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EGR European Gospel Radio

Worldwide on Shortwave radio, streaming and satellite

Member Area

Welcome to the European Gospel Radio (EGR)!

Our mission is to spread the Gospel to the World on Shortwave, AM/Medium Wave, Satellite radio, TV and the Internet
EGR is owned and operated by NEXUS-IBA, a non profit association of broadcasters and program producers

News about European Gospel Radio



EGR starts 100 kW broadcasts to Europe, N Africa and Middle East

As of Friday Oct. 10, 2003 IRRS-Shortwave and European Gospel Radio started regular transmissions o­n an additional slot each Friday night from 2100-2230 CET using 100 kW to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. The schedule according to local time in Central Europe CET) will remain the same also for the approaching winter season, and will be as follows:

IRRS & European Gospel Radio from Milan, Italy, o­n Shortwave:

13,840 kHz 0800-1200 UTC 1000-1400 CET SAT & SUN 20 kW to Europe, N Africa, Middle East
5,775 kHz 1900-2030 UTC 2100-2230 CET DAILY (*) 20 kW to Europe, N Africa, Middle East
5,775 kHz 1900-2030 UTC 2100-2230 CET FRI 100 kW to Europe, N Africa, Middle East

(*) o­n Friday o­n 5775 kHz: 100 kW instead of 20 kW


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Our audience on Shortwave

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 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, that lead to a potential audience of more than 10 millions in Europe and about the same in in N 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 us and/or to our members or program producers.
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European Gospel Radio: Our target areas

Reception reports and our monitors indicates that IRRS-Shortwave signal with our 20 kW stream may be received with a clear signal all over Europe. Fringe reception depending on propagation conditions at the time of broadcasts allow reception outside our primary target area, i.e. in N America, Africa, and the Pacific.

Higher power broadcasts starting at 25, 50, 100, 250, 500 and 1,000 kW will reach areas well outside our primary target (Europe). If you are interested in other areas than Europe, please contact us for other options and rates, specifying your preferred target area. In most cases we may custom plan a broadcast to any region of the world and present you with a proposal in just a few hours.
 

How do I qualify to air on European Gospel Radio?

Any religious program producer or organization qualifies to air via European Gospel Radio. All of our media services operate on a strictly non denominational, non discriminatory basis. Our charter and mission says: "Pluralism of information is to be assured, with particular attention paid to minorities; above all ethnic, cultural, political, and religious minorities, without regard to race, sex, language, or political or religious beliefs, and in full accordance with the Human Rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the Republic of Italy and by International Law"

As a non profit, broadcaster-supported organization, all of our costs are supported by members contributions and grants. We require that each members bears the cost of the use of any NEXUS-IBAs broadcasting facility, according to the time and transmitter powers required. The non-profit NEXUS-IBA system has cut overhead to the bone, but not at the cost of quality service! The small, dedicated NEXUS-IBA staff is for the most part volunteer. This fact, along with computerization coupled with state-of-the-art transmission equipment ensure NEXUS-IBA members reliable, top quality coverage at cost.
 

How does shortwave 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 European Gospel Radio, this means you can cover any target in Europe or beyond for the same or less money than it would cost to reach just one local market at home.
 
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