HUMO

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HUMO
HUMO.jpg
Logo of HUMO
Frequency weekly
Publisher Sanoma Magazines
First issue 1936 (as Humoradio)[1]
Country Belgium
Language Dutch
Website http://www.humo.be/

HUMO is a popular Belgian weekly radio and television magazine, written in Dutch.

Originally the magazine was titled Humoradio, a portmanteau of 'humor' and 'radio'.

Humoradio was first published in 1936 as a Dutch language counterpart to "Le Moustique", now Télémoustique.[1] During World War II between 1940 and 1944 it was not published. In 1958, when television started to reach a larger audience, the magazine was renamed to Humo.[2]

HUMO organizes Humo's Rock Rally, an important Belgian contest for young rock bands,[3] and sponsors the Rock Werchter festival.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dupuis". Retrieved 2010-10-12. "Dupuis keeps growing in the 30's: Flemish versions ... of Le Moustique (Humoradio, 1936) are launched" 
  2. ^ "Corporate Overview 1993". Sanoma Magazines. Retrieved 2010-10-12. "Launched as Humoradio in 1936, the magazine was renamed into HUMO in 1958 when television started to reach the Belgian masses." 
  3. ^ "Hail the Rock Rally". Flanders Today (122). 24 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-12. 

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