Polish Radio External Service (PR ES) is a part of Poland’s public radio network - Polish Radio. Its aim is to broadcast programs on developments in Poland, Polish foreign policy, the economy, business and foreign investments. Polish Radio External Service provides objective and impartial information about Poland and its stance on international affairs. It shows Polish society, its daily life as well as scientific and cultural achievements. Polish Radio External Service ended their English language shortwave broadcasts in 2012 and announced that they would be ceasing all shortwave transmissions on October 27, 2013 from which point they will only be broadcasting over the internet and through partnerships such as the World Radio Network.
Polish Radio External Service broadcast 11 hours a day in seven languages: Polish, English, German, Russian, Ukrainian, Hebrew and Belarusian. There was also a weekly Yiddish-language broadcast called "new waves". Shortwave transmissions were reduced between 2007 and 2012 and by 2013 PRES was broadcasting two times a day with programmes in Polish, Belarussian and Russian. On October 27, 2013, all shortwave transmissions ceased and PRES became an online only entity.