Slovenský rozhlas

Coordinates: 48°09′15″N 17°06′51″E / 48.15417°N 17.11417°E / 48.15417; 17.11417
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Slovenský rozhlas
TypePublic radio broadcaster
HeadquartersSlovak Radio Building, Bratislava
OwnerGovernment of Slovakia
Launch date
3 August 1926[1]
Dissolved1 January 2011[2]
Replaced byRozhlas a televízia Slovenska (RTVS)

Slovenský rozhlas (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈslɔʋenskiː ˈrɔzɦlas]; "Slovak Radio") or SRo was a state-owned nationwide public-service radio broadcaster in Slovakia. It was headquartered in Bratislava in a building shaped like an inverted pyramid, which currently serves as RTVS radio's headquarters.


SRo began broadcasting from Bratislava, then in Czechoslovakia, twice per week on 3 August 1926 and then daily from 2 October 1926.[1] The broadcaster also managed the Slovak Radio Children's Choir, founded in 1953, and the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (SOSR), founded in 1929 as the Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra.

As a means to improve the finances of the state-owned public television broadcaster Slovenská televízia (Slovak Television), on 1 January 2011 SRo merged with Slovenská televízia to create Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska (Radio and Television of Slovakia).[2]

SRo was a full member of the European Broadcasting Union between 1993 and 2011.


When merged with Slovenská televízia in 2011, SRo operated nine radio channels, all of which were continued as a part of Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska.[3]

The following were digital-only channels:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Dana Pietsch. "Slovakia: OVERVIEW: Radio". Slovakia Cultural Profile. Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic. Archived from the original on 18 June 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Merger of SRo and STV 'on target'". The Slovak Spectator. 9 January 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  3. ^ Školkay, Andrej (2011). Media law in Slovakia. Kluwer Law International. pp. 33–34. ISBN 978-90-411-3439-4. Retrieved 13 March 2014.

External links[edit]

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