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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).

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
06:00 News in Italian at 08.00 CET
(1,2,3,4,5,6)
          11930
E
       
06:05 Ukrainian liturgy
(7)
        9645
C
11930
C
       
06:10 Arabic programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6)
          11930
E
       
06:30 News in French at 08.30 CET
(1,2,3,4,5,6)
          11930
E
       
07:10 Liturgy of the Romanian
(7)
      7250
C
9645
C
         
08:30 Oriental Liturgy
(7)
              15595
C
17790
D
 
15:30 Arabic programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
          11950
E
  15595
E
   
16:00 Armenian programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
        9705
D
11815
CD
       
16:00 News in French at 18.00 CET
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
          11950
E
       
16:15 Vatican & World news
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
          11950
E
       
16:20 Russian programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
        9705
BC
11815
CD
       
16:40 Ukrainian programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
        9705
C
11815
C
       
17:00 Byelorussian programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
        9705
B
         
18:40 Rosary in Latin
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
        9850
E
         

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
N
17790
N
 
12:30 Holy Mass in Chinese
(6)
    6085 7485 9585          
12:30 Russian programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
        9610 11875        
14:30 Hindi programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
    5920 7320            
14:49 Tamil programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
    5920 7320            
15:09 Malayalam programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
    5920 7320            
22:00 Chinese Programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
    5985
W
7410
W
9735          
23:15 Vietnamese programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
        9735 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 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 75m 49m 41m 31m 25m 22m 19m 16m 13m
08:30 Ge'ez Ethiopian-Eritrean liturgy
(7)
            15595
N
17790  
15:30 Ethiopian programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
          13830
N
15565
NO
   
16:00 Kiswahili programme
(1,2,3,4,5,7)
    7360       15565
O
   
16:00 Kiswahili programme
(6)
    7360       15565
O
   
16:15 Somaly programme
(6)
    7360       15565
NO
   
16:30 English for Africa programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
    7360       15565
P
   
17:00 French to Africa programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
          13830
OP
15565
OP
   
17:30 Eritrean programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
          13830
N
15565
NO
   
18:00 Portuguese programme for Africa
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
          13835
P
     
18:40 Rosary in Latin
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
      9705
PQ
  13835
QR
     
20:00 English for Africa programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
    7360
PQ
9705
QR
         
20:10 English for Africa programme
(6)
    7360
PQ
9705
QR
         
20:30 French to Africa programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
    7360
PQ
9705
QR
         
20:40 French to Africa programme
(6)
    7360
PQ
9705
QR
         
21:00 Portuguese programme for Africa
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
    7360
QR
           
21:10 Portuguese programme for Africa
(6)
    7360
QR