FRS Seasonal December broadcast

On Sunday December 27th FRS-Holland will be ringing out 2020 with its tradional Seasonal December broadcast. Programmes will start at 08:52 UTC/ 09:54 CET.
2020 has been a very special year. Covid-19 ruled the world with all of its consequences. At the same time FRSH celebrated two milestones: In August the 200th official shortwave broadcast and two months later- early November- the icing of the cake was our 40th Anniversary. Both on air celebrations were successful and we'd like all listeners for their support!
Times and frequencies December 27th:
7700// 5790  08:52- 13:30 UTC/ 09:52- 14:30 CET. Repeat following close down: 13:30- 18:00 UTC/  14:30- 19:00 CET. 
3920:            08:52- 13:30 UTC/ 09:52- 14:30 CET.
5810:            08:52- 12:00 UTC/ 09:52- 13:00 CET.

FRS-HOLLAND Programme-Schedule for Sunday December 27th 2020

UTC Time

Programme Schedule

CET Time


Station-opening: ID's & Theme tune



FRS Magazine- Peter Verbruggen with the best  music from the past decades. Inclusing the Day Calendar for December 27th .



German Show- Jan van Dijk. 
Jan mainly focuses on new music and features the "Forgotten pirate" and "Uplink" (an interesting Free Radio website items



Dave Scott's Radiowaves  featuring classic rock, modern progressive rock, radio chat and reminiscences about landbased free radio.



FRS Goes DXmas - Peter Verbruggen with News from around the World & SW news



Musical Express- Bert van Leer
Music from 70s/80s plus radio related item.



Everything 80s – Mike Taylor plays a fine 80s selection.



Close down


  • Our seventh scheduled 2020 broadcast is the 202nd ! As always FRS-Holland remains “Just a bit different.”
  • Streaming
    Choosing for ‘the best of both worlds’ FRSH goes for broadcasting on short wave in good old AM and digital high quality web streaming.Listeners can make their choice out of two streams(see below schedule):

Streaming service




Monday December 28th

17:52-22:30 CET


Thursday December 31st

14:52-19:30 CET


Wednesday December 30th

14:00- 19:00 CET


Saturday January 2nd

19:00- 24:00 CET


Wednesday January 6th

11:00- 16:00 CET

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Souvenir booklet/CD
It won't surprise you that the months prior to November 8th were fully focused on preparing, organizing etc.for the 40th Anniversary. There was hardly/no time for other 'business'. Nevertheless we felt it was the right moment for a souvenir CD ánd booklet. And: we had to work on creating/ producing an unique Anniversary QSL as well. It was not until a week after the Anniversary broadcast that a start was made to produce CD, booklet and QSL. 
In the mean time the 'ingredients' for the CD have been finished. The main idea for the special QSL card has been worked out and even better: the QSL has already been printed. Those who sent a reception report/letter to P.O.Box 2702 won't regret it: the 40th Anniversary QSL is (in our humble opinion) a success and looks splendid. It's a folded A4, printed on heavy quality paper in full color. Wait and see! 
For those who sent an e-mail report, regretting (after reading the above) they didn't go for a hard copy: you can still get your unique QSL by writing to P.O.Box 2702. We have printed a few extra ones but remember: this QSL is only issued for the 40th Anniversary broadcast! Without exaggeration: the hard copy QSL is by far the best option!  This Holiday Season a start will be made replying to all who send an e-mail report or a letter/report to P.O.Box 2702 ( it was crammed with letters!).
The booklet will contain 32 pages (!) and only costs 5 euro. That's also the price for the CD. Payments via P.O.Box 2702 or via Paypal: use This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

73s, Happy HolidaysXMas Clocks
FRS team

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