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
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.
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.
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.
You can also reach us via Skype every day from 8AM-10PM Central European Time, 11PM-1PM PST, 2AM-4PM EST
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.
Traditional ways of broadcasting your message only on local FM or AM radio are quickly becoming ineffective and obsolete.
The reason? Internet and media fragmentation. Still there are wide and unreachable areas not covered by the Internet and local radio and TV, in the less developed areas in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.
European Gospel Radio offers Christian broadcasters, particularly independent Christian radio producers, a much more effective way of communicating with new, existing, and additional listeners world-wide, by combining several, different media with one package, reaching listeners in more areas around the world.
EGR can, and will, help you deliver your Christian message to millions of listeners in poor and underdeveloped areas around the world. EGR uses a combination of international radio channels, local AM radio, Internet streaming and satellite TV to reach the most remote regions in the world. If you still use local radio and TV in your own country, you may be losing a large and interested audience that you can evangelize.
We are truly missionary in spirit, as all our Christian broadcasters who trust and have used our media on a daily basis since 1979. This is an invitation for truly missionary organizations to join us, and spread your message worldwide. Please do not contact us if you are just a fund-raiser or 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 unreachable corners in the world.
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 continue their activities via Shortwave, and are investing heavily in new studio and transmission facilities. In recent history, The Gulf and the most recent Iraq War demonstrated once again and most impressively how important a telecommunications tool shortwave is in reaching a vast audience 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.
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.
Click on the Call Me button above and we will call your phone numberfree of charge and connect you with our office in Milan, Italy, every day from 8AM-10PM Central European Time, 11PM-1PM PST, 2AM-4PM EST. Please do not forget to leave your phone number if you are calling outside European business hours, and you want us to call you back!
If we are unable to connect your call, please contact us and we will call you at a later time.
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.
At the age of ten, Forshia Ross became the youngest ham radio Operator in the state of Alaska, where her family lived at the time.
Forshia remembers when she took the Morse code and radio theory exam to get her license; She was very perplexed by one question. She was sure the multiple-choice answers did not contain the right one from which she could choose. Finally, Forsha went to her instructor during the exam and shared it with him.
She was apparently right, and a letter of correction to the Federal Communications Commission accompanied her exam. As the local newspaper reported, “The young Miss passed her test in radio theory and the international Morse code with flying colors.” Forshia even built her own transmitter, a task that took one whole summer. Her father built the receiver; and when they tested them both, Forshia's worked fine, and his began to smoke. They had a good laugh about it, but Forshia was still very proud of herself.
Foshia also remembers going to a ham radio summer party, given for the benefit of all radio operators in Alaska, and asking if she could sign the roster that had been placed high up on a podium. The man she was asking looked down at her, smiled sweetly, and answered: “Honey, that’s for radio operators to sign.” Innocently, she looked up at him (everyone was taller than her, of course) and said, “But I am one.” Through this medium of communication, she would reach as far as Guam and many other places.
Forshia still has her logbook. She received fan mail from all over the world and was featured in the CQ Magazine, one of the most well known magazines for radio operators.
When the Lord opened up ministry to Forshia Ross in 1990, never would she have believed that radio would continue to be so important. Only this time the purpose would be to share the Good News of Jesus Christ around the world.
Forshia's radio program, Hidden Treasures has been aired on several stations in the United States, short wave in Africa and Northern and Southern America and in her own local area. God has given Forshia a unique ability to share the Gospel in practical ways that help people realize that He desires to be everyday real in their lives. She is often interviewed as a guest speaker on syndicated radio stations. Her audio CD, 18 Sound Bites, a collection of some of her best programs, continues to encourage people with God’s love and personal care. It has been her great pleasure to be invited to share the Good News with the European Gospel Radio ministry as well.
Forshia Ross is a licensed and ordained pastor and head of the international ministry Treasurers from the Heart, which started in 1990 on the outskirts of Washington DC. She fulfills the call of ministry to help people through television, radio, books, Bible studies, speaking engagements and her website, TreasuresFromTheHeart.org. Forshia has won two Rhode Island PEG Awards for Best Religious/Spirituality TV Program and has also published two books, No Secondhand Rose and The Wilderness Shall Blossom like the Rose, the first and second of a trilogy about her journey to wholeness. She lives with her husband, Eric, in Glendale, Rhode Island.
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.
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.
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.