February 08, 2023
2020 coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: new global broadcasts on Shortwave, AM Medium Wave and 24/7 live streaming
IRRS-Shortwave special COVID-19 QSL card
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. So stay safe, stay tuned, and keep in touch!
More information on our hourly news coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic are available on our dedicated page:
Total COVID-19 cases in the USA and around the world
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
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 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:
Updated statistics on COVID-19 in the world
Sort by confirmed numbers.
Country or Region Cases Deaths Recovered
Sort by confirmed numbers.
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 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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