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Global Short Wave Frequencies

Short wave frequencies for all regions available from 31 October 2021 - 26 March 2022

West & Central Africa

Time (GMT) Days Frequency (kHz)
05:00 - 06:00 Daily 6005 & 6195
05:00 - 07:00 Daily 7285
06:00 - 07:00 Daily 7445 & 13865
06:00 - 08:00 Daily 9410
07:00 - 08:00 Daily 9745, 12095 & 17830
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 12095
21:00 - 22:00 Monday - Friday 11810 & 12095

East Africa

Time (GMT) Days Frequency (kHz)
04:00 - 05:00 Daily 9915
05:00 - 08:00 Daily 15420
15:00 - 16:00 Daily 9410
16:00 - 20:00 Daily 7445
18:00 - 20:00 Daily 9410

Southern Africa

Time (GMT) Days Frequency (kHz)
05:00 - 06:00 Daily 13865
06:00 - 07:00 Daily 12095
06:00 - 08:00 Daily 17640
07:00 - 08:00 Daily 15400
16:00 - 17:00 Daily 17640 & 21630
17:00 - 20:00 Daily 7265
19:00 - 20:00 Daily 6195

*West Africa programmes

South Asia

Time (GMT) Days Frequency (kHz)
00:00 - 01:00 Daily 5875
00:00 - 02:00 Daily 5980
01:00 - 02:00 Daily 12095
01:00 - 02:30 Daily 1413
12:00 - 13:00 Daily 15310
12:00 - 14:00 Daily 12065
13:00 - 14:00 Daily 11805
13:00 - 14:00 Daily 1413

*East Asia programmes

East Asia

Time (GMT) Days Frequency (kHz)
10:00 - 12:00 Daily 9580
12:00 - 13:00 Daily 11850
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, 9580 & 11945
22:00 - 23:00 Daily 6150 & 7300
22:00 - 00:00 Daily 3915, 5890 & 6195
23:00 - 00:00 Daily 11825

Middle East & Gulf States

Time (GMT) Days Frequency (kHz)
01:00 - 02:30 Daily 1413
03:00 - 04:00 Daily 6195 & 7285
04:00 - 05:00 Daily 9510 & 12095
05:00 - 06:00 Daily 1413
15:00 - 19:00 Daily 7485
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)
01:00 - 02:30 Daily 1413
03:00 - 04:00 Daily 6195 & 7285
04:00 - 05:00 Daily 9510 & 12095
05:00 - 06:00 Daily 1413
15:00 - 19:00 Daily 7485
17:00 - 19:00 Daily 6195
19:00 - 21:00 Daily 1413

*South Asia programmes