The March 2013 edition of Radio World Int'l magazine, available digitally free of charge, carries an article on their front page dedicated to our international broadcasting mission.
The article features European Gospel Radio and NEXUS-IBA story going back from the late 1970's when we started relaying programs in English on FM radio in Milan, Italy, and then expanded our broadcasts on the Internet, AM/Medium Wave and via shortwave to cover the entire world.
The article also mentions briefly our own CDN technology called WorldDirector, developed internally at NEXUS-IBA to distribute our Christian radio and TV programs over the Internet, via our web farms in North America, Europe and Asia.
The Shortwave antenna displayed in the RWI article is actually a short range log-periodic antenna used only for local broadcast at reduced power up to 100 kW, while the more sophisticated long distance antennas used at 150 and 300 kW are shown on our web site.
Anyone who wants to talk to Europe, Middle and Far East, Africa, Asia and beyond by radio, with high power and in the most cost-effective manner. We strive to help you in every way possible to make your Christian radio mission a success.
Do you remember the pictures that went around the world during the Gulf and recently during the Iraq War, showing people glued to their Shortwave radios to get the latest news from the outside world? During those crisis, Shortwave again demonstrated its importance and effectiveness.
European Gospel Radio mission is to offer all Christian broadcasters and program producers direct access to tens of millions of listeners all around the world. We offer you our media, competence and advice for all your broadcasting, media and communication needs. You provide the content, and we provide all technical assistance to broadcast effectively your message worldwide
Shortwave is very cost effective
For all the talk of satellite radio and TV, Shortwave radio remains the most cost-effective electronic mass medium that can span enormous distances instantly and penetrate into every home. It reaches listeners in such remote places in Africa where no other media, including FM, AM or the internet can reach. In addition, Shortwave radio is portable, and is a companion wherever one goes. It is truly the worlds most mobile electronic mass medium. Modern Shortwave receivers are ultra-compact and very easy to use.
EGR bundles: shortwave, streaming and free web site
EGR now bundles Internet services, such as streaming, podcasting and free Web hosting, to complement any radio broadcasts and enable every program producer to reach the widest possible audience.
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European Gospel Radio (EGR) is an international public service promoted by NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association, a non-denominational, striclty non profit and mostly volunteeer organization that operates since 1979 from Milan, Italy.
Our mission is to spread the Gospel from Milan, Italy, to the world on Shortwave and AM radio, on satellite TV and the Internet
Access to EGR is open to all who have a Christian message to broadcast to the world, regardless of their denomination or Church affiliation.
We are not just airing to Europe, but to the world! We operate streaming radio and TV channels and powerful AM & Shortwave transmitters on behalf of several Christian organizations, and can reach any region of the world, even on a short notice. Our 150 & 300 kW radio transmitters are the best cost-effective options for covering all of the Middle East, Europe and Africa. 300 kW Shortwave provide almost world-wide coverage using just one broadcast. Using highly directional antennas and high power modern, digital transmitters we extend our European coverage to farther away countries like: India, China, the Americas and the Pacific.
We strive to help you making your Christian radio and TV mission a success.
For more information call us free of charge from the USA or Canada every day from 8AM-10PM Central European Time, 11PM-1PM PST, 2AM-4PM EST
Donate now to support our projects in broadcasting and electronic media!
Your donation makes a difference. European Gospel Radio is a project of NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association (NEXUS-IBA), a non-profit association which has elected to do something different in the world of media and free flow of information. Our radio broadcasting Internet services are built on the premise that profits are not the be-all and end-all of broadcasting. We are an all-volunteer cooperative with less than 15 people giving their spare time to keep us alive.
We do this largely because we are a free organization with NO political or religious ties, and because of the free access policies of our operation. Since 1979, when all this began, anyone with anything halfway sensible to say has been able to access our microphones and send their unabridged message worldwide, even if it meant having to run the risk of criticism. In fact, ours is one of the very few experiments in genuinely cultural, religious (non denominational), free-speech and open media access with a truly global outreach since the early beginning.
In addition to Shortwave and AM/Medium Wave, we are also on the Internet. Needless to say, our multimedia platform is very demanding, both in time as well as financially. We carry no advertising on our stations, and currently there is no commercial sponsorship except the active support of our volunteers, our Association members, and our listeners.
We want to continue to provide our services to the global community, to regions and troubled places where others cannot reach an audience, and that's why we're now asking for your support by subscribing to European Gospel Radio and NEXUS-IBA.
Why should I donate?
As a volunteer-based organization, NEXUS-IBA and European Gospel Radio stand most in need of dedicated volunteers who can work on our broadcasting and media related projects. NEXUS-IBA provides the infrastructure for the projects and most all of the administrative effort is currently through unpaid volunteers. Still we need financial assistance i.e. to purchase spare parts for our transmitters, hardware, software, tubes (valves), electricity, rent, bandwidth in order to keep our servers up and our radio transmitters running for the benefit of our international community.
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If I donate financially, where would my donations go?
Currently, the bulk of our financial obligations are going towards providing our technical infrastructure - transmitters airtime and servers bandwidth that we require. Often we are unable to air some of the programs we are asked to broadcast, because of lack of funds to pay for the electricity and transmitter time.
NEXUS-IBA broadcasts to the Middle East On Shortwave radio and via streaming audio & video we reach daily the most troubled regions of the world, including Palestine, Gaza, Israel, Africa (i.e. Sudan, Darfour, the Congo), and the Middle and Far East (Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, China, India, Pakistan, etc.). Sometime we reach these and other parts of the world with just special or weekly broadcasts if donors are unable to provide funding for daily coverage.
If you have a specific target or project that you wish to directly support, please contact us and we will do our best to satisfy your wishes. We gladly accept support for our Christian radio ministry (European Gospel Radio), as well as for other cultural and free-speech (IPAR - International Public Access Radio) initiatives. If you have a particular project in mind, please email us with your suggestion and donation offer.
NEXUS-IBA mission is to broadcasts to the world, using all media available to us (i.e. radio, TV, INternet, etc.). If you wish to provide equipment for use by NEXUS-IBA, please contact us before attempting to send it "here" directly -- the nature of our global non-profit operations are such that any equipment and services used to support our projects may be located where they are best needed, i.e. all over the world!
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Wow! What a response from our recently started broadcasts to the Far East! We now reach Europe, Middle East, India, China, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, the whole of Asia and the Pacific, including Australia and New Zealand. Reports of clear reception on our world-wide frequency at 300 kW have been also received from Europe and the USA. All this huge area in the world with one high power broadcast!
We want to give you an update on our worldwide radio mission. As we continue to work with churches and religious organizations to bring their Christian message to the most remote areas in the world, we are rewarded by flow of testimonies of listeners from all over the world who tune into our missionary broadcasts.
We are glad to be partner with many US and International missions who bring their messages of Evangelism, Faith and Salvation to the world. Those who believe in our radio mission are truly missionary organizations, that only care to bring the message of Christ to the poorest and most remote lands in the world. Without their financial support we would not be able to reach these locations in the world. Thank you!
Most of the listeners' response is going directly to the program producers who usually respond directly by email or post to listeners' inquires, but as a policy we always forward any correspondence to them, unless the very rare cases in which listeners do not give us permission to do so.
How does shortwave radio work?
Standard AM and FM stations lose their power as their signals dissipate along the ground over long distances. In shortwave, the opposite is true. The Earth is encased in an invisible covering of gases called the Ionosphere. This acts like a mirror, reflecting shortwave signals back to Earth, thus making it possible to cover vast distances with a single transmitter. This is why shortwave is so efficient and cost-effective. In the case of IRRS-Shortwave, this means you can cover Europe for the same or less money than it would cost to reach just one local market at home.
Christian broadcasting organizations, Church leaders and Pastors placed placed their trust in us to provide a radio link between their programs and our European listener.
We take this trust seriously, and want not only to place the best possible transmission facilities at your disposal, but also to give you the benefit of our experience and knowledge of the Shortwave broadcast medium and the European audience, which goes back nearly a quarter of a century.
Europe, north Africa and Middle East
Historically, Europe has been our main target since we began operating with an omni-directional antenna in 1988. As we began increasing transmitter power to 100, 150 and 300 kW, we started using directional antennas, that are able to target European Gospel Radio to any country or continent in the world. Custom broadcast can be set using our high gain, directional antenna that optimize reception on the desired target.
We strive to provide you with the highest quality broadcasts
On Shortwave, each broadcast can cover a huge territory, such as one or more continents, one or several countries altogether.
It's easy to spend donors' money and resources buying airtime on a station that cannot be heard, because it cannot reach the target, or simply because they may be interfered by other stations. You may also be using old transmitters or bad frequencies, at nominal (not real) transmitter powers that may not be doing a good job.
Transmitter power is not the only thing that counts in reaching our targets. We also use modern, well maintained, digitally controlled, DRM capable transmitters, with excellent modulation and excellent antennas. We also take all necessary care to provide a good frequency to each broadcast. We provide direct international frequency coordination with all world stations, governments and private broadcasters, and are able to select the best time and antenna to offer you the best possible signal on each target.
Give the Europeal Gospel radio team a chance to reach out to the world!
We've often heard stories of fake radio stations, fake (paid) broadcasts, fake listeners reports and fake “I’ve Seen The Light” letters sent through networks organized by radio brokers and agencies. On some occasions we have even helped Christian ministries in uncovering those un-ethical and fraudulent schemes.
Europe is just one of our targets. We cover any region in the world by selecting the right transmitter power, the best antenna, a good frequency and the most correct time for your target.
If you are ever in doubt on whether you are really reaching your audience with your own station, at any time you are welcome to ask us to monitor your existing broadcasts. We'll be glad to check and compare the effecttiveness of your broadcast at almost any location in the world, and provide you with a competitive signal in your desired target area.
It goes without saying that we stand ready to answer any specific question or request you may have. We strive to help our Christiam broadcasters in every way possible to make their mission a success, and exploit the potential of saving millions of souls with just one single broadcast, at a very reasonable cost. Please do contact us for any additional information.
We've just recently started broadcasting using 150 and 300 kW to Middle East, Asia and the Pacific.
We are quite excited, because with just one single broadcast we cover an extremely large area of the world, including East Africa (i.e. Somalia, Ethiopia), Middle East (Arabian peninsula, Iran, Iraq), Asia (Afghanistan, India, China, Burma/Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, etc.) and our signal is also heard strong as far away as Japan, until the far end of the beam in Australia and New Zealand.
There are many US and British soldiers in these areas that we can reach also, if we could only alert them all to tune in (maybe through their relatives in the USA and UK).
There is about +3 to +10 hrs time difference from 13 UTC in all these regions and we reach these targets in the late afternoon (in Mid East) to the evening prime time in the more distant countries in Asia and the Pacific, and no later than midnight local time in Australia & NZ.
In the meantime, listeners' reports have been received from India, Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, China, Australia and the USA. Since propagation works strangely at night, our listeners and monitoring stations report that we do indeed reach well also the areas in central and NE China and Japan that are not on our primary beam.
At the end of last year European Gospel Radio started three daily hours on high power Shortwave (150 kW) beamed to Africa, specifically to the most troubled areas of Sudan and Darfur. These broadcasts, however, can be heard all over the African continent.
With a south directional beam from Europe, our signal reaches extremely well the whole African continent, from Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia on the Mediterranean, East, Central and West Africa all the way down to South Africa, and the greatest part of Southern and Central Europe as well. The program is produced directly in Sudan, aired locally on a few FM stations in larger towns, and then transferred live by satellite to our station.
From Europe we then beam it on Shortwave so that people in the remote areas of Africa can pick up the signal on Shortwave radios. So far. after six months of regular broadcasts, the results have been great, and we all feel blessed of being able to provide some relief to these troubled regions.
In 1979 we started with a small English speaking FM station in Milan, Italy. Our vision since the early days has been to bring the message of many US and International organizations to those areas that hey were unable to cover by themselves.
In 1988 we began broadcasting on International Shortwave radio to Central and Eastern Europe. At that time The Cold War still divided Europe into two parts along the borders of NATO and Warsaw Pact states.
Most countries such as Eastern Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, the Soviet Union, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, the so called Baltic countries, were sealed from the Western world. No paper media, no radio or TV (except in the border regions) was able to spread to the other side of the iron curtain. At that time there was no email, no Facebook, no Google, no Internet and no satellite TV or radio.
Our Shortwave stations can travel long distances and still today, as back in the 1980's we are able to bring a message of Evangelism, as well as news, music and feature programs to those lands that cannot be reached otherwise by the so-called new media.
Early in 1994, we added Internet audio and video streaming, via several relay locations (data-centres) in Europe, Asia and the Americas to better serve our audience via our own Content Delivery Network (CDN). Today we operate several audio and video streams 24 hrs a day, in different languages, on behalf of our associated Ministries and Churches from around the world.
Most recently, we added new digital transmitters up to 300 kW and long distance antennas to reach any region in the world. From Europe our signal is being reported in almost every nation in the world.
Today we also provide managed internet and broadcasting services, consulting and advice to Ministries who want to reach their audience on satellite television, radio and over the internet, not only in Europe, but in any other region in the world.
Our websites at European Gospel Radio and NEXUS-IBA provide plenty of information on how to use our services and bring your own message to the world.
High power Shortwave radio broadcasts are quite expensive to run, even if the rewarding may be absolutely fantastic. There is no other media today to be blessed with such a wide area, and such a large number of listeners at any one time. Even the Internet cannot beat a small portable Shortwave radio outside of large towns, and especially if you are bringing your message to the poorest regions in the world like Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe.
During almost 20 years of operation on Shortwave, we discovered that good advice is essential for every mission. And we are here to help any of you to reach out in the most effective way.