Silent MW Radio Countries - Updated 05 August 2014

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Nations no longer active on the AM broadcast band
 
Compiled by Bruce Conti




(Updated 05 August 2014)

Africa

540  MALI  Radiodiffusion Television du Mali, Bamako (100 kW) - Closed; reported inactive January 2008.
585  ZIMBABWE  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  R.Owambo, Tsumeb (100 kW) - Closed, reported not in use December 2002.
630  LIBERIA  ELBC Monrovia (10 kW) - Closed.
648  GAMBIA  R.Gambia, Bonto (50 kW) - Closed; last reported in 2006.
711  LIBERIA  ELWA Monrovia (10 kW) - Closed; moved to 94.5 FM.
729  ZAMBIA  ZNBC Livingstone (10 kW) - Closed.
747  BURKINA FASO  R.Burkina, Ouagadougou (100 kW) - Closed.
747  GAMBIA  GRTS Basse (10 kW) - Inactive; reportedly subject to frequent breakdowns in 2005, silent in 2006.
747  NAMIBIA  R.Herero/Tswana, Gobabis (100 kW) - Closed.
765  SENEGAL  Radiodiffusion Television du Senegal, Dakar (300 kW) - Closed; irregular or inactive 2002. According to WRTH, RTV closed all MW except Matam (1 kW) in 2005.
840  CHAD  Radiodiffusion Nationale, N'Djamena (20 kW) - Irregular/inactive.
863  CONGO  Radiodiffusion Television Congolaise, Ft. Rousset (10 kW) - Closed.
927  ZAMBIA  ZNBC Livingstone (10 kW) - Closed.
1008  BURKINA FASO  R.Bobo, Bobo-Dioulasso (10 kW) - Listed in EMWG, July 2014. Only 92.0 FM listed in 2014 WRTH.
1034  GUINEA-BISSAU  Radiodifusão Nacional, Bissau (5 kW) - Closed; moved to FM.
1089  COMOROS  R.Comores, Haboho (40 kW) - Closed; moved to FM.
1116  BURUNDI  La Voix de la Revolution, Gitega (100 kW) - Closed; RTNB FM-only since 1990 or earlier.
1152  CAMEROON  CRTV Bamenda (300/1 kW) - Also 1106 Douala (5 kW); closed.
1206  SIERRA LEONE  SLBS Goderich (50/10 kW) - Closed; moved to FM.
1286  CAMEROON  Yaoundé (1 kW) - Also 1448 Bafoussam (20 kW); closed.
1386  GUINEA  R.Rurale, Labé (50 kW) - Closed in 2005. Reportedly reactivated briefly in 2007. Moved to FM.
1395  TOGO  Radiodiffusion-Television Togolaise, Lomé (20/1 kW) - Closed; moved to FM.
1476  CONGO  Radiodiffusion Television Congolaise, Brazzaville (20 kW) - Closed.
1494  IVORY COAST  R.Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan (20 kW) - Also 1240 (1 kW); closed.
1548  ST. HELENA  R.St.Helena, Jamestown (1 kW) - Closed after final special DX broadcast on December 25, 2012.

Americas

530  GALAPAGOS ISLANDS  La Voz de Galapagos, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (5 kW) - Reported inactive.
580  EASTER ISLAND  R.Manukena, (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  R.Paramaribo, Paramaribo (10 kW) - Closed; last reported in 2000, only FM reported active in 2002.
660  ST. LUCIA  R.St.Lucia, Babonneau (10 kW) - Per QSL, power reduced to 3 kW in 2002. Inactive 2004.
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.
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.
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. Inactive 2009.
840  ST. LUCIA  R.Caribbean Int'l, Castries (20 kW) - Inactive 2001.
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.
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  SWAN ISLAND  R.Swan/R.Americas - 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.
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.
1320  ARUBA  PJA-10 R.Holland Aruba, Oranjestad (1 kW) - Formerly 1325 kHz Voice of Aruba (1 kW), last reported active daytime-only April 2002, parallel 89.9 FM.
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 kW) - Closed; formerly 1445 kHz (1 kW), moved to Q 93.9 FM.
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.

Asia & Pacific

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) - Closed; moved to FM.
738  MACAU  R.Vilaverde (10 kW) - Inactive 2013. Also 89.0 FM.
756  UZBEKISTAN  TRK, Tashkent (50 kW) - Reported as the last station on MW in 2008. Closed.
1188  WALLIS & FUTUNA  RFO Mata-Utu (2 kW) - Closed.
1323  NAURU  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.
1485  ASCENSION ISLAND  ZD8RA R.Ascension, Georgetown (500 w) - BBC relay; closed.
1485  DIEGO GARCIA  NKW AFRTS/Island Talk (250 w) - Irregular operation.
1485  WAKE ISLAND  AFTRS (50 w) - Closed; moved to 104.5 FM.
1602  ASCENSION ISLAND  ZD8VR Volcano Radio, Georgetown (1 kW) - Moved to 1638 kHz in 2009 before becoming inactive. Also 98.7 FM.

Europe

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.
675  NORWAY  NRK Røst (20 kW) - The last MW station in Norway, closed end of 2012.
702  ANDORRA  R.Andorra, Andorre-la-Vieille (300 kW) - Closed by the government April 9, 1981.
765  SWITZERLAND  RSR Option Musique, Sottens (600 kW) - December 5, 2010, farewell party broadcast, then a repeating message until closed end of December 2010.
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.
1062  DENMARK  Danmarks Radio, Kalundborg (250 kW) - Closed June 27, 2011.
1134  CROATIA  Hrvatski Radio, Zadar (600 kW) - Closed January 1, 2014.
1179  SWEDEN  R.Sweden Int'l, Sölvesborg (600 kW) - Closed October 31, 2010.
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.
1429  LIECHTENSTEIN  R.Liechtenstein, Vaduz - First signed on at 209.9 meters in 1938. Now FM-only as Radio L.
1476  AUSTRIA  ORF Wien-Bisamberg (600 kW) - Closed January 1, 2009.
1530  ICELAND AFRTS Keflavik - 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. 585 kHz (5 kW) still listed as active.

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