Last updated: 12 march, 2009 - 16:36 GMT

Listening in Iran, Afghanistan and Central Asia

Local stations

BBC World Service in English can be heard in Kabul, Afghanistan 101.6 FM and in Mazar-e Sharif on 89 FM.

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BBC World Service (European schedule) is available 24 hours a day, free-to-air from digital Eutelsat Hot Bird 8 at 13° East, transponder 50, vertical polarisation, 11727 MHz.

The Worldspace satellite that carried BBC World Service's English language service in Iran ceased operating on 31 January 2010.

BBC World Service will continue to be available online at click

Short-wave radio

Frequencies cover Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. In central and eastern Afghanistan, try frequencies for South Asia as well.

click Information about short-wave frequencies

Medium wave frequency for Iran and western Afghanistan: 1413 kHz at the following times GMT: 0200-0230; 0300-0400; 1800-1830; 1900-2100.

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