2020 coronavirus pandemic: new global broadcasts on Shortwave
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.
March 13, 2020 (update): Italy and our hometown Milano 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 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.
You may still request our special electronic QSL by sending your reports to reports (at) nexus (dot) org. We usually reply within 24 hrs or less. Stay safe, stay tuned, and keep in touch!
War Room pandemic
A new program aired via IRRS-Shortwave is called “War Room Pandemic” and produced in the USA by Steve K. Bannon, political advisor, media executive, former investment banker and former White House Chief Strategist.
War Room Pandemic presents the latest news and opinions on the effects of the coronavirus around the world.
New global frequencies on Shortwave
War Room Pandemic can be heard on our new (daily) frequencies as of Feb. 21, 2020 (@ 150 to Europe and Africa & 250 kW to Asia):
- 9640 kHz (1400-1500 UTC) to Asia and Middle East
- 7295 kHz (1800-2000 UTC) to Europe (moved to 7290 kHz as of March 29, 2020 – A20 season)
- 9660 kHz (2000-2100 UTC) to Africa
and on AM/Medium Wave:
- 594 kHz (2100-2200 UTC or: 2200-2300 CET) to N Italy and Southern/Central Europe (10 kW from 22-23 CET)
Also check our updated frequency schedule online.
New IRRS 2020 coronavirus QSL card
IRRS QSL card
2020 coronavirus pandemic
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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 email@example.com. We will gladly acknowledge all verified reception reports with our new electronic QSL.
Please notice that we have discontinued our PO Box address in Milano, 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 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 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.
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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