Catalunya Ràdio

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Catalunya Ràdio (Catalan pronunciation: [kətəˈɫuɲə ˈraðiu]) is Catalonia's public radio network. With headquarters in Barcelona, it is part of the Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals (CCMA), owned by the Generalitat de Catalunya. Catalunya Ràdio broadcasts exclusively in Catalan and is the major Catalan-language network today, although Ràdio 4 from Radio Nacional de España (founded in 1976) was the first post-Franco Era station to broadcast in the language.

Catalunya Ràdio began broadcasting on 20 June 1983.[1] Over the years, it has expanded to encompass four separate stations:

  • Catalunya Ràdio - The first station, and the one that gave the network its name. A generalist station that broadcasts 24 hours a day and is the third largest radio station in Catalonia by audience size.
  • Catalunya Música - Founded on 10 May 1987, Catalunya Música concentrates on classical and contemporary music, plus specialized music programmes. It broadcasts 24 hours a day.
  • Catalunya Informació - Created on 11 September 1992, Catalunya Informació was Spain's first all-news station. It broadcasts 24 hours a day.
  • iCat fm - Launched on 23 April 2006, this a multi-media radio station closely linked to the Internet and promoting both traditional and contemporary culture.[2]

Catalunya Ràdio has grown significantly since its inception, and is currently available in Catalonia, Valencia, the Balearic Islands, Northern Catalonia, La Franja, and Andorra.

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Catalunya Ràdio[edit]

Programs here dedicated to news, magazines, entertainment.

Catalunya Informació[edit]

As Spain's first all-news station, Catalunya Informació has a strong focus on news, traffic, weather and information. News bulletins is aired every hour. At the half past, the station will summary what have been said in 30 minutes ago and what will be said in 30 minutes next. At :33, Catalunya Informació tells listeners the day's three most important news, also local traffic updates from Catalunya Transit Service and the latest weather forecasts for the coming hours at :15 and :45. Weather summaries can also be heard during the headlines.

This is its hourly news blocks:

  •  :00 - Headlines
  •  :03 - News
  •  :15 - Traffic and Weather
  •  :18 - News
  •  :25 - Sports
  •  :30 - Summary and content next half-hour
  •  :33 - Day's 3 most important news
  •  :40 - Details of day's 3 most important news, plus news that wasn't told at :00
  •  :45 - Traffic and Weather
  •  :48 - News
  •  :55 - Sports

Traffic and weather are only broadcast between 06:30 and 22:30.

Catalunya Música[edit]

It focused on local songs, music festivals, and music historical sites.

iCat[edit]

Here, with music, it also keeps a watchful eye on culture. This also has some smaller stations: TotCat (local music), iCatMón (world music), iCatjazz (jazz) and iCatTrònica (electronic music).

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