BBC World Service shortwave transmissions* to Europe ceased on 18th February 2008.
This change was made in line with listener trends in radio. Increasing numbers of people around the world are choosing to listen to radio on a range of other platforms including FM, satellite and online, with fewer listening on shortwave.
This is particularly the case in Europe, where the majority of shortwave transmissions ended in March 2007.
Please note these changes have also affected English short wave transmissions to North Africa.
For information about other ways to listen, please follow the links below:
* Digital shortwave radio (DRM - Digital Radio Mondiale) for north-east continental Europe will not be affected
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