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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 UTC BROADCAST 75m 49m 41m 31m 25m 22m 19m 16m 13m
04:40 04:50 Ukrainian News       9710 11815        
AB AB
04:50 05:00 Ukrainian programme       9710 11815        
AB AB
05:00 05:20 Russian programme       9710 11815        
AB AB
05:20 06:00 Holy Mass in Latin             15595    
-7 D
06:00 06:10 News in Italian              15595    
(1,2,3,4,5,6) D
06:05 07:00 Ukrainian liturgy       9710 11815        
-7 B B
06:10 06:30 Arabic programme             15595    
(1,2,3,4,5,6) D
06:30 06:45 News in English             15595    
-6 D
06:30 06:45 News in French              15595    
(1,2,3,4,5) D
07:10 08:20 Liturgy of the Romanian     7250 9710          
-7 B B
08:30 09:50 Oriental Liturgy             15595 17790  
-7 B C
15:30 16:00 Arabic programme             15595 17790  
D D
16:00 16:20 Armenian programme       9710 11815        
C BC
16:00 16:10 News in French             15595    
(1,2,3,4,5) D
16:00 16:10 French: Vox Mundi             15595    
6 D
16:00 16:15 Music             15595    
7 D
16:10 16:15 Music             15595    
(1,2,3,4,5,6) D
16:15 16:30 News in English             15595    
D
16:20 16:40 Russian programme       9710 11815        
AB BC
16:40 16:50 Ukrainian News       9710 11815        
B B
16:50 17:00 Ukrainian programme       9710 11815        
B B
17:00 17:20 Byelorussian programme       9710          
A
18:40 19:00 Rosary in Latin             15595    
-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 UTC BROADCAST 75m 49m 41m 31m 25m 22m 19m 16m 13m
11:30 12:00 Mass in English             15595 17790  
-5 F F
12:30 13:15 Holy Mass in Chinese     7490 9720 11750        
-6
12:30 12:50 Russian programme       9810 11805        
14:30 14:49 Hindi programme         11700   15490    
14:49 15:09 Tamil programme         11700   15490    
15:09 15:30 Malayalam programme         11700   15490    
22:00 22:30 Chinese Programme     7410 9695 11895        
E
23:15 00:00 Vietnamese programme       9580 11895        

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 UTC BROADCAST 75m 49m 41m 31m 25m 22m 19m 16m 13m
01:00 01:30 Portuguese for Brazil     7305            
01:30 01:45 Spanish programme     7305            
01:45 02:00 Spanish programme     7305            
11:30 11:45 Spanish programme     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 UTC BROADCAST 75m 49m 41m 31m 25m 22m 19m 16m 13m
08:30 09:50 Ge'ez Ethiopian-Eritrean liturgy             15595 17790  
-7 F
15:30 16:00 Ethiopian programme           13830 15565    
F GH
16:00 16:30 Kiswahili programme           13830 15565    
(1,2,3,4,5,7) H
16:00 16:15 Kiswahili programme           13830 15565    
-6 H
16:15 16:30 Somaly programme           13830 15565    
-6 G
16:30 17:00 English for Africa programme           13830 15565    
I
17:00 17:30 French to Africa programme           13830 15565    
HI HI
17:30 18:00 Eritrean programme           13830 15565    
F GH
18:00 18:30 Portuguese programme for Africa             15565    
I
18:40 19:00 Rosary in Latin         11870 13830      
-7 L M
20:00 20:30 English for Africa programme       9705 11870        
L M
20:30 21:00 French to Africa programme       9705 11870        
L M
21:00 21:30 Portuguese programme for Africa         11870        
M