Rai Radio 3

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This article is about the Italian radio station, Radio 3. For other radio stations of that name, see Radio 3 (disambiguation).
Rai Radio 3
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Broadcast area Italy Italy - National FM, DAB & DVB-T and Satellite
Frequency FM 88.8 – 107.8 MHz
SKY Italia Channel 763
Alice Home TV Channel 772
First air date 1 October 1950
Format Talk, classical music
Owner RAI
Sister stations Rai Radio 1, Rai Radio 2
Webcast RealMedia
Website http://www.radio3.rai.it/

Rai Radio 3 (radio tre) is an Italian radio channel operated by the state-owned public-broadcasting organization RAI and specializing in culture and classical music. It is currently directed by Marino Sinibaldi.

Alternate version of the logo

Founded in 1950 as the Terzo programma, it was loosely based on its British namesake, the BBC Third Programme, which had been established in 1946. It adopted its current name in 1976.[1]

Program schedule[edit]

Radio 3 is a thematic channel focused on the cultural sphere, within the scope of classical music and avant-garde music (including live concerts), drama, literature, readings of classic works, history, economics, philosophy, religion, mythology, art and cinema. Information is presented with a critical and analytical slant. In the past, no commercials were broadcast on this channel. All the transmissions are produced by Radio Rai.

At night, at the end of the program schedule, the network connects with Rai Radio FD 5, a cable radio channel broadcasting classical music. The radio news headline is hosted in three main issues (at 8.45, 13.45 and 18.45) and other short-term issues in the course of the day.

In addition, the channel broadcasts the events of Euroradio, a network of European public radio stations committed to classical music, jazz and cultural events.[2]

It broadcast one of the long-lived strips of classical music, "Concerto ogni sera" (A concert every evening), then "Concerto della sera" (The evening's concert), which aired from 4 January 1953 to December 1977, around 19.15. Beforehand, from 1951 to 1953 aired "Concerto d'apertura" (Opening concert) at 20.30, which was replaced by "Spazio Tre".


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2000–2010 2010–present

See also[edit]


  1. ^ La radio in Italia cronologia (Italian) Retrieved on 2007-11-28
  2. ^ EBU.CH - Euroradio Classics

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