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Media > Radio broadcast stations: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The total number of AM, FM, and shortwave broadcast stations.
COUNTRY DESCRIPTION
Afghanistan AM 21, FM 5, shortwave 1 (broadcasts in Pashto, Dari (Afghan Persian), Urdu, and English)
Akrotiri AM NA, FM 1, shortwave NA (British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) provides Radio 1 and Radio 2 service to Akrotiri, Dhekelia, and Nicosia)
Albania AM 13, FM 46, shortwave 1
Algeria AM 25, FM 1, shortwave 8
American Samoa AM 2, FM 3, shortwave 0
Andorra AM 0, FM 15, shortwave 0
Angola AM 21, FM 6, shortwave 7
Anguilla AM 2, FM 7, shortwave 0
Antarctica FM 2, shortwave 1 (information for US bases only); note - many research stations have a local FM radio station
Antigua and Barbuda AM 4, FM 2, shortwave 0
Argentina AM 260 (includes 10 inactive stations), FM (probably more than 1,000, mostly unlicensed), shortwave 6
Armenia AM 9, FM 16, shortwave 1
Aruba AM 2, FM 16, shortwave 0
Australia AM 262, FM 345, shortwave 1
Austria AM 2, FM 65 (plus several hundred repeaters), shortwave 1
Azerbaijan AM 10, FM 17, shortwave 1
Bahrain AM 2, FM 3, shortwave 0
Bangladesh AM 15, FM 13, shortwave 2
Barbados AM 2, FM 6, shortwave 0
Belarus AM 28, FM 37, shortwave 11
Belgium AM 7, FM 79, shortwave 1
Belize AM 1, FM 16, shortwave 0
Benin AM 1, FM 34, shortwave 1
Bermuda AM 5, FM 3, shortwave 0
Bhutan AM 0, FM 9, shortwave 1
Bolivia AM 171, FM 73, shortwave 77
Bosnia and Herzegovina AM 8, FM 16, shortwave 1
Botswana AM 8, FM 13, shortwave 4
Brazil AM 1,365, FM 296, shortwave 161 (of which 91 are collocated with AM stations)
British Indian Ocean Territory AM 1, FM 2, shortwave 0
British Virgin Islands AM 1, FM 5, shortwave 0
Brunei AM 1, FM 2 (transmitting on 18 different frequencies), shortwave 0 (British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) station transmits two FM signals with English and Nepali service)
Bulgaria AM 31, FM 63, shortwave 2
Burkina Faso AM 3, FM 17, shortwave 3
Burma AM 1, FM 2, shortwave 3
Burundi AM 0, FM 4, shortwave 1
Cambodia AM 2, FM 17, shortwave NA
Cameroon AM 2, FM 9, shortwave 3
Canada AM 245, FM 582, shortwave 6
Cape Verde AM 0, FM 22 (plus 12 repeaters), shortwave 0
Cayman Islands AM 1, FM 4, shortwave 0
Central African Republic AM 1, FM 5, shortwave 1
Chad AM 2, FM 4, shortwave 5
Chile AM 180 (8 inactive), FM 64, shortwave 17 (1 inactive)
China AM 369, FM 259, shortwave 45
Christmas Island AM 1, FM 2, shortwave 0
Cocos (Keeling) Islands AM 1, FM 2, shortwave 0
Colombia AM 454, FM 34, shortwave 27
Comoros AM 1, FM 4, shortwave 1
Congo, Republic of the AM 1, FM 5, shortwave 3
Cook Islands AM 1, FM 1, shortwave 0
Costa Rica AM 65, FM 51, shortwave 19
Cote d'Ivoire AM 2, FM 9, shortwave 3
Croatia AM 16, FM 98, shortwave 5
Cuba AM 169, FM 55, shortwave 1
Cyprus Republic of Cyprus: AM 7, FM 60, shortwave 1 (1998); north Cyprus: AM 3, FM 11, shortwave 1
Czech Republic AM 31, FM 304, shortwave 17
Democratic Republic of the Congo AM 3, FM 11, shortwave 2
Denmark AM 2, FM 355, shortwave 0
Dhekelia AM NA, FM 1 (located in Akrotiri), shortwave NA (British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) provides Radio 1 and Radio 2 service to Akrotiri, Dhekelia, and Nicosia)
Djibouti AM 1, FM 2, shortwave 0
Dominica AM 2, FM 4, shortwave 0
Dominican Republic AM 120, FM 56, shortwave 4
Ecuador AM 392, FM 35, shortwave 29
Egypt AM 42 (plus 15 repeaters), FM 14, shortwave 3
El Salvador AM 52, FM 144, shortwave 0
Equatorial Guinea AM 0, FM 3, shortwave 5
Eritrea AM 2, FM NA, shortwave 2
Estonia AM 0, FM 98, shortwave 0
Ethiopia AM 8, FM 0, shortwave 1
European Union AM 930, FM 13,655, shortwave 71 (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 (British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) provides Radio 1 and Radio 2 service)
Faroe Islands AM 1, FM 13, shortwave 0
Federated States of Micronesia AM 5, FM 1, shortwave 0
Fiji AM 13, FM 40, shortwave 0
Finland AM 2, FM 186, shortwave 1
France AM 41, FM about 3,500 (this figure is an approximation and includes many repeaters), shortwave 2
French Guiana AM 2, FM 14 (including 6 repeaters), shortwave 6 (including 5 repeaters)
French Polynesia AM 2, FM 14, shortwave 2
Gabon AM 6, FM 7 (plus 11 repeaters), shortwave 4
Gaza Strip AM 0, FM 8, shortwave 0
Georgia AM 7, FM 12, shortwave 4
Germany AM 51, FM 787, shortwave 4
Ghana AM 0, FM 86, shortwave 3
Gibraltar AM 1, FM 5, shortwave 0
Greece AM 26, FM 88, shortwave 4
Greenland AM 5, FM 12, shortwave 0
Grenada AM 2, FM 13, shortwave 0
Guadeloupe AM 1, FM 17, shortwave 0
Guam AM 3, FM 11, shortwave 2
Guatemala AM 130, FM 487, shortwave 15
Guernsey AM 1, FM 1, shortwave 0
Guinea AM 0, FM 5, shortwave 3
Guinea-Bissau AM 1 (transmitter out of service), FM 4, shortwave 0
Guyana AM 3, FM 3, shortwave 1
Haiti AM 41, FM 26, shortwave 0
Holy See (Vatican City) AM 4, FM 3, shortwave 2
Honduras AM 241, FM 53, shortwave 12
Hong Kong AM 5, FM 9, shortwave 0
Hungary AM 17, FM 57, shortwave 3
Iceland AM 3, FM about 70 (including repeaters), shortwave 1
India AM 153, FM 91, shortwave 68
Indonesia AM 678, FM 43, shortwave 82
Iran AM 72, FM 5, shortwave 5
Iraq after 17 months of unregulated media growth, there are approximately 80 radio stations (types NA) on the air inside Iraq
Ireland AM 9, FM 106, shortwave 0
Israel AM 23, FM 15, shortwave 2
Italy AM about 100, FM about 4,600, shortwave 9
Jamaica AM 10, FM 13, shortwave 0
Jan Mayen AM NA, FM NA, shortwave NA (there is one radio and meteorological station)
Japan AM 215 (plus 370 repeaters), FM 89 (plus 485 repeaters), shortwave 21
Jersey AM NA, FM 1, shortwave 0
Johnston Atoll AM NA, FM 7 (1 island-run morale, welfare, and recreation station and 6 all-music digital radio stations broadcast over FM band), shortwave NA
Jordan FM 31
Kazakhstan AM 60, FM 17, shortwave 9
Kenya AM 24, FM 18, shortwave 6
Kiribati AM 1, FM 2, shortwave 1 (may be inactive)
Kuwait AM 6, FM 11, shortwave 1
Kyrgyzstan AM 3 (plus 10 repeater stations), FM 23, shortwave NA
Laos AM 7, FM 14, shortwave 2
Latvia AM 8, FM 56, shortwave 1
Lebanon AM 20, FM 22, shortwave 4
Lesotho AM 1, FM 2, shortwave 1
Liberia AM 0, FM 10, shortwave 2
Libya AM 16, FM 3, shortwave 3
Liechtenstein AM 0, FM 4, shortwave 0
Lithuania AM 29, FM 142, shortwave 1
Luxembourg AM 2, FM 9, shortwave 2
Macau AM 0, FM 2, shortwave 0
Madagascar AM 2 (plus a number of repeater stations), FM 9, shortwave 6
Malawi AM 9, FM 5 (plus 15 repeater stations), shortwave 2 (plus one shortwave station on standby)
Malaysia AM 35, FM 391, shortwave 15
Maldives AM 1, FM 1, shortwave 1
Mali AM 1, FM 230 (27 regional and government stations, and 203 private stations), shortwave 1
Malta AM 1, FM 18, shortwave 6
Marshall Islands AM 1, FM 3, shortwave 0 (additionally, the US Armed Forces Radio and Television Services (Central Pacific Network) operate one FM and one AM station on Kwajalein)
Martinique AM 0, FM 14, shortwave 0
Mauritania AM 1, FM 14, shortwave 1
Mauritius AM 4, FM 9, shortwave 0
Mayotte AM 1, FM 5, shortwave 0
Mexico AM 850, FM 545, shortwave 15
Moldova AM 2, FM 29, shortwave NA
Monaco AM 1, FM NA, shortwave 8
Mongolia AM 7, FM 115 (includes 20 National radio broadcaster repeaters), shortwave 4
Montenegro 31 (station types NA)
Montserrat AM 1, FM 2, shortwave 0
Morocco AM 27, FM 25, shortwave 6
Mozambique AM 13, FM 17, shortwave 11
Namibia AM 2, FM 39, shortwave 4
Nauru AM 1, FM 0, shortwave 0
Nepal AM 6, FM 5, shortwave 1
Netherlands AM 4, FM 246, shortwave 3
Netherlands Antilles AM 8, FM 19, shortwave 0
New Caledonia AM 1, FM 5, shortwave 0
New Zealand AM 124, FM 290, shortwave 4
Nicaragua AM 63, FM 32, shortwave 1
Niger AM 5, FM 6, shortwave 4
Nigeria AM 83, FM 36, shortwave 11
Niue AM 1, FM 1, shortwave 0
Norfolk Island AM 1, FM 3, shortwave 0
North Korea AM 17 (including 11 stations of Korean Central Broadcasting Station; North Korea has a "national intercom" cable radio station wired throughout the country that is a significant source of information for the average North Korean citizen; it is wired into most residences and workplaces and carries news and commentary), FM 14, shortwave 14
Northern Mariana Islands AM 1, FM 6, shortwave 1
Norway AM 5, FM at least 650, shortwave 1
Oman AM 3, FM 9, shortwave 2
Pakistan AM 31, FM 68, shortwave NA
Palau AM 1, FM 4, shortwave 1
Panama AM 101, FM 134, shortwave 0
Papua New Guinea AM 8, FM 19, shortwave 28
Paraguay AM 41, FM 121, shortwave 6 (3 inactive)
Peru AM 472, FM 198, shortwave 189
Philippines AM 381, FM 628, shortwave 4 (each shortwave station operates on multiple frequencies in the language of the target audience)
Pitcairn Islands AM 1, FM 0, shortwave 0 (15 Ham radio operators (VP6))
Poland AM 14, FM 777, shortwave 1
Portugal AM 47, FM 172 (many are repeaters), shortwave 2
Puerto Rico AM 74, FM 53, shortwave 0
Qatar AM 6, FM 5, shortwave 1
Reunion AM 2, FM 55, shortwave 0
Romania 698 (frequency type NA)
Russia AM 323, FM 1,500 est., shortwave 62
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
Saint Helena AM 1, FM 0, shortwave 0
Saint Kitts and Nevis AM 3, FM 3, shortwave 0
Saint Lucia AM 2, FM 7, shortwave 0
Saint Martin FM 3
Saint Pierre and Miquelon AM 1, FM 4, shortwave 0
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines AM 1, FM 6, shortwave 0
Samoa AM 2, FM 5, shortwave 0
San Marino AM 0, FM 3, shortwave 0
Sao Tome and Principe AM 1, FM 5, shortwave 1
Saudi Arabia AM 43, FM 31, shortwave 2
Senegal AM 8, FM 20, shortwave 1
Serbia and Montenegro 153 (station types NA)
Seychelles AM 1, FM 1, shortwave 2
Sierra Leone AM 1, FM 9, shortwave 1
Singapore AM 0, FM 17, shortwave 2
Slovakia AM 15, FM 78, shortwave 2
Slovenia AM 10, FM 230, shortwave 0
Solomon Islands AM 1, FM 1, shortwave 1
Somalia AM 0, FM 11 (also 1 station each in Puntland and Somaliland), shortwave 1 (in Mogadishu)
South Africa AM 14, FM 347 (plus 243 repeaters), shortwave 1
South Korea AM 61, FM 150, shortwave 2
Spain AM 208, FM 715, shortwave 1
Sri Lanka AM 15, FM 52, shortwave 4
Sudan AM 12, FM 1, shortwave 1
Suriname AM 4, FM 13, shortwave 1
Svalbard AM 1, FM 1 (plus 2 repeaters), shortwave 0
Swaziland AM 3, FM 2 (plus 4 repeaters), shortwave 3
Sweden AM 1, FM 265, shortwave 1
Switzerland AM 4, FM 113 (plus many low-power stations), shortwave 2
Syria AM 14, FM 2, shortwave 1
Taiwan AM 218, FM 333, shortwave 50
Tajikistan AM 8, FM 10, shortwave 2
Tanzania AM 12, FM 11, shortwave 2
Thailand AM 238, FM 351, shortwave 6
The Bahamas AM 3, FM 5, shortwave 0
The Gambia AM 3, FM 2, shortwave 0
Togo AM 2, FM 9, shortwave 4
Tokelau AM NA, FM NA, shortwave NA (one radio station provides service to all islands)
Tonga AM 1, FM 4, shortwave 1
Trinidad and Tobago AM 4, FM 18, shortwave 0
Tunisia AM 7, FM 38, shortwave 2
Turkey AM 16, FM 107, shortwave 6
Turkmenistan AM 16, FM 8, shortwave 2
Turks and Caicos Islands AM 2, FM 7, shortwave 0
Tuvalu AM 1, FM 1, shortwave 0
Uganda AM 7, FM 33, shortwave 2
Ukraine 524 (station types NA)
United Arab Emirates AM 13, FM 8, shortwave 2
United Kingdom AM 219, FM 431, shortwave 3
United States AM 4,789, FM 8,961, shortwave 19
Uruguay AM 93, FM 191, shortwave 7
Uzbekistan AM 4, FM 6, shortwave 3
Vanuatu AM 2, FM 4, shortwave 1
Venezuela AM 201, FM NA (20 in Caracas), shortwave 11
Vietnam AM 65, FM 7, shortwave 29
Virgin Islands AM 6, FM 16, shortwave 0
Wake Island AM 0, FM 0, shortwave 0 (Armed Forces Radio/Television Service (AFRTS) radio service provided by satellite
Wallis and Futuna AM 1, FM 0, shortwave 0
West Bank AM 0, FM 8, shortwave 0
Western Sahara AM 2, FM 0, shortwave 0
Yemen AM 6, FM 1, shortwave 2
Zambia AM 19, FM 5, shortwave 4
Zimbabwe AM 7, FM 20 (plus 17 repeater stations), shortwave 1

Citation

"Countries Compared by Media > Radio broadcast stations. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Media/Radio-broadcast-stations

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