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EGR European Gospel Radio

Worldwide on Shortwave radio, streaming and satellite

Member Area

Welcome to 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
Christian radio worldwide
What European Gospel Radio can do for your mission?

Missionary Radio via European Gospel Radio Christian broadcasting networkA WorldWide Christian Broadcasting Network: Tap into a large, International Christian radio audience

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, local FM or AM radio and TV especially in the less developed areas in Africa, Asia/Pacific and Europe.

World Radio airtime

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 the 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 any specific target around the world.

A World Radio network for your Bible radio program

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 via its Christian broadcasting network to millions of listeners in poor and underdeveloped areas around the world.

Shortwave and AM/Medium Wave airtime available now on EGR

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 of 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 evangelize 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.

Join European Gospel Radio today, and spread your Christian message of Salvation worldwide.

A premier Christian network and Global media company: our mission

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.

Do you love God or money?

We also believe that getting rich should be the last thing on most Preachers and Pastors' minds. We encourage truly missionary Churches, Pastors and Radio Ministries to join our Christian network, as they will have the greatest impact on our worldwide audience.

If you are primarily trying to raise funds with a radio broadcast to Europe, Africa or Asia, we do strongly discourage you from bringing your program over European Gospel Radio. Results will be disappointing. Our target is not the United States of America (USA). Most of our listeners in Asia and Africa do not have a bank account or credit card, and will not send you any check in the mail. They also live in remote areas, where there is limited or no electricity, no cell phones, no email or web access. To be frank, Europeans are tight with their money and sceptical of appeals for donations. This is simply the nature of society.

Therefore, we ask you please NOT to contact us if you are just a Christian fund-raiser or a money-making venture!

Donate to support Cristian Media WorldWide!

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).

European Gospel Radio is owned and operated by NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association, a non-profit association of international broadcasters and media producers.

We help Christian preachers, Pastors, Churches, radio stations, podcasters and individual program producers worldwide to broadcast their own programs on Shortwave, AM, Medium Wave radio and on streaming all over the world.

Thank you for your support!



 
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Donate to the ministry of European Gospel Radio

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.

Donate now via Credit card on NEXUS-IBA secure web site

You can also send your donation online using Visa or Mastercard via our secure server, by clicking on the icon below:

Please use our secure donation form to donate amounts in Euros. Any amount donated in US Dollars will be converted in Euros at the official rate of exchange when we process your donation.

You can also donate securely to NEXUS-IBA and European Gospel Radio via Paypal.

Donate securely to European Gsopel Radio using PayPal

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. Very often we are unable to air some of the programs we are asked to broadcast, because of a lack of funds to pay for the electricity and transmitter time.

Donate now to European Gospel Radio, Christian Radio worldwideNEXUS-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. Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Nigeria, 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's 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!

I'd like to talk to someone about supporting your initiatives!

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European Gospel Radio: Our target areas
Reception reports and our monitors indicate that IRRS-Shortwave signal with our 150 kW stream may be received with a clear signal all over Europe, North Africa and the Middle East (MENA). Fringe reception depending on propagation conditions at the time of broadcasts allow reception outside our primary target area, i.e. in North America, and the Pacific.

Higher power broadcasts starting at 250, 300, and 500 kW will reach areas well outside our primary target (Europe), including sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, the Pacific, North and South America.

If you are interested in other areas than Europe, please contact us for other options and rates, specifying your requirements and 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.
 
The importance of a regular, consistent Christian schedule

a Christian schedule on ShortwaveHigh power Shortwave radio broadcasts are quite expensive to run, even if the rewarding may be absolutely fantastic. There are 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.

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What is European Gospel Radio?

European Gospel RadioEuropean 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.

If you are a broadcaster or Christian program producer you can schedule a 15 min FREE consultation with an EGR specialist to help you evaluate all possible International broadcasting options.


free 15 minute EGR consultation

We will call you back at a number and time of your convenience, and will gladly answer any question that you may have on how to broadcast your Christian message worldwide.

If we are unable to connect, please contact us and we will call you or email at a later time.

The following information and advice is offered in this spirit. It goes without saying that we stand ready to answer any specific or additional questions that you may have. If you are a religious program producer or broadcaster looking for Internet, Shortwave or International AM/Medium Wave radio coverage or satellite TV in Europe and the USA, please contact us with any question.

 
AM Medium wave broadcasts
Antenna

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, 567 kHz and - most recently - 918 kHz. The latter is currently our regular frequency every evening from 7PM-11 PM Central European Time, to cover local areas only in the North Eastern part of Italy and over the border of neighbour countries. The addition of 918 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 broadcast daily. 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.

Voice of Europe EGR medium wave AM coverage mapAll 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.

Stay tuned!

 
Who needs European Gospel Radio?

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.

Our mission

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

Who needs EGRFor 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.

Contact us for more info!

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.

 

 
Our missionary outreach

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.

 
Reach out to Europe, North Africa and Middle East

How does shortwave radio work?

Shortwave ionosphere propagationStandard 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

European Gospel Radio Europe North Africa and Middle East coverageHistorically, 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.

 
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 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.
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The value of Shortwave

European Gopel Radio digital audio streaming studioShortwave 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 world’s 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 world’s 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.

 
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Free consultation

If you are a broadcaster or Christian program producer you can schedule a 15 min FREE consultation with an EGR specialist to help you evaluate all possible Int'l broadcasting options.

free 15 minute EGR consultaiton

We will call you back at a number and time of your convenience, and will gladly answer any question that you may have on how to broadcast your Christian message worldwide.

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Verse of the day

You say, 'I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. Revelation, 3. 17

Polls

Is wealth an indication of God’s favor or blessing?