How to broadcast to conflict zones and in case of emergency: The war in Ukraine
Broadcasting on shortwave radio offers several advantages over other forms of communication, particularly in times of war or other disruptions. In Ukraine, where the war is has disrupted local AM and FM radio, Shortwave radio can provide an essential source of information and connection for people in the affected areas.
Media and local AM & FM radio disruption in Ukraine
Bombing in Vinnytsa, Ukraine (2022)
Bombing destruction at Kramatorsk radio station in Ukraine (2022)
Bombing at Telecom centre in Rivne, Ukraine (2022)
Bombing at Kramatorsk radio & TV station, Ukraine (2022)
Bombing at Kharkiv radio & TV tower (2022)
One of the critical advantages of Shortwave radio is its ability to reach a wide area. Unlike local AM and FM radio, which are limited in range and can be disrupted by interference from the war, listeners can listen to Shortwave radio broadcasts in several languages across vast distances. This means that people in remote or isolated areas can access important information and news, even when other forms of communication are unavailable.
Advantages of broadcasting on Shortwave to conflict zones
listening to Medium Wave and Shortwave radio in Ukraine
Another advantage of Shortwave radio broadcasting is its resilience to interference. Unlike other forms of radio, shortwave signals can travel long distances through the atmosphere, making them less susceptible to interference from physical obstacles or other sources. This makes shortwave radio an ideal choice for providing reliable communication in times of crisis or emergency.
Advantages of broadcasting on Shortwave In case of emergency
NEXUS-IBA’s International Broadcasting services can be activated even on short notice to broadcast in case of international emergencies using frequencies allocated for International Radio for Disaster Relief (IRDR). This is an initiative supported by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the HFCC, the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) and the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) intended to broadcast special radio programs in any language and to any world target affected by an international emergency on particular shortwave frequencies that have been kept available internationally for such use.
Professional radio stations, amateur radio enthusiasts and the military have used Shortwave radio to communicate in emergencies such as natural disasters, war, epidemics or other events that disrupt normal communication channels. Since shortwave radio signals can travel thousands of miles beyond national borders, they are a valuable asset during international emergencies.
In addition to its broad reach and interference resilience, shortwave radio offers the advantage of being relatively easy and inexpensive to receive. Unlike local AM and FM radio, which require specialized equipment and infrastructure on the target, shortwave radio can be broadcast from abroad and usually very far away using powerful transmitters and directional antennas. This makes it possible for individuals and organizations to outsource broadcasting on Shortwave, escape strict media control or censorship from local authorities, and provide a valuable source of information and connection for people in the target areas.
Shortwave and Medium Wave (AM) advantages for international broadcasting
In conclusion, broadcasting on shortwave radio offers several advantages over other forms of communication. For example, this has been particularly true in recent conflicts in Iran, Iraq, the ex-republic of Yugoslavia, and Ukraine, particularly in times of war or other disruptions. With its broad reach, resilience to interference, and ease of setup, Shortwave radio can provide an essential source of information and connection for people in the affected areas.
How To Reach Millions With Your Christian Ministry
We strongly believe that International and Christian broadcasting should not be a money-making opportunity but rather an exciting missionary challenge to spread the Gospel to the poorest and most unreachable corners of the World.
We are broadcasting from Europe to the World! We operate streaming radio and powerful AM (Medium Wave) & Shortwave transmitters on behalf of several Christian organizations.
Sharing Jesus through radio
No matter where in the World you want to reach or how soon you need your message to go out, International radio can help. It’s a powerful evangelizing tool, especially when you can’t send missionaries to remote, dangerous, or war-torn areas.
There are many countries where Christianity is illegal, Christians are persecuted, or it is dangerous for Christians to live. These include communist China, North Korea, Somalia, Lybia, Yemen, Eritrea, Nigeria, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, Nepal, India, Kashmir, Bhutan, Laos, Burma, Saudi Arabia, Maldives, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgystan and most Muslim countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. We often reach countries at war, like Ukraine and Russia as well troubled regions in Asia, East and Central Africa.
Our 150 and 300-kW radio transmitters offer the best coverage for the Middle East, Europe and Africa at a cost-effective price. 300 kW Shortwave provides almost worldwide coverage with just one broadcast. Using highly directional antennas and high-power modern digital transmitters, we can extend our European range to countries like India, China, the Americas and the Pacific.
What can European Gospel Radio do for your mission?
European Gospel Radio (EGR) is an international public service promoted by NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association, a non-denominational, strictly non-profit and mostly volunteer organization that has operated since 1979 from Milan, Italy.
Our mission is to help you teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the World on Shortwave, AM (Medium Wave) radio, satellite and Internet streaming.
Access to EGR is open to all who have a Christian message to broadcast to the World, regardless of denomination or Church affiliation. We are a not-for-profit organization, and our mission is to help any organization spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We do this by providing an international broadcasting platform for people to share their faith through world radio or streaming live.
If you have a Christian message that you would like to share with the World, we would love to help you.
Teaching God’s Word & Worship around the World on Christian Radio
We assist Christian preachers, Pastors, Churches, radio stations, podcasters and individual program producers globally to air their programs on Shortwave, AM, and Medium Wave radio and stream them all over the World.
Christian Radio WorldWide: Are you ready?
If you need help evaluating your international broadcasting options, you can schedule a 15 min FREE consultation with a NEXUS-IBA or EGR specialist.
We would be happy to call you back at a convenient time and answer any questions you have about broadcasting your Christian message worldwide.
Ask us how to Bring the Gospel to Every Nation Through Radio
We are based in Europe, so if you are in a different time zone, please contact us by email or through our contact us form, and we can arrange a time to speak with you by phone or email that is convenient for you.
We are available to answer any specific or additional questions that you may have. If you produce or broadcast religious programs and are looking for Internet, Shortwave or International AM/Medium Wave radio coverage or satellite TV in Europe and the USA, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
We would be happy to answer any questions you may have, specific or otherwise. If you create or air religious programs and are in need of Internet, Shortwave, or International AM/Medium Wave radio coverage or satellite TV in Europe, Asia or Africa, please reach out to us.
A WorldWide Christian Broadcasting Network: Tap into a large, International Christian Radio audience
As the internet and media continue to fragment, traditional ways of broadcasting your message on local FM or AM radio are becoming increasingly ineffective.
However, there are still many areas that are not covered by the Internet, local FM or AM radio and TV. This is especially true in the less developed regions of Africa, Asia/Pacific and Europe.
World Radio station airtime: Want your own Christian radio station?
European Gospel Radio (EGR) is a premier Christian station and Christian Broadcasting Network, outreaching millions of peoplenot only in Europe but worldwide. EGR offers Christian broadcasters, particularly independent Christian radio producers, Pastors, Preachers, and Churches from around the World, a more effective way of communicating with new, existing, and additional listeners worldwide.
EGR offers Christian Radio Airtime combining several different media outlets with one package, including Free Streaming on the Internet for every program aired on our International (Shortwave) broadcasting service. This enables any Christian radio producer to reach also a faithful audience at home (via Internet streaming) in Europe, Africa, Asia/Pacific or any specific target around the World.
A World Radio network for your Christian radio programs
We operate highly directive antennas and high-power, modern transmitters up to 300,000 Watts, beaming several millions of Watts in Effective Radiated Power (ERP) into any desired target, reaching cost-effectively any continent or any specific country or region in the World.
EGR can and will help you deliver your Christian message via its Christian broadcasting network to millions of listeners in poor and underdeveloped areas around the World.
Shortwave and AM/Medium Wave Radio airtime is available now on EGR
By only using local media to preach the Gospel and airing your sermon on a local FM, AM or TV channel, you are missing out on millions of listeners worldwide and a faithful audience abroad that you can evangelize outside the coverage of your local station.
Whether you wish to reach Asia, Africa or Europe, or outreach in times of war and conflicts, or broadcast to Islamic or dangerous countries where you can’t send missionaries, we can offer a broadcast package to reach all nations worldwide.
NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association operates European Gospel Radio from Milan, Italy and Dublin, Ireland. EGR has a truly non-profit and missionary spirit to help you evangelize any corner of the World.
Want your own radio station?
Contact us today if you wish to learn more and join us, as all Christian broadcasters who trust us and have used our media daily since 1979.
This is an invitation for indeed missionary organizations, not in search of financial rewards from their US audiences.
If you are looking to share your Christian message of Salvation with others, consider joining European Gospel Radio today. This is a great way to reach out to people all over the World and let them know about your faith.
Do you love God or money?
We believe that becoming wealthy should not be a priority for Preachers and Pastors. We would like Churches, Pastors and Radio Ministries that have a missionary focus to join our Christian network, as we feel they will have the most positive influence on our worldwide audience.
If you are looking to raise funds primarily through a radio broadcast to Europe, Africa, or Asia, we strongly discourage bringing your program to European Gospel Radio. The results will be disappointing as our target is not the United States of America (USA).
Most of our listeners in Asia and Africa do not have a bank account or credit card and cannot send you any checks in the mail. They also live in remote areas with limited or no electricity, cell phones, and email or web access. Europeans are tight with their money and skeptical of appeals for donations. This is simply the way society is.
We would greatly appreciate it if you would refrain from contacting us if your intent is to do Christian fundraising or make a profit.
Donate to support Cristian Media WorldWide!
If you’re not a broadcaster or program producer but would still like to support us, you can make a donation to European Gospel Radio. This will help us to continue expanding our outreach to even more countries in Africa, Asia/Pacific and Europe.
NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association is a non-profit association of international broadcasters and media producers that owns and operates European Gospel Radio. If you would like to donate, you can do so via PayPal by following the link below. You can donate in US Dollars or Euros using either your credit or debit card or your PayPal account (registration for PayPal is NOT required).
Dario Monferini visiting Ràdio Nacional d’Andorra during the 2019 EDXC meeting in Andorra
Dario Monferini has died after a long illness at Centro Girola close to his home in Milano. He was best known for being a DXer and editor of the PlayDX newsletter (and later the Play-DX blog) that he founded in 1975. He has been hospitalised and trying to recover at Centro Girola in Milano for several months before his sudden death on Monday, October 22, 2022.
Dario suffered a few strokes since June 2020 and became isolated at Centro Girola during COVID. Unfortunately, his medical situation never improved, as he spent COVID wholly isolated inside the rehabilitation centre and could not get back onto his feet for the last two years.
Since early September 2020, Dario has been recovering in a hospital in Bollate, just outside Milan. He could not walk and could only move around in a wheelchair. It was not an easy job to get in touch with him because he initially did not have a phone or PC. As Dario does not have a direct family, he was put under legal supervision, and a lawyer took care of his affairs.
During most of 2020 and 2021, visitors were not allowed in hospitals due to COVID-19. As a result, communication with Dario was not easy, and very intermittent, as sometimes Dario was not able to recharge his phone for days. Dialling and answering calls were also not easy for him, due to reduced mobility.
In late October 2020, Dario had a second stroke, but his mind remained strong and active. A few friends managed to visit him after the COVID isolation, including his long-time friend and EDXC Assistant Secretary General Christian Ghibaudo. We, at NEXUS-IBA, managed to keep in contact through the occasional phone call and WhatsApp, and were able to smuggle a massive package of sweets for Christmas into his rehabilitation centre.
Dario Monferini (left) and Christian Ghibaudo at the 2019 EDXC conference in Andorra
Dario Monferini’s early days as a DXer and DX radio editor
Dario Monferini became a Dxer and started listening to foreign Medium Wave stations in 1970. Initially, he started listening to MW station from Spain. He sent letters and reception reports to several radio stations and started collecting a huge number of “souvenirs” that were usually sent to him with a station’s QSL card.
After that, he upgraded his receiver and got passionate about receiving DX signals on Shortwave from South America. He particularly enjoyed listening to the joyful music of fare-away countries.
It was in 1980 that he started his collaboration with the Italian Millecanali radio magazine, a well-known publication in Italy. Radio stations were growing in number along the Italian peninsula at that time.
His task was to create a database of all private radio stations on FM that were growing in number along the Italian peninsula. At that time, he had no computer, only pencil and paper and his faithful typewriter that he also used to edit his homemade weekly editions of the Play DX magazine.
After that, Dario started collecting QSL cards, pennants and stickers from stations broadcasting on Medium Wave and Shortwave worldwide, not only stations broadcasting in Spanish as he did at the beginning of his career as a DXer.
The late ’90s and 2000’s
In 1990 and after 2000, several shortwave stations closed down transmissions, especially smaller stations in South America, mainly due to a lack of spare parts for their transmitters. So Dario’s interest moved again to listening to distant signals from FM radio stations, often brought in from thousands of kilometres by troposphere-enhanced reception caused by E-skip or meteor scatter.
Tropospheric ducting happens when a temperature inversion in the troposphere (the lowest layer of the atmosphere) helps FM/TV signals travel farther than usual. A temperature inversion is a reversal of the average decrease in temperature with height caused by several factors, including cooling due to adiabatic contraction and warming due to sunlight. This phenomenon can generate radio waves to be refracted towards the Earth rather than up into space, known as tropospheric propagation.
Dario travelled a lot, especially during the summer, to better listen to this type of long-distance FM propagation, i.e. in the Balearic islands in Spain, Scandinavia and far away in Peru, New Zealand and Canada. Dario has been a member of the European DX Council for several years. We spent some time with him at the latest EDXC meeting in Andorra in September 2019. That was Darios’ last trip before COVID-19 and his hospitalisation.
Dario Monferini has also been writing for the Italian magazine Monitor and cooperated with the World Radio & TV Handbook (WRTH), which he secured in multiple copies and also made available to Italian listeners at discounted prices.
Dario has also been a radio producer. For some time he edited a radio edition of the Play DX magazine that was broadcasted over IRRS-Shortwave on 9815 kHz back in 1989 and 1990.
In lasting memory of Dario Monferini
The death of Dario Monferini has come as a shock to those involved in shortwave radio. Blogs announced the passing of Dario on the morning of October 17, 2022, after the news was spread rapidly via social media. Dario was a well-known DXer worldwide whose contribution to the hobby is well-documented.
In memory of Dario Monferini, we are scheduling replays of some of his broadcasts in Italian and English during the weekends of October 22-23 and October 28-29, 2022, on our Shortwave and Medium Wave frequencies and via streaming.
NEXUS-IBA selects Milano Ventures Ltd as Global Media service partner
Global Media partnership in International Broadcasting and Content Delivery
Milano Ventures merges the competencies and shares the values of NEXUS-IBA in offering strategic consultancy and opportunities to International Broadcasters, either secular or Christian, to reach any country in the world via (World)International Shortwave Radio, International AM radio (Medium Wave), IP Streaming and Satellite.
NEXUS-IBA and Milano Ventures use the most advanced public & private cloud technologies, including CDN for fast & reliable streaming and broadcasting & media services for international organisations.
Be like the BBC (*), VOA, CNN, Radio France Internationale, The Deutsche Welle (*), Al Jazeera or your favourite international broadcaster and cover the world with a single broadcast, at less than the cost of one market on FM or terrestrial TV at home.
(*) The BBC World Service and Deutsche Welle are among the many international broadcasters hosted in Milan, Italy. As a NEXUS-IBA member, they broadcasted live headline news and information to Milan’s English-speaking community.
Africa and Asia satellite coverage
With our global media partnership, NEXUS-IBA and Milano Ventures help you reach any world corner with powerful international broadcasting services. We use some of the most powerful stations in the world, with more than 40 Million Watts (up to 43 MW ERP) on Shortwave radio, AM/Medium Wave (in Europe) or via satellite radio & TV and Internet streaming.
How to Replace Satellite Radio Networks with IP
You can now save money using IP streaming to convey your audio or video stream from your production studio to our stations. You can save money, broadcast live and use your live stream connected to our CDN to make your content available to listeners in the Americas, Europe, Asia/Pacific and Africa.
NEXUS-IBA and Milano Ventures use WorldDirector CDN technology to transport digital audio or video signals and deliver content to millions of users worldwide.
Secular and Christian media
Milano Ventures and NEXUS-IBA do not discriminate against race, sex, language, or political or religious beliefs. We promote pluralism of information, human rights, free speech, political and religious pluralism, diversity, with particular attention to minorities, and above all ethnic, cultural, political, and religious minorities. We promote first hand information, apply no censorship to content providers, and make all efforts using the best available technologies to overcome those who blocks access to free flow of information on radio and TV using jamming or slowing down or denying cross-border Internet traffic.
On IPAR (International Public Access Radio), we promote news and feature programs in English and other languages that deal with sensitive issues such as freedom of speech. We can also target regions where freedom of speech is at stake, where governments block the Internet and censor communication and media.
Over EGR (European Gospel Radio), we promote Christian and religious programs aimed at worldwide evangelism, hosting any preacher, Minister, Church, missionary, confessional, non-denominational religious organisation or anyone who has something to say or preach to the world.
Over our mainstream streaming channels or via the client’s dedicated streaming audio (radio) and streaming video (TV) channels, we offer a 24/7 presence accessible anywhere. We use our WorldDirector CDN cloud-based services, not necessarily controlled by any significant cloud providers or Governments, running on an independent Content Delivery Network (CDN) with Point of Access servers spread across the world. Working with an independenthybrid cloud vendor like Milano Ventures allows greater independence over corporations controlling Internet access and public clouds.
Our offer is a unique opportunity for any broadcaster or program producer to reach any country without barriers, using Shortwave radio, Satellite, TV, AM or Medium Wave radio and Internet streaming in any possible combination.
The power of International media: Know your audience
International broadcasting is like advertising: everybody agrees it works, but it isn’t easy to quantify. The world’s largest broadcasting organisations have been deeply involved in audience research, costing vast money.
Even the largest International broadcasterscannot accurately estimate the size of their audience for any program they air with the same or even a comparable level of accuracy as an FM or TV station can do for any particular market.
How many listeners do we reach daily?
Since 1979, NEXUS-IBA founders have been working with worldwide Radio & TV Ministries, the BBC, the United Nations, UNESCO, other prominent International broadcasters and media, and those involved in Audience and International Media Research.
Global media content delivery via NEXUS-IBA
Only the most prominent organisations like the BBC or the Voice of America can afford the cost of conducting some audience research on Shortwave. However, some empirical data exists on the number of Shortwave receivers in each country, which lead to a potential audience of more than ten million in Europe and about the same in North Africa and the Middle East. We can cover these regions with a Grade-A signal using a 50 to 150 kW service on Shortwave. Other areas in Asia/Pacific or the Americas can be best covered using up to 300 kW. Most of the time, we know that people listen because we monitor our signal quality continuously in several countries and because listeners write to our members, our program producers and us.
International Radio Audience Research
Graham Mytton, former Head of Audience Research of the BBC, stated:
People will go through the trouble of listening to shortwave, even when reception is difficult, if it provides something that they otherwise cannot get.
According to our experience, if your program has an impact and is not available on local TV or FM & AM radio, people will tune into your schedule to listen to it. Someone calls it word-of-mouth propagation, and for this reason and our long-standing experience, we are well known among Shortwave listeners worldwide for our high-quality radio relay services at nonprofit cost.
Radio Marketing: How to promote your radio program
Most of our World Radio broadcasters and program producers do fantastic work advertising their broadcasts among their churches or community members overseas. Once they know that we provide an excellent signal in the target area, they tune and may call other people to listen, in a snowballing effect.
You have to consider doing this when you start airing, i.e., using your existing contacts and email or messaging them to spread the news about your broadcasts’ time, frequency, and area.
We can provide help to people tuning in, and we can offer you advise and marketing tools, but we cannot often go as far as keeping you connected with the audience of your program. So you should consider this as part of your mission as an International Broadcaster!
Global Media Outreach: How can you reach the whole world
For all the satellite radio and TV talk, Shortwave radio remains the most cost-effective electronic mass medium that can instantly span enormous distances and penetrate every home in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific. Also, Shortwave radio is portable and is a companion wherever one goes. It is indeed the world’s most mobile electronic mass medium. Modern Shortwave receivers are ultra-compact, inexpensive, and very easy to use.
Any program aired on Shortwave and AM/Medium Wave is also carried over our 24/7 streaming channels. So anyone who is connected to the Internet can also listen to your program using a phone, tablet, a PC or Internet radio device.
On Satellite, we can distribute your radio and TV signal via satellites worldwide. In addition, beyond the digital divide, we complement our services with simultaneous audio (radio) streaming wherever the Internet is available.
We can build your own radio station
Milano Ventures and NEXUS will create your virtual radio station on Shortwave, AM/Medium Wave, or online, often with a dedicated frequency you air for more than 60 minutes per day.
We can help you create your dedicated audio channels or your streaming radio station from scratch, including a visual player hosted on your website. Your streaming radio station can be based on your content, music, news, and live events. And once you have a live 24/7 channel over the Internet, we can also take it all or just a few hours on our WorldWide radio stations and broadcast it live on Shortwave and/or AM/Medium Wave to Europe or on Shortwave to Africa, Asia, North or South America.
We can also help locate and integrate news, information and additional material into your schedule to create a loyal audience. Typical applications include in-store radio, Church or Christian radio, group or interest-based radio, news radio services, music, political, foreign or vernacular language service.
Marketing, SEO and lead generation
Milano Ventures and NEXUS also help your organisation create a modern communication strategy, i.e., creating real opportunities to impact innovative services, such as marketing automation, fundraising,lead generation, on-demand marketing, online presence, and social media management. In addition, NEXUS-IBA and Milano Ventures help secular and Christian organisations increase fundraising opportunities and fund their mission and outreach ministries.
Continuous innovation and research in new technologies
With the help of Milano Ventures, the NEXUS association strengthens its position as Innovator and Technology Mediator or facilitator. We enable NEXUS-IBA’s members worldwide and end-users to make full use of innovation and recent technology developments in media, including broadcasting, social media, and the Internet.
NEXUS-IBA (nonprofit) volunteers
People volunteering for NEXUS-IBA are professionals, teachers, university professors and researchers, journalists, students, and engineers. Most of them devote their spare time and resources to public service to the global community.
On June 15, 1995, NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association was officially approved for association with the Department of Public Information (now: the Department of Global Communication) of the United Nations. For more than 20 years, NEXUS-IBA has been actively promoting the work and activities of both the UN and UNESCO. Researchers at NEXUS-IBA created the first load-balanced cloud and Content Delivery Network (CDN) called WorldDirector, later used by Milano Ventures and their clients in Europe and the USA.
Innovation in the Cloud
Most Internet and cloud-related services and applications are delivered to end-users fast and reliably over the WorldDirector platform, including streaming audio and video services on behalf of our stations and members.
About the NEXUS-IBA term
The NEXUS term was chosen because this Latin word says it all: a link or point of connection, using international media, radio, TV and cloud services to link content providers with their audiences.
But NEXUS also stands for more than just a physical connection using various technologies. It also means World communication and promoting freedom of speech around the world. When an individual or an organisation becomes part of NEXUS-IBA, they are part of a dynamic, highly professional and creative team devoted to utilising the latest technologies to deliver their content at the lowest possible cost.
Milano Ventures (Dublin, Ireland) is proud to be selected NEXUS-IBA’s partner to service their membership and commercial clients, service and and maintain their cloud and broadcasting infrastructure across all continents.
From Dublin, Ireland, Milano Ventures Ltd. offers content media delivery services worldwide both to NEXUS-IBA’s members and commercial clients. Services offered by Milano Ventures include: international broadcasting, disaster recovery, professional e-mail, software and application development, domain registration, web marketing & SEO, high reliability WorldDirector cloud hosting and related consulting services.
NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association (NEXUS-IBA, Milan, Italy) is a non-profit association founded in 1990. NEXUS-IBA provides its membership all necessary means for the effective dissemination of content on radio, TV, the Internet and any media in general. NEXUS-IBA reaches every country in the world. Radio and TV broadcasters, as well as small program producers from all-over the world make use of NEXUS-IBA’s Internet media streaming & distribution, radio, TV and satellite broadcasting services to reach audiences worldwide.
Important coronavirus (COVID-19) public service information and links to reliable sources
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 notcall us, do notuse our online chat, do notsend us personal email and do notuse 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.
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)
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More information on our hourly news coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic are available on our dedicated page:
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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.
November 15, 2021: This page has been updated with additional details on COVID-19 live statistics.
October 31, 2021: As we enter the B21 (winter 2021: October 31, 2021-March 27, 2022) broadcasting season, we want to remind our listeners that our regular broadcasts on AM/Medium Wave, Shortwave and streaming carry regular news bulletins and feature programs also on the development of the COVID-19 pandemic. Listeners in Europe can now tune to our new frequency of 918 kHz Medium Wave for extended coverage between 19:00-23:00 CET, daily. Please check our updated frequency and program schedules.
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 7-11 PM local time in Central Europe (19-23 CET).
April 13, 2020 (update): We air 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. We continue our efforts to provide listeners worldwide with 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 are updated every 30 minutes. In addition, 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 lockdown 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 email@example.com 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 spreading and killing our loved ones. So 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.
New IRRS 2020 Coronavirus QSL card
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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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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. In addition, 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 supported 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.
COVID-19 data sources
All COVID-19 data on this website are updated live from the following sources:
“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 beamed to Europe, Africa, Asia/Pacific effective February 21, 2020, and discontinued on April 19, 2020. The radio program presented the producers’ latest news and personal views on the worldwide effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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