Category Archives: What’s On Shortwave

“Afternoon On The River” via WRMI: February 24, 2017

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Paul Walker, who shares the following announcement:

KIYU 88.1 Galena, Alaska oldies show “Afternoon On The River” via WRMI 15,770 kHz Friday February 24th 2200-0100UT.

Many thanks, Paul! It’ll be fun tuning in!

RNZI “continues to serve people across the Pacific region”

(Source: RNZ Press Release via London Shortwave)

Press release: Following the ABC’s decision to cut shortwave radio transmission in the Pacific, Radio New Zealand International wants to reassure our listeners that we are committed to our Pacific broadcast partners.


Radio New Zealand International (RNZI) continues to serve people across the Pacific region, delivering essential day to day news and information and providing a vital lifeline in times of natural disaster.

RNZ CEO, Paul Thompson, has confirmed that there will be no reduction in Radio New Zealand’s commitment to its Pacific broadcast partners. His reassurance comes as Radio Australia closes its international shortwave transmission service to Papua New Guinea and the Pacific.

Paul Thompson has emphasised the importance of RNZI’s 25 year relationship with New Zealand’s Pacific neighbours.

“Remote parts of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu who may be feeling the loss of the ABC can rest assured RNZI will continue to provide independent, timely and accurate news, information and weather warnings as well as entertainment to its Pacific listeners.”

RNZI has been broadcasting since 1990 to the Pacific and is regarded as the authoritative voice of the Pacific. It can be heard across the region and has proven to be a vital lifeline during times of disaster. In 2007 RNZI was named international Radio Station of the Year by the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB).

RNZI broadcasts timely cyclone and tsunami warnings via shortwave and can continue to be heard should local broadcasters go off-air due to a cyclone or other disaster.

Paul Thompson said the essential nature of Radio New Zealand’s role in the Pacific has been regularly underlined by the positive feedback to RNZI following cyclone and tsunami alerts.

“A Vanuatu villager has told our reporter Koroi Hawkins that he knew to take shelter during Cyclone Pam just because of the warnings broadcast on RNZI. At times like this we are the essential voice of the Pacific ” See attached photograph.

RNZI’s coverage of the aftermath of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu in 2015 won RNZI reporter Koroi Hawkins a silver medal at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards in 2016.

RNZI broadcasts in digital and analogue short wave to radio stations and individual listeners across the Pacific region.

Around twenty Pacific radio stations relay RNZI material daily, and individual short-wave listeners and internet users across the world tune in directly to RNZI content.

The RNZI signal can sometimes be heard as far away as Japan, North America, the Middle East and Europe. RNZI also provides rich content for online users through our website

How to listen to RNZI

For further information contact:

Walter Zweifel, RNZI News Editor +644 474 1432

walter.zweifel@radionz.co.nz

Adrian Sainsbury, RNZI Technical Manager, +644 474 1430 adrian.sainsbury@radionz.co.nz

January 29 edition of AWR Wavescan to focus on Radio Australia

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Tom Ally, who shares this note from WRMI:

The January 29 edition of Wavescan (which will begin to air on January 29 and will be repeated several times over the following week) will be a special program about Radio Australia, which will be ending its shortwave broadcasts on January 31.

Click here for AWR Wavescan’s latest broadcast schedule.

VORW Radio International now broadcasting weekly over shortwave

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, John, who hosts TheReportOfTheWeek channel on YouTube and writes:

My radio program “VORW Radio International” is now regularly back on shortwave, heard weekly to Europe and North America.

VORW stands for “Voice Of theReportoftheWeek” – TheReportOfTheWeek is my YouTube Channel which mainly features reviews of various items, as well as talk programs. This is the radio service thereof.

The program features a mixture of talk and music, and is a request-driven show, so the music has a great deal of variety to it. You can expect music from any time and genre to get played!

The broadcast schedule is as follows:

Thursday 2000 UTC – 2100 UTC – 6070 kHz To Europe
Friday 0100 UTC – 0200 UTC – 7490 kHz To North America

If you do listen, please send feedback and reception reports to “vorwinfo@gmail.com“.

Very cool, John! Happy to hear you have a regular schedule to Europe and North America. We’ll be listening!

PCJ Radio International: Chinese New Years Eve special broadcast

PCJ Radio International will present a special program for Chinese New Years Eve for the Year of the Rooster. Extra MV/FM and shortwave frequencies have been added

North America

0100 – 0200 UTC
Frequency: 11580 kHz
Date: January 26, 2017

0100 – 0200 UTC
Frequency 7570 kHz
Date: January 27, 2017