FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about NEXUS-IBA
I’m confused, who are you, what does your organisation do?
NEXUS-IBA is a nonprofit organisation founded in 1990, assisting program producers and broadcasters who have difficult times in having their “message” or program heard all over the world. We are strictly non-profit and non-commercial. We are 100% members and listeners’ supported, and currently receive no monetary grant from any political, religious, government or private person or organisation. In doing so, we are a 100% free organisation and have no political and no religious ties.
I want more information on NEXUS-IBA
You may freely browse this FAQ page or our websites at NEXUS.org and European Gospel Radio. If you still have some unanswered question, feel free to use the chat form on the bottom right or contact us online or call any of our numbers listed in our contact form. One of our representatives will answer your call 24/7, and someone in charge will call or email you back usually within 24 hours. You may also schedule a free 15-minute consultation on our homepage.
Hello, how does NEXUS-IBA work and how much does your services costs?
NEXUS-IBA will assist any station, program, content or media provider to find the most cost-effective way to reach their desired audience worldwide. NEXUS-IBA is non-commercial, and therefore we sell no service, no equipment, no software (we do not sell anything at a price), but we will recommend and assist you in the process of broadcasting your programs online, on radio, TV or satellite. At certain times, we receive donations that may enable us to offer some free-of-charge airtime on our network, usually on a random or very limited time basis, but this is usually an exception.
How do I broadcast live?
You can broadcast live by connecting you live audio stream (usually from your own home, studio, Church or office) to an audio or streaming server. We then take your audio or video stream and we re-broadcast (or: relay) it on any other channel on our network. Sometimes small organisations do not have the resources to operate live 24/7. For this reason, you can also operate simulated live broadcast using our software or any other commercial software that can produce a live stream to a streaming server. NEXUS-IBA will assist you in making this decision, and help you produce a live 24/7 stream for your own station, or re-broadcast any of your program on any of the Association’s live streaming, radio or TV channels.
How to listen to our broadcasts?
Many of our channels are private, created and operated with content belonging by our member stations, and are available only on our members’ websites. NEXUS-IBA operates at least two main (public) online streaming channels, namely: IRN (Internet Radio NEXUS: 24/7 news and information about culture, human rights, world politics, science and religion) and All Gospel Radio (24/7 Christian programs and news).
You can also check our online schedules for exact times and frequencies of our Shortwave and AM/MediumWave broadcasts beamed to various regions worldwide.
I was looking to see if I can receive the stations using my old heavy duty class short wave radio not via the web or PC on the Internet?
You came to the right place. NEXUS-IBA broadcast daily on Shortwave using high power transmitters (150-300 kW), and our broadcasts can be heard almost anywhere in the world, depending on propagation conditions, antenna beams, time and frequency. Check our schedules for times, frequencies and target areas. Reception on Shortwave – especially at night -, may be possible several thousand kilometres outside our main target areas.
I run a “pirate” radio station, can you help me turning my broadcast “legal”?
NEXUS-IBA does not support or recommend pirate radio broadcasting. Pirate radio or unlicensed broadcasting is illegal in most countries. We cannot assist anyone in setting up a pirate, unlicensed or illegal radio or TV station. However, many pirate radio stations operators have chosen to air their programs legally on our station, with the benefit of reaching millions of potential listeners by using high power Shortwave or AM/Medium Wave.
You may read our blog story for Tom Taylor’s & EMR which used to air via IRRS & NEXUS-IBA transmitters. Tom was a well-known pirate radio operator who helped many pirate radio stations in the UK during the ’70s and ’80s. In the 1990s’ Tom became a good friend of NEXUS-IBA and IRRS when he decided to stop airing illegally and became a host on our station. Tom regretfully passed away on January 22, 2018, leaving an unforgettable legacy to small radio program producers and ex-pirate radio operators that you can still hear on our station every Saturday morning.
I am a religious broadcaster. What kind of rates do you have?
NEXUS-IBA welcomes religious broadcasters of any denomination. We have a non-discriminatory policy in accepting all confessions and all denominations. You can read more of our dedicated broadcasts on European Gospel Radio website. Please contact us if you wish to start airing on European Gospel Radio. You may also find more information on EGR on our website.
I am an individual, non-religious, small program producer or podcaster. Can I broadcast on your network?
Yes, of course. Small, individual, non-commercial, non-religious broadcasters usually can take advantage of very low rates negotiated with our media providers. We provide separate segments for special interest groups and programs that go under the name of IPAR (International Public Access Radio). Please contact us if you wish to start airing on IPAR.
Where can I find your up-to-date schedules?
Please check our online frequency and program schedules on this website.
Do you broadcast on FM?
Unfortunately, we do not broadcast on FM radio anymore. We used to air a special English channel on FM in Milano, Italy, until 1989, but the station was shut down when we decided to focus on International Broadcasting. In 1979 the station was founded as a joke and an experiment in local English broadcasting under the funny name of “Radio Serva Milano” (on 87.5 MHz), and later re-branded Globe Radio Milan on FM 88.8 MHz.
Do you broadcast in the USA?
No, unfortunately we do not currently broadcast from the USA. US laws and regulations (The Communications Act) do not allow or make it very difficult for foreign organisations and non-US citizens to own and licence stations in the USA. Besides that, we do not have the resources to start broadcasting from the USA and do not have any agreement with any US stations yet.
However, some of our broadcasts on Shortwave from Europe can be listened to in North and South America. We can also broadcast on-demand any program using high power transmitters and directional antennas beamed to the USA.
How can I start my own FM/AM/Shortwave radio station?
Starting your radio or TV station is not an easy task, and requires both a substantial amount of investment and obtaining permission from local or national authorities. When reaching an audience in Africa or Asia, we often can recommend using high power broadcasts from Europe and using inexpensive analogue shortwave receivers to cover huge areas and reach millions of listeners at a smaller cost and efforts. Please contact us for more details.
How can I build a radio station online?
That’s quite easy, and if you do not have the technical means to assemble the right equipment, we can assist you. You can use our software or some commercial software available online to feed your audio or TV signal to a streaming server. Then you will need an audio or video player installed on your website and possibly a mobile phone app to hear or watch your online station.
We have also received, and we will answer the following questions soon:
Do you stream other stations’ content?
We are an internet radio station, do you provide streaming and hosting services?
I represent a nonprofit organisation, what free options do you have?
How can I get a QSL card about your Shortwave transmissions?
How can I start my own satellite channel?
How/where do I purchase radio/TV/satellite/studio equipment for my station?
I am a song/music producer/musician, how can I send you my music to be broadcasted on your stations?
I am a Pastor, how can I preach through your radio?
How can I bring my radio show to your station?
I am an FM/AM/Shortwave/Internet radio/TV station owner. Is there a benefit for me in joining your organisation?
Why is Shortwave (World Radio) recommended for International Broadcasting?
Do you provide Cloud/CDN/Network Load Balancing services?
Hey, is anyone there?
Last update: Feb. 13, 2019