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MW and SW stations in Afghanistan

 kHz  radio station, location   kW remarks: broadcast times in UTC, languages, sources
594 R Faryab, Maimana 0.5 1230-1430 Dari/Pashtu/Uzbek (Internews 10/2002)
on air (RTA 2/2004)
621 R Paktia, Gardez 7 0230-0430, 1330-1430 Dari/Pashtu 40/60 (Internews 10/2002)
828 R Afghanistan, Herat 10 faulty TX, on air with only 0.1 kW (RTA 2/2004)
864 R Peace, Kandahar  

0030-1830 Dari/Pashtu (CRW 11/2002)

882 R Kandahar, Kandahar 10 0130-0330, 1230-1530 Dari/Pashtu 20/80 (Internews 10/2002)
909 R Afghanistan, Kabul   0030-0340 Saturday-Thursday, 0230-0800 Friday, 1230-1815 daily (BBC Monitoring 8/2002)
on air (RTA 2/2004)
1017 R Afghanistan, Ghazni 10 on air (RTA 2/2004)
1044 R Farah, Farah 25 0300-0430 Dari/Pashtu 50/50 (Internews 10/2002)
1107 R Afghanistan, Kabul 400  
1278 R Afghanistan, Kabul 50 0030-0340 Saturday-Thursday, 0230-0800 Friday, 1230-1815 daily (BBC Monitoring 8/2002)
on air (RTA 2/2004)
1296 Voice of America / R Free Afghanistan, Kabul 400  
1386 R Paktin Voice, Gomal 5 heard in Finland in Sept. 2009
1440 R Nangarhar, Jalalabad 10 0230-0430, 1230-1430 Dari/Pashtu 20/80 (Internews 10/2002)
1500 R Badghis, Qalay-e-Naw 6  
1500 R Bamiyan, Bamiyan 0.4 1330-1500 Dari (Internews 10/2002)
1512 R Afghanistan, Herat 10 0200-0400 daily
faulty TX, on air with only 0.1 kW (RTA 2/2004)
1518 R Nimroz, Zaranj 2 irr 1230-1430 (Fri -1930) Dari/Pashtu/Balochi (Internews 10/2002)
1550 R Afghanistan, Herat 10  
1575 R Kunar, Azadabad 10  
1584 Balkh R, Mazar-e-Sharif 2 0130-0330, 1330-1530/1549 (logged in Finland by Ritola et al. 2002, when still 10 kW)
1602 R Khost, Khost 50 0630-0930, 1230-1530 Dari/Pashtu 20/80 (Internews 10/2002)
1680 R Helmand, Lashkar Ga 0.1 0530-0630, 1230-1515 Dari/Pashtu 20/80 (Internews 10/2002)
9365 R Peace, Bagram 1 0030-1530 (ex-8700, ex-7000 kHz)
       
Also on MW: R Sada-l-Solh in Jabal Saraj (10 kW, inactive 10/2002), R Kunduz in Kunduz (5 kW, inactive 10/2002) and several RTV Afghanistan regional transmitters, but their frequencies remain unknown. Radio Afghanistan plans to open a 100-kilowatt on shortwave.
       
Main sources: compiled by Mika Mäkeläinen from material collected by Internews and partly published in The Potential for Community Radio in Afghanistan, via co-author Bruce Girard, thanks to a tip from Bernd Trutenau. Further information from "Position Plan: Strategy for Radio-Television Afghanistan and Bakhtar Information Agency" (Ministry of Information and Culture. Kabul. February, 2004), via Mark Nicholls, Editor New Zealand DX Times magazine.

Please email your updates and corrections to Mauno Ritola

last update on October 14, 2009

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Station identifications from Afghanistan


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