Anyone who wants to talk to Europe, the Middle and the 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 crises, Shortwave again demonstrated its importance and effectiveness.
European Gospel Radio's 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 world's 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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You may contact us for more information at any time or book a free-of-charge 15-minute consultation. We will call you back at your convenience.
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 the many US and International organizations to those areas that they 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.
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 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 omnidirectional 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 broadcasts can be set using our high gain and 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.
You may be spending donors' money and resources buying airtime on another station that cannot be heard, because it cannot reach the target, or because the shortwave channel that you are currently using may be interfered with 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 European 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 unethical 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 effectiveness 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 Christian 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.
Even the largest broadcasters on Shortwave cannot accurately estimate the size of their audience to any program they air on Shortwave, to the same or even a comparable level of accuracy that any FM or TV station can do for any particular market. Since 1979, we have been working with several Radio Ministries, the BBC, the United Nations, UNESCO and other major International broadcasters and media, and with those involved in the audience and International media research. Only the largest organizations like the BBC or Voice of America can afford the cost of conducting some sort of audience research on Shortwave. Some empirical data exists on the number of Shortwave receivers in each country, which lead to a potential audience of more than 10 million in Europe and about the same in North Africa and the Middle East, i.e. regions that we are able to cover with a Grade-A signal using our newly started 100 kW service. Most of the time we know that people are listening, because we monitor continuously our signal quality in several countries, and because listeners write to us and/or to our members or program producers.
Shortwave radio remains one of the key electronic media for reaching the maximum number of potential listeners in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the Pacific, and certain regions in the Americas.
This is proved by the fact that the worlds biggest international broadcast organizations and governmental broadcasters continue their activities via Shortwave, and are still investing in new studio and Shortwave transmission facilities.
In recent history, the Gulf, Iraq Wars, the war against ISIS and the situation in Syria, Indian Kashmir, East Africa, Cameroon, Nepal, China, Western Sahara, Sub-Saharan Africa show once again and most impressively how important a telecommunications tool Shortwave is in reaching a vast audience, often isolated by other media, using inexpensive but highly powerful modern receivers that can be put in a suitcase or pocket.
Shortwave is everywhere. It is the worlds most mobile medium. Ironically, it was the propaganda machine of Nazi Germany that recognized the power of Shortwave and perfected its use in the Second World War.
Today, Shortwave is one of the greatest weapons in the fight for morality.
You can read more about EGR on NEXUS-IBA website and more about the value of Shortwave.