Field Listing
Radio broadcast stations

 

Country
Radio broadcast stations
Afghanistan AM 21, FM 23, shortwave 1 (broadcasts in Pashtu, Afghan Persian (Dari), Urdu, and English) (2003)
Akrotiri FM 1
note: British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) provides Radio 1 and Radio 2 service to Akrotiri, Dhekelia, and Nicosia (2006)
Albania AM 13, FM 46 (3 national, 62 local), shortwave 1 (2005)
Algeria AM 25, FM 1, shortwave 8 (1999)
American Samoa AM 2, FM 3, shortwave 0 (2006)
Andorra AM 0, FM 15, shortwave 0 (1998)
Angola AM 21, FM 6, shortwave 7 (2000)
Anguilla AM 2, FM 7, shortwave 0 (2004)
Antarctica AM NA, FM 2, shortwave 1, note - information for US bases only (2002)
Antigua and Barbuda AM 4, FM 2, shortwave 0 (1998)
Argentina AM 260 (including 10 inactive stations), FM NA (probably more than 1,000, mostly unlicensed), shortwave 6 (1998)
Armenia AM 9, FM 6, shortwave 1 (1998)
Aruba AM 2, FM 16, shortwave 0 (2004)
Australia AM 262, FM 345, shortwave 1 (1998)
Austria AM 2, FM 65 (plus several hundred repeaters), shortwave 1 (2001)
Azerbaijan AM 10, FM 17, shortwave 1 (1998)
Bahamas, The AM 3, FM 5, shortwave 0 (2006)
Bahrain AM 2, FM 3, shortwave 0 (1998)
Bangladesh AM 15, FM 13, shortwave 2 (2006)
Barbados AM 2, FM 6, shortwave 0 (2004)
Belarus AM 28, FM 37, shortwave 11 (1998)
Belgium FM 79, AM 7, shortwave 1 (1998)
Belize AM 1, FM 12, shortwave 0 (1998)
Benin AM 2, FM 9, shortwave 4 (2000)
Bermuda AM 5, FM 3, shortwave 0 (2005)
Bhutan AM 0, FM 9, shortwave 1 (2006)
Bolivia AM 171, FM 73, shortwave 77 (1999)
Bosnia and Herzegovina AM 8, FM 16, shortwave 1 (1998)
Botswana AM 8, FM 13, shortwave 4 (2001)
Brazil AM 1,365, FM 296, shortwave 161 (of which 91 are collocated with AM stations) (1999)
British Indian Ocean Territory AM 1, FM 2, shortwave 0 (1998)
British Virgin Islands AM 1, FM 5, shortwave 0 (2004)
Brunei AM 1, FM 2 (transmitting on 18 different frequencies), shortwave 0
note: British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) station transmits two FM signals with English and Nepali service (2006)
Bulgaria AM 31, FM 63, shortwave 2 (2001)
Burkina Faso AM 3, FM 17, shortwave 3 (2002)
Burma AM 1, FM 1 (2004)
Burundi AM 0, FM 4, shortwave 1 (2001)
Cambodia AM 2, FM 17 (2003)
Cameroon AM 2, FM 9, shortwave 3 (2002)
Canada AM 245, FM 582, shortwave 6 (2004)
Cape Verde AM 0, FM 22 (and 12 low power repeaters), shortwave 0 (2002)
Cayman Islands AM 1, FM 4, shortwave 0 (2004)
Central African Republic AM 1, FM 5, shortwave 1 (2002)
Chad AM 2, FM 4, shortwave 5 (2002)
Chile AM 180 (eight inactive), FM 64, shortwave 17 (one inactive) (1998)
China AM 369, FM 259, shortwave 45 (1998)
Christmas Island AM 1, FM 2, shortwave 0 (2006)
Cocos (Keeling) Islands AM 1, FM 2, shortwave 0 (2004)
Colombia AM 454, FM 34, shortwave 27 (1999)
Comoros AM 1, FM 4, shortwave 1 (2001)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the AM 3, FM 11, shortwave 2 (2001)
Congo, Republic of the AM 1, FM 5, shortwave 3 (2001)
Cook Islands AM 1, FM 1, shortwave 0 (2004)
Costa Rica AM 65, FM 51, shortwave 19 (2002)
Cote d'Ivoire AM 2, FM 9, shortwave 3 (1998)
Croatia AM 16, FM 98, shortwave 5 (1999)
Cuba AM 169, FM 55, shortwave 1 (1998)
Cyprus Republic of Cyprus: AM 5, FM 76, shortwave 0
north Cyprus: AM 1, FM 20, shortwave 1 (2004)
Czech Republic AM 31, FM 304, shortwave 17 (2000)
Denmark AM 2, FM 355, shortwave 0 (1998)
Dhekelia FM 1 (located in Akrotiri)
note: British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) provides Radio 1 and Radio 2 service to Akrotiri, Dhekelia, and Nicosia (2006)
Djibouti AM 1, FM 2, shortwave 0 (2001)
Dominica AM 2, FM 4, shortwave 0 (2004)
Dominican Republic AM 120, FM 56, shortwave 4 (1998)
East Timor AM NA, FM NA, shortwave NA
Ecuador AM 392, FM 35, shortwave 29 (2001)
Egypt AM 42 (plus 15 repeaters), FM 14, shortwave 3 (1999)
El Salvador AM 61 (plus 24 repeaters), FM 30, shortwave 0 (1998)
Equatorial Guinea AM 0, FM 3, shortwave 5 (2002)
Eritrea AM 2, FM NA, shortwave 2 (2000)
Estonia AM 0, FM 98, shortwave 0 (2001)
Ethiopia AM 8, FM 0, shortwave 1 (2001)
European Union AM 866, FM 13,396, shortwave 73 (1998); note - sum of individual country radio broadcast stations; there is also a European-wide station (Euroradio)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) AM 1, FM 7, shortwave 0
note: British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) provides Radio 1 (FM) and Radio 2 (AM) service (2006)
Faroe Islands AM 1, FM 13, shortwave 0 (1998)
Fiji AM 13, FM 40, shortwave 0 (1998)
Finland AM 2, FM 186, shortwave 1 (1998)
France AM 41, FM about 3,500 (this figure is an approximation and includes many repeaters), shortwave 2 (1998)
French Guiana AM 2, FM 14 (including 6 repeaters), shortwave 6 (including 5 repeaters) (1998)
French Polynesia AM 2, FM 14, shortwave 2 (1998)
Gabon AM 6, FM 7 (and 11 repeaters), shortwave 4 (2001)
Gambia, The AM 3, FM 2, shortwave 0 (2001)
Gaza Strip AM 0, FM 8, shortwave 0 (2005)
Georgia AM 7, FM 12, shortwave 4 (1998)
Germany AM 51, FM 787, shortwave 4 (1998)
Ghana AM 0, FM 49, shortwave 3 (2001)
Gibraltar AM 1, FM 5, shortwave 0 (1998)
Greece AM 26, FM 88, shortwave 4 (1998)
Greenland AM 5, FM 12, shortwave 0 (1998)
Grenada AM 2, FM 13, shortwave 0 (1998)
Guadeloupe AM 1, FM 17, shortwave 0 (1998)
Guam AM 3, FM 11, shortwave 2 (2006)
Guatemala AM 130, FM 487, shortwave 15 (2000)
Guernsey AM 1, FM 1, shortwave 0 (1998)
Guinea AM 4 (one station is inactive), FM 1 (plus 7 repeaters), shortwave 3 (2001)
Guinea-Bissau AM 1 (transmitter out of service), FM 4, shortwave 0 (2002)
Guyana AM 3, FM 3, shortwave 1 (1998)
Haiti AM 41, FM 26, shortwave 0 (1999)
Holy See (Vatican City) AM 4, FM 3, shortwave 2 (2004)
Honduras AM 241, FM 53, shortwave 12 (1998)
Hong Kong AM 5, FM 9, shortwave 0 (2004)
Hungary AM 17, FM 57, shortwave 3 (1998)
Iceland AM 3, FM about 70 (including repeaters), shortwave 1 (1998)
India AM 153, FM 91, shortwave 68 (1998)
Indonesia AM 678, FM 43, shortwave 82 (1998)
Iran AM 72, FM 5, shortwave 5 (1998)
Iraq after 17 months of unregulated media growth, there are approximately 80 radio stations on the air inside Iraq (2004)
Ireland AM 9, FM 106, shortwave 0 (1998)
Isle of Man AM 1, FM 1, shortwave 0 (1998)
Israel AM 23, FM 15, shortwave 2 (1998)
Italy AM about 100, FM about 4,600, shortwave 9 (1998)
Jamaica AM 10, FM 13, shortwave 0 (1998)
Jan Mayen AM NA, FM NA, shortwave NA
note: there is one radio and meteorological station (1998)
Japan AM 215 plus 370 repeaters, FM 89 plus 485 repeaters, shortwave 21 (2001)
Jersey AM NA, FM 1, shortwave 0 (1998)
Jordan AM 6, FM 5, shortwave 1 (1999)
Kazakhstan AM 60, FM 17, shortwave 9 (1998)
Kenya AM 24, FM 18, shortwave 6 (2001)
Kiribati AM 1, FM 2, shortwave 1
note: the shortwave station may be inactive (2002)
Korea, North AM 17 (including 11 stations of Korean Central Broadcasting Station), FM 14, shortwave 14 (2003)
Korea, South AM 61, FM 150, shortwave 2 (2005)
Kuwait AM 6, FM 11, shortwave 1 (1998)
Kyrgyzstan AM 12 (plus 10 repeater stations), FM 14, shortwave 2 (1998)
Laos AM 7, FM 13, shortwave 2 (2006)
Latvia AM 8, FM 56, shortwave 1 (1998)
Lebanon AM 20, FM 22, shortwave 4 (1998)
Lesotho AM 1, FM 2, shortwave 1 (1998)
Liberia AM 0, FM 7, shortwave 2 (2001)
Libya AM 16, FM 3, shortwave 3 (2002)
Liechtenstein AM 0, FM 4, shortwave 0 (1998)
Lithuania AM 29, FM 142, shortwave 1 (2001)
Luxembourg AM 2, FM 9, shortwave 2 (1999)
Macau AM 0, FM 2, shortwave 0 (1998)
Macedonia AM 29, FM 20, shortwave 0 (1998)
Madagascar AM 2 (plus a number of repeater stations), FM 9, shortwave 6 (2001)
Malawi AM 9, FM 5 (plus 15 repeater stations), shortwave 2 (plus a third station held in standby status) (2001)
Malaysia AM 35, FM 391, shortwave 15 (2001)
Maldives AM 1, FM 1, shortwave 1 (1998)
Mali AM 1, FM 28, shortwave 1
note: the shortwave station in Bamako has seven frequencies and five transmitters and relays broadcasts for China Radio International (2001)
Malta AM 1, FM 18, shortwave 6 (1999)
Marshall Islands AM 1, FM 3, shortwave 0
note: additionally, the US Armed Forces Radio and Television Services (Central Pacific Network) operate one FM and one AM station on Kwajalein (2005)
Martinique AM 0, FM 14, shortwave 0 (1998)
Mauritania AM 1, FM 14, shortwave 1 (2001)
Mauritius AM 4, FM 9, shortwave 0 (2002)
Mayotte AM 1, FM 5, shortwave 0 (2001)
Mexico AM 850, FM 545, shortwave 15 (2003)
Micronesia, Federated States of AM 5, FM 1, shortwave 0 (2004)
Moldova AM 7, FM 50, shortwave 3 (1998)
Monaco AM 1, FM NA, shortwave 8 (1998)
Mongolia AM 7, FM 62, shortwave 3 (2004)
Montenegro 31 (2004)
Montserrat AM 1, FM 2, shortwave 0 (1998)
Morocco AM 27, FM 25, shortwave 6 (1998)
Mozambique AM 13, FM 17, shortwave 11 (2001)
Namibia AM 2, FM 39, shortwave 4 (2001)
Nauru AM 1, FM 0, shortwave 0 (1998)
Nepal AM 6, FM 5, shortwave 1 (January 2000)
Netherlands AM 4, FM 246, shortwave 3 (2004)
Netherlands Antilles AM 8, FM 19, shortwave 0 (2004)
New Caledonia AM 1, FM 5, shortwave 0 (1998)
New Zealand AM 124, FM 290, shortwave 4 (1998)
Nicaragua AM 63, FM 32, shortwave 1 (1998)
Niger AM 5, FM 6, shortwave 4 (2001)
Nigeria AM 83, FM 36, shortwave 11 (2001)
Niue AM 1, FM 1, shortwave 0 (1998)
Norfolk Island AM 1, FM 3, shortwave 0 (2005)
Northern Mariana Islands AM 1, FM 6, shortwave 1 (2006)
Norway AM 5, FM at least 650, shortwave 1 (1998)
Oman AM 3, FM 9, shortwave 2 (1999)
Pakistan AM 27, FM 1, shortwave 21 (1998)
Palau AM 1, FM 4, shortwave 1 (2002)
Panama AM 101, FM 134, shortwave 0 (1998)
Papua New Guinea AM 8, FM 19, shortwave 28 (1998)
Paraguay AM 46, FM 27, shortwave 6 (three inactive) (1998)
Peru AM 472, FM 198, shortwave 189 (1999)
Philippines AM 369, FM 583, shortwave 5
note: each shortwave station operates on multiple frequencies in the language of the target audience (2004)
Pitcairn Islands AM 1, FM 0, shortwave 0, note - 15 Ham radio operators (VP6) (2004)
Poland AM 14, FM 777, shortwave 1 (1998)
Portugal AM 47, FM 172 (many are repeaters), shortwave 2 (1998)
Puerto Rico AM 74, FM 53, shortwave 0 (2006)
Qatar AM 6, FM 5, shortwave 1 (1998)
Reunion AM 2, FM 55, shortwave 0 (2001)
Romania AM 40, FM 202, shortwave 3 (1998)
Russia AM 323, FM 1,500 est., shortwave 62 (2004)
Rwanda AM 0, FM 8 (two main FM programs are broadcast through a system of repeaters, three international FM programs include the BBC, VOA, and Deutchewelle), shortwave 1 (2005)
Saint Helena Saint Helena: AM 1, FM 1, shortwave 0
Ascension: AM 1, FM 1, shortwave 1 (2005)
Saint Kitts and Nevis AM 3, FM 3, shortwave 0 (2004)
Saint Lucia AM 2, FM 7, shortwave 0 (2004)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon AM 1, FM 4, shortwave 0 (1998)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines AM 1, FM 6, shortwave 0 (2004)
Samoa AM 2, FM 5, shortwave 0 (2004)
San Marino AM 0, FM 3, shortwave 0 (1998)
Sao Tome and Principe AM 1, FM 5, shortwave 1 (2002)
Saudi Arabia AM 43, FM 31, shortwave 2 (1998)
Senegal AM 8, FM 20, shortwave 1 (2001)
Seychelles AM 1, FM 1, shortwave 2 (1998)
Sierra Leone AM 1, FM 9, shortwave 1 (1999)
Singapore AM 0, FM 17, shortwave 2 (2003)
Slovakia AM 15, FM 78, shortwave 2 (1998)
Slovenia AM 17, FM 160, shortwave 0 (1998)
Solomon Islands AM 1, FM 1, shortwave 1 (2004)
Somalia AM 0, FM 11, shortwave 1 in Mogadishu; 1 FM in Puntland, 1 FM in Somaliland (2001)
South Africa AM 14, FM 347 (plus 243 repeaters), shortwave 1 (1998)
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 0 (2003)
Spain AM 208, FM 715, shortwave 1 (1998)
Sri Lanka AM 26, FM 45, shortwave 1 (1998)
Sudan AM 12, FM 1, shortwave 1 (1998)
Suriname AM 4, FM 13, shortwave 1 (1998)
Svalbard AM 1, FM 1 (plus 2 repeaters), shortwave 0 (1998)
Swaziland AM 3, FM 2 plus 4 repeaters, shortwave 3 (2004)
Sweden AM 1, FM 265, shortwave 1 (1998)
Switzerland AM 4, FM 113 (plus many low power stations), shortwave 2 (1998)
Syria AM 14, FM 2, shortwave 1 (1998)
Taiwan AM 218, FM 333, shortwave 50 (1999)
Tajikistan AM 8, FM 10, shortwave 2 (2002)
Tanzania AM 12, FM 11, shortwave 2 (1998)
Thailand AM 204, FM 334, shortwave 6 (1999)
Togo AM 2, FM 9, shortwave 4 (1998)
Tokelau AM NA, FM NA, shortwave NA
note: 1 radio station provides service to all islands (2002)
Tonga AM 1, FM 4, shortwave 1 (2004)
Trinidad and Tobago AM 4, FM 18, shortwave 0 (2004)
Tunisia AM 7, FM 20, shortwave 2 (1998)
Turkey AM 16, FM 107, shortwave 6 (2001)
Turkmenistan AM 16, FM 8, shortwave 2 (1998)
Turks and Caicos Islands AM 2, FM 7, shortwave 0 (2004)
Tuvalu AM 1, FM 1, shortwave 0 (2004)
Uganda AM 7, FM 33, shortwave 2 (2001)
Ukraine AM 134, FM 289, shortwave 4 (1998)
United Arab Emirates AM 13, FM 8, shortwave 2 (2004)
United Kingdom AM 219, FM 431, shortwave 3 (1998)
United States AM 4,789, FM 8,961, shortwave 19 (2006)
Uruguay AM 93, FM 191, shortwave 7 (2005)
Uzbekistan AM 20, FM 7, shortwave 10 (1998)
Vanuatu AM 2, FM 4, shortwave 1 (2004)
Venezuela AM 201, FM NA (20 in Caracas), shortwave 11 (1998)
Vietnam AM 65, FM 7, shortwave 29 (1999)
Virgin Islands AM 6, FM 16, shortwave 0 (2006)
Wake Island AM 0, FM 0, shortwave 0
note: Armed Forces Radio/Television Service (AFRTS) radio service provided by satellite (2005)
Wallis and Futuna AM 1, FM 0, shortwave 0 (2000)
West Bank AM 1, FM 20, shortwave 0 (2005)
Western Sahara AM 2, FM 0, shortwave 0 (1998)
World AM NA, FM NA, shortwave NA
Yemen AM 6, FM 1, shortwave 2 (1998)
Zambia AM 19, FM 5, shortwave 4 (2001)
Zimbabwe AM 7, FM 20 (plus 17 repeater stations), shortwave 1 (1998)

This page was last updated on 20 July, 2006


Source: CIA Factbook