Horizont (radio)

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For the radio station in the United Kingdom formerly known as Horizon Radio, see Heart 103.3.
Horizont Radio
Bnr horizont.png
Broadcast area Bulgaria - National FM & DAB
Frequency see list below
First air date March 30, 1930
Format News & Music
Owner state owned
Website www.bnr.bg

Horizon Radio or Хоризонт (Horizont) in Bulgarian is a state-owned Bulgarian Radio Station, specializing in news coverage from Bulgaria. It is the most popular radio station in Bulgaria and it is part of The Bulgarian National Radio Network. Horizon Radio is considered the most independent media in Bulgaria with news and comments from around the nation. It has an extensive network of correspondents in every big city in Bulgaria, ready to report when the news breaks. The programme plays a lot of music from all genres but prominence is given to the latest in the pop charts. The motto of radio Horizon is "Quick and in-depth".

History[edit]

Horizon Radio is part of the Bulgarian National Radio. The Bulgarian National Radio (Българско национално радио, Balgarsko natsionalno radio; abbreviated БНР, BNR) is the state-owned national radio network of Bulgaria. It was founded on 30 March 1930 as Rodno radio ("Native radio") by a group of intellectuals. Broadcasting began in June the same year.

BNR has two radio stations in Bulgarian, Horizont and Hristo Botev, as well as a world service called Radio Bulgaria broadcasting in 11 languages (Bulgarian, Russian, English, German, French, Spanish, Serbian, Greek, Albanian, Turkish and Arabic). All stations are also available online.

News Coverage[edit]

Horizon Radio broadcasts news bulletins on top of the hour with extensive news programmes at 12 am, 7 pm and midnight.The bulk of the interviews and comments come in mornings and evenings, so that almost everyone in the country tunes in first thing in the morning for the latest news. The programme also offers sports news and has a weather forecast every three hours live from the meteorological office.

Music[edit]

Horizon Radio is notable for the wide range of music it plays. While most commercial stations concentrate on a particular theme, such as 1980s music or "classic rock", Horizon plays a diverse mix of current songs, including independent/alternative, rock, house/electronica, drum 'n' bass, world, pop and rap. In recent years the radio has attracted a lot of teenage listeners because of the quality music the radio plays.

Notable Shows[edit]

"12+3" kicks off at 12 o'clock and ends at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, hence the name. It's the most popular radio programme in Bulgaria.[citation needed] The show offers pop music, live interviews and comments. The presenters are often young and witty giving the programme a youthful sound. "A Jump Ahead" kicks off at 7 am and finishes at 10 am concentrating on live interviews and debates. "Horizon For You" airs listeners' announcements about weddings, birthday parties etc. "Sunday 150" is broadcast Sundays from 10 am to 12 and is dedicated exclusively to politics.

Broadcast frequencies[edit]

Coverage in Bulgaria on FM sorted by frequency.

Transmitter Frequency
(MHz)
Power
(kW)
Note
Shumen 69.8 3.00 + Turkish
Sliven 87.8 1.00
Aytos 88.0 0.10
Kaliakra 88.1 1.00
Borovets 88.2 0.10
Pustrets 88.8 0.50
Jablanica 89.2 0.10
Ivailovgrad 91.6 0.10
Nikopol 96.4 0.10
Svilengrad 99.7 3.00
Gotse Delchev 100.3 10.00
Varna 100.9 5.00
Petrohan 101.4 10.00
Smolyan 101.6 5.00
Shumen 102.0 10.00
Kuystendil 102.1 10.00
Belogradchick 102.3 10.00
Pravets 102.4 0.25
Burgas 102.5 10.00
Pleven 102.7 1.00
Provadia 102.9 0.10
Sofia 103.0 10.00
Rousse 103.0 10.00
Silistra 103.3 0.25
Dobrich 104.3 3.00
Kardjali 105.0 10.00

Horizon Radio is also available as a web stream. See link below.

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