Reviews of WRTH 2021

This 75th edition of the WRTH represents a milestone in the world of radio publishing. Coupled with a dedicated global resource staff, it continues to set the standard of vital information, one that is unparalleled. It remains, after 75 years, the most comprehensive exemplary reference book. I highly recommend WRTH 2021, to the novice or seasoned hobbyist. WRTH should be in every listening post. Congratulations on 75 gold-standard years – Gayle van Horn, Global Radio Guide, USA

You’ve done a marvellous job once again to create the ultimate radio guide for all, not only DXers – Arnulf Piontek, Germany

The new edition is worthy of the prestigious 75th anniversary! Continuing as a must have resource for hobbyist and industry users – Fred Osterman, Universal Radio, USA

My shiny new 75th anniversary edition of WRTH came today. I look forward to perusing it. You all sure do a great job of putting it together, truly the bible for us radio enthusiasts – George Santulli, USA

WRTH 2021 is a treasure trove of accurate, precise and valuable information and guidance for all radio professionals and enthusiasts – James Mills, USA.

The World Radio TV Handbook 2021 is the 75th edition of this essential guide to global broadcasting. I think the secret of producing a successful annual publication is to get the format right and stick to it . . .every time one opens the latest edition of WRTH, this is like meeting an old friend. There is simply nothing quite like WRTH anywhere in the world at any price – David Harris, Radio User review, UK

Spectacular, really like the front end articles . . . My thanks and appreciation to all who participate and contribute to this terrific resource – John Balzer, USA

THE resource for listeners like me. I am very pleased with the latest edition – John Dumaine, USA

WRTH give me up-to-date and useful information about the radio world. 75th anniversary edition of WRTH is a reference guide for everyone who loves the radio and the world of radio – Muhammad Shamim, India

It is the best source of SW broadcast frequency information. I have not found any internet based source to be so complete – Stephen Phillips, Australia

I enjoy the equipment reviews and the frequency schedules certainly help to keep me up to date and informed as to what is happening in other countries around the world – Paul Goliboski, Canada

WRTH is highly valuable both as a data collection and as reading material. It is a relief to have it at hand – Masahiro Fukuda, Japan

Excellent Informations about my radio DX hobby – Paul Gager, Austria

Excellent edition, as usual. Very professional editors and contributors – Robert Kipp, Germany

It is the only source I use, as it is the most complete – Michael Caruso, USA

As usual, this year’s WRTH is excellent. The definitive ‘bible’ – Anthony Fusco, USA

Great book everything I’m looking for – David Clements, USA

Exellent – Vladimir Gudzenko, Russia

I find it the best overview of the radio world wide – Peter Sørensen, Denmark

Good & informative book – Abid Sajid, Pakistan

WRTH is again assisting me shortwave listening and providing useful information on religious broadcasters – Rolf Helwig, Germany

Very good. Met my expectations! – José Ronaldo Xavier, Brazil

I think WRTH continues to maintain a high level – Rodolfo Frederico Knapic, Portugal

Excellent as ever – Ramon J Gordillo, USA

It is really good, as it is every year. Congratulations on making it to the 75th edition! – Edmund Spicer, UK

Just excellent! – Julio Bernal, Argentina

I think it is very helpful for searching news and Information on the short wave stations of the world including clandestines – Jacques Augustin, France

It is as useful as expected. A very needful help by indentifying unknown stations – Heinz Schulz, Germany

The articles of all the sections of WRTH are excellent and interesting, but the SW International Broadcastings section is my favorite and it’s of very utility for my captations. FOREVER ON THE FRONTLINE OF THE DEFENCE OF SHORTWAVE INTERNATIONAL TRANSMISSIONS – Héctor Eduardo Villarreal, Argentina

Some comments from Amazon:

Are you a shortwave listener? So this is as important for you as your radio. Period.

As a fairly recent convert to SWLing and DXing in general, I was lucky enough to discover WRTH last January and pre-ordered my first volume. The information, reviews, tech evaluations and explanations and the exhaustive broadcaster listings are a weath unmatched anywhere else in the DXing universe.If you are new to DXing and don’t have a copy of the WRTH, you need one. Otherwise you’re not reaching your listening potential.If you’re an old hand, well… you’ve already got yours!

A must have if you’re a Short Wave Listener (SWL). Everything you want to know about a station in this book: frequency, times in GMT, language. antenna location, etc.
As a SWL I’ll be listening to a foreign station on a given frequency and if I want to know from where their broadcasts originate all I have to go is look up the frequency and the rest is hopefully great native music.

Superior book for support in identifying stations. The mailing addresses provided is great in sending OSL reports and getting verifications.

Any serious short wave listener needs this annual book. Along with the book, they publish mid year frequency guides, so be sure to get registered with their online site so you get the notices when they are available.

There’s nothing else on the market like it. Well written, jam packed with information and data, plus very interesting as well. The sheer volume of documentation alone is more than enough reason to own it. Highly recommended.

It’s a great publication. Well worth the cost. Also, it has Free updates on the WRTH web site.

This seems to be the bible of SWLing. A lot of information in one place. Use it almost every time i listen to radio. Very Pleased

Views on WRTH from past years

One of the most eagerly anticipated events in the radio enthusiast’s year is the publishing of World Radio TV Handbook: The Directory of Global Broadcasting. Now in its 74th year, this book remains as indispensable as ever. The statement on the front cover reads, “The World’s Most Comprehensive and Up-to-Date Guide to Broadcasting”. This may seem a bold assertion, but one simply cannot argue that this is not the case. Its survival in an era when most of us turn to the internet is a case study in itself. ‘Essential’ is the only word to adequately describe the WRTH. It is a ‘must-have’ for anyone with an interest in radio – David Harris, Radio User, UK

All of your information has become my essential “bible” for shortwave listening. I’ve been on a tight budget in recent years but my budget always includes WRTH’s books and bargraphs. You provide a wonderful service that has brought a lot of joy to my life – Anthony Fusco, USA

The 74th edition of World Radio TV Handbook, continues to be a comprehensive reference book. It remains the gold standard, and most authoritative for a global radio and television audience. It remains the gem of the industry, and highly recommended to one and all – Gayle Van Horn W4GVH, Teak Publishing, USA

As always, comprehensive guide to SW/MW/Clandestine broadcasting. Perfect up-to-date source of national and international broadcasting, great job! – Arnulf Piontek, Germany

Just received my copy of WRTH 2020. Excellent as usual – Heather Anne Adler, USA.

Always a pleasure to receive the new edition. Excellent equipment reviews, and a brilliant aid to station identification, especially when travelling – Donald Andrews, United Kingdom

I find almost all the information I need on radio listening in WRTH. There is a saying about radio that if you have a radio then you have the entire world in your pocket, and WRTH is the stethoscope by which we can feel the heartbeat of radio around the world – Pratick Mukherjee, India

It’s a wonderful edition which gives lot of interesting news. Every year you gave a rare news to the active dxers. This is the only book gives a clear picture for our mass communication students in our university of Madras – Jaisakthivel Thangavel, India

WRTH informs me of the reviews of sw radios also stories of different locals around the world.  Most of all, what frequencies for different countries. WRTH is worth every cent – Perry Couloufacos, USA

As always has all the radio flavors for the dxer – Mogire Machuki, Kenya

An excellent resource (as usual) for radio broadcast info; I enjoy all of the feature articles – James Tedford, USA

As ever, it includes all of the information needed for a serious DXer and provides remarkably current data at its publication date every December – David Morris, England

An excellent book! – Lutz winkler, Germany

I`ve received today a copy of wrth from amazon via Dubai. Its perfect, latest edition of WRTH is on my table – Amin laghari, Pakistan

Information provided in 2020 edition is very accurate and useful, as usual – Kanwar Sandhu, Canada

I find all the information concerning MW broadcasts very useful, as there is no accurate info gathered together available on the internet – Jouni Kilpinen, Finland

Acho que está ótimo – Itauri Chagas, Brasil

WRTH, it is a powerful service – Hector Frias, Chile

Quality product with all essential information included – Paul Lewis, United Kingdom

As always it is the go-to book for whats “out there”. I also enjoy the adverts to see whats new – Art Pollard, USA

Excellent as always. I have enjoyed WRTH every year since participating in the first edition! – Vagn Fenz, Denmark

The 2019 WRTH is perfect! Having used WRTH since 1973, I never had any complaints. WRTH gets better and better as each edition comes out. The publisher has a passion for radio and fully understands what the readers and users require of WRTH. You exceed my expectations every year – James Mills, USA

The WRTH remains the undisputed leader in terms of global broadcast radio information. It is the essential accessory for every radio enthusiast, radio professional and anyone interested in radio worldwide –  David Harris, Radiouser, UK

I’ve been buying, and heavily using, WRTH for a few decades. I’ve always appreciated the comprehensive effort, but yet maintaining an attention to detail – Kenneth Mason, USA

Thanks for the incredible things you do to help the world listen to each other – Melvin Calvert, USA

It is, quite simply, the quintessential volume for a wide audience of individuals both inside and outside of the broadcasting industry – Stephanie Battaglino, USA

Oui WRTH et très complet plus que certains site web de radiodiffusion. Je ne souhaite pas changement votre livre et parfait! – Gaétan Teyssonneau, France

I refer to WRTH daily in order to streamline and enhance my listening experience. It always does exactly that. As always, it’s exactly the information I need in a format I understand and can easily navigate, with informative and interesting articles and advice It has never once failed to provide an answer to any of my DXing questions – John Zavacki, USA

I am a new shortwave listener and a first time buyer of the WRTH. It has already helped me greatly in identifying stations and frequencies. I also enjoyed reading the articles and reviews. Thank you for putting together such a comprehensive guide that is easy to read and understand – Antonio Sandoval

I have always been impressed with the amount of effort that goes into the development of the World Radio TV Handbook each year. It is a big job and unique in the radio world. It is a valuable resource to me and many others – Richard D’Angelo, USA

Please keep up the good work with the Book. Many SWLs are waiting every year for WRTH. I make sure I have a copy one way or another. Flicking through the pages of WRTH, when I hear a shortwave or mediumwave station, still thrills me – Dimitrios Valaris, Greece

I congratulate you for the excellent work you have done over time, devoting great effort to keep this publication always with excellent quality. I strongly believe that the SWL hobby and DXing would not be the same without the WRTH, its importance is really great – José Roberto da Silva Cunha, Brazil

This directory would be of interest to anyone with an affinity or involvement with radio/TV broadcasting, ranging from the casual listener to professional monitors– Bob Padula, Australia

The 70th is another great edition of the World Radio TV Handbook. Though I use online frequency databases fairly regularly, there is just no replacement for a good printed frequency guide–especially for all of my off-grid DXing. Broadcaster contact information in WRTH is often more up-to-date than a broadcaster’s own website. When readers ask me for station contact information, it is the current WRTH I reference. Not only does WRTH contain more in-depth information on broadcasters and schedules, but it makes for quick reference, and doesn’t require a computer or Internet connection–much like, well, your shortwave radio – Thomas Witherspoon, SWLing, USA

The WRTH continues to be the key source of information for a shortwave listener. I’ve been purchasing my copies annually since the 1960s. Your publication is a essential factor in enjoying shortwave listening, whether that be for station information or equipment reviews. Your efforts are very much appreciated – William Matthews, USA

Thank you all for the very wonderful work you do to gather and compile and then publish this information in such a well organized and comprehensive manner.Your product is truly unique and the love and caring which is involved in its creation is very evident – Melvin D. Calvert, USA

WRTH is called “The World’s Most Comprehensive and Up-to-Date Guide to Broadcasting”. We can verify this slogan after making a lot of detailled tests. Every DXer and “World wide Listener” needs this specialised book – Dieter K. Reibold, DX-Editor Radio HCJB/Die Andenstimme, Germany

The absolutely essential unique reference book for the shortwave broadcasting field – Glenn Hauser, DXLD, USA

WRTH is an excellent resource. It is the bible for shortwave listening/Dxing. I can’t think of a thing that is missing – Anthony Fusco, USA

I’m starting to see why this book is so popular. I am starting to really like it – Rob Quinlan, USA

The WRTH is a superbly executed publication that makes the DXing hobby a true pleasure for all involved. I still get a thrill when each new edition appears. That’s why it stays atop my list of books that I can’t do without, and that I have to buy each and every year – William Patalon III, USA

There`s always unexpected info to be mined from the fine print in this eagerly awaited essential annual volume – Glenn Hauser, DX Listening Digest

WRTH 2014 as reference guide is a good addition to pure frequency charts that are meanwhile available on the Internet or as  smartphone apps. The strength of the handbook remains that you find information about all stations worldwide (especially MW) – Harald Kulh, Radio-Kurier

Le WRTH est un outil indéspensable pour moi qui suit un adepte du DX – Michel Longin, France

The World Radio TV Handbook 2013, is the ultimate directory of global broadcasting for a worldwide radio audience. WRTH continues their tradition of producing the very best, most comprehensive and most authorative radio reference book. It is an exceptional annual guide – Gayle Van Horn, Monitoring Times

World Radio TV Handbook 2013 is a publication that has arguably achieved cult status. It rates as a classic among many short wave listeners and those interested, both professionally and through their hobby, in national and international broadcasting – Georg Wiessala, RadioUser

Thanks for publishing a great book, I just got started to listen to Shortwave about 3 months ago and got your 2013 edition. It was confusing at first because I am new but your reference section helped – Jeb

Le WRTH est un guide des radios et TV du monde entier des geandes ondes en passant par les petites et ondes courtes. Le guide existe en livre ou en CD. Il y a beaucoup d’information sur l’endrois ou se trouve le TX, la puissance, les horaires, les langues, les adresses pour les QSL. Donc c’est l’idéale pour les amateurs d’écoute BCL. En Anglais mais ce n’est pas trop dur à comprendre – Le Journal du 11m et des ondes courtes

Multiple Information for radio professionals and interested DXers found nowhere else. Highly recommended – Dieter K. Reibold, Germany

Astonishing content, a radio listener’s “bible”. All found easy, no complaints – Olof Rautavaara, Finland

I just bought the WRTH book for the first time a couple of weeks ago. What an awesome publication! – Gary Gallerani

WRTH has been great for years! I always enjoy having it around, even just to browse through – Max Heidel, USA

The 2012 World Radio TV Handbook is the ultimate and most comprehensive reference book for broadcast radio hobbyists. The World Radio TV Handbook continues to set the gold standard in broadcast reference information. It remains the very best, most authoritative, and comprehensive reference book in the broadcast world. Quite simply, there is no rival. It is an exceptional annual guide that should be in every radio hobbyist’s listening post. Gayle Van Horn, Monitoring Times

I recently purchased the 2012 edition of your handbook. I’m enjoying all of the exquisite detail and information that I’ve missed since the last issue I bought years ago. Your handbook points out all of the changes that have occurred over the years as HF spectrum users have altered their emissions to accommodate changing technologies, regulations and politics – Bill Calderwood, USA

There’s a reason I purchase the WRTH every year: It’s a superbly executed publication that makes the Dxing hobby a true pleasure for all involved. I still get a thrill when each new edition appears – William Patalon III, USA

The WRTH is a must-have publication for all who work in international broadcasting, and those who like to hear or see broadcasts from outside their own country. Some may wonder if a printed book is still needed in an age when so much information can be found on the internet. But anyone who has tried listening to a weak radio signal with the computer switched on close to the receiver will know how much noise a computer can produce. So having access to printed information is still very useful. – Radio Netherlands Worldwide

As has been in the past, the WRTH 2012 is superb as the last ones were. Complete, effective in every way, save for size. Accurate and clearly well researched and authoritative. Also contains surprisingly interesting articles and yes, some semi-technical data. The advertising within is not obtrusive, and is politely assisting the readers. The contents are all most instructive, while being somewhat easy to thumb through, or read in depth. WRTH 2012 clearly can assist you in being a better SWL, a better communications services user and more knowledgeable of the world around you. WRTH 2012 gets 5 stars, because both in the past and for 2012, it earns that pinnacle. It is INDEED, the World Radio and Television Handbook – Joe Rotello

It’s rare that a publication can fulfill so many needs – insight and information, entertainment, and reference – and so with perfection. Yet that’s exactly what WRTH manages to do – William Patalon III, USA

There is no other publication in the world that rivals WRTH. It is indeed the ultimate volume for anyone with an interest in radio which has been respected for over six decades as the definitive source of broadcast radio information – Mike Terry, UK

WRTH’s claim to be the World’s most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to broadcasting is indeed more than justified. At Radio Netherlands Worldwide, we couldn’t be without it. If you like listening to radio broadcasts from abroad, neither can you – Radio Netherlands Media Network review

La World Radio TV Handbook, constituye una de las herramientas más valiosas para quienes deseen gozar de la escucha radiofónica en especial, y adentrarse en ese mundo tan particular de las emisiones…Este Manual, es, en verdad, un paradigma valiosísimo, que en cada aparación, refleja el perfeccionamiento de la labor de sus hacedores – Prof. Charles Gerez, Argentina

Let me express my thanks for publishing another great issue of the handbook. WRTH has been an indispensable reference for my radio listening hobby since 1989 and the superb 2012 edition is always ready on my desk for almost daily use. Its accuracy and comprehensiveness are simply astonishing and I also like the feature stories and receiver reviews – Matthias Gatzke, Germany

I don’t know how I managed without this fantastic publication for so long! The information contained in it is awesome WRTH tells you it all. I find the SW frequency lists at the back of the book invaluable for identifying unknown stations and I loved reading the articles, reviews and interviews in the front of the book. Anyone with any interest at all in radio will benefit by this book, and if you listen to SW broadcast stations it is simply a MUST – Adam Toynton, UK

Your publication is unparalleled in quality of information with regard to radio stations around the world. It is the first place I look when encountering an unfamiliar station – Joe Analssandrini, USA

A relatively new WRTH is a must. Maybe one doesn’t always need the latest (although I buy it as a habit), but it shouldn’t be older than two years – Martin Elbe, Germany

Authoritative information for everyone involved in international broadcasting – Communications Africa

There is simply no better print reference for all manner of domestic and worldwide radio and television broadcasts. AM, FM, longwave, and shortwave radio station locations and schedules are covered – Lee Badman, USA

I have just ordered a WRTH for the first time, and let me tell you: it’s great! I’ve been a ham since 1967, and in all my years NOTHING comes close to you and your WRTH – Marc Manis K5NO, USA

First time readers, both myself and brother, were amazed at the wealth of knowledge and information in the WRTH – Chris Harwood, USA

I congratulate you on the latest edition of the WRTH which arrived today – Jonathon Marks, The Netherlands

The handbook seems nearly perfect – Wolfgang Bueschel, Germany

The overall accuracy of the WRTH, with its exhaustive listings of domestic broadcasters around the world, remains very high, and we are impressed by how many late changes are now incorporated in the listings. This is supplemented by the availability of updates during the year on the WRTH website, covering both domestic station changes and international broadcast schedules. The publisher has found a good balance between the need for up-to-date information and the continuing need, in some parts of the world, for a printed reference source. As always, we highly recommend the book as excellent value for money, even with the price increase, and a must-have for both the hobby listener and the broadcast professional – Andy Sennitt, Radio Netherlands Worldwide

WRTH was always and still is one of the most important sources of fresh broadcast information – Mieczyslaw Pietruski, Poland