sabato 21 dicembre 2019

Christmas & Holydays special broadcasts

Special broadcast for the holydays on 6070 & 7440
Alan Roe, Teddington, UK (via BDXC-News mailing list) is collating a list of special broadcasts on Shortwave over the holiday period. Here is a selection of his list, he hopes that you find it useful. Sure!

Channel 292   

Lots of programmes lined-up, including:

Tue 24 Dec 6070kHz
   R Nordzee Top 50: 0600, 0700
   SuperClan R: 0800
   R Ohne Namen: 1000, 1100, 1200, 18002030, 2130, 2230
   Korches R.: 1300, 1400
   Crusader R: 1500
   Radio Rock A.M.: 1600
   Easy Listening: 1700
   From The Isle of Music: 1900
   Uncle Bills Melting Pot: 2000

Wed 25 Dec 6070kHz
   Jammin Oldes: 0600, 0700
   SuperClan R: 0800
   SE-TA 2: 0900, 1000
   R Ohne Namen: 1100, 1200, 1300
   R Texas Shortwave: 1400, 2100 (also on 7440kHz)
   Crusader R: 1900
   Easy Listening: 2000

Thu 26 Dec 6070khz  (*=100kW via Nauen)
   Jammin Oldes: 0600, 0700
   SuperClan R: 0800
   R Klein Paris: 0900*
   SM R Dessau: 1000*
   Goldrausch 6070: 1100*
   R Power Rumpel: 1200*
   Decade AM: 1300*
   R Ohne Namen: 1400*
   Hit AM: 1500*
   Jake FM: 1600*
   Easy Listening: 1700
   Just Right: 1900


VATICAN - Vatican Radio
Holy Mass
Tue 24 Dec - 1600-1650:  6055  7225
HOLY MASS 1600-1650 From the Chapel of the Annunciation of Palazzo Pio,
Chinese Mass on the occasion of Holy Christmas
CH11 International Sound - Asia: kHz 6055 - kHz 7225 SW


Christmas Eve Mass
Tue 24 Dec - 2025-2230: 6010(-French) 7365(-English) 9700(-Portuguese)
5900 & 7410(-Chinese)

Christmas Eve Mass 2025-2230  From St. Peter's Basilica, Holy Mass of the Night presided over by Pope Francis on the Solemnity of the Lord's Christmas.

Urbi et Orbi Blessing

Wed 25 Dec - 1055-1120: 7420(-vietnamese) 15550(-French) 15570(-English)

From the Central Loggia of St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis Christmas Message and "Urbi et Orbi" Blessing.

NDR Germany

"Gruß an Bord" ("Greetings on board")

Tue 24 Dec - 1900-2300

Google translates: NDR Info sends the "Greeting on board" from 20:05 to 22:00 CET. This is followed by the transmission of the Christmas Mass from the church of St. Mary Magdalene in Bochum-Wattenscheid from 22 to 23.15 CET. Then you will hear the second part of "Greetings on Board" until midnight CET.This is how you receive the broadcast

... So that all crew members on board - on the seas or in the harbors - can receive the traditional program, the NDR radio has also rented shortwave

From 19:00 to 21:00 UTC
Frequency target area
6080 kHz Atlantic - North
11650 kHz Atlantic - South
9800 kHz Atlantic / Indian Ocean (South Africa)
9740 kHz Indian Ocean - West
9570 kHz Indian Ocean - East
6030 kHz Europe

 From 21:00 to 23:00 UTC
Frequency target area
6145 kHz Atlantic - North
9830 kHz Atlantic - South
9590 kHz Atlantic / Indian Ocean (South Africa)
9740 kHz Indian Ocean - West
9675 kHz Indian Ocean - East
6155 kHz Europe

(Via Harald Kuhl in BDXC-UK iog mail list.)

UK - Radio Tumbril Encore Classical Music

Sat 21 Dec - 2100-2200: 9350-wwcr
Sun 22 Dec - 1500-1600: 6070-roh
Mon 23 Dec - 0100-0200: 7490-wbcq
Fri 27 Dec - 1900-2000: 6070-roh
sat 28 Dec - 1000-1100: 7440-roh (trial broadcast)
his weekend Encore - Classical Music on Radio Tumbril will again broadcast on a new frequency via WWCR in Tennessee.
Saturday 21st December 21:00 UTC 9350 kHz - this is the afternoon in US and Canada and the signal should carry to part of western Europe too.
This replaces the 01:00 Broadcast by WWCR on 6115 kHz.

Encore - Classical Music this weekend is - of course - being broadcast as usual by Channel 292 (Europe) on 6070 kHz at 15:00 UTC Sunday 22nd December. And by WBCQ on 7490 kHz at 01:00 UTC Monday 23rd December.

There is a repeat on 6070 kHz on Friday 27th December at 19:00 UTC. There may also be a trial second repeat on 7440 kHz from Channel 292 at 10:00 UTC on Saturday - try tuning in - it can be a nice clean signal.

Do let us know how well you can pick up Encore at your location by emailing to We try to reply to all emails and will send eQSL cards for full reports.

This week's programme has four movements of the second Branedburg concerto by Bach, more from the excellent contemporary composer - Jim Perkins, some piano music by Gottschalk and Rachmaninov, three Schubert songs and a serenade by Elgar. Tune in if you can.

USA - From The Isle of Music
From The Isle of Music
Sunday 22 Dec - 1500-1600: 9400-sof
Tuesday 24 Dec - 0100-0200: 7490-wbcq
Tuesday 24 Dec - 1900-2000: 6070-roh
Saturday 28 Dec - 1200-1300: 6070-roh
This week our special guest is Cuban jazz saxophonist Michel Herrera, who will discuss his recent album with Orquesta Aragon. AND, a Cuban Christmas surprise at the end.

The broadcasts take place:
1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with
100Kw, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 KHz, from Sofia, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)

2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0100-0200 UTC (New UTC) on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EST in the US).

3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
If you don't have a shortwave radio or are out of range, you can listen live to an uplink from a listening radio in Europe.

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Skyline Radio Germany

Wednesday 25 Dec - 1200-1800: 3975-win
Thursday 26 Dec - 0900-1500: 6160


We have a special CHRISTMAS present for you: After 5 years of absence there will be a special SRG-CHRISTMAS PARTY again!

We will rock the airwaves again via the facilities of our buddies of who kindly gave us another possibility to be on air with our CHRISTMAS show via their transmitters in Northern Germany.

If you would like to try to catch our programmes, 6 hours
on December 25th, 2019, Christmas Day, 12.00 - 18.00 UTC on 3975 kHz
and another 6 hours
on December 26th, 2019, Boxing Day, 09.00 - 15.00 UTC on 6160 kHz
would be a good time to give us a listen again.

It might be a good chance for you to grab our one and only CHRISTMAS 2019 eQSL-card! This one is available as eQSL-card only!

We look forward to your reception reports and comments to: SKYLINE RADIO GERMANY, P.O.Box 2702, 6049 ZG Herten, The Netherlands
or via e-mail to:

(via Manuel Mendez, WOR IO group)

Radio SE-TA 2

"A New German Voice on the Shortwaves"
Wednesday 25 Dec: 0900-1100 6070 kHz

RADIO SE-TA 2 is broadcasting primarily in the German language to German citizens in Europe and the world, who live outside of Germany.
Our programs include information and music from Germany and the world to maintain the connection to their home.

We will be on the air on Christmas Day, December 25th, 2019 on 6070 kHz from 09.00-11.00 UTC (10.00-12.00 CET) via Radio Channel 292, Rohrbach-Waal.
Have a good reception! Your letters with comments, criticisms and reception reports are welcome to:
(via Manuel Mendez in WOR IO group)

Seventies Berlin

Seventies Berlin
Mon 23 Dec 1700-1800: 6070-roh
Mon 23 Dec 1800-1900: 7440-roh

Alan Gale writes;
I noticed that Channel 292 just added a new broadcast today, this is called 'Seventies Berlin', and
is on 6070 kHz on the 23rd of December from 1700 to 1800 UTC, and 1800 to 1900 UTC on 7440 kHz. The
contact info says this about them: Seventies Berlin - The Vinyl Radio
Paper QSL info:
Virtual QSL:
Seventies Berlin - P.O. Box 31 01 09 - 10631 Berlin
Their website says 'Seventies and Jazz'

FRS Holland

FRS-Holland’s Holiday Season broadcast
Sunday 29 Dec: 0852-1405 Repeated 1405-1910
7700 and 5810 (or 5800-5790)

Studio 52

Radio 60 Shortwave Show
Sat 28 Dec - 1200-1400: 11610 100kW via Armenia

Happy new year Shortwave Show
Wed 1 jan - 1000-1400: 5990 125kW via Nauen
Studio 52 Radio Group, a group of Dutch & German pirates,  have some shows via high power relays over the Christmas & New Year period

From their website: "Radio60 Shortwave Show on 28th December 2019 from 12 to 14 UTC on 11610
kHz with 100kW for Europe and surrounding areas via Yerevan/Armenia

Studio52 Happy New Year Shortwave-Show on New Year´s Day 2020 on 1st January 2020 from 10 to 14 UTC on 5990 kHz with 125kW for Western Europe from Nauen/Germany

We wish our listeners a good reception and we await your reception reports." -

Texas Radio Shortwave 

will transmit a preview of its Christmas Day broadcasts at 2200 UTC on Sunday, December 22, 2019.  Frequency will be 6950 kHz or somewhere nearby.

TRSW will send a special limited-edition eQSL for detailed, correct reports to

The Christmas Day broadcasts will be at 1400 and 2100 UTC over Channel292 on 6070 and 7440 kHz.  A different limited-edition eQSL will be offered for detailed, correct reports to the same email address.

Pictures of the eQSLs and information about TRSW can be found at

USA - VORW Radio International

Holiday/Christmas day Special

Wed 25 Dec - 1500-1600:  7490  13845
Wed 25 Dec - 2200-2300:  9350
Thu 26 Dec - 0100-0200:  4840
Hello readers! I am pleased to announce that there will be special broadcasts of VORW Radio International on Christmas Day!  This special program will feature an enjoyable mix of Christmas Music and
Miscellaneous Discussion. There might be a few other songs added to the playlist as well – in short, I hope for this to be a fun show for listeners on Christmas Day.  This broadcast will be sent from radio station WWCR and a QSL will be given to any and all listeners who submit
reception reports.

The show will be on 4 frequencies:

Wednesday 1500 UTC (10 AM Eastern / 9 AM Central) – 7490 kHz – WWCR 100 kW – North America

Wednesday 1500 UTC (10 AM Eastern / 9 AM Central) – 13845 kHz – WWCR 100 kW – North America and Europe

Wednesday 2200 UTC ( 5 PM Eastern / 4 PM Central) – 9350 kHz – WWCR 100 kW – North America and Africa

Thursday 0100 UTC (8 PM Eastern / 7 PM Central Wednesday) – 4840 kHz – WWCR 100 kW – North America

Reception reports and feedback are most appreciated at