Radio 1 (Czech Republic)
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It was the first private radio station in the country. Started out as a pirate station, now works as a regular FM station that is also favourited amongst Czechs living abroad who are listening to it online. It is a freeform format.
Radio 1 tends to focus on interesting music, culture and serious work (as the moderators see it), namely on alternative and independent music of all genres (electronic, rock, jazz, reggae, ambient, etc.) rather than pop-style music. They officially began broadcasting in the spring of 1991 as the first Czech privately owned commercial radio.
Radio 1 has about 30 specialist shows including Blue Train (jazz session), CD Nonstop (a whole CD recording is played every day), Film o páté ("five o'clock film" - current movies program), French Connection (news from the alternative French music scene), Hard Music (heavy metal and related music program), Hitparáda Radia 1 ("the hit parade of Radio 1" - foreign music top 40), Knižní servis ("the book service" - new books discussion), Reggae club (reggae), Shadowbox (news from the d'n'b scene), Velká sedma ("the great seven" - Czech music hit parade), Všechny hudby světa ("all music of the world" - world music program) or Zátiší ("the still life" - discussion program with invited guests). It is also one of the few Czech radios to have shows held by English speaking moderators.
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