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VATICAN RADIO ON AIR

Vatican Radio broadcasts in 39 languages in and around Rome and the Lazio Region. Its programming serves pilgrims and visitors to Rome from all over the world, providing them with news and information in their own languages.

 

SW FREQUENCIES - (UTC Time)

Short Wave broadcasts go out to the whole world and are subject to local time changes based on UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). In Italy that means UTC+2 (during Daylight Saving Time) and UTC+1 (during Standard Time).

 

Downloadable Global Short Wave Frequencies Chart

 

Europe and the Mediterranean

W=Weekdays - H=Holydays - 1=Mon - 2=Tue - 3=Wed - 4=Thu - 5=Fri - 6=Sat - 7=Sun

Capital letters following frequencies indicate the radiation direction of antennas from Santa Maria di Galeria

UTC BROADCAST MW 75m 49m 41m 31m 25m 22m 19m 16m 13m
04:40 Ukrainian News
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
      7260
AB
9705
AB
         
04:50 Ukrainian programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
      7260
AB
9705
AB
         
05:00 Russian programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
      7260
AB
9705
AB
         
05:20 Holy Mass in Latin
(7)
          11620
E
       
06:00 News in Italian at 08.00 CET
(1,2,3,4,5,6)
          11620
D
       
06:05 Ukrainian liturgy
(7)
        9645
B
11815
B
       
06:10 Arabic programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6)
          11620
D
       
06:30 Vatican & World news
(6)
          11620
D
       
06:30 News in French at 08.30 CET
(1,2,3,4,5)
          11620
D
       
07:10 Liturgy of the Romanian
(7)
      7250
B
9645
B
         
08:30 Oriental Liturgy
(7)
              15595
B
17790
C
 
15:30 Arabic programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
          11620
D
  15595
D
   
16:00 Armenian programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
        9705
C
11815
BC
       
16:00 News in French at 18.00 CET
(1,2,3,4,5)
          11620
D
       
16:15 Vatican & World news
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
          11620
D
       
16:20 Russian programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
        9705
AB
11815
BC
       
16:25 News in French at 18.00 CET
(1,2,3,4,5)
          11620
E
       
16:40 Ukrainian News
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
        9705
B
11815
B
       
16:50 Ukrainian programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
        9705
B
11815
B
       
17:00 Byelorussian programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
        9705
A
         
18:40 Rosary in Latin
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
          11620
D
       

Asia and Oceania

W=Weekdays - H=Holydays - 1=Mon - 2=Tue - 3=Wed - 4=Thu - 5=Fri - 6=Sat - 7=Sun

Capital letters following frequencies indicate the radiation direction of antennas from Santa Maria di Galeria

UTC BROADCAST MW 75m 49m 41m 31m 25m 22m 19m 16m 13m
11:30 Mass in English
(5)
              15595
F
17790
F
 
12:30 Holy Mass in Chinese
(6)
    6085 7490 9720          
12:30 Russian programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
        9810 11805        
14:30 Hindi programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
      7320 9595          
14:49 Tamil programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
      7320 9595          
15:09 Malayalam programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
      7320 9595          
22:00 Chinese Programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
    6115 7410
E
9735          
23:15 Vietnamese programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
        9580 11900        

America

W=Weekdays - H=Holydays - 1=Mon - 2=Tue - 3=Wed - 4=Thu - 5=Fri - 6=Sat - 7=Sun

Capital letters following frequencies indicate the radiation direction of antennas from Santa Maria di Galeria

UTC BROADCAST MW 75m 49m 41m 31m 25m 22m 19m 16m 13m
01:00 Portuguese for Brazil Programme 5.00 pm
(1,7)
      7305            
01:00 Portuguese for Brazil Programme 5.00 pm
(2,3,4,5,6)
      7305            
01:30 News in Spanish to Latin America at 18.30 CET (mo-sa)
(2,3,4,5,6,7)
      7305            
01:30 Spanish programme at 15.00 CET (Sunday)
(1)
      7305            
01:45 News in Spanish to Latin America at 18.30 CET (mo-sa)
(2,3,4,5,6,7)
      7305            
01:45 Spanish programme at 15.00 CET (Sunday)
(1)
      7305            
11:30 News in Spanish to Latin America at 18.30 CET (mo-sa)
(7)
      7305            
11:30 Spanish to Latin America at 13.30 CET (mo-sa)
(1,2,3,4,5,6)
      7305            

Africa

W=Weekdays - H=Holydays - 1=Mon - 2=Tue - 3=Wed - 4=Thu - 5=Fri - 6=Sat - 7=Sun

Capital letters following frequencies indicate the radiation direction of antennas from Santa Maria di Galeria

UTC BROADCAST MW 75m 49m 41m 31m 25m 22m 19m 16m 13m
08:30 Ge'ez Ethiopian-Eritrean liturgy
(7)
              15595
F
17790  
15:30 Ethiopian programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
            13830
F
15565
GH
   
16:00 Kiswahili programme
(1,2,3,4,5,7)
      7360       15565
H
   
16:00 Kiswahili programme
(6)
      7360       15565
H
   
16:15 Somaly programme
(6)
      7360       15565
G
   
16:30 English for Africa programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
      7360       15565
I
   
17:00 French to Africa programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
            13830
HI
15565
HI
   
17:30 Eritrean programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
            13830
F
15565
GH
   
18:00 Portuguese programme for Africa
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
            13830
I
     
18:40 Rosary in Latin
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
        9705
L
  13830
M
     
20:00 English for Africa programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
      7360
L
9705
M
         
20:10 English for Africa programme
(6)
      7360
L
9705
M
         
20:30 French to Africa programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
      7360
L
9705
M
         
20:40 French to Africa programme
(6)
      7360
L
9705
M
         
21:00 Portuguese programme for Africa
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
      7360
M
           
21:10 Portuguese programme for Africa
(6)
      7360
M