How to listen to BBC World Service in Iran, Afghanistan and Central Asia

Local stations

BBC World Service in English can be heard in Kabul, Afghanistan 101.6 FM and in Mazar-e Sharif on 89 FM.

Find out what FM and AM frequencies BBC World Service is broadcast on in English.

Find out what FM and AM frequencies BBC World Service is broadcast on in other languages.

Satellite

BBC World Service (European schedule) is available 24 hours a day, free-to-air from digital Eutelsat Hot Bird 8 at 13° East, transponder 50, vertical polarisation, 11727 MHz.

The WorldSpace satellite that carried BBC World Service's English language service in Iran ceased operating on 31 January 2010.

Short-wave radio

Frequencies cover Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

In central and eastern Afghanistan, try frequencies for South Asia as well.

Take a look at our global short-wave frequencies chart to find out how to listen to BBC World Service in Iran, Afghanistan and Central Asia on short wave.

Medium wave radio

Medium wave frequency for Iran and western Afghanistan is 1413 kHz at the following times GMT: 0200-0230, 0300-0400, 1800-1830 and 1900-2100.