Reviews of WRTH 2018

This essential reference book has now reached its 72nd edition and remains the “go to” book for any serious DXer – BDXC Communication, 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

The World Radio TV Handbook, 72nd edition, is a gold-standard reference book for the global broadcasting audience. It remains the most comprehensive guide to broadcasting and a must reference in every radio listening-post. I highly recommend this excellent publication – Gayle Van Horn, Teak Publishing, USA

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 actively listening to SW and MW nearly every day and find the WRTH 2018 very useful with all its exact broadcast schedules – Anker Petersen, Denmark

Thank you for your excellent book. I appreciate your detail and articles. This is the first edition I’ve purchased and I will be purchasing future editions – Bryan Braunschweig

It’s the first time I purchase WRTH, I’m surprised how complete and accurate it is. I’ll buy it next year, and the years after – Fabien Buffet, France

I find it useful as well as handy during Dxing or monitoring the stations. It is as good as ever. Having all the useful sections with updated information at the time of printing it is always favorite to me – Pradip Chandra Kundu, India

You create a great book.Thank you for the tremendous work that is the 2018 WRTH – Wayne Moseley, USA

WRTH remains the ultimate guide for all radio lovers, I buy a copy every year to remain up to date – Mike Terry, UK

Your formats make it easy to tune in to favorites. Thanks! After using WRTH and becoming spoiled by the easy-to-use format, nothing else even comes close for usefulness – John Komdat, USA

I think it’s the finest source of info available anywhere – Larry McArdell, USA

Well written feature and review articles. Still an essential resource. An amazing compilation – John Figliozzi, USA

It contained all the information I’ve come to expect from WRTH since 1965. The special feature articles were especially interesting – Rob Shepherd, Australia

The more important book for diexism – Pedro Ricardo Chalbaud Cardona, Venezuela

Your presentation is excellent – Hewa Algiriye Amaratunga, Sri Lanka

Nice layout and a durable book for the year. The pdf updates are much appreciated – Daniel Hawkins, USA

Always meets my expectations. I especially enjoy the feature articles such as the Antipodean Journey – Larry Zamora, USA

There is a lot of useful information about the radio and antennas. I found useful information to get QSL cards – Lilian Putina, Republic of Moldova

As usual, a very helpful and interesting volume detailing information about broadcasters large and small – David Morris, England

Always great info on the world of radio – JEAN GRAY, USA

It is amazing that the information included was really comprehensive – Michael Zhou, China

Very good as usual. Have bought one every year since the 1970s – Steven Kamp, United States

Very well produced and laid out publication – Timothy Gaynor, Australia


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

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

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