FREE counter and Web statistics from sitetracker.com

"Because there's nothing on TV!"TM
This web site is part of
David H. Citron's
South Florida Radio Pages
and South Florida Radio History
* NOW IN OUR 12TH YEAR * ESTABLISHED DECEMBER 7, 1995 *

ZNS, Radio Bahamas
810, 1240, and 1540 kHz AM

That's "Zed-N-S" -- the British pronounciation -- of course.
a/k/a ZNS Network Bahamas

Contact us if you're interested in advertising on a relevant page!
Entire site copyright 1996-2006 by David Citron

All rights reserved. This page first posted on Univox in 1999.

ZNS, Radio Bahamas a/k/a ZNS Network Bahamas

ZNS, one of the most popular pages in the South Florida Radio Pages web site, is the first to be moved to our new domain, RadioPages.net. Every page will be updated and debugged before moving, so it will take at least a few months.

Intro to ZNS, Radio Bahamas · ZNS Bahama-izes Playlist
What Does ZNS Stand For? · Bahamian AM BCB Radio Stations
More About DXing ZNS Radio · I'm A Long-Time ZNS Fan
11banner468X60

Introduction to
ZNS, Radio Bahamas

That's "Zed-N-S" -- the British pronounciation -- of course.

Yes, you can easily hear Bahamian radio in Florida -- and beyond!! Click for Nassau, Bahamas Forecast

The Bahamas, an independent country (former British colony) is just east of the east coast of southeast Florida.

Nassau (on the island of New Providence) is due east of the northern keys; Freeport (on Grand Bahama Island) is east of Palm Beach County.

Comprised of many islands, the Bahamas are a popular tourist destination. Most of the cruises to the Bahamas originate in Miami or Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades). This is a great way to visit the Bahamas!
Nelles Verlag Folded Map: Bermuda, Bahamas
Nelles Verlag Folded Map: Bermuda, Bahamas

ZNS, the Bahamian government-operated radio station, broadcasts on three AM broadcast band frequencies (per the table below), all of which can be easily heard in southern Florida.

ZNS is by far the easiest English-language non-US radio station to pick up in south Florida. It's so easy -- it's like picking up Canadian stations in the frozen northern US! But it should be challenging DX for folks elsewhere in the south!

ZNS carries local news and sports events, talk -- and even BBC news. In addition to local, religious, and Caribbean music, you can also hear oldies and jazz.

ZNS-2 now calls itself Inspiration 1240.



ZNS Bahama-izes Playlist

(January 2003) ... ZNS has announced "We have Bahama-ized our playlist so you can hear more Bahamian music."

That's great news! It'll make it more interesting than (or at least more different from) Miami radio stations.

That's what we like: more choices!

Note: Several south Florida stations have a Caribbean format, and many more have at least some Caribbean programming, as described the South Florida Radio Pages.. These pages are being updated and moved to this new site now.


SearchBoxImageTop 468x28
StoreNames120x23

Bahamian AM BCB Radio Stations


More About DXing ZNS Radio
Call Frequency City, Island South Florida Radio History
ZNS-3 810 kHz Freeport, Grand Bahama
ZNS-2 1240 kHz Nassau, New Providence
(Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas.)
ZNS-1 1540 kHz
This page is part of
the South Florida Radio Pages

Also see The Latest Radio News

More About DXing ZNS Radio

Whether you can pick up one or more ZNS stations in south Florida depends on where you are.
Just in time for the 2006 hurricane season... A radio with a crank!


ETON FR300 Emergency Radio with AM/FM, VHF TV Tuner, & NOAA Weather Service ... Also a built-in LED light for illumination, a flashing red emergency light, an emergency siren, and a cellphone charger.

For example:

  • If you are close to WAXY (790), it might prevent you from getting ZNS-3 (810).
  • In Palm Beach County, WBZT (1230) might prevent you from getting ZNS-2 (1240).
  • In northern Broward County, WEXY (1520) might prevent you from getting ZNS-1 (1540).

Just turning or moving your radio might help.

There are also FM and TV stations in the Bahamas, but you're unlikely to pick them up in Florida without special equipment or unusual conditions.

You can find out more about ZNS and other Caribbean radio and TV stations in the 2007 edition of the World Radio TV Handbook 2007: The Directory of Global Broadcasting (WRTH).



I'm A Long-Time ZNS Fan

I've been a ZNS fan and a radio geek since I was a teenager. I wrote the following about ZNS in 1971, as part of Radio News, in the Hollywood Herald and North Dade Herald-Crier.
1971 item about ZNS radio

I wrote this in 1971

I first listened to ZNS-1 when I was a teenager, in the late 1960s or early 70s. I even wrote to their deejay Kirby Brooks, whose name I recognized from Miami's WGBS (710), where he had been employed previously. (I think I still have his reply ... somewhere!)

Of course, there will be more about ZNS in future editions of Radio News.

Enjoy listening!

HOT DEALS_DRM_468x60


The South Florida Radio Pages need your support!

Please click the button above to donate via PayPal.
Thank you!

Save on all the things you love to do!

How to Get into Television, Radio and New Media

How to Get into Television, Radio and New Media

No Synopsis Available


Caribbean 10000555


COMING SOON:
The 2007 Edition of
Hurricane Info on
South Florida Radio
!

SANGEAN ATS404
Shortwave Radio

The Best Deals on Travel and Vacation Magazines

What Does ZNS
Stand For?

Like many stations around the world, ZNS's call letters DO stand for something:
Zephyr (breeze)
Nassau
Sunshine

Directory organized by subject, including Bahamas.

BACK ISSUES OF
SOUTH FLORIDA RADIO NEWS



general_160x600_01

Google
 
Web RadioPages.net
univox.com

Page hatched on: 1999

Free JavaScripts provided by The JavaScript Source

Zune Music Video Player - Black - Built-in FM tuner and Wireless Zune-to-Zune sharing!

Zune Music Video Player - Black - Built-in FM tuner and Wireless Zune-to-Zune sharing!

Zune starts with a 30GB digital media player and adds a twist. You can wirelessly share selected full-length sample tracks, playlists, pictures or your home-grown tracks directly from Zune to Zune. You can listen to the full-length songs that you receive up to three times in three days, flag the ones you like and easily buy them the next time you sync up. You can discover new music in the Zune Marketplace, and show off your favorite pictures and videos on the big, bright screen. Zune has all that and a built in FM tuner, too. Let your inner DJ run wild. Zune Features Wireless Zune-to-Zune sharing. Zune lets you spontaneously share selected full-length sample tracks of your favorite songs, homemade recordings, playlists or pictures with friends wirelessly, device to device. You can listen to any song you receive up to three times in three days. And if you like a song you hear and want to buy it, you can flag it right on your device to easily find it later. Your own personalized Zune. Zune is easy to use and easy to love. You can choose one of three base colors, each combined with a distinctive double-shot finish created by the overlay of one color on another. The player also can easily be customized with your favorite pictures. Large color screen. Zune comes with a bright 3-inch LCD video screen that works in portrait or landscape mode. Your music, video and pictures never looked better. 30GB player. Zune stores up to 7,500 songs, 25,000 pictures or 100 hours of video. You can make playlists on the go and watch a slide show while you're listening. Watching video in landscape mode gets the most out of the vivid display. Zune Pass. Downloads or a subscription? It's your choice. A Zune Pass subscription gives you all you can eat access to discover and explore the Zune Marketplace. Built-in FM tuner. With the built-in FM tuner you can listen to local FM radio stations or tune in to programming while you're at your local health club, for example. Advanced tuning capabilities allow you to see the name of the song currently playing on selected frequencies. There's More Online music store. You can browse the huge selection of music designed to work seamlessly with your Zune in the Zune Marketplace. When you find new music that you love, it's simple to buy it and sync it on your player. The Zune Marketplace works with the Microsoft Points program so you can purchase music online without a credit card. Import your music. Zune software can automatically import your existing music, pictures and videos from iTunes and Windows Media Player in a variety of formats, including your existing playlists and song ratings. Some content is protected by the service from which you purchased it, and those files cannot be imported. It only gets better. As Zune evolves, your device can be easily updated. The Zune software on your PC5 will let you know when updates are available for download. And with built-in wireless capability in each player, the future is filled with


ID=137