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How (if possible) to get BBC / BBC world server on the radio (without internet)

Well, the title pretty much says it. I can hear the world server via internet, but not without it. I used to live in Guinea Conakry, and I used to hear on my FM radio all day. What is going on here? If it does not exist, are there any equivallent local English channesl I can tune in to?
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Don't think you can... or at least I can't here. I have to use the radio player app.
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Well, the title pretty much says it. I can hear the world server via internet, but not without it. I used to live in Guinea Conakry, and I used to hear on my FM radio all day. What is going on here? If it does not exist, are there any equivallent local English channesl I can tune in to?
There is an FM rebroadcast in Geneva, 88.4

Otherwise, get a shortwave receiver, then see:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/sc..._weurope.shtml
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Re: How (if possible) to get BBC / BBC world server on the radio (without internet)

Do you have a DAB radio? WRS is expanding beyond Geneva to the rest of the lemanic basin and, I think Basle.

They have the BBC news on the hour, most hours
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Re: How (if possible) to get BBC / BBC world server on the radio (without internet)

Thanks. I will try @JagWaugh's solution, if that does not work. I will buy a DAB radio. I've been trying to buy a radio with alarm clock for some time. Until now I only used the radio on my phone and couldn't get BBC there.
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Re: How (if possible) to get BBC / BBC world server on the radio (without internet)

You can get the WRS feed on the internet here: http://www.worldradio.ch/player/

Highly recommend DAB and ad and talk free stations like Swiss Jazz, Swiss Pop and Swiss Clasique. But WRS may not be available where ever you might be.
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Re: How (if possible) to get BBC / BBC world server on the radio (without internet)

Ah, Lausanne - they have a transmitter in Thonon, across the lake. Station name is WRS VD+
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Thanks. I will try @JagWaugh's solution, if that does not work. I will buy a DAB radio. I've been trying to buy a radio with alarm clock for some time. Until now I only used the radio on my phone and couldn't get BBC there.
I have an earlier version of this:
http://www.sony.com/electronics/radios/icf-sw7600gr

Mine is from '95 or so, travelled a lot with it, it still has great reception.

Ultimately the shift is to DAB. I haven't seen a unit with MW SW LW FM DAB yet.
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Re: How (if possible) to get BBC / BBC world server on the radio (without internet)

I highly recommend, that if you are in the market for a DAB+ radio that you reject any that has only a wimpy wire as an antenna. It's not just the cheap interdiscount ones either, one of the more expensive brands - PURE - uses these. Nothing but headaches getting a proper signal.
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