Friday, December 28, 2012

IRRS announces new programs

Dear Listeners and Friends of IRRS-Shortwave,

It's the time of the year when we are usually summing up our activities, and  deciding whether and how to follow up in the next. At the end of the year we  will be having our annual board meeting, but I can anticipate that we will  continue broadcasting on shortwave, focusing even more to far away countries,  besides our usual targets in Europe, North Africa and Middle East.

Effective from December 22, 2012, IRRS has begun a weekly each Saturday at 20:45 CET (19:45 UTC) on 7290 kHz and 1368 kHz medium wave. The program is a 15 minute program in French and English specifically created for shortwave about issues related to Europe and interesting to our European audience. I will not reveal the name just now, just listen and send your reception report directly to the address that you hear on the air. They also QSL directly.

Lastly if you have not sent a reception report for our newly started medium wave broadcasts, we will sending out a special QSL card for reception reports received ONLY for broadcasts in the following time slots, as heard ONLY until Dec. 31, 2012:

- 20:00-21:00 UTC (21:00-22:00 CET) on 7290 kHz and 1368 kHz MW (CHALLENGER R. NORD ITALIA)

- 06:00-07:00 UTC (07:00-08:00 CET) on 1368 kHz MW (CHALLENGER R. NORD ITALIA)

Please do write us, tell us about our content, what you like and you do not like, besides technical quality, and send your email or letter to:

- email: - or:
- by snail mail to: IRRS, PO Box 10980, I-20110 Milano, Italy

All letters and comments are greatly appreciated, and help demonstrating to our broadcasters that Shortwave is still viable, and really help us to stay on the air.

During the New Year break, IRRS will be working on a new system to send QSL cards almost in real time. All those who sent a reception report recently will be notified by email on how to receive our new QSL card.

In the meantime, have a very Happy New Year 2013 from all of us here in Milano.


Ron Norton NEXUS-Int'l Broadcasting Association