Radio Exterior de España

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Radio Exterior de España
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"La voz de España en los cinco continentes" (German: "The voice of Spain on the five continents" )
Radio station ( public service )
Program type International broadcasting
reception analog via shortwave and digital terrestrial , cable , satellite , live stream
Reception area SpainSpain Spain world
Start of transmission March 15, 1942
owner RTVE
(Corporación de Radio y Televisión Española, SA)
Broadcaster Radio Nacional de España
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Radio Exterior de España (REE) is the international service of the public service broadcaster in Spain . The station is based in Madrid and has existed since 1942. The program is broadcast via shortwave , satellite and the Internet .

The program is aimed primarily at Spanish-speaking listeners abroad. It is supplemented by half-hour programs in various foreign languages ​​such as English , French , Arabic , Russian , Portuguese and Sephardic, which usually run during the night. The programs in German, which were introduced in 1990, were limited to one issue per week in 1993 and discontinued entirely in 2004.

The broadcast on shortwave was stopped in October 2014. The shutdown, however, sparked maritime and development aid protests. In addition, the military demanded that the shortwave system be preserved. After five weeks, the program could also be received on shortwave again.


9690 kHz with radiation direction North America
11685 kHz with direction West Africa
11940 kHz with direction South America
12030 kHz with direction Middle East.

On working days it is broadcast on 11685 kHz and 12030 kHz from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., the other two frequencies are switched on from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. At the weekend, all four transmitters are in operation together from 4 p.m. to midnight.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Hansjörg Biener: Radio Exterior de Espana. In: Foreign services in German. Archived from the original on December 15, 2013 ; accessed on August 15, 2015 .
  2. ^ REE: Radio Exterior de España suprime su emisión en Onda Corta. October 3, 2014, accessed August 15, 2015 (Spanish).
  3. ^ A b Kai Ludwig: Foreign radio from Spain. Also on shortwave. In: Radio Eins . October 11, 2019, accessed December 19, 2019 .