The BBC World Service programme Newshour is being broadcast across the city of Rome and its province every evening 22.00-23.00. A number of BBC news and current affairs programmes in English can be heard by tuning into the Rome-based broadcasting station, Radio Citt Futura on 97.7 FM. It will also be possible to listen to BBC programmes live from 03.00 to 07.00 on the same wavelength for an array of news and sports coverage as well as documentaries. This is the first time that the BBC can be reached in Rome on FM radio and the service is being launched simultaneously via a local station in Bari, Puglia.

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