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Global Short Wave Frequencies

Short wave frequencies for all regions available from 31 March 2019 - 26 October 2019

West & Central Africa

Time (GMT) Days Frequency (kHz)
05:00 - 06:00 Daily 9915
05:00 - 07:00 Daily 6005
05:00 - 08:00 Daily 7345
06:00 - 07:00 Daily 12015, 13660
07:00 - 08:00 Daily 9410, 9915, 15260
16:00 - 18:00 Daily 17830
17:00 - 18:00 Daily 17780
17:00 - 20:00 Daily 15400
18:00 - 20:00 Daily 13660
18:00 - 21:00 Daily 11810
20:00 - 21:00 Daily 9410, 12095
21:00 - 22:00 Monday - Friday 7310, 11810, 12095

East Africa

Time (GMT) Days Frequency (kHz)
04:00 - 05:00 Daily 9915
05:00 - 08:00 Daily 13580
06:00 - 08:00 Daily 15420
15:00 - 20:00 Daily 7445
18:00 - 19:00 Daily 9410
19:00 - 20:00 Daily 6195

Southern Africa

Time (GMT) Days Frequency (kHz)
05:00 - 07:00 Daily 9410
06:00 - 08:00 Daily 15400
16:00 - 17:00 Daily 15400, 17640
17:00 - 20:00 Daily 7265
19:00 - 20:00 Daily 9410

*West Africa programmes

South Asia

Time (GMT) Days Frequency (kHz)
00:00 - 01:00 Daily 7300
00:00 - 02:00 Daily 5970
01:00 - 02:00 Daily 12095
01:30 - 02:30 Daily 1413
12:00 - 13:00 Daily 15310
12:00 - 14:00 Daily 12065
13:00 - 14:00 Daily 1413, 11890
14:30 - 15:00 Daily 1413
16:00 - 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 15145
22:00 - 23:00 Daily 7205
22:00 - 00:00 Daily 3915, 5890

South East Asia

Time (GMT) Days Frequency (kHz)
10:00 - 12:00 Daily 6195, 9900, 11945
22:00 - 23:00 Daily 5955, 6115
22:00 - 00:00 Daily 3915, 5890, 6195
23:00 - 00:00 Daily 11825

Middle East & Gulf States

Time (GMT) Days Frequency (kHz)
01:30 - 02:30 Daily 1413
03:00 - 04:00 Daily 9440
03:00 - 05:00 Daily 12095
04:00 - 05:00 Daily 1413, 13580
15:00 - 17:00 Daily 5950
17:00 - 19:00 Daily 6195, 7485
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 9440
03:00 - 05:00 Daily 12095
04:00 - 05:00 Daily 13580
15:00 - 17:00 Daily 5950
17:00 - 19:00 Daily 6195, 7485
19:00 - 21:00 Daily 1413

*South Asia programmes