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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
06:20 Holy Mass in Latin
(7)
          11620
E
       
07:00 News in Italian at 08.00 CET
(1,2,3,4,5,6)
          11620
E
       
07:05 Ukrainian liturgy
(7)
        9645
C
11815
C
       
07:10 Arabic programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6)
          11620
E
       
07:30 News in French at 08.30 CET
(1,2,3,4,5,6)
          11620
E
       
08:10 Liturgy of the Romanian
(7)
      7250
C
9645
C
         
09:30 Oriental Liturgy
(7)
              15595
C
17790
D
 
16:00 Armenian programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
    6185
D
7360
CD
           
16:20 Russian programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
    6185
BC
7360
CD
           
16:30 Arabic programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
      7230
E
9705
E
         
17:00 Byelorussian programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
    6185
B
             
17:00 News in French at 18.00 CET
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
      7230
E
           
17:15 Vatican & World news
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
      7230
E
           
17:40 Ukrainian programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
    6185
C
7360
C
           
19:40 Rosary in Latin
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
      7235
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)
    6115 7485 9720          
12:30 Russian programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
    6145 7420            
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)
    6135
W
7410
W
9580          
23:15 Vietnamese programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
      7420 9580          

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
(2,3,4,5,6)
      7305            
01:00 Portuguese for Brazil Programme 5.00 pm
(1,7)
      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            
12:30 News in Spanish to Latin America at 18.30 CET (mo-sa)
(7)
      7305            
12:30 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
09:30 Ge'ez Ethiopian-Eritrean liturgy
(7)
              15595
N
17790
NO
 
15:30 Ethiopian programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
          11935
N
13830
NO
     
16:00 Kiswahili programme
(6)
          11935 13830
O
     
16:00 Kiswahili programme
(1,2,3,4,5,7)
          11935 13830
O
     
16:15 Somaly programme
(6)
          11935 13830
NO
     
16:30 English for Africa programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
          11935 13830
P
     
17:00 French to Africa programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
        9705
OP
11935
OP
       
17:30 Eritrean programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
        9705
N
11935
NO
       
18:00 Portuguese programme for Africa
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
        9705
P
         
19:40 Rosary in Latin
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
    6010
PQ
7365
QR
           
20:00 English for Africa programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
    6010
PQ
7365
QR
           
20:10 English for Africa programme
(6)
    6010
PQ
7365
QR
           
20:30 French to Africa programme
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
    6010
PQ
7365
QR
           
20:40 French to Africa programme
(6)
    6010
PQ
7365
QR
           
21:00 Portuguese programme for Africa
(1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
      7365
QR
           
21:10 Portuguese programme for Africa
(6)
      7365
QR