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Global Short Wave Frequencies

Short wave frequencies for all regions available from 28 October 2018 - 30 March 2019

West & Central Africa

Time (GMT) Days Frequency (kHz)
05:00 - 06:00 Daily 5875
05:00 - 07:00 Daily 6005, 7345
06:00 - 07:00 Daily 12905
06:00 - 08:00 Daily 7325
07:00 - 08:00 Daily 9410, 9915, 15490
16:00 - 18:00 Daily 17830
17:00 - 18:00 Daily 17780
17:00 - 19:00 Daily 15400
18:00 - 19:00 Daily 9915
18:00 - 21:00 Daily 11810
19:00 - 21:00 Daily 5875, 12095
21:00 - 22:00 Monday - Friday 5875, 11810, 12095

East Africa

Time (GMT) Days Frequency (kHz)
04:00 - 06:00 Daily 9915, 12095
06:00 - 08:00 Daily 15420, 17640
15:00 - 16:00 Daily 15420
15:00 - 17:00 Daily 12095
16:00 - 20:00 Daily 7445
17:00 - 20:00 Daily 9410

Southern Africa

Time (GMT) Days Frequency (kHz)
05:00 - 06:00 Daily 3255, 5925
05:00 - 08:00 Daily 6190
06:00 - 07:00 Daily 12095*
06:00 - 08:00 Daily 15400
16:00 - 17:00 Daily 15400
16:00 - 20:00 Daily 3255, 6190

*West Africa programmes

South Asia

Time (GMT) Days Frequency (kHz)
00:00 - 01:00 Daily 5875
00:00 - 02:00 Daily 5970
01:00 - 02:00 Daily 9410
01:30 - 02:30 Daily 1413
12:00 - 14:00 Daily 9410, 12065
13:00 - 14:00 Daily 1413
14:30 - 15:00 Daily 1413
17:00 - 18:00 Daily 1413

*East Asia programmes

East Asia

Time (GMT) Days Frequency (kHz)
10:00 - 12:00 Daily 9900
12:00 - 13:00 Daily 15510
22:00 - 23:00 Daily 5960
22:00 - 00:00 Daily 3915, 5890, 6195

South East Asia

Time (GMT) Days Frequency (kHz)
10:00 - 12:00 Daily 6195, 9900, 12065
22:00 - 23:00 Daily 5960, 7300
22:00 - 00:00 Daily 3915, 5890, 6195
23:00 - 00:00 Daily 7445

Middle East & Gulf States

Time (GMT) Days Frequency (kHz)
01:30 - 02:30 Daily 1413
03:00 - 04:00 Daily 6195
03:00 - 05:00 Daily 7285
04:00 - 05:00 Daily 9410
05:00 - 06:0 Daily 1413
15:00 - 17:00 Daily 7405
17:00 - 19:00 Daily 6195
19:00 - 21:00 Daily 1413

*East Mediterranean only. The BBC World Service Arabic language service is available 24 hours a day on satellite, FM in some cities and online at the BBC Arabic website.

Afghanistan, Iran & Central Asia

Time (GMT) Days Frequency (kHz)
01:30 - 02:30 Daily 1413
03:00 - 04:00 Daily 6195
03:00 - 05:00 Daily 7285
04:00 - 05:00 Daily 9410
05:00 - 06:00 Daily 1413
15:00 - 17:00 Daily 7405
17:00 - 19:00 Daily 6195
19:00 - 21:00 Daily 1413

*South Asia programmes