|Type||Public service broadcasting
and radio network
|Owner||Government of Latvia|
|Jānis Siksnis, Director General
Inese Matjušonoka, Armins Ronis, Gunda Vaivode, Ilona Madesova D.o. Programmes
|1 November 1925|
Latvijas Radio (Radio Latvia; shortened as LR) is a public service broadcasting network of Latvia. The organisation was founded 1 November 1925, and is situated in the Latvian capital of Riga. Since 2002, Latvijas Radio broadcasts five different stations on the FM band and the internet: Latvijas Radio 1 (news, talk, current affairs programmes), Latvijas Radio 2 (Latvian music), Latvijas Radio 3 - Klasika (classical, jazz), Latvijas Radio 4 - Doma Laukums (minority programmes, mostly in Russian), and from March 31, 2014 - Latvijas Radio 5 - Pieci.lv (station aimed at youth, similar to BBC Radio 1).
Latvijas Radio is a cultural institution of Latvia — with radio drama, a radio choir and children's vocal groups. The phonographic archives contains approximately 200,000 recordings. Beginning 1 January 1993, Latvijas Radio is a member of the European Broadcasting Union.
Latvijas Radio (Radio Riga) broadcast programs in Swedish from 1960 to 1995.
- "Latvijas Radio programmu izplatīšanas laiki un frekvences Latvijā MHz FM diapazonā" (in Latvian). latvijasradio.lv. Retrieved 2009-02-25.
- "Latvijas Radio misija" (in Latvian). latvijasradio.lv. Retrieved 2009-02-25.
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