Despite the corona pandemic, the NDR will be looking for the seafarers furthest away from northern Germany in its traditional program "Greetings on board". Since 1953, those who stayed at home have been greeting their relatives and friends on the way at Christmas - seafarers who have to spend the festival away from home.
However, this year the show cannot be recorded with an audience as usual in Leer and Hamburg. The editors therefore ask you to send your greetings by December 13th by email or audio message to [email protected] Letters and postcards can be addressed to NDR Info, editorial office "Greetings on board", Rothenbaumchaussee 132, 20149 Hamburg.
Only a few listeners will have the opportunity to greet their relatives and friends on the high seas from the NDR-Info-Studio in Hamburg: reporters from the broadcaster report from Leer and the Hamburg seaman's club "Duckdalben".
The program - one of the oldest in the world - will be broadcast on Christmas Eve from 8:05 p.m. to 10 p.m. and from 11:05 p.m. to midnight on NDR Info and NDR Info Spezial. It can be followed on the Internet in live streams on NDR Info and NDR Info Spezial. There is also the option of listening to the broadcast via the NDR radio app.
So that the crews and passengers on the ships and in the ports all over the world can receive the broadcast, the NDR rents additional shortwave frequencies for the transmission especially for Christmas Eve.
From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. UTC (8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. CET), shortwave broadcasts over the following frequencies:
FREQUENCY AND DESTINATION AREA: 6080 [kHz] North Atlantic 11650 [kHz] Atlantic South 9800 [kHz] Atlantic / Indian Ocean (South Africa) 9740 [kHz] Indian Ocean West 9570 [kHz] Indian Ocean East 6030 [kHz] Europ
From 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. UTC (10:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. CET), shortwave broadcasts over the following frequencies:
FREQUENCY AND DESTINATION AREA: 6145 [kHz] North Atlantic 9830 [kHz] Atlantic South 9590 [kHz] Atlantic / Indian Ocean (South Africa) 9740 [kHz] Indian Ocean West 9675 [kHz] Indian Ocean East 6155 [kHz] Europe