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A little more on WRS
New to Switzerland or been here a while and still struggling with French, German or Swiss German? Are you hankering for English-language entertainment, information, news and music? Well, World Radio Switzerland (affectionately known as WRS) is here for you!
Longtime listeners have been enjoying WRS for over 20 years, but if you're new to Switzerland or just discovering WRS for the first time, here's some info on the station.
WRS is Switzerland's only 24/7 English-language radio station. Start your morning with Mark Butcher on the Breakfast Show, followed by Katt Cullen's Mid Morning Mix for all the best events happening across Switzerland. Tune in for Classic Hits and the Best of Today's music from the UK and USA, plus fun chat, fantastic prizes, and local Swiss news.
WRS is also the Swiss partner of the BBC World Service so you can hear global BBC World Service News every hour, on-the-hour, as well as several hour-long BBC programmes and documentaries throughout the day.
WRS is also the home of shows about finance, travel, health, gardening, parenting and much more. Browse the full WRS show schedule to get to know all their presenters.
There are 3 ways to listen to WRS
- On terrestrial DAB+ in central Zürich, Bern, Basel, Lucerne, Zug, Winterthur and Schaffhausen in the German-speaking region, and in Geneva, Vaud, and the Valais in the French-speaking region. If you are unfamiliar with DAB+ please watch this video on how to tune-in:
- Online at worldradio.ch by clicking on the 'Listen Live' tab
- On mobile by downloading the WRS app from the app store for your phone
‘DAB' stands for 'Digital Audio Broadcasting' and is set to replace analogue radio platforms such as FM and AM over the next few years in Switzerland.
You can buy a portable DAB+ radio at any major electronics retailer from as little as CHF39, and most new cars now come with DAB+ fitted as standard. It's also simple to upgrade your current car to receive DAB+ by fitting a small adaptor which converts the DAB+ signal into FM and then sends this signal to your existing car radio. Or you can simply Bluetooth WRS from your mobile phone through your existing in-car radio.
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