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NEXUS-IBA's Small Program Producer Promotion

A service dedicated to small radio program producers over IRRS-Shortwave

Please inquire about the very special low rate for this promotion, by sending e-mail to info@nexus.org and including details on your program and your organization. This special rate includes a series of free-of-charge services especially designed for small program producers and until-now available only to members of NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association.

For more information on International Public Access Radio (IPAR) please send e-mail to IPAR@nexus.org.

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NEXUS-IBA has special promotions reserved to small non-religious, non-commercial program producer for radio programs originated  and delivered to our station via Internet in MP3 format. This promotion goes under the auspices of IPAR (International Public Access Radio) for programs intended for broadcast over IRRS-Shortwave

How do I qualify?

In order to qualify for the special rates your program must be non-religious and non-commercial as far as its content, and produced by a small program producer organization  or an individual program producer. To qualify for such promotion a non-religious small program producer organization must declare that their annual turnover is not in excess of US$ 50,000 (or Euro 50,000). No requirements on financial status of individual program producers.

PLEASE NOTICE: the IPAR slot is NOT suitable for religious program producers. If you are a religious organization or produce a religious program check European Gospel Radio for special conditions on airtime slots that are especially allocated to our religious and inspirational programming.

What do I get ?

All airtime offered under the Small Program Producer Promotion is strictly limited to a one hour per-week slot on our 100, 150 or 300 kW Shortwave bradcasts.

Each organization or individual program producer may reserve up to one hour slot per week. Airtime  is shared among several NEXUS-IBA members, requires advance booking, and is subject on a first come, first-served basis.

The Small Program Producer Promotion includes :

  • One hour, 30 min or 15 min broadcast time over IRRS-Shortwave to Europe.
  • Free promos aired at random times during our broadcasts, if you provide us with pre-recorded promos. Promos can be up to 29 seconds in length, in English.;
  • As a NEXUS-IBA member you will receive free professional consulting on how to make best use of Shortwave and internet, so no previous experience is necessary!
  • Special discounts for bulk airtime for more than one broadcast per week.
  • Special rates and services for hosting your Web pages and other audio and video streaming services
  • Free use of our PO Box address for receiving  reception reports and use of a convenient (easy to spell) email address to mention over the air. 

How much does it cost ?

In order to air via IRRS-Shortwave membership with NEXUS-IBA is required. The associate membership fee is  US $155  (yearly, January till December) or Euros 100. A nominal fee is charged to cover our costs for broadcast time.

How should I send any  program material?

To have access to Small Program Producer Promotion you will have to encode any audio files in MP3, and upload them to one of our server. Or you may send us your program recorded on CD ahead of broadcast time. 

Can I use other media to record my audio programs ?

Audio programs can also be delivered via ordinary mail to our address in Milan, Italy, and recorded on CD. In some cases we may also arrange for a phone feed or live satellite or Internet stream. We are flexible in receiving your audio feed, but some cases we will incur in additional costs for receiving your audio material. It will be much cheaper and reliable for you to encode any program material as MP3 files, and transfer them to NEXUS-IBA's Network Control Centre via the Internet at no extra charge. 

What is the target area?

Reception reports and our monitors indicates that IRRS-Shortwave signal with our 150 kW signal may be received with a clear signal all over Europe, north Africa and the Mediterranean region. Fringe reception depending on propagation conditions at the time of broadcasts allow reception outside our primary target area, i.e. in N America, Africa, and the Pacific. 

If you are interested in other areas than Europe, we can set up dedicated broadcasts to any region in the world, i.e. Africa, Asia, the Pacific, North and South America.

I have a radio program available. What should I do to start airing it as soon as possible?

To start airing via NEXUS-IBA and IRRS-Shortwave please follow the following steps:

  • Send information on your organization, its aims and your program by e-mail to info@nexus.org, by fax to: +39-02-70638151 (from the USA : 011-39-02-706 38 151). Also send sample audio programs or pointers if they are available on-line.
  • If you represent an organization, include a written declaration that states that the annual turnover for your organization is less than US$ 50,000 or less than Euro 50,000. No financial information is required for individual program producers.
  • Send your membership application to NEXUS-IBA. A sample application form is available on line, fill, sign, and send it by fax to: +39-02-706 38151 AND mail original  to NEXUS-IBA, PO Box 11028, 20110 Milano, Italy. Do NOT send any money at this stage. NEXUS-IBA's executive committee meets regularly, and examines membership applications and information received for compliance with our charter, and will reply promptly.
  • Include a written request or order for the desired number of hours on our station.
When your application is approved, you are invoiced for membership fees until December of the current year, and for any service charges relating to your order if you request more than one broadcast.  We accept Visa and MasterCard payments via our secure on-line payment system at no extra charge.
You may cancel any service at any time with a one-month advance written notice. We have a 100% money back policy for all advance payments for services not used for. Membership charges, however, are not refundable.

The quickest turn-around time for the whole procedure is 24 hours, including on-line pre-payment of dues and broadcast of the first program. However the process of selecting a dedicated frequency for you desired target area may require some more time..

Act quickly to get the best available time slot

We suggest that you act quickly to reserve slots still available on prime time  Saturday or Sunday for your broadcast..

Need more info? Check our links on-line:

Our Internet services are rendered in co-operation with Wornex International.

Or for more information do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail at info@nexus.org.

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