You may have missed the email address for
contacting Radio Tirana. The Albanian station’s Drita Çiço informs us that we
can contact her and the rest of the English service at email@example.com
They have been issuing a nice range of QSL cards which depict potential holiday
locations, in addition to their long standing QSLs in pen and ink of
traditional rural folk. These certainly makes me seriously consider a trip
there myself, it being one of a handful of European countries I have yet to set
You can best hear Radio Tirana with English to Europe from Monday to
Saturday on 7465kHz at 2000 UTC. Tune in for 30 minutes of varied programmes
which include a press review, In Focus, Around Albania, Mosaic of the Week and Albanian
Outstanding Personalities Profile.
heard some gripping programmes throughout
the summer evenings such as one on the contagious diseases of the 1930s which
did for many Albanians, including a prominent author. The back story to the nation’s emblem of the
double headed black eagle and its prominence in the resistance to the Ottoman Empire
was another feature I felt privileged to hear.
Each Tuesday their Mailbag programme includes
reception reports. These are from all continents, but Asia and South America seem
most prevalent. Maybe it’s time to write to them yourselves to represent
listeners in the UK and Europe. Every Radio Tirana broadcast these days seems
to finish off with a selection of local easy listening music, which I find quite
soothing. If you miss the 2000 to 2030 UTC broadcast, well, it is repeated a
few hours later at 0130 UTC on the same frequency, 7465kHz, aimed at North
You can always listen online as well, or, for some classic archive recordings, search at YouTube and you won't be disappointed...