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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

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 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 omni-directional 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 broadcast can be set using our high gain, 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.

It's easy to spend donors' money and resources buying airtime on a station that cannot be heard, because it cannot reach the target, or simply because they 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 Europeal 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 effecttiveness 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 Christiam 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.

 

Missionary Evangelism in the Far East

Far East broadasting via European Gospel Radio high power broadcastsWow! What a response from our recently started broadcasts to the Far East! We now reach Europe, Middle East, India, China, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, the whole of Asia and the Pacific, including Australia and New Zealand. Reports of clear reception on our world-wide frequency at 300 kW have been also received from Europe and the USA. All this huge area in the world with one high power broadcast!

We want to give you an update on our worldwide radio mission. As we continue to work with churches and religious organizations to bring their Christian message to the most remote areas in the world, we are rewarded by flow of testimonies of listeners from all over the world who tune into our missionary broadcasts.

We are glad to be partner with many US and International missions who bring their messages of Evangelism, Faith and Salvation to the world. Those who believe in our radio mission are truly missionary organizations, that only care to bring the message of Christ to the poorest and most remote lands in the world. Without their financial support we would not be able to reach these locations in the world. Thank you!

Most of the listeners' response is going directly to the program producers who usually respond directly by email or post to listeners' inquires, but as a policy we always forward any correspondence to them, unless the very rare cases in which listeners do not give us permission to do so.

 

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 many US and International organizations to those areas that hey 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.

 

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 is 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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From Ghana to Iraq: a friendly Christian voice from home

Listening to European Gospel Radio from Africa and Iraq"It is a great joy to have a program on your station. For many years, there has been a very strong urge in me to spread the gospel as far and wide as possible. Being with your organization has helped in meeting that need.

I am a member of Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Homer, Georgia. I have been preaching the gospel for fifty years. It has been our privilege to be on several radio and television stations for many years. I seldom do the television programs due to them not being located in our area.

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The Middle East factor

Troops tuning into Shortwave beamed to Middle East"Television is great, and we should be o­n television." "The Internet is great, and we should definitely be o­n the Internet. But the rest of the world is not like the United States in terms of their access to this kind of information technology. There are places where there is no substitute for radio." (Art Chimes war time correspondent and producer at the Voice of America commenting a resolution of the US agency to increase its broadcasts to Middle East).

 

EGR adds more than 12 hours daily to Europe and Middle East

Early in January we emailed our contacts to offer special low rates and promos, including a free web site with thousands of templates to choose from and free Internet radio streaming to those who joined before Jan. 31. Due to the high number of requests, we are glad to extend our special promotion and announce the new extension of more than 12 hours daily of our high power broadcasts to the following regions:

- Europe, north Africa and Mediterranean (100 and 150 kW)
- Africa (100, 150 and 300 kW)
- Middle East (including Israel, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq at 150 and 300 kW, and:
- India, China, Asia & Pacific (150 and 300 kW)

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More power, never so loud on our targets!

More powerful Christian broadast to Europe, MIddle East, India, China and AfricaAs of Nov. 24, 2006, European Gospel Radio completes the upgrade to 150 kW for most of its broadcasts, that can now be heard with a never-so loud signal on all of our target areas, including Europe, Middle East, North Africa, China, and India.

Here is what our listeners say during November and December, 2006:

"Signal was simply blowing, quite a local fm service. By using the Sinpo code, Id rate it 5555"
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Listen to the new All Gospel Radio

Sample some of the programs on the air daily over European Gospel Radio on Shortwave to Europe, North Africa, the Middle and Far East: try All Gospel Radio. We are on the air in English with Christian news and information on top of the hour for most of the day, and 24 hrs with inspirational music and Christian messages from our family of US and International broadcasters.

European Gopel Radio digital audio streaming studioWhen you subscribe to European Gospel Radio your program will be aired free of charge over the All Gospel Radio channel on a random basis, or, if you wish, we can also set up your own streaming channel that you can link from your own web site.

Contact us for more information on our digital media services.

 

EGR starts broadcasts to India, Pakistan and China

Effective Feb. 13, 2006, European Gospel Radio starts daily broadcasts in English to India, Pakistan,Bangladesh, Nepal and China. These broadcasts are in addition to our regular daily transmissions to Europe, Middle East and North Africa.We expect to blanket the whole region with powerful broadcasts. Airtime is available to any Christian broadcaster. Please get in touch with us for more details.

 

Get free web hosting and hundreds of templates

That's right. You can get free web hosting plus much more when you join our association and start airing your radio program on Shortwave to the Far East, Europe, Africa or the Middle East.

Just follow these four easy steps:

  1. Download a membership application form
  2. Fill, sign and fax it to the number shown on the application
  3. Include a letter or statement of your aims and airtime needs
  4. Wait until your membership is accepted and then remit your membership dues

Yearly associate membership fees (Jan-Dec) are only US$ 155 or Euros 100 (50% discount when applying after July 1 each year) and include the following:

  • Internet streaming when you book airtime on Shortwave
  • A three page free web site (upgradable to 15 or to a full e-commerce web site), with hundreds of templates to chose from
  • One internet domain and one email address (yourname at yourdomain.com or .org) with anti-spam and antivirus
  • Low rates to broadcast on Shortwave
  • Free support and consulting on your broadcasting needs
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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.

You can also reach us via Skype

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Verse of the day

Render therefore unto Csar the things which are Csar's; and unto God the things that are God's. Matthew, 22. 21

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