Radio Nacional (Spanish radio station)

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Radio Nacional
Logo RNE.svg
Broadcast areaSpain
FrequencyAM: various
FM: various
FormatNews, current affairs, sport and talk
Radio Clásica
Radio 3
Ràdio 4
Radio 5
Radio Exterior
First air date
19 January 1937; 85 years ago (19 January 1937)
Former names
RNE (1937–1988)
RNE 1 (1988–1999)
Radio 1 (1999–2008)

Radio Nacional is a Spanish free-to-air radio station owned and operated by Radio Nacional de España (RNE), the radio division of state-owned public broadcaster Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE). It is the corporation's flagship radio station, and is known for broadcasting mainstream and generalist programming, including news bulletins, current affairs, sports and entertainment.

It was launched on 19 January 1937 as Franco's official radio under the department of propaganda during the Spanish Civil War. The station was initially simply referred to as "Radio Nacional de España". It received other names, such as "RNE 1" from 1988 until 1999 and "Radio 1" from 1999 until 2008 when it adopted its current name "Radio Nacional".

Its headquarters and main production center is in Casa de la Radio at Prado del Rey in Pozuelo de Alarcón. Although almost all its programming is in Spanish and is the same for all of Spain, RNE has territorial centers in every autonomous community and produces and broadcasts some local programming in regional variations in each of them, such as local news bulletins, in the corresponding co-official language.

Selected frequencies[edit]

City AM (kHz) FM (MHz)
A Coruña 639 100.4
Alicante 729 105.2
Badajoz 648 94.9
Barcelona 738 88.3
Bilbao 639 100.7
Córdoba 684 92.2
Las Palmas 576 92.8
Logroño 729 102.0
Madrid 585 88.2
Málaga 729 106.6
Murcia 855 101.7
Oviedo 729 89.4
Palma de Mallorca 621 90.1
Pamplona 855 106.1
Santander 855 96.9
Seville 684 91.2
Valencia 774 89.8
Valladolid 729 97.3
Vigo 855 90.1
Vitoria-Gasteiz 612 92.5
Zaragoza 639 104.4

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