Shortwave Radio

From satellite delivery to internet-based broadcasting, the face of radio is changing as it finds its place in the digital age. As one of radio’s most dependable and useful platforms, shortwave broadcasting continues to evolve in the digital landscape.

With its ability to reach both local and international audiences, shortwave radio has always been praised for its role in delivering news to the most remote communities. It can provide emergency information and relief during natural and human-made disasters. It also connects teachers with students in long distance education initiatives. Shortwave is sometimes the most reliable platform for education when other means of connectivity, or even electrical supply, is not sustainable.

Shortwave Broadcasting - Challenges and Opportunities

How is shortwave broadcasting evolving to meet the needs of radio audiences in the digital age? In an editorial for World Radio Day, Oldrich Cip explores how this time-tested technology continues to prove its worth among other platform. Read more...

Shortwave Broadcasting Around the World

Shortwave broadcasting by UNESCO World Radio Day

Worldwide Shortwave Broadcast Schedule

The High Frequency Co-ordination Conference (HFCC) online database of shortwave programming schedules. Find out what’s on the air in your community.

Worldwide Shortwave Broadcast Schedule

The High Frequency Co-ordination Conference

The High Frequency Co-ordination Conference (HFCC) is a non-governmental and non-profit association as well as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Geneva, Switzerland. It manages, and co-ordinates global databases of international shortwave broadcasting in keeping with International Radio Regulations of the ITU. The HFCC provides representation, tools and services to its members for the resolution or minimisation of instances of mutual interference among shortwave transmissions. Visit the HFCC website for more information.

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