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Mi Amigo's daily shortwave broadcasts bring back that warm original AM radio sound that comes with AM modulation. REAL radio, the way we remember it from those exciting times when the Pirates ruled the airwaves. Combined with our jingles and a selection of great songs from the 60's, 70's and 80's, it instantly brings back the memories of the Golden Era of offshore broadcasting.
However we do use modern technology and a more contemporary presentation style to create what we believe would be the sound of those very offshore pirate radio stations, had they still been on the air today. Its called: 'Free Radio'...
February 6, 2017
Test transmissions for North America
Always trying to find new ways of reaching new SW audiences both in- and outside Europe, this month we are conducting a series of test transmissions from within the USA.
Last December we had a successful 125 kW broadcast from Germany aimed at North America. Reception reports came in from all over the USA but also from many South American countries such as Mexico and Brazil.
This month we will do 3 test broadcasts from inside North America, from the small town of Monticello in the northern US state of Maine, very close to the Canadian border.
We'll use the two 50 kW transmitters from SW station WBCQ, which is run by a dedicated team of radio enthusiasts for the benefit of the listeners.
There's also a link with European Offshore radio since one of the leading figures behind WBCQ is Allan Weiner, who worked for Radio Caroline on the Ross Revenge in 1985 and later went on to start his own offshore station Radio New York International (RNYI) from the M.V. Sarah in 1987.
If you want to check online receivers in the US, here are some links:
USA WebSDR's for 9330 kHzEdinburgh, Indiana
Rochester, New York
Sea Girt, New Jersey
Middletown, New Jersey
Milford 1, Pennsylvania
Milford 2, Pennsylvania
January 21, 2017
We would like to thank our listeners for all the nice reactions to our programs!
We received so much mail over the past weeks: real letters, emails and photographs of where you put our stickers. So thanks again you are the best! Keep listening and we'll keep providing the music, every day on 6085 kHz and online!
December 30 - 2016
'The Fastest growing AM Radio Station in Europe' would like to thank all listeners for their support over the past year. In the new year we will continue to grow and keep you entertained and surprised, so stay tuned in 2017!
December 17 - 2016
X-MAS presents from Radio Mi Amigo International!
This Christmas we'll present you with 2 extra high power Special Event broadcasts that will cover a large part of the globe!
What better occasion than X-mas to celebrate the fact that in 2016 we became the fastest growing AM/Shortwave station in Europe -and possibly the world.
The large European continent and North America together hold 15% of the world’s population, over 1 billion people. Of course we know Shortwave is a niche but we’re convinced that this time more people than ever will tune in to our special broadcast.
Our special Event show will be presented live from Amsterdam in the Netherlands, with contributions from all involved with Radio Mi Amigo, directly from studio's in Holland, The UK, Germany, Spain and Equador. We'll introduce ourselves to hopefully many new listeners, celebrate with the current ones, look back at our 2016 highlights and play some very special music. You'll get updates of our plans for next year and we'll talk DX and Shortwave.
Please note the times and frequencies below and calculate UTC times to your timezone.
)* Note that in the U.S. the broadcast date is still December 25! 7 - 9 pm [EST], 6- 8 pm [CST] and 4 - 6 pm [PST]
December 10 - 2016
Test transmission to Far East reached half the planet...
'Radio Mi Amigo World Service.'.. no joke!. This is how our Asian broadcast was received on the Indonesian Island of Bali today... :)
Our signal covered almost half the planet from Europe to Tasmania, the most southern part of Australia.
Well done Shortwaveservice! See first hand how the broadcast was received on Bali where Lion shot this video. He, the fishermen and those pretty ladies -who take care of him there- were not the only ones listening: reports pouring in from:
Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam, Tachimachi - Japan, ZhangJie - China, Samara - Russia, Saratov - Russia, Irkutsk - Russia, Zaporijja - Ukraine, Nedumangad - India, Quezon city - Philippines, Denpasar - Indonesia, Subang Jaya - Selangor - Malaysia, Brisbane - Australia, Port Macquarie - Australia, Perth - Australia, Melbourne - Australia ....and counting. Lots more coming in!
December 7 - 2016
Friday 9 December, 10 - 11 hrs UTC, on 11.730 kHz
As the fastest growing AM Radio Station in Europe, we are constantly on the move trying to find new ways to expand our coverage.
So far most of are broadcasts are aimed at Europe, but together with our broadcast partner Shortwaveservice in Germany we're exploring new ways of reaching other parts of the world as well, such as with recent high power test broadcasts directed towards North America.
This coming Friday, the 9th of December from 10 to 11 UTC, on 11.730 kHz, Radio Mi Amigo we will do a special broadcast aimed at larger Asia, Australia, China and Japan.
For this purpose we will use a transmitter located in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka (see picture) with a high power 125 kilowatts. Mi Amigo's own Lion Keezer is currently on the Indonesian Island of Bali and will monitor the signal first hand from there. But of course we're looking out for your reception reports from that huge part of the world!
This special broadcast will also be relayed on our regular 6085 kHz at the same time in Europe.
So please tune in: 11.730 kHz on Friday, December 9, from 10 to 11 UTC (that's 11 - 12 hrs Central European time)
As always you'll promptly receive our beautiful QSL-card and some Mi Amigo car stickers in the mail.
Below: the 11.730 125 kW footprint:
November 20 - 2016
Special Broadcast Sunday, November 27: 6145 kHz - 20:00 - 22:00 hrs. [cet]
Sunday evening November 27 from 20:00 - 22:00 hrs CET we will do another special event show, this time to promote our new daily transmissions on 6085 kHz.
The show will air on 6145 kHz with 100 Kilowatts (!) from the Armeria transmitter, just like we did in October.
The 2 hour show will be hosted by Cpt. Kord from Alicante and will have have 4 segments presented live by 4 of our DJ's: Johnny Lewis, Peter van Dam, Ron O'Quin and Keith Lewis from their studio's in The UK, Holland and Equador.
We expect this broadcast to be received not only in Europe but also in other parts of the world and again we look forward to your reception reports. As always, we'll reward you with our new printed QSL card and Mi Amigo car stickers.
Europe's fastest growing AM Radio Station is now...
YOUR ALL DAY MUSIC STATION!
Now: every day on 6085 kHz: our new -all day- frequency!
Great news: as of Sunday, October 30, we have our own dedicated Shortwave frequency of 6085 kHz and extended our daily broadcasts from 9 in the morning until 6 o'clock in the evening.
Not only will listeners be able to enjoy our great selection of music from ‘the Golden Era of Offshore AM Free radio’ every day, on Shortwave in the 49-meter band, but:
Our daily live programme 'Hello Europe' can be heard on weekdays 14:00 hrs and will be repeated later at 19:00 hrs in the 75 m band on 3985 kHz.
The new dedicated shortwave transmitter on 6085 kHz is a big step forward, but our growth will not stop there. We expect to bring you more exciting news about further AM expansion in the Northern European regions soon.
Your All Day Music Station on Shortwave
What started two and a half years ago with a few tests on shortwave (initiated in Spain by our 'Captain' Kord Lemkau), has grown fast into a consistent pan-European radio station with an international cast of mostly former Offshore Radio DJ's and studio's in 5 countries.
Now, with a more modern, contemporary touch and today’s technology, we are still fully dedicated to preserve the idea of Free Radio and do so with programmes and music that reflect the Golden Era of Offshore AM Free Radio.
Broadcasting on Shortwave, Medium Wave, FM and online, we enjoy a steady growth, with faithful listeners - not only in Europe but literally from all over the globe such as: the USA, South America, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Australia.
September 26 - 2016
Special celebration broadcast this Saturday: COME CELEBRATE WITH US!
Saturday, October 29: Special 100 kW broadcast on 6120 kHz![This show has now been archived on Mixcloud. Direct listen link here - or click on the picture
Coming Saturday night, October 29, from 20:00 - 22:00 hrs [CET], we present a special powerful shortwave broadcast originating from our 100 kilowatt (!) relay station in Armenia, on 6120 kHz.
In this special live event show we will introduce and celebrate our own shortwave transmitter and frequency as well as our new -extended- winter programme schedule.
Hosted by Lion Keezer in Amsterdam, he and 5 other Mi Amigo DJ's will contribute live from their studio's in the UK, Belgium, Holland and Spain to tell you all about their shows and our new schedule and frequencies that will officially start the next morning, Sunday, 30 October, 09:00 hrs [cet].
We expect this broadcast to be received not only in Europe but also in large parts of the world and we look forward to your reception reports. As always, we'll reward you with our new printed QSL card and Mi Amigo car stickers.
More of these special 100 kilowatt SW broadcasts are planned for November 27 and December 25. Stay tuned...
October 5 - 2016
We are delighted to announce that another former offshore radio DJ will join the Mi Amigo International team: Keith Lewis.
The Voice of Peace, Radio Caroline, Radio Nova - are just a few of the stations that Keith Lewis worked for, back in the 80's.
Keith is a true believer in Free Radio, and like all of us he got inspired again by the idea of 'Bringing back the Golden Era of Offshore AM -Free- Radio' on todays airwaves.
After 22 years of absence he decided to make his comeback at Mi Amigo, the fastest growing AM -Free- Radio station in Europe.
Welcome on board Keith!
September 26 - 2016
New Radio Mi Amigo QSL Cards!
For those of you who received us on Shortwave or AM -and have send us reception reports, we have brand new QSL Cards!
Just don't forget to include your real address in your reception report, so we can send this nice QSL card - featuring a nice color pic of the MV Mi Amigo- to you in the old fashioned way: by real mail! Send your reports to: firstname.lastname@example.org
September 15 - 2016
Our new stickers have arrived!
Here they are: our new bumper stickers - fresh from the printers, available as of today!
We'll send you some for free if you send us a reception report in the month of September - and it would be nice te receive back a picture of one of our stickers somewhere in Europe or some other exotic place where we are received! Write us!
September 1 - 2016
NEW: extra -low bandwidth- web stream for mobile and slower internetHaving trouble listening to our High Quality 192 kbps online stereo web stream via your smartphone or because of slow internet connections? We heard you!
As of September 1st we installed an extra -low bandwidth- (48 kbps!) AAC+ web stream that will still give you amazing audio quality on all your mobile devices and on computers with limited bandwidth connections, especially in remote areas where high speed connections are not available.
So check it out, there are new links to the 48 kbps AAC+ stream from the right menu on all our web pages on this site. Enjoy!
PS: We also upgraded our 192 kbps player to look better and perform faster!
Paul Newman leaving Mi Amigo InternationalOur good friend and collegue Paul Newman is leaving Radio Mi Amigo International. His workload increased dramatically (his job requires a lot of travel during the week) and so did his many radio commitments.
Paul has been with us for well over a year and we are going to miss his warm familiar voice and the chimes of London's Big Ben every Sunday. So thanks Paul for all your great shows and friendship during those years. All the best from all of us here at Mi Amigo and lots of luck in your new Radio Adventures!
(Coming Sundays Cpt. Kord will take over Paul's time slot. A worthy successor - still a surprise- is expected to arrive and premiere his new show on October 9)
July 22 - 2016
We clearly touched the hearts of our listeners in true Free Radio spirit! During the show we received mails from literally all over Europe, and also from the USA, Canada, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Japan(!) the United Arab Emirates and many from deep into Russia and Siberia.
Thanks to everyone who responded so nicely, stay in touch!
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