Ente Italiano per le Audizioni Radiofoniche

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Ente Italiano per le Audizioni Radiofoniche
Type Radio broadcasting
Country Italy
Availability National
Launch date
Fallschirmjäger paratroopers in front of EIAR Rome headquarters (1943).

The Ente Italiano per le Audizioni Radiofoniche (EIAR) was the public service broadcaster in Fascist Italy and the only entity permitted to broadcast by the government.


The company was established in 1927, after the partial takeover of the private radio broadcaster Unione Radiofonica Italiana (URI), which since 1924 had been the only organisation authorized to establish radio transmitters and run radio broadcasts in Italy. Between 1929 and 1939, the EIAR presented the first television broadcasting tests in Italy.

For most of its existence it was run by Giancarlo Vallauri, although he was replaced as President by Ezio Maria Gray during the Italian Social Republic period.[1]


  1. ^ Luisa Quartermaine, Mussolini's Last Republic: Propaganda and Politics in the Italian Social Republic (R.S.I.) 1943-45, Intellect Books, 2000, p. 63

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