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We are Radio Northern Europe International; a radio show dedicated to playing the best pop, dance, fun, undiscovered and traditional music to our listeners from all over the world.
The foundation of our music selection originally came from the Northern European countries (Norway 🇳🇴 , the UK 🇬🇧 , Ireland 🇮🇪 , Denmark 🇩🇰 , Sweden 🇸🇪 , Finland 🇫🇮 , Iceland 🇮🇸 , Estonia 🇪🇪 , Latvia 🇱🇻 and Lithuania 🇱🇹) however, we now play anything we feel deserves the airtime from golden retro bangers to an undiscovered sparkling gems to make a 30-minute auditory adventure in varying languages and styles combined with digital-mode extras and a small amount of Norwegian, English & Japanese talk to keep everything flowing smoothly!

Being a show on shortwave, we operate quite differently from conventional / domestic radio stations. Our show is sent off to transmission providers in Germany (Channel 292), America (WRMI), Asia (Paochung / Radio Taiwan International), Australia (Unique Radio) and New Zealand / Aotearoa (World FM). Below is a map showing where our signals can be picked up:

  • WRMI broadcasts consist of 3 separate weekly broadcasts in different directions covering South America, North America, the Middle East and Northern Europe meaning each show will be played on that transmitter 4 times a month.
  • Channel 292 airs our show a few times a month for different locations.
  • Paochung plays our Japanese-language version of the show once a month and is received all over the Pacific region.
  • Unique Radio plays RNEI weekly.
  • World FM New Zealand plays RNEI once a week going between 3 different times.

We get lots of emails from people from all over the world! Here is a map of all the different places our listeners were when they listened to us in 2020:

We predict each show will get between 100 and 3000 live over-the-air listeners and we average about 25 listeners on different on demand platforms.
You can expect to be noticed by a few people if they like your music and you get bragging rights about being on ‘international radio’!
We’ve also worked our hardest to make our audio sound good over shortwave. Being a narrowband mono medium that relies on bouncing off of the sky, it usually sounds very poor but we have developed a stereo over mono technology among many other improvements to have our signal sound like this when used with our decoder:

Makoto Rita’s intro from the Channel 292 transmission
Arigato Yuina’s intro from a Woofferton (UK Transmitter) test transmission (we rent Woofferton occastionally)
Julia Alfrida’s intro on our signal from the Paochung transmitter in Japan
This is what WRMI sounds like in USA on a one off special Japanese music show

When we find a lesser known song we want to play we like to talk to the artist / management and make an intro jingle with them, here are some examples we’ve done:

An intro from Moonsine
An intro from Beni Holm
An intro from Vionavega

We hope you have fun working with us!
– Roseanna