Radio Zürisee

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radio zürisee
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CityRapperswil, Switzerland
Broadcast areaSwiss cantons of Glarus, Schaffhausen, Schwyz, St. Gallen and Zürich[1]
Frequency107.4 MHz
SloganRadio Zürisee – Immer 5 Minuten besser –
FormatMusic, News, Talk, Traffic, Events, Weather
OwnerZürichsee Medien AG
Capital FM
First air date
November 1, 1983 (1983-11-01)
Technical information
Transmitter coordinates
47°13′31.45″N 8°48′59.82″E / 47.2254028°N 8.8166167°E / 47.2254028; 8.8166167
Translator(s)DAB+, Cable, Internet
Repeater(s)Etzel, Felsenegg-Girstel TV-tower,[1] Bachtel, Uetliberg and some more

Radio Zürisee (or radio zürisee according to the radio's logo; literally Radio Zürichsee), is a private-owned Swiss radio station based in Rapperswil on the Zürich lake shore in the canton of St. Gallen.


Radio Zürisee was launched on 1 November 1983 in occasion of the licensing of private radio stations in Switzerland, as one of the first alternatives to the Swiss government-owned radio stations.[2] In 2008 the station was allowed by the Swiss government to establish a correspondent at the Bundeshaus – the Bundeshaus Radio is airing for in all 13 private radio stations from the sessions of the Swiss parliament assembly in the capital city.[3] Radio Zürisee moved in 1994 from Stäfa to Rapperswil at the location opposite of the Rapperswil railway station, from where it's still airing. In 2011 the Bernese radio Capital FM was bought from Tamedia.[2]

Theodor Gut junior, editor in chief of the Zürichsee-Zeitung from 1953 to 1987, initiated the transition of his newspaper to a non-partisan forum newspaper, and the company expanded in 1983 to get involved in Radio Zürisee.[4] Radio Zürisee is owned by the Zürichsee Medien AG in Stäfa, i.e. it is organized as an Aktiengesellschaft having a share capital of 1,500,000 Swiss Francs, of which 77% are held by the owner. In 2013 a turnover of 5,29 million Swiss Francs was resulted.[5]

Broadcast and program[edit]

Broadcast in the Swiss cantons of Glarus, Schaffhausen, Schwyz, St. Gallen and Zürich, the radio station has an audience of about 220,000 people aged between about 20 and 40 years.[6] Radio Zürisee produces a news channel and location-oriented contents. The radio station is very active in advertising, merchandising and is present nearly on every event of meaning within Switzerland.[7]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Senderstandorte" (in German). Radio Zürisee. Retrieved 2014-11-07.
  2. ^ a b "Unsere Geschichte" (in German). Zürichsee Medien AG. Retrieved 2014-11-07.
  3. ^ "Geschichte" (in German). Bundeshaus Radio. Retrieved 2014-11-11.
  4. ^ Adrian Scherrer (2013-04-23). "Zürichsee-Zeitung" (in German). HDS. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
  5. ^ "Investor Relations" (in German). Radio Zürisee. Retrieved 2014-11-07.
  6. ^ "Medienmitteilungen" (in German). Radio Zürisee. Retrieved 2014-11-07.
  7. ^ "Eventliste" (in German). Radio Zürisee. Retrieved 2014-11-07.

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