Ways to Listen
WRS has been on-air for over 20 years and is Switzerland's only 24/7 English-language radio station and is the Swiss partner of the BBC World Service.
Tune in for fun chat, local events information, global BBC World Service News, local Swiss news, competitions, plus top UK and US music hits.
Listen to WRS on your DAB+ radio in Zurich, Bern, Basel, Lucerne, Zug, Winterthur and Schaffhausen in the German-speaking region, and in Geneva, Lausanne and lower Valais in the French-speaking region, as well as the nearby border regions in Germany and France.
To find WRS on your DAB+ radio simply scan or autotune your radio, search the resultant station list for 'WRS' and click 'select'. You're tuned in!
DAB stands for Digital Audio Broadcasting. DAB+ is an upgrade to the older system that’s been in use in several European countries since the late 1990s.
You can buy a DAB+ radio at any major electronics retailer from as little as CHF 39
DAB+ radio stations are listed by name rather than frequency. Just scroll through the list of available stations on your DAB+ radio until you see “WRS” on the screen. Push "select” and you’re done.
Standard DAB radios will not receive DAB+. Make sure you buy a DAB+ radio. It will say DAB+ on the box or receiver.
DAB+ works using a network of lower powered transmitters dotted around the region – a bit like a mobile phone network. If you have a DAB+ radio in your car or are using a portable receiver, it will find the strongest available signal and switch without you noticing. Thanks to digital technology, the receivers may sometimes use a combination of two or more transmitters at the same time, which makes the signal even stronger..
DAB+ in your car:
Most new cars now come with DAB+ radios fitted as standard but it’s also simple to adapt your exisiting car radio for DAB+ using a DAB+ to FM adaptor.
For older cars with the ‘box’ style radio, you can buy a new DAB+ radio to replace it..
For newer cars, an auto parts professional can replace it for you. Your radio will be brought up to date but will look the same.
More and more listeners are tuning in to WRS using digital channels. You can stream WRS worldwide on your computer, on your phone, and in your car.
WRS is also available on all major radio streaming platfdorms, such as TuneIn, Radio CH.
Bookmark worldradio.ch/player and stream WRS 24/7 from our website.
Mobile app :
Download the WRS app from your app store. Then listen through your phone or connect via Bluetooth to your in-car entertainment system.