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update news: 18 july 2016 update database: 18 may 2016. next update planned before 1 August 2016

News: +++ Somali station heard on 7750-USB (mornings + 1700-1930v) since june 26 believed to be Warsan Radio, Baydhabo, relaying BBC 1800-1830 +++ Voice of Hope Africa scheduled on 9680 0500-0800 M-F + 1200-1700 SatSun since May 17 +++ Radio Guinée heard April 15th/16th on 9650! But unheard since... +++

Questions, queries, mysteries, missings: +++ A christian station named "Nememiahs Trumpet Call" plans to become active on 49m (5950) from South Sudan +++ A little excerpt of a report by Ilpo Parviainen, found in DXLD 1316: "Goldrock has recently revamped 2 NEC for the Uganda broadcasting corporation with success and are currently on Air." So where is the 2nd? +++ In Oct. 2011, a 25kW SW outlet for EP do Moxico, Angola, was reported to be underway. It is of course not impossible that the one planned for 7245/11955 in 2006, still unheard, may come into use. +++ Currently missing or unreported: 6250 Malabo, 7245 Mauretania, 9705 Niger - Give them a try! +++

Current schedule of Voice of Nigeria

From Abuja
0600-0700 7255 Hausa (former // 9690 currently unheard)
0700-0730 7255 French
0730-0800 7255 Fulfulde
0800-0900 7255 English

From Lagos/Ikorodu (reactivated in January 2016, but inactive again since March)
0900-1400 9690 English
1400-1530 15120 English
1530-1600 15120 French (announced as 9690)
1600-1630 9690 Kisuaheli (11770 feb. 18)
1630-1730 ???? Yoruba/Igbo (only heard on 11770 feb. 18 so far)
1730-1800 11770 Arabic

From Abuja
1800-1930 7255 + 15120 DRM English (ex/alt. 9690)
1930-2000 7255 Fulfulde
2000-2100 7255 Hausa

Frequencies may change, especially 9690 might be used alternatively, but also 11770 is likely. Livestream currently unavailable.

What this page should contain:

A complete list of Subsaharan Africa Radio Stations broadcasting on Shortwave, frequencies, times, listening experiences...

What this listing definitely does not contain:

  • Stations from African countries north of the Sahara of course (except target broadcasts to other parts of Africa)
  • Stations from South Africa and Swaziland (with the same exception)
  • Non-African external service broadcasts via African relay sites (such as VoA Botswana, DW Kigali etc.)
  • Relays of international gospel stations via these sites
  • Target broadcasts to Africa via Non-African sites
  • stations I forgot, I don't know, ...

Download it as zipped .rtf-file or .pdf .

Sources: A-DX, DX Listening Digest, BDXC, my own observations, contributions of various DXers [possibly including you]

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Selected links

BDXC - Africa on Shortwave In the "articles index" you will find a link to this detailed country-by-country list of SW broadcasts in Africa, including international relays and target radios, compiled by Tony Rogers.

Worldofradio Incl. DX Listening Digest - a weekly bulletin of news from the world of radio

DXing.info News and Forums

ratzer.at A nice Austrian Radio page (German language)

Wolfgangs Büschel's WWDXC Top News various logs and infos

Interval Signals What you would have heard if there weren't that noises...

En Français: Afriradio Selection of critical radio broadcasts covering so-called French Africa

Fondation Hirondelle (R. Miraya, R. Okapi, R. Ndeke Luka) Establishing peace by broadcasting?

En Español: Radio Insurgente My favourite rebels. Ex-SW 6000kHz from Chiapas, Southern Mexico.

Last but biggest: Radiokatalog für Deutschland, 
				Schweiz und Österreich. Radiomuseum mit über 
				25000 Radiomodelle und über 16000 Abbildungen. All about old German and much about other Radios