Radio Bulgaria

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Radio Bulgaria (BNR)
Type Radio network
Country  Bulgaria
Availability International
Owner Government of Bulgaria
Key people
Angel Nedyalkov (Director)
Launch date
March 30, 1930
Official website

Radio Bulgaria (Bulgarian: Радио България, Radio Balgariya; BNR) is the official international broadcasting station of Bulgaria.


For almost seventy years the world service of the Bulgarian radio, formerly called Radio Sofia but now renamed Radio Bulgaria, has been presenting the country’s cultural and national identity to the world. It is a principal source of information from and about Bulgaria for millions of listeners outside its borders.

Current broadcasting[edit]

In 2004, Radio Bulgaria broadcasts to Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America on short and medium wave in Bulgarian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Serbian, Greek, Albanian and Turkish. The Turkish language programmes are also targeted at the population of Turkish ethnic origin in the regions with a compact Turkish speaking population in this country. These programmes total 58 hours a day. Radio Bulgaria’s programmes are also broadcast by over 50 radio stations in more than 30 countries around the globe.

The radio is now taking the first step in multimedia development, with the new Bulgarian National Radio web site. This puts a new product on the World Wide Web – information in text, sound and image from and about Bulgaria in Bulgarian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Serbian, Greek, Turkish, Albanian as well as Arabic.

Radio Bulgaria ended its shortwave service on February 1, 2012.[1]

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External links[edit]


  1. ^ "As of February 1 Radio Bulgaria suspends shortwave broadcasts". Radio Bulgaria. January 19, 2012. Retrieved July 5, 2013.