, 2020 (update): Italy and our hometown Milan have come to a complete lock-down, in an attempt to stop the contagion. However, our live Coronavirus updates continue on Shortwave and 24/7 via streaming. We have now opened this page to listeners comments. Please also email us at reports@nexus.org if you wish to receive our special QSL card. “We will make it!”, it’s our slogan and every Italian’s, while our courageous medical personnel fight 24/7 the virus and we stay safe, at home, to avoid it to spread and kill our loved ones. Why are other countries in Europe so late in locking down?

March 4, 2020: While most of Northern Italy has come (nearly) to a halt due to the recent coronavirus outbreak, we have extended our daily broadcasts to cover Europe, Asia and Africa with daily news and commentaries on COVID-19 in English.

You may still request our special electronic QSL by sending your Shortwave or AM / Medium Wave reception reports of our broadcasts to reports (at) nexus (dot) org (see our Coronavirus schedule below or our up-to-date frequency schedule). We usually reply within 24 hrs or less. Stay safe, stay tuned, and keep in touch!

New IRRS 2020 Coronavirus QSL card

IRRS QSL CARD

2020 coronavirus pandemic
Stay home, stay safe:
Listen to Shortwave

On the occasion of these global broadcasts NEXUS-IBA has released a new COVID-19 (Coronavirus) e-QSL card, available electronically for all reception reports.

You may send your reception report for any of our broadcasts to reports@nexus.org. We will gladly acknowledge all verified reception reports with our new electronic QSL. Please notice that we have discontinued our PO Box address in Milan, and reception reports can only be sent by email.

Before requesting our QSL card, please consult our Privacy Policy and learn how we process your personal data according to the GDPR.

War Room pandemic

“War Room Pandemic”, a program produced in the USA by Stephen (Steve) K. Bannon, political advisor, media executive, former investment banker and former White House Chief Strategist was aired on IRRS-Shortwave, AM/Medium Wave and 24/7 streaming early in 2020.

War Room Pandemic was aired to Europe, Africa, Asia/Pacific from Feb. 21 until April 19, 2020 and presented the latest news and opinions on the effects of the Coronavirus around the world.

The opinions expressed in any program aired on any NEXUS-IBA media channels and frequencies do not represent the official views of NEXUS-IBA management, team or its membership.

Freedom of expression via IRRS and IPAR

NEXUS-IBA, IRRS (the Italian & Irish Radio Relay Service) and IPAR (Int’l Public Access Radio) regularly feature talk radio programs and discussions about topical issues. We make available our international media channels to bring any program and opinion across the digital divide to any country worldwide.

Since 1979 NEXUS-IBA has been supporting free media, free speech, pluralism of information and first-hand news across iron curtains, walls and firewalls that are still popular in many countries.

All programs on our stations are aired unabridged, as-is, without censorship, to any region in the world. Anyone with an important message or first-hand news & information is allowed access to our media without discrimination.

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Support from listeners makes everything we do possible.
You may donate via wire transfer in any currency to:
Bank account holder: NEXUS International Broadcasting Association
Account number/IBAN: IT71R0311101622000000012806
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) information from IRRS and NEXUS-IBA

Important coronavirus (COVID-19) public service information and links to reliable sources

coronavirus COVID-19

These days we’re getting lots of calls, emails and are being contacted by hundreds of listeners from all around the world, especially from far away countries in Africa and Asia, as well as perplexed people from the USA.

NEXUS-IBA, IRRS and our stations are engaged in a public information marathon on the air and streaming to contribute to countering disinformation on COVID-19 and promoting healthy behaviours. We do this is the public interest by airing 24/7 information and feature programs promoting free-flow of information, also on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) from many different sources.

PLEASE NOTICE: NEXUS-IBA is not currently staffed and is not able to provide authoritative medical information or individual support on coronavirus (COVID-19), either online, by email or phone. Please contact reliable sources nearest to you, such as medical personnel or your local or national authorities.

We ask you please that you do not call us, do not use our online chat, do not send us personal email and do not use our online forms to request individual support or information on coronavirus.

NEXUS-IBA is providing public information and news on coronavirus daily on Shortwave, AM/Medium Wave to Europe, Asia/Pacific and Middle East and 24/7 to anyone connected to the Internet on our streaming radio channels.

If you wish to receive our programs on our World Radio Service on Shortwave or AM / Medium Wave, please check our online schedules. If may also check our 24/7 live streaming channels in English.

Also check details on our special coronavirus feature programs on our website.

If you have any reliable information to share, you may enter a comment at the bottom of this page.
We reserve the right to use or publish only information that may be useful to the general public.

Reliable sources of information on coronavirus (COVID-19)

For further info on coronavirus (COVID-19) please check reliable sources, such as:

As of March 8, 2020, we are working to provide the best, first-hand and most reliable information through all our Shortwave, AM / Medium Wave and online media channels.
Please expect delays in answering email and reception reports.
Thank you for your understanding and support in these very special moments.

Listeners comments & questions

The following messages are excerpts of listeners questions that are being received daily by NEXUS-IBA, following our extensive public information campaigns on COVID-19 on Shortwave, AM / Medium Wave and 24/7 streaming.

What is covid19? (Tui from Vientiane, Laos)

I heard that there are people who are suffering from Corona are now safe, and we know that there is no cure! (Musa from Tanzania)

if this COVID-19 finds you with HIV 1 could there be the possibility of mutating into another type of virus (Kanada from Uganda)

How many countries so far have locked down due to coronavirus (Kana from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)

Please do send me a current update of COVID 19 if possible (Amani from Tanzania)

Découverte Monsieur j’ai l’honneur de vous informer qu’après plus d’un mois de recherche, je suis arrivé enfin de trouver un médicament contre la maladie causée par le coronavirus, et j’ai contacté les autorités Algériennes mais malheureusement mon appel n’a pas été pris en considération et n’a pas trouvé d’écoute, j’espère que votre gouvernement prend en sérieux cet appel. Je vous prie monsieur de m’appeler ce que je déclare c’est très important pour l’humanité (Besseghir from Algeria)

Re COVID-91: I want to know the recovery process now in Italy (Amira from Cairo, Egypt)

Thank you so much! what are the serious signs for CORONA virus? (Mukuka from Lusaka, Zambia)

Is COVID 19 here to stay or is just a passing phase (Robinson from Lusaka, Zambia)

How many people are affected by Coronavirus in Kenya? (Shedrack Chororo from Nairobe, Kenya)

Hi, Peter from Kenya.I’ll be interested to follow your live updates (Peter from Nairobi, Kenya)

I need a preparedness action plan, strategies and community approach information to cascade that information to enable the supporters, volunteers, and the community themselves to be safely managed. Community facilitator From Ethiopia. Thanks. (Kassim from Ethiopia)

Yes, I am someone from a new radio station in Zambia. We would like to be part of your network. What are the criteria for joining you? (Alick from Zambia)

How many people in Namibia is infected? (Allen from Windhoek, Namibia)

When will the cure be made? (Uzair from Baki, Somalia)

Shall we have hope of complete treatment in COVID-19 (Odora from Uganda)

What are pre-medicine for COVID? How I can help a person who suffers from covid19? (Kondox from Tanzania)

Hello I have COVID symptoms what should I do (Martin from Nairobi, Kenya)

My question is: how are things in Italy? Are things getting any better? (Daniel from Lusaka, Zambia)

How do COVID 19 droplets spread:- through airborne/physical contact? (Longnus, from Koani, Tanzania)

I would like to know the real number of death by COVID-19 in Italy and the USA . In our Country, it seems the government is hiding something (Didany from Bujumbura, Burundi)

Is coronavirus still in China (Chingy from Lusaka, Zambia)

No questions at this time, I’m just doing what I suggested and staying home. One question maybe. I have food deliveries from one person. I’ve been leaving it on my porch for three days before I touch it is that sufficient (Steve from the United States)

Which countries have faced the highest death figures for COVID 19? (Andrew from Lusaka, Zambia)

Is the COVID-19 modified from the laboratory? (Oldich from Prague, Czechia)

What is the latest on COVID-19 globally? (Aaron from Kitwe, Zambia)

Thank you for the help (Jeremiah, Durban, South Africa)

How many countries have been bust infected by the covid-19 (Aloni from Uganda)

How many Corona virus cases in the US as at April 23 2020? (Ekow from Accra, Ghana)

Is there any country that discover cure or vaccine for COVID 19? (Isack from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)

Hello,I’m malagasy I want to help people here about corona virus (Finiavana from Ambodirano, Madagascar)

My question is that, is there any country have discovered the vaccine for the problem? and what is going on in the world scientists (Prosper from Inyonga, Tanzania)

What is status of coronavirus in Saulte Marie (Anad from Sault Ste. Marie, Canada)

How many young people are deceased in the United States? (Carmela from Córdoba, Argentina)

With COVID 19, we are looking for an alternate way to have a graduation ceremony. We are not looking for an ongoing broadcast. We are looking into having families be able to tune in to a station and hear the commencement speeches and graduate names being called out. Can you help/advise? (Roberta from The Bronx, United States)

Just want to say let people obey what governments and ministries of health guidelines. People shouldn’t be so sturbone to the extent of abusing leaders like it is in the US. In my country Uganda we blessed with a good and wise president who cares for the nation like one caring to his family and we see victory coming and will over come the virus. Also lastly let people pray asking God to entervene and stop the virus. (Bishop Patrick, from Kampala, Uganda)

Support free speech and independent media

We depend on the generosity of dedicated and involved listeners like you.
Support from listeners makes everything we do possible.
You may donate via wire transfer in any currency to:
Bank account holder: NEXUS International Broadcasting Association
Account number/IBAN: IT71R0311101622000000012806
Swift/BIC: BLOPIT22
Bank: Gruppo Ubi Banca, Milan, Italy.
Donate in USD via Paypal
Donate in EUR via Paypal