Polskie Radio

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Polskie Radio
Type Radio
Country Poland
Availability Terrestrial (analogue), satellite, Internet
Launch date
1925
Official website
www.polskieradio.pl
Polish Radio's headquarters in Warsaw
Reach of Polish Radio transmitters on 31 Aug 1939

Polskie Radio Spółka Akcyjna (PR S.A.; English: Polish Radio) is Poland's national publicly funded radio broadcasting organization.

History[edit]

Polskie Radio was founded on 18 August 1925 and began making regular broadcasts from Warsaw on 18 April 1926.

Before the Second World War, Polish Radio operated one national channel – broadcast from 1931 from one of Europe's most powerful longwave transmitters, situated at Raszyn just outside Warsaw and destroyed in 1939 due to invasion of German Army – and nine regional stations:

  • Kraków from 15 February 1927
  • Poznań from 24 April 1927
  • Katowice from 4 December 1927
  • Wilno from 15 January 1928
  • Lwów from 15 January 1930
  • Łódź from 2 February 1930
  • Toruń from 15 January 1935
  • Warszawa from 1 March 1937 – known as Warszawa II, the national channel becoming Warszawa I from this date
  • Baranowicze from 1 July 1938

A tenth regional station was planned for Łuck, but the outbreak of war meant that it never opened.

After the war, Polskie Radio came under the tutelage of the state public broadcasting body Komitet do Spraw Radiofonii "Polskie Radio" (later "Polskie Radio i Telewizja" - PRT, Polish Radio and Television). This body was dissolved in 1992, Polskie Radio S.A. and Telewizja Polska S.A. becoming independent corporations, each of which was admitted to full active membership of the European Broadcasting Union on 1 January 1993.

Channels[edit]

National[edit]

  • Program 1 (Jedynka - One) – information and easy-listening music – AM-LW (225 kHz)/1333 meters, FM, DAB+ and the internet[1]
  • Program 2 (Dwójka - Two) – classical music and cultural – FM, DAB+ and the internet[2]
  • Program 3 (Trójka - Three) – alternative, jazz, rock, and eclectic – FM, DAB and the internet[3]
  • Program 4 (Czwórka - Four) – youth oriented and educational – FM, DAB and the internet[4] (also carried as a live video feed by the Polish TV station Radio na Wizji)
  • Polskie Radio 24 (PR24) - news - DAB and the internet[5]

Polskie Radio also operates 17 regional radio stations, located in:

International[edit]

Music charts[edit]

Polskie Radio Trójka has been compiling Polish music charts since 1982 – in an era before there were any commercial sales or airplay rankings – making them a significant record of musical popularity in Poland. Chart archives dating from 1982 are available to the public via the station's website.[7]

All music[edit]

  • Polskie radio internetowe- dla polonii w Polsce i na świecie [8]

See also[edit]

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