Shortwave radio used to be a primary means of getting important information and news to people around the world. With the onset of the internet, broadcast radio, and satellite television, broadcast shortwave radio was on the decline. WWII-era broadcasting technology resurrected by the BBC in response to the ongoing situation in Ukraine, shortwave news broadcasts are back; The BBC is broadcasting important information to the people of Ukraine, Russia, and around the world:
“It’s often said truth is the first casualty of war. In a conflict where disinformation and propaganda is rife, there is a clear need for factual and independent news people can trust – and in a significant development, millions more Russians are turning to the BBC,” said Tim Davie, BBC Director-General.
To try and hear the BBC for yourself, the shortwave broadcasts will be on 15735 kHz from 4 pm to 6 pm and 5875 kHz from 10pm to midnight UTC; The news broadcasts will be read in English.