Our new weekly shows on Shortwave or the Internet:
Sunday 9PM EST (New York Time) [Monday 0100 Greenwich Mean Time] Thursday 9:30PM EDT [Friday 0130 GMT] 9955 kHz in the 31 meter shortwave band

BRI RADIO BROADCAST

Our new weekly shows on Shortwave or the Internet:

Sunday 9PM EST (New York Time) [Monday 0100 Greenwich Mean Time]
Thursday 9:30PM EDT [Friday 0130 GMT]
9955 kHz in the 31 meter shortwave band

The role of shortwave radio in the Blues is well established: Blues legend Taj Mahal tells biographers that he learned about the rich world Blues tradition by listening to his parentsʼ shortwave radio as a child. Shortwave radio does not recognize economic or political barriers. Two thirds of the world’s population lives beyond the internet. Many live in poverty, in war zones, or in countries which restrict media access. The internet can be blocked. Our shortwave signal cannot.

How does our live Blues shortwave radio broadcast travel so far? Unlike FM radio signals, which are entirely local, and domestic AM signals, which are at best heard by a regional audience, shortwave signals have a unique advantage: they reflect back to earth from the ionosphere, skipping extraordinary distances of thousands of miles. The frequency used to broadcast BRI is positioned in a prime portion of the radio spectrum to maximize the worldwide audience for these long distance broadcasts. Learn more about how the unique phenomenon of shortwave propagation brings Blues Radio International to our worldwide audience.