Traditional ways of broadcasting your message on local FM or AM radio are quickly becoming ineffective and obsolete.
The reason? Internet and media fragmentation.
However, there are still wide, densely populated and unreachable areas not covered by the Internet and local radio and TV in the less developed areas in Africa, Asia/Pacific and Europe.
European Gospel Radio (EGR) is a premier Christian station and Christian Broadcasting Network outreaching millions of people not only in Europe, but WorldWide. EGR offers Christian broadcasters, particularly independent Christian radio producers, Pastors, Preachers, and Churches from around the world a more effective way of communicating with new, existing, and additional listeners world-wide.
EGR offers Christian Radio Airtime combining several and different media outlets with one package, including Free Streaming on Internet for every program aired on our International (Shortwave) broadcasting service. This enables any Christian radio producer to reach a faithful audience at home (via Internet streaming), as well as in Europe, Africa, Asia/Pacific or in any specific target around the world.
We operate highly directive antennas and high-power, modern transmitters up to 300,000 Watts, beaming several millions of Watts in Effective Radiated Power (ERP) into any desired target, reaching cost effectively any continent or any specific country or region in the world.
EGR can, and will, help you deliver your Christian message to millions of listeners in poor and underdeveloped areas around the world.
If you only use local media to preach the Gospel and air your sermon only on a local FM, AM or TV channel, you are losing millions listeners worldwide and a faithful audience abroad that you can evangelize outside the coverage of your local station.
European Gospel Radio is part of NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association. From Milan, Italy and Dublin, Ireland, we are operating EGR with a truly non-profit and missionary spirit to help you evangelise any corner in the World.
Contact us today if you wish to learn more and join us, as all Christian broadcasters who trust us and have used our media on a daily basis since 1979. This is an invitation for truly missionary organizations, not in search of financial rewards from their US audiences, to join us, and spread your Christian message of Salvation worldwide.
PLEASE DO NOT contact us if you are just a fund-raiser or a money making venture: We strongly believe that International and Christian broadcasting should not be a money making opportunity, but rather an exciting missionary challenge to evangelize the poorest and most unreachable corners in the world.
If you are not a broadcaster or a program producer and wish to support us, you may donate to European Gospel Radio to allow us to continue to expand our outreach to even more countries in Africa, Asia/Pacific and Europe.
Please check the Paypal link below, and send your donation in US Dollars via Paypal or use you credit or debit card securely (Paypal registration is NOT required).
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I am radio enthusiast from Finland, a country far up in the north of Europe. I have caught the signals of IRRS Radio on AM 846 kHz here! Listening to far away stations is my hobby. This is the first time I got across with your station on 846 kHz.
Please listen to MP3 audio attached. Please verify that this was IRRS I heard. Here is a MP3 recording of IRRS announcemenet on the 312st of July 201254 at 2045 UTC on 846 kHz! Please send me e-mail or letter and verify that I am listener of IRSS Radio!!! I'd really appreciate your time and trouble! .
I m 58 years old senior scientist at the Natural Resources Institute Finland. Kannus is a small town of 6000 inhabitants in the western coast of Finland. To walk in forests, pick berries and mushrooms, to camp and sit at fire: they are my favourite past times. I also like to ski (Nordic, classic cross-country).
I have visited Italy two times and I am coming again to Milano in October. There is a conferences of popular growing in Italy. Greetings from Finland!
Jyrki, from Finland (29 July 2015)
You can find us 24/7 online, on Shortwave around the world, on AM/Medium Wave in Europe:
I am a 57 year old Japanese shortwave listener. Last night I heard the program of "Radio Santec" relayed by IRRS on 15190 kHz.
Thank you very much for your program. I started shortwve listening in 1970 when I was a student of junior high school. I was very ative in the hobby when I was a university student, In 1990's OI became inactive in the hobby due to heavy duties in my work. A few year ago I became again very active in the hobby.
Thank you again for your program, and looking forward to your kind reply soon.
Mr Satoshi W. from Osaka, Japan listened to our 300 kW shortwave broadcast to India & China, on May 13, 2013, reporting a good reception in Japan (SINPO 35443). Thansk you for tuning in! Despite your location is a bit off-set to our beam to central and SE Asia, Despite the fact that we are not beaming specifically to Japan, it seems that we are reaching Osaka with quite a decent signal as well.
I have been a keen shortwave radio listener for over 40 years - I well remember the first broadcast I heard when I was 12 year old boy. Since those early days I have regularly listened to the shortwaves learning a great deal in the process.
I thought I would give you a few personal details so at least you can understand the sort of person that is listening to your broadcasts - I am a 57 year old professional businessman, I travel all over the world on business visiting my company's regional offices in China and India several times a year. During my travels I always take my short wave radio as it allows me to listen to the news from home via the BBC and news from around the rest world on other shortwave services. When I am at home I can continue those "travels" by listening to broadcastsfrom countries such as yours.
Keep broadcasting on shortwave - there is an audience, not everybody wants to use the Internet Over the years my knowledge of the world has improved greatly because of shortwave. I also get to learn about your country - I have visited several countries on holiday as a result of the interest generated from shortwave programmes.
I appreciate you must receive many hundreds of reports a year and I know it must be very difficult to reply to them all! I hope however on this occasion you will be able to find the time to reply as I would like to addyour QSL card to my collection.
Richard K. from England, UK
Richard listened to our mainstream frequency to Europe on 9,510 kHz, reporting a strong signal (SINPO 4444) on March 9, 2013. Thank you, Richard, stay tuned and best 73s!
I regularly listen to the broadcasts transmitted over IRRS on short waves, your current choice of frequency of 9510 kHz to Europe is excellent!
I am glad to send you this reception report on this European Gospel Radio broadcast. Please, send me your QSL-card to verify this report. Thank you very much!
Receiver: SANGEAN ATS-909X
Antenna: built-in telescopic
Reception Place: Prague, Czech Republic
Station: Italian Radio Relay Service
Programme: European Gospel radio
Frequency: 9510 kHz
Quality: 55544 SINPO
Remarks: Very strong signal, no interference.
Details: European Gospel Radio - Sermon dedicated to the Sabbath, readings from the Bible, hymn, improving health through oxygen and breathing, hymn, address for donations and web pages.
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.
Since the beginning of 2011, we have been broadcasting on a new European AM/Medium Wave frequency of 1368 kHz, covering the North East of Italy (Venice, Padua, Verona, Vicenza, Bologna and vicinities, population around 3 million) from 7 PM until 2 AM Central European Time every night, and from 6AM until 8AM every day.
New frequencies in parallel with 1368 kHz were added at the beginning of 2015: 846 kHz and 567 kHz. The latter is currently on lower power, to cover local areas only in the North Eastern part of Italy and over the border of neighbour countries. The addition of 846 kHz has been proved very effective in reaching DXers in Northern Europe, as far as Sweden and Norway during darkness
European Gospel Radio and IRRS broadcasts daily on all of these AM/Medium Wave frequencies between 7PM CET and 01AM CET, and from 06AM until 08AM CET. English is our primary language, although short segments in German, French and Italian are also aired occasionally. All programs are also carried via audio streaming on the main IRRS/EGR stream (see more details on top of our home page)
All broadcasts can also be heard in the border countries of Slovenia. Croatia, Austria, Switzerland, southern Germany and eastern part of France after 7 PM until 7:30 AM (nighttime) approx Central European Time. Listeners' letters on 1368 kHz have been received also from Spain, Belgium, Denmark and Sweden. The total potential coverage is approximately 143 million people, of whom ca. 68 million speak English as a first or second language. Nighttime coverage is approximately within the darker zone in the coverage map below, including the lighter area close to the transmitter). Daytime coverage is also available for programs in Italian (in the smaller, lighter circle in the coverage map).
Over this new voice in Europe we are repeating some of the programs being broadcasted on European Gospel Radio, IPAR (International Public Access Radio) and IRRS-Shortwave on Shortwave, in addition to music, news and information in English.
All programs on our AM/Medium Wave network are 95% in English. It's a great opportunity to make us heard in the center of Rome, just a few blocks from the Vatican, and in the large tourist and business areas in the North-Eastern part of Italy and Central/Southern Europe.
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
Our system will call you within a few minutes connecting you to our office in Italy at no charge. If we are unable to connect, please contact us and we will call you or email at a later time.
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 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 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 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.
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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Donate now, contribute to EGR & NEXUS-IBA projects!
Donations to NEXUS-IBA are used to support European Gospel Radio broadcasts and pay for transmitter airtime in order to bring the Gospel and Good News to the most remote regions in Africa, Europe, Asia/Pacific.
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.). Sometimes 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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