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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 75m 49m 41m 31m 25m 22m 19m 16m 13m
05:00 Russian programme     7360 9710          
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7) AB AB
05:20 Ukrainian News     7360 9710          
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7) AB AB
05:30 Ukrainian programme     7360 9710          
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7) AB AB
06:20 Holy Mass in Latin             15595    
-7 E
07:00 News in Italian at 08.00 CET             15595    
(1,2,3,4,5,6) E
07:05 Ukrainian liturgy       9710 11815        
-7 B B
07:10 Arabic programme             15595    
(1,2,3,4,5,6) E
07:30 Vatican & World news             15595    
-6 E
07:30 News in French at 08.30 CET             15595    
(1,2,3,4,5) E
08:10 Liturgy of the Romanian     7250 9710          
-7 B B
09:30 Oriental Liturgy             15595 17790  
-7 B C
16:00 Armenian programme     7360 9705          
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7) BC C
16:20 Russian programme     7360 9705          
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7) BC C
16:30 Arabic programme       9835 11935        
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7) D D
17:00 News in French at 18.00 CET         11620        
(1,2,3,4,5) D
17:00 Byelorussian programme       9705          
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7) A
17:15 Vatican & World news         11620        
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7) D
17:40 Ukrainian News     7360 9705          
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7) B B
17:50 Ukrainian programme     7360 9705          
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7) B B
18:40 Rosary in Latin       9560          
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7) 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 75m 49m 41m 31m 25m 22m 19m 16m 13m
11:30 Mass in English             15595 17790  
-5 F F
12:30 Holy Mass in Chinese   5980 7485 9720          
-6
12:30 Russian programme     7420 9810          
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
14:30 Hindi programme       9595 11935        
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
14:49 Tamil programme       9595 11935        
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
15:09 Malayalam programme       9595 11935        
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
22:00 Chinese Programme     7410   11895        
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7) E
        7375            
23:15 Vietnamese programme       9580 11895        
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)

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 75m 49m 41m 31m 25m 22m 19m 16m 13m
01:00 Portuguese for Brazil Programme 5.00 pm     7305            
-1,7
01:00 Portuguese for Brazil Programme 5.00 pm     7305            
(2,3,4,5,6)
01:30 News in Spanish to Latin America at 18.30 CET (mo-sa)     7305            
(2,3,4,5,6,7)
01:30 Spanish programme at 15.00 CET (Sunday)     7305            
-1
01:45 News in Spanish to Latin America at 18.30 CET (mo-sa)     7305            
(2,3,4,5,6,7)
01:45 Spanish programme at 15.00 CET (Sunday)     7305            
-1
12:30 News in Spanish to Latin America at 18.30 CET (mo-sa)     7305            
-7
12:30 Spanish to Latin America at 13.30 CET (mo-sa)     7305            
(1,2,3,4,5,6)

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 75m 49m 41m 31m 25m 22m 19m 16m 13m
08:30 Ge'ez Ethiopian-Eritrean liturgy             15595 17790  
-7 F
15:30 Ethiopian programme           13830 15565    
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7) F GH
16:00 Kiswahili programme           13830 15565    
(1,2,3,4,5,7) H
16:00 Kiswahili programme           13830 15565    
-6 H
16:15 Somaly programme           13830 15565    
-6 G
16:30 English for Africa programme           13830 15565    
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7) H
17:00 French to Africa programme         11935 13830      
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7) HI HI
17:30 Eritrean programme         11935 13830      
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7) F GH
18:00 Portuguese programme for Africa           13830      
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7) I
18:40 Rosary in Latin     7365 9705          
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7) L M
20:00 English for Africa programme     7365 9705          
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7) L M
20:30 French to Africa programme     7365 9705          
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7) L M
21:00 Portuguese programme for Africa       9705          
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7) M