Silent MW Radio Countries

Nations inactive on the AM broadcast band
Compiled by Bruce Conti

   Updated 22 September 2017, with thanks to Wolfgang Bueschel (mwoffsets yg), Mark Connelly (CapeDX yg, NRC fb), Bernard Enfelder (MW Masts), Joe Fela, Dan Goldfarb (MW Masts), Karel Honzík (mwdx yg), Neil Kazaross (CapeDX yg), Henrik Klemetz (MW Masts), Andrea Lawendel (mwdx yg), Kai Ludwig (mwdx yg), Bjarne Mjelde (arcticdx), Mauno Ritola (MW Masts), and Paul B. Walker Jr (mwdx yg).

 Africa

540  MALI  Radiodiffusion Television du Mali, Bamako (100 kW) - Closed; reported inactive January 2008.
549  GABON (FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA)  Radiodiffusion-Télévision Gabonaise/R.Gabon, Oyem (20 kW) - The sole remaining MW outlet, also 87.7 and 96.54 FM in Libreville along with other FM locations. The nation's first broadcast radio station R.Gabon began on 1439 kHz (1 kW), September 28, 1959, as this autonomous state of French Equatorial Africa sought independence from France. Other radio stations FM only.
558  LIBERIA  ELRV, Liberian Rural Communications Network (LRCN), Voinjama (10 kW) - Operated briefly circa 1987-1989, along with 558 ELRG Gbarnga (10 kW) and 1260 ELRZ Zwedru (10 kW). Under control of National Patriotic Front before closure due to 1990 civil war.
585  TANZANIA (ZANZIBAR)  R.Tanzania Zanzibar, Marhubi (50 kW) - Closed. Also see 657 kHz.
585  ZIMBABWE (SOUTH RHODESIA)  Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation/Radio 4, Harare (2 kW) - Also 684, 891, and 1341 kHz; moved to FM. All medium and short wave closed in 1991. Shortwave resumed in 1994, while local service remained FM-only.
594  NAMIBIA (SOUTH WEST AFRICA)  R.Owambo, Tsumeb (100 kW) - Closed, reported not in use December 2002.
603  TANZANIA  TBC, Dodoma (100/10 kW) - May still be active, although other frequencies are reported closed. See 657 kHz.
630  LIBERIA  ELBC Monrovia (10 kW) - Closed. Ceased broadcasting under the Liberian Broadcasting System in 1990 (if not earlier) due to civil war. ELBC now 99.9 FM in Monrovia.
630  MADAGASCAR  R.Madagasikara, Fenoarivo (75 kW) - The last known MW station, along with SW 5010, 6135, and 7245 kHz, all reported irregular/inactive in 2013. Listed in EMWG, July 2015, 150 kW, but with limited broadcast schedule (1500-1900 Mon-Fri, 1500-2100 Sat/Sun). Also 99.2 FM and on 102.4 Kristy FM.
648  GAMBIA  R.Gambia, Bonto (50 kW) - Closed; last reported during Sheigra DXpedition, October 2011. Inactive April 2013 per mwlist. Moved to FM.
657  TANZANIA (TANGANYIKA)  R.Tanzania, Dar es Salaam (100 kW) - Also 621 Mbeya (50/10 kW), 720 Mwanza (50 kW), and 1215 Arusha (50 kW). Closed.
666  REUNION  1ère, St. Pierre (20 kW) - Closed along with St. André, coinciding with the confirmed shutdown of New Caledonia in June 2017. The 1ère network closed all MW operations wordwide, moving entirely to FM.
711  LIBERIA  ELWA Monrovia (10 kW) - Closed 1990 due to civil war; resumed broadcasting on 94.5 FM. Also see 630 kHz.
711  WESTERN SAHARA  RTM Laâyoune (300 kW) - Had apparently closed, circa September 2015. RTM outlets in Morocco at 936 and 1044 kHz also closed. However, 711 was received during the November 2016 Prince Edward Island DXpedition.
729  ZAMBIA (NORTH RHODESIA)  ZNBC Radio 1, Livingstone (10 kW) - Closed. See 927 kHz.
747  BURKINA FASO (UPPER VOLTA)  R.Burkina, Ouagadougou (100 kW) - Also standby 1341 kHz (1 kW); both closed, moved to FM. A new 100 kW transmitter signed on 747 kHz May 2006, listed inactive in 2009 WRTH, not listed in 2010 WRTH.
747  GAMBIA  GRTS Basse (10 kW) - Inactive; reportedly subject to frequent breakdowns in 2005, silent in 2006. Reported reactivated; received by Cape Verde DX'ers, June 2015. No MW listed in 2016 WRTH.
747  NAMIBIA (SOUTH WEST AFRICA)  R.Herero/Tswana, Gobabis (100 kW) - Closed.
765  SENEGAL  Radiodiffusion Télévision Sénégalaise, Dakar (300 kW) - Closed; irregular or inactive 2002. Others moved to FM. 2005 and 2006 WRTH only listed Matam (1 kW) at 965 kHz [sic]; listing dropped in 2007 WRTH.
840  CHAD  Radiodiffusion Nationale, N'Djamena (20 kW) - Irregular/inactive. Also 94.5 FM.
863  REPUBLIQUE DU CONGO  Radiodiffusion Television Congolaise, Ft. Rousset (10 kW) - Closed.
907.8  GAMBIA  R.Syd, Banjul (2.5 kW) - Signed on May 1970. Previously operated as an offshore European FM pirate until 1966. Gambia site closed September 2002 due to collapse of antenna.
927  ZAMBIA (NORTH RHODESIA)  ZNBC Radio 2, Livingstone (10 kW) - Closed; ZNBC moved all services to FM including 103.7 Radio 1, 97.1 Radio 2, and 89.3 Radio 4 in Livingstone. Radio 3 was R.Zambia International no longer in service.
945  ANGOLA  Rádio N'gola Yetu, Mulenvos (25 kW) - Received during the November 2014 and 2016 Prince Edward Island DX'peditions, while once widely received 1088 kHz was not logged. 2015 WRTH indicates most listed AM transmitters are inactive, now on FM. RNA directory only lists 945 N'gola Yetu and 1134 Canal 5 active as of July 2015. 1134 kHz "not heard" during Namibia DXpedition, October 2013 [Hans-Friedrich Dumrese, wwdxc]. Also see 1290 kHz.
963  SOMALIA  R.Mogadishu, Mogadishu (150 kW) - Closed. R.Hargeisa Somaliland on 693 kHz status unknown.
999  MALTA  R.Malta, Bizbizja (5 kW) - Government of Malta lists Radio Malta on 93.7 FM and 999 MW as of August 2015. "Received in Western Sicily, approx 300 km away, where Radju Malta is a daytimer, and with favorable tropo conditions, one is able to check for the parallel FM frequency on 93.7 too." [Andrea Lawendel, Sep 2015]
1008  BURKINA FASO (UPPER VOLTA)  R.Bobo, Bobo-Dioulasso (10 kW) - Listed in EMWG, July 2014. Only 92.0 FM listed in 2014 WRTH. Not listed in EMWG, July 2015.
1034  GUINEA-BISSAU  Radiodifusão Nacional, Bissau (5 kW) - Closed; moved to FM. Previously 1071 kHz (100 kW).
1089  COMOROS  R.Comores, Haboho (40 kW) - Closed; moved to FM.
1110  ASCENSION ISLAND  WXLR (50 w) - The island's first broadcast radio station, operated September 1944 to June 1946 by U.S. Armed Forces during World War II.
1116  BURUNDI  La Voix de la Revolution, Gitega (100 kW) - First signed on 1981. Closed; RTNB FM-only since 1990 or earlier.
1125  NIGER  ORTN/La Voix du Sahel, Niamey (20 kW) - Listed inactive, 2015 WRTH; moved to 91.3 FM.
1152  CAMEROON  CRTV Bamenda (300/1 kW) - Also 1106 Douala (5 kW); closed.
1160  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (ZAIRE)  RTNC Matadi (50 kW) - Also 1268 Mbandaka (2 kW), and 1448 Kinshasa (2 kW); all reported inactive 2002. Closed; moved to FM, 100.0 in Kinshasa.
1206  SIERRA LEONE  SLBS Goderich (50/10 kW) - Closed; moved to 100.0 FM (Leicester Peak).
1286  CAMEROON  Yaoundé (1 kW) - Also 1448 Bafoussam (20 kW); closed.
1290  ANGOLA  R.Soyo, Soyo (1 kW) - Listed in 2015 WRTH as "reported, not confirmed." Agência Angola Press reported a new 1290 MW transmitter July 2012. The signal was logged September 2012, off-frequency at 1289.805 kHz [Klemetz]. EMWG July 2015 lists EP do Zaire at 1298 kHz. August 2015: RNA website does not list 1290 kHz, nor 1298 kHz, only FM in Soyo (Zaire). See 945 kHz.
1323  TANZANIA  Radio One, Moshi (10 kW) - Also 1440 kHz and several FM frequencies; MW active per www.radio1.co.tz.
1368  SEYCHELLES  ZCQ3 Radio SBC, Victoria (10 kW) - Sole MW radio station.
1377  TANZANIA  R.Free Africa, Mwanza (50 kW) - Reported irregular/inactive in 2013. Received by Bill Whitacre during Maine DXpedition, November 2014.
1386  GUINEA  R.Rurale, Labé (50 kW) - Off-frequency at 1385.92 typ.; closed in 2005. Reportedly reactivated briefly in 2007. Guinea Media and Telecommunications Landscape Guide report published April 2011 by "Info as Aid" lists R.Rurale de Guinée as a network of 23 low-power FM stations operated by RTG, no AM. 1386 kHz listed inactive in 2014 WRTH.
1394  TOGO  Radiodiffusion-Television Togolaise, Lomé (20/1 kW) - Closed; moved to FM.
1400  BURUNDI  9UB93 R.Cordac, Bujumbura (250 w) - Missionary broadcasts. Closed in 1977.
1440  CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC  R.Centrafrique, Bangui (50 kW) - Inactive, planned return in 2015. Situation of radio stations as of 23 Mar 2014 map (pdf) indicates FM only. Radio Centrafrique: Institutional and Technical Assessment (pdf), May 2014, by Internews Network, reports that the MW and SW transmitters were stolen by Seleka militia in March 2013.
1458  MAYOTTE  Mayotte Première, Pamanzi (5 kW) - Power reduced from 100 kW; the sole AM radio station.
1476  REPUBLIQUE DU CONGO  Radiodiffusion Television Congolaise, Brazzaville (20 kW) - Reported inactive 2004. Closed.
1485  ASCENSION ISLAND  ZD8RA R.Ascension, Georgetown (500 w) - BBC relay; closed. Local relay of BBC World Service moved to 93.2 FM in 2009.
1494  IVORY COAST  R.Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan (20 kW) - Also 1240 (1 kW); closed. Formerly R.Abidjan (1 kW) on 1495 kHz and shortwave.
1520  REPUBLIQUE DU CONGO  La Voix de la Revolution Congolaise, Point Noire (250 w) - Also listed 1484 Brazzaville (4 kW) circa 1967. Closed.
1530  MADEIRA  Posto Emissor de Radiodifusão (PEF) do Funchal, Funchal (2 kW) - Reported on a limited broadcast schedule with 10 kW transmitter operating at reduced power, although 24h per EMWG July 2015, possibly open carrier during off hours. 1017 PEF Santana (1 kW) closed July 2010. RDP Antena 1 stations at 1125 and 1332 kHz were closed in 2011, the 531 kHz antenna was destroyed by a storm January 2009, and the 603 kHz antenna collapsed November 2010. RDP Madeira moved all broadcasting to FM.
1548  ST. HELENA  R.St.Helena, Jamestown (1 kW) - Closed after final special DX broadcast on December 25, 2012.
1566  BENIN  TWR Parakou (100 kW) - The only remaining MW station, signed on February 1, 2008. All ORTB radio stations moved to FM.
1586  CABINDA  Emissor Regional de Cabinda (5 kW) - Closed. Now 91.3 FM.
1602  ASCENSION ISLAND  ZD8VR Volcano Radio, Georgetown (1 kW) - Moved to 1638 kHz in 2009 before becoming inactive. Also 98.7 FM.


 Americas

530  FALKLAND ISLANDS/ISLAS MALVINAS  Falkland Islands Radio Service, Port Stanley (15 kW) - The Falkland Islands government has advised that following storm damage earlier in the year, the medium wave radio service transmitted from Mount William has been repaired and is now back on air at 530 kHz, broadcasting Falkland Islands Radio Service (FIRS) and BBC World Service when FIRS is not on air [J.Brock, Falkland Islands News Network (20Oct2014)].
530  GALAPAGOS ISLANDS  La Voz de Galápagos, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (5 kW) - Established July 20, 1969; reported inactive on AM, moved to 97.1 FM. An affiliated radio station was established in 1974 on 1410 kHz, HCVG8 R.Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora (5 kW); reported inactive 1979, moved to 88.7 FM. Other radio stations are FM only.
540  GRENADA  Klassic AM, St. George's (10 kW) - "Grenada has left medium wave. In April 2014 transmission on 540 kHz was terminated and ‘Klassic AM’ was renamed ‘K105’ – broadcasting on FM 105.5 and 105.9 only." [Stig Hartvig Nielsen, World Radio TV Handbook FB group (21Nov2014)] What about Harbour Light on 1400 kHz?
550  FALKLAND ISLANDS/ISLAS MALVINAS  British Forces Broadcasting Service, Bush Rincon (4 kW) - Reported silent, November 2014 by Walt Salmaniw [Goldfarb, MW Masts]. British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) has advised that the BFBS Radio 2 channel preciously transmitted on 550 kHz from the BFBS Bush Rincon site will no longer be available as the equipment is beyond economic repair [J.Brock, Falkland Islands News Network (20Oct2014)]. Now FM-only, on multiple frequencies.
555  ST. KITTS & NEVIS ZIZ Basseterre (5 kW) - The last of the 'split frequency' radio stations, Radio ZIZ ceased broadcasting on 555 kHz in 2013. 555 was taken off the air in 2012, for "urgent maintenance" per Vere Galloway at ZIZ. After a brief return to the airwaves, 555 was again inactive in 2013. "The tower is corroded, we have to take it down," said Vere Galloway, May 2013, "Should be back up later in the year." 555 never returned. "It has been 'eliminated' as stated by the station itself," reported Stig Hartvig Nielsen in the World Radio TV Handbook FB group, "ZIZ is on FM only now."
580  EASTER ISLAND  R.Manukena, Mataveri (1 kW) - Closed; power was reduced to 400 watts, then 250 watts before final closure in 2006.
590  DOMINICA  DBS Hillsborough (10 kW) - Moved from 595 kHz in 2000; reportedly Sunday-only operation for paid broadcast of church services in 2005. Noted inactive in 2007.
600  SURINAME (DUTCH GUIANA)  R.Paramaribo, Paramaribo (10 kW) - Closed; moved to FM. 600 kHz last reported in 2000, only FM confirmed active in 2002. FM stations: 89.7 Paramaribo, 92.1 Moengo, 103.5 Nieuw Nickerie.
610  TRINIDAD & TOBAGO  National Broadcasting Network (NBN) Port of Spain - Formerly the National Broadcasting Service (NBS); closed in 2007 when the network ceased all radio and television broadcast operations. The boarded-up NBN/Radio 610 building was scheduled to be demolished in 2012 according to a Trinidad & Tobago Guardian newspaper report. Also see 730 kHz.
640  GUADELOUPE  Guadeloupe 1ère, Pointe-à-Pitre (40 kW) - Formerly RFO/R.Guadeloupe, the sole remaining MW radio station. Reported shutdown by the 1ère network in June 2017 coinciding with the confirmed shutdown of 666 New Caledonia. 1ère closed MW operations worldwide, moving entirely to FM.
650  GREENLAND  KNR NOV 27 0345 - Greenland is back on MW! KNR heard on 650 kHz [Jorma Mäntylä, Aihkiniemi, Finland DXpedition].
660  ST. LUCIA  R.St.Lucia, Babonneau (10 kW) - Per QSL, power reduced to 3 kW in 2002. Inactive 2004.
670  SURINAME (DUTCH GUIANA)  Paramaribo - First and last logged in 1996. Closed.
700  JAMAICA  JBC Radio One, Montego Bay (10 kW) - Also 560, 620, 750, 850, and 1090 kHz; sold to RJR October 1997, closed in 2005.
700  ST. VINCENT  NBC Kingstown (10 kW) - Moved from 705 kHz; inactive, reserved for emergency use. NBC Radio ceased regular operations on 700 kHz in 2011, but kept the transmitter operational as a backup and reactivated for disaster purposes only. Now NBC Radio no longer maintains the medium wave transmitter for disaster purposes [Stig Hartvig Nielsen, World Radio TV Handbook FB group (21Nov2014)]. Moved to 90.7 and 107.5 FM.
720  GREENLAND  KNR Simiutaq (10 kW) - Also 570 Nuuk, 650 Qeqertarsuag, 810 Upernavik, and 900 Uummannaq (5 kW); all closed February 11, 2011, replaced by FM. KNR scheduled to reactivate three MW stations in response to criticism about lack of FM reception at sea and outside towns; 720 kHz June 2015, 650 kHz October-November 2014, and 570 kHz January-March 2015. See 650 kHz.
720  JAMAICA  RJR Kingston (10 kW) - Also 550, 580, and 770 kHz; leased to Nationwide News Network in 2007 which planned HD digital conversion in 2008. Shutdown March 30, 2009.
725  SURINAME (DUTCH GUIANA)  Radio SRS, Paramaribo (50 kW) - Closed; inactive 1992. Moved to FM 96.3 Paramaribo, 94.7 Coronie, 94.7 Brokopondo, 94.7 Moengo, 94.7 Nickerie, 95.6 Wageningen, 104.7 Albina.
730  TRINIDAD & TOBAGO  Inspirational 730, Port of Spain (20 kW) - The last AM radio station after 610 was shut down years ago (see 610 kHz); closed on April 5 (Easter Sunday), 2015, with the transition to Sky 99.5 FM. Formerly known as Radio Trinidad, it first signed on in 1947 and was the oldest radio station in Trinidad.
780  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS  ZBVI Road Town, Tortola (10 kW) - The last MW radio station, operating at reduced power. Knocked out by Hurricane Irma, September 9, 2017. Extent of damage and whether or not it will be reactivated is unknown.
820  SURINAME (DUTCH GUIANA)  R.Apinte, Paramaribo (1 kW) - Closed; moved to FM 97.1 Paramaribo, 92.1 Nieuw Nickerie.
834  BELIZE  R.Belize, Belize City (20 kW) - Moved to 830 kHz. Shut down all operations November 30, 1998.
840  ST. LUCIA  R.Caribbean Int'l, Castries (20 kW) - Inactive 2001. Moved to 99.1 and 101.1 FM.
885  MONTSERRAT  ZJB R.Montserrat, Plymouth (1 kW) - Off the air due to hurricane damage, 1991. Moved to 880 kHz (10 kW); reported damaged by volcanic activity in 2000.
900  BARBADOS  CBC Radio 94.7, Bridgetown-St. Michael (5 kW) - The sole remaining AM radio station, ID's only as Radio 94.7, website www.947.bb does not list AM. Transmitter site relocated in 2010, old site demolished.
914  SURINAME (DUTCH GUIANA)  R.Nickerie, Nieuw Nickerie (3 kW) - Formerly R.Rani, closed; moved to FM.
960  ARUBA  PJA-6 R.Victoria, Oranjestad (10 kW) - Closed; moved to 93.1 and 107.7 FM.
1070  FRENCH GUIANA  RFO Matoury (10 kW) - Also 1060 RFO St. Laurent; noted inactive 2005.
1120  ST. EUSTATIUS  PJE-3 R.Statia, Korthals Weg (1 kW) - Closed; moved to 92.3 FM.
1160  BERMUDA  VSB3 BBC World Service, Hamilton (1 kW) - Closed May 2015 due to transmitter maintenance issues and loss of sponsorship.  Update: 1160 BBC relay is back on the air. "I am listening to 1160 right now," reported Ed VP9GE on June 5, 2016. "It is alive and well. Not sure for how long. Bermuda Broadcasting Company AM stations (1230 ZFB, 1340 ZBM) have transitioned to FM." Also see 1280 kHz. Bermuda Broadcasting partners with BBC UK (Jan 12, 2016) http://bernews.com/2016/01/bbc-world-service-news-partnership-bbc-uk/
1160  SWAN ISLAND  R.Swan/R.Americas (50 kW) - Moved from 1165 kHz; closed in May 1968.
1270  ARUBA  PJA-8 Kiss 107.5, San Nicholaas (1.25 kW) - Reportedly reactivated in 2003, ex-Radio 1270 and R.Antiliana. Closed.
1280  BERMUDA  VSB2, BBN, Hamilton (1 kW) - Defontes Broadcasting to cease all operations, including closure of the 1160 BBC relay, 1280 VSB2 relay of BBN, and 1450 VSB1 Gold, plus Mix 106 FM, on September 30, 2015.  Update: 1280 BBN relay is on the air. "1280 is sponsored, I believe, by a local church group," reported Ed VP9GE on June 5, 2016. "No sign that it will cease in the near future." Also see 1160 kHz.
1300  ST. MAARTEN  PJD-2 The Voice of St. Maarten, Philipsburg (1 kW) - Formerly 1295 kHz (50 kW), the only MW station reported to be still on the air, simulcast on 102.7 FM.
1310  MARTINIQUE  Martinique Première, Lamentin (5 kW) - Inactive and broadcasting on FM only. It is undecided if 1310 will be reactivated [Stig Hartvig Nielsen, World Radio TV Handbook FB group (21Nov2014)].
1320  ARUBA  PJA-10 R.Holland Aruba, Oranjestad (2.5/1 kW) - Formerly 1325 kHz Voice of Aruba (1 kW), last reported active daytime-only April 2002, parallel 89.9 FM. PJA-10 still listed on 1320 in www.mwlist.org online database, July 2016.
1340  BERMUDA  ZBM Hamilton (1 kW) - Closed. With the AM antenna in need of repair, Bermuda Broadcasting moved ZBM to 89.1 FM, and 1230 ZFB Spirit to 105.1 FM, circa 2010. Reported inactive by WRTH in 2012.
1375  ST. PIERRE ET MIQUELON  RFO St. Pierre (20 kW) - Closed March 31, 2003. Moved to FM.
1410  SABA  PJF-1 The Voice of Saba, The Bottom (5/1 kW) - Closed; formerly 1445 kHz (1 kW), moved to Q 93.9 FM. PJF-1 still listed on 1410 in www.mwlist.org online database, July 2016.
1530  BELIZE  VOA (50 kW) - Also 1580 VOA Punta Gorda; closed September 15, 2002. Proposal to convert to R.Martí denied.
1555  CAYMAN ISLANDS  R.Cayman, Gun Bluff (10 kW) - Also 1205 (1 kW) George Town; closed, both transmitters beyond repair, January 1999.


 Antarctica

600  ROSS ISLAND  Radio WASA, McMurdo Station (50 w) - Operated 1970-1971, irregularly in the 1960's, also 6012 short wave, December 1971 moved to FM 100. [Radio Heritage Foundation www.radioheritage.net/Story170.asp]

 Asia & Pacific

500  PITCAIRN ISLANDS  ZBP Taro Ground (500 w) - Operated during the early 1950's, also on 12110 kHz short wave. Closed in November 1955.
594  BRUNEI DARUSSALAM  R.Brunei, Tutong (200 kW) - Reported irregular operation in 2009, inactive 2010. Closed; moved to FM.
594  NIUE ISLAND  ZK2ZN R.Sunshine, Alofi (250 w) - Formerly 837 kHz, closed in 1994; moved to 91.0 FM.
621  TUVALU (ELLICE ISLANDS)  R.Tuvalu, Funafuti (5 kW) - The sole MW outlet, also on 100.1 FM.
630  SINGAPORE  Singapore Broadcasting Corp., Singapore (20 kW) - Also 675, 990, and 1368 kHz. All closed; moved to FM circa 1993.
648  AMERICAN SAMOA  WVUV Pago Pago (10 kW) - First signed-on in 1942 at 1050 kHz. Although previously inactive, officially deleted by FCC in 2011 after license expired; moved to V-103 WVUV-FM (103.1), the only 'W' callsign in the Pacific.
666  NEW CALEDONIA  1ère, Noumea (20 kW) - The last MW radio station after 729 Touho-Popome (5 kW) was closed. "Stuart Mark Forsyth, who has taken on responsibility for updating the 2018 WRTH listings for New Caledonia, has received official confirmation from RNC that 666 and 729 have gone off air," reported Bryan Clark of NZRDXL, June 2017. "NZ DXers noted the absence of 666 in early June, but it has taken till now to secure official confirmation."
729  NEW CALEDONIA  1ère, Touho-Popome (5 kW) - Signed on September 2005 with 20 kW to relay 666 1ère. Reported inactive early in 2017, perhaps taken off the air by spring cyclones. See 666 kHz.
738  MACAU  R.Vilaverde (10 kW) - Inactive 2013. Also 89.0 FM.
738  FRENCH POLYNESIA  R.Polynesie 1ère, Mahina, Tahiti (20 kW) - Closed December 2016; moved to FM.
756  UZBEKISTAN  TRK, Tashkent (50 kW) - Reported as the last station on MW in 2008. Closed.
900  MIDWAY ISLAND  KMTH AFRTS/The Voice of the Pacific, Sand Island (250 w) - Signed on with 5 watts, September 1944, moved to 920 kHz at some point [www.radioheritage.net/Story19.asp]. (Listed at 900 kHz - 1980 WRTH, and 920 kHz - 1984 WRTH.) Closed circa 1990, although AFRTS continued on 94.0 FM-only until all broadcasting ceased circa 2003 with the end of U.S. Navy activities.
918  CAMBODIA  Radio National of Kampuchea (RNK), Steung Meanchey-Phnom Penh (200 kW) - Also standby 740 kHz (150 kW); listed as inactive in 2014 WRTH. Reported closed; overtaken by urban development [Goldfarb, MW Masts]. WRTHmonitor (www.wrth.com/updates_national.html) March 31, 2016, reported, "Since the beginning of 2016 RNK has restarted MW operation with a 600 kW transmitter at Kandal Stueng district 15 km south of Phnom Penh on 918 kHz with schedule 2200-1700." Also 105.7 FM.
1098  MARSHALL ISLANDS  V7AB Majuro (25 kW) - New transmitter on the air, August 23, 2016. Was operating at reduced power of 700 watts, reported closed March 2016 due to financial difficulties after February transmitter breakdown, 97.9 FM only. Sole remaining AM radio station was 1170 Eagle Christian Radio (5 kW). See 1170 kHz.
1125  VANUATU  R.Vanuatu, Port Vila (10 kW) - Also 1179 kHz; knocked off the air by Cyclone Pam on March 13, 2015, fully restored by March 24 along with 3945 and 7260 shortwave. R.Vanuatu is the only AM service; other radio stations are FM only.
1170  MARSHALL ISLANDS  Eagle Christian Radio, Majuro (5 kW) - Reported inactive, WRTHmonitor March 31, 2016.
1188  WALLIS & FUTUNA  RFO Mata-Utu (2 kW) - Closed; moved to 91.0 FM.
1200  MACAU  Emissora de Radiodifusão de Macau, (250 w) - Closed.
1250  JOHNSTON & SAND ISLANDS  WVTV, AFRTS Johnston Atoll (100 w) - Previously 250 watts. Closed; moved to 99.5 and 101.1 FM. Military base closed June 15, 2004, which ended all broadcasting.
1295  PITCAIRN ISLANDS  New Zealand Air Force (50 w) - Operated for only five days, January 1978. Closed.
1323  NAURU  C2AM R.Nauru (130 w) - Closed; moved to 105.1 FM.
1404  COCOS ISLANDS  VKW R.Cocos, Keeling (50 w) - Closed; moved to 96.0 FM on West Island and 102.7 FM on Home Island as 6CKI Voice of the Cocos.
1440  KIRIBATI (GILBERT ISLANDS)  R.Kiribati, Bairiki (10 kW) - The sole MW outlet, also on 88.0 FM. The 1440 transmitter replaced 846 kHz, March 28, 2011.
1485  DIEGO GARCIA  NKW AFRTS/Island Talk (250 w) - Irregular operation, as of 2015 status unknown.
1485  WAKE ISLAND  KEAD AFTRS (500 w) - Closed; moved to 104.5 FM.
1494  LORD HOWE ISLAND  R.Lord Howe Island (100 w) - Closed; moved to 100.1 FM.
1566  NORFOLK ISLAND  VL2NI R.Norfolk (100 w) - The sole MW radio station, also 89.9 FM.
1584  PALAU (CAROLINE ISLAND)  T8AA Voice of Palau, Koror (5 kw) - "A visit to that Pacific island by Robertas Pogorelis confirmed that the 1584 kHz T8AA station closed and has stayed shut. Further investigation points to Typhoon Haiyan as being the culprit. It devastated the island on 03 November 2013. In fact the 60M antenna was flattened." [Dan Goldfarb, MW Masts] Previously WSZB Koror and WSZC Moen-Truk, both initially on 1500 kHz circa 1967 and later 1575 and 1593 kHz respectively, formerly Caroline Island when part of the U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific (Micronesia/Northern Mariana Islands). T8AA was the sole Palau MW radio station, moved to 87.9 T8AA-FM, Voice of Palau/Eco-Paradise FM.


 Europe

531  FAROE ISLANDS  Kringvarp Føroya, Akraberg (50/100 kW) - Received during the November 2016 Prince Edward Island DXpedition, but reported inactive, July 2017 [Aaron Kreider, IRCA].
549  KOSOVO  R.Kosova, Prishtinë (10 kW) - Not listed in WRTH and believed to be closed, but Karel Honzík reported to the mwdx yg May 10, 2017, "The last MW transmitter in Kosovo is Prishtine on 549 kHz. It is still active and it relays Radio Kosova 1. Not listed in WRTH. Reported by Boris Bielik and David Kriz, two members of the Czechoslovak DX Club (CSDXC) traveling in that area."
558  SWITZERLAND  Voice of Russia, Monte Ceneri-Cima di Dentro (300 kW) - Formerly R.Svizzera, Rete Uno, initially closed June 2008. Returned January 2011 to carry Voice of Russia. Closed December 31, 2012. The Cima di Dentro transmitter site demolished July 2016, while the original Monte Ceneri tower is preserved although inactive [Ludwig, mwdx].
585  VATICAN  Vatican Radio (5 kW) - Ceased all medium wave broadcasts (585 and 1260 kHz) for Rome and Latium on November 30, 2016; thus, Vatican City is another MW-silent country. Reported in Italian on http://portale.italradio.org/index.php?module=News&func=display&sid=3822. [Giovanni Ricci, mediumwave.info]
603  FRANCE  France Info, Tramoyes (300 kW) - Scheduled to close January 4, 2015, after long-standing traditional broadcast of the Holy Mass for the Sick People by Notre Dame des Ondes. Also see 1377 kHz.
612  BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA  BH Radio 1, Donje Moštre-Sarajevo (100 kW) - Closed, transmitter in need of repair, July 2010. Remaining MW radio stations as of 2015; 792 R.Banovici, 1503 R.Zavidovici, and 1584 R.Bosanski Petrovac, all 1 kW. August 21, 2016, Kai Ludwig reported to the MW Masts group, "If still any hope was left for a reactivation of 612 kHz (Sarajevo/Moštre) it can be put to rest. The mast has been removed, as Google Maps now shows. Bing Maps has at present still pre-dismantling imagery."
612  LITHUANIA  R.Baltic Waves, Vilnius (50 kW) - Closed August 17, 2014.
666  ICELAND  RUV Höfn (1 kW) - Also 738 Skjaldarvik (5 kW); closed by 1998, leaving 1485 Raufarhöfn (20 watts) and 1530 Navy Broadcasting Service Keflavik (250 watts) as the only remaining MW stations. See 1530 kHz. RUV was testing 666 kHz August/September 2016. Reported on the air, likely at low power, July 2017 [Aaron Kreider, IRCA].
675  NORWAY  NRK Røst (20 kW) - The last mainland MW station, closed end of 2012. See 1485 kHz.
702  ANDORRA  R.Andorra, Andorre-la-Vieille (300 kW) - Previously 704 kHz. Closed by the government April 9, 1981.
702  MONACO (FRANCE)  Monte Carlo-Fontbonne (10 kW) - Signed on October 10, 1945, at 731 kHz, increased power to 100 kW in 1949, but moved to 1466 kHz shortly after (1950?) with enforcement of the 1948 Copenhagen Plan [International World Radio Station List: 1949-1951 Edition, compiled by Bernard B. Babani, June 1949. Bernards (Publishers) Ltd., London.]. Radio Riviera began broadcasting on 702 kHz, June 1993. 702 kHz was last used by CRI until August 1, 2015. CRI decided not to renew, so the station has been dark since then. As of yet unable to determine if medium wave transmitter sites were ever actually located in Monaco. Also see 1467 kHz.
729  FINLAND  Pispalan Radio, Tampere (80 w) - "A new AM radio station started on July 16, 2016, Pispalan Radio, not a pirate but a legal and licensed community station parallel 99.5 FM," reported Jorma Mantyla in the mwdx yg, "Power is now 80 watts. Hopes for power increase. On the air 24/7 with music from 1920-60's plus short local community inserts."
765  SWITZERLAND  RSR Option Musique, Sottens (600 kW) - December 5, 2010, farewell party broadcast, then a repeating message until closed end of December 2010. The 188-m tall antenna dismantled August 20, 2014 [Enfelder, MW Masts]. Not the last from Switzerland though; see 558 kHz.
810  MACEDONIA  R.Skopje/R.Makedonija, Sveti Nikole (100 kW) - Power reduced from 1200 kW; the sole survivor after several MW radio stations moved to FM circa 2008.
819  ANDORRA  Sud Radio, Pic Blanc (900 kW) - Closed in 1981. Relocated to Toulouse-Gauré, France (20 kW).
882  MONTENEGRO  RTCG R.Podgorica (5 kW) - Planned to close, October 2007, power reduced from 600 kW. "According to the info received by Svetomir Cuckovic from the manager of Radio Crne Gore, 882 kHz was officially 'written off' in 2014, but it was decided to let run as long as the 5 kW tx dies off. It was definitely heard on the air still in 2015." [Mauno Ritola, MW Masts]
891  AZERBAIJAN  Azǝrbaycan Radio, Baku (30 kW) - Off the air? 801 Azǝrbaycan Radio Pirsaat (150 kW) and 1296 Voice of Azerbaijan Pirsaat (125 kW) reported inactive 2016.
963  FINLAND  Radio 86, Pori (600 kW) - Closed April 15, 2013. CRI contract not renewed [Ludwig, mwdx].
1044  GEORGIA  R.Iveria, Tbilisi (200 kW) - Previously Georgian Radio/GR2, became the R.Iveria service of the Georgian Orthodox Church in 2002. Moved to 105.4 FM circa 2003. Also see 1350 kHz.
1062  DENMARK  Danmarks Radio, Kalundborg (250 kW) - Closed June 27, 2011.
1134  CROATIA  Hrvatski Radio, Zadar (600 kW) - Closed January 1, 2014.
1170  BELARUS  Belarus Radyo, Sasnovy (700 kW) - Closed April 1, 2016. Long wave 279 kHz (500 kW) and short wave also closed.
1179  SWEDEN  R.Sweden Int'l, Sölvesborg (600 kW) - Closed October 31, 2010.
1269  SERBIA  R.Televizia Novi Sad, Srbobran (5 kW) - WRTHmonitor (www.wrth.com/updates_national.html) July 18, 2016, reported, "All MW services in the country are reported to have been shut down for financial reasons." The Arctic Radio Club's mv-eko last reported reception of 1269 R.Televizia on July 3 [MVE 57-2, August 8, 2016]. Closure should have taken place July 11 [Mauno Ritola, mwmasts].
1314  NORWAY  NRK Kvitsøy (1200 kW) - Closed July 1, 2006. 630 (100 kW) Vigra and 675 (20 kW) Røst remained on the air a few more years. See 675 kHz. Also see 1485 kHz.
1350  GEORGIA  Abkhaz State Radio, Sokhumi (30 kW) - Last MW? Irregular; operating on a limited broadcast schedule. Moved to FM. www.apsua.tv/abh/radio/ only lists 103.7 FM.
1377  FRANCE  France Info, Lille (300 kW) - Closed end of 2015, along with France Info stations on 711, 837, 1206, 1242, 1278, 1404, 1494, and 1557 kHz, and France Bleu on 864, 1278, and 1494 kHz (Corsica). France Info on 603 kHz scheduled to close January 4, 2016. (See 603 kHz.) Remaining active medium wave radio stations are 1467 TWR - Roumoules, 1467 R.Maria - Col de la Madonne, and 1593 Bretagne 5 - St. Gouéno.
1395  ALBANIA  R.Tirana, Fllakë (500 kW) - Former TWR relay, offset frequency 1394.95 kHz, scheduled to close March 31, 2017. 1215 (offset frequency 1215.18 kHz) and 1458 kHz (offset frequency 1457.64 kHz) also scheduled to close. All three reported still on the air April 1, 2017.
1404  CORSICA  France Info, Ajaccio (20 kW) - Closed end of 2015. See 1377 kHz. Corsica is a Mediterranean island, although not fully autonomous as a territorial collectivity of France, typically counted as a separate radio country.
1422  GERMANY  Deutschlandfunk, Heusweiler (600 kW) - Closed end of 2015 along with 549, 756, and 1269 kHz. AFN radio stations at 1107 and 1143 kHz the only remaining active medium wave radio stations.
1429  LIECHTENSTEIN  R.Liechtenstein, Vaduz (2 kW) - First signed on at 209.9 meters in 1938. Now FM-only as Radio L.
1440  LUXEMBOURG  RTL, Marnach (600/300 kW) - CRI relay, closed for good end of 2015.
1467  MONACO (FRANCE)  TWR Roumoules (1000 kW) - Began broadcasting on 1466 kHz with 400 kW in 1966. Advertized as Monaco (using R.Monte Carlo facilities), but the transmitter site was in Fontebonne, and later Roumoules (Sept 15, 1974), France. The 1948 Copenhagen Plan allocated 1466 kHz (120 kW) to Monte Carlo, the only medium wave frequency assigned to Monaco at the time.
1476  AUSTRIA  ORF Wien-Bisamberg (600 kW) - Closed January 1, 2009.
1485  LATVIA  R.Merkurs, Riga (1.25 kW) - The sole remaining MW radio station.
1485  SVALBARD  NRK Longyearbyen (1 kW) - Located in this archipelago of Norway, still on the air and a good indicator of transpolar reception conditions [Mjelde, arcticdx].
1494  CORSICA  France Bleu, Bastia (20 kW) - Closed end of 2015. See 1377 kHz.
1530  ICELAND AFRTS Keflavik (250 w) - Closed June 1, 2006, due to withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iceland.
1530  VATICAN  R.Vaticana, (300/150 kW) - Also 1611 kHz; closed July 1, 2012. Medium wave antennas at Santa Maria di Galeria demolished May 8, 2014. 585 and 1260 remained active with full broadcast schedule until November 30, 2016. (See 585 kHz.)


 Middle East

      612  JORDAN  R.Jordan, Shobak (100 kW) - Also 855 Quran Amman (10 kW), 1035 Amman (20 kW), and 90.0 FM Amman; all MW reported to be operating at reduced power, June 2013. Other radio stations are FM only.
      675  QATAR  QBS Al Arish (600 kW) - The sole remaining MW outlet. Qatar Radio website www.qatarradio.qa lists AM 675, FM 96.0, and FM 90.8 (July 2016). 954 QBS (1500 kW) relay of Al Jazeera TV audio reported inactive August 2015. Other radio stations are FM only.
      837  LEBANON  R.Lebanon/R.Liban, Hamat (1000 kW) - Signed on as R.Liban November 2002. Using 10 kW backup located at Amchit in 2004. Inactive 2006; moved to 96.2 FM. (The 1948 Copenhagen Plan allocated 836 kHz (20 kW) and 989 kHz (20 kW) to Beirut.)
      945  LEBANON  Voice of Hope, Marjayoun (50 kW) - Closed May 2000.

 Radio countries with no history of medium wave activity:

   Bhutan, Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea (Spanish Guinea), Ghana (Gold Coast), Howland & Baker Islands, Palmyra Island (Northern Line Islands), Rwanda, San Marino, St. Barthélemy, St. Paul & Amsterdam Islands, South Sandwich & South Georgia Islands, Tokelau, Tristan da Cunha.




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