Acceptable registrations in the queue through June 2 at 7:30a ET have now been activated. Enjoy! -M.W.

Terms of Use have been amended effective October 6, 2019. Make sure you are aware of the new rules! Please visit this thread for details: ... 16&t=48619

BBC World Service

Hey, some of us like to talk about happenings in other areas of the country, too. Here's the place to do it.
User avatar
Posts: 6066
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:27 pm

BBC World Service

Post by Turkeytop » Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:01 pm

BBC abandoned their North American shortwave audience about a dozen years ago. But sometimes it's still possible to receive their broadcasts they direct towards other parts of the world.

From a transmitter located in Madagascar, they broadcast to Western Africa for one hour every night on 9915 KHZ. But their signal crosses the Atlantic and provides fair reception in North America most nights.

Of course, if they ever found out someone over here was listening, they'd shut it down.


"Last night my Lord returned from the wars and pleasured me twice with his boots on."

The Duchess of Marlborough.

Posts: 170
Joined: Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:50 pm

Re: BBC World Service

Post by CurlyHoward » Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:12 pm

actually they shut down SW broadcasts to North america back in 2000, it was hugely controversial in the shortwave listener community and the first real sign that streaming was replacing shortwave rather than just supplementing it.

Post Reply Previous topicNext topic