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Radio stations in Germany / Radiosender in Deutschland

    Radio broadcasting in Germany began in 1923 (Funk-Stunde, Berlin), FM radio was introduced in 1949 (Bayerischen Rundfunk, Munich) and DAB digital radio in 1995 (trial) and 1999 (regular service). Founded in 1950, the Association of Public Broadcasting Corporations in Germany – ARD is the largest public broadcaster. It is a consortium of nine regional public broadcasters and operates 54 regional radio stations on FM/DAB as well as an international service Deutsche Welle – DW on SW/DAB. Deutschlandradio – DRadio is another public broadcaster, wich operates four national radio networks. Broadcasting is regulated by 14 state media authorities, cooperating in The Media Authorities – Die medienanstalten . Currently there are more than 500 radio stations in Germany with over 2600 FM transmitters; DAB digital radio with 1 national and 30 regional multiplexes on over 300 transmitters. Most AM transmitters were closed to 2015, while several LW, MW and SW stations are still in operation. Primary language on radio is German.

Radio stations in Austria / Radiosender in Österreich

    Radio broadcasting in Austria began in 1924 (RAVAG, Vienna), FM radio was introduced in 1953 and DAB digital radio trial services launched in 1999. Österreichischer Rundfunk – ORF is the main public broadcaster with three national and nine regional radio networks. Broadcasting is regulated by the Austrian Communications Authority – KommAustria . Currently there are around 68 radio stations in Austria, including 4 national networks and 64 regional and local stations, using 1270 FM radio transmitters. Medium wave broadcasting ended in 2008, today there is one active Shortwave station. Primary language on radio is German.

   Radio stations in Switzerland / Radiosender in der Schweiz

    Radio broadcasting in Switzerland began in 1922 (HB2 Champ-de-l’Air, Lausanne), FM radio was introduced in 1952 and DAB digital radio in 1999. Swiss Broadcasting Corporation – SRG SSR was founded in 1931 and is the main public broadcaster as an association of regional companies (German SRF, French RTS, Italian RSI and Romansh RTR). Broadcasting is regulated by the Federal Office of Communications – OFCOM . Currently there are more than 60 radio stations in Switzerland with 1280 FM transmitters; DAB digital radio with 13 regional level multiplexes on over 260 transmitters. Medium wave broadcasting ended in 2012. Primary languages on radio are German, French, Italian and Romansh.

Radio stations in Lichtenstein / Radiosender in Liechtenstein

    Founded in 1938, Radio Liechtenstein, known today as Radio L is the only local radio station in the principality. Currently there are 12 FM transmitters in the country: 7 transmitters of Radio L and 5 radio-relays of stations from Switzerland. Primary language on radio is German.

Radio stations in Poland / Stacje radiowe w Polsce

    Radio broadcasting in Poland began in 1926 (Polskie Radio Warszawa), FM radio was introduced in 1954 and DAB digital radio in 2013. Polish Radio – Polskie Radio is the main public radio broadcaster, with 4 national, 17 regional networks and external service Radio Poland. Broadcasting is regulated by the National Broadcasting Council – KRRiT . Currently there are 18 national networks and 125 local stations in Poland, using 990 FM transmitters; several low-power MW stations and one active LW station; DAB digital radio with 18 local multiplexes on 26 transmitters. Primary language on radio is Polish.

Radio stations in Czech Republic / Rozhlasové stanice v Česku

    Radio broadcasting in Czechoslovakia began in 1923 (Radiojournal, Prague), FM radio was introduced in 1954 and DAB digital radio in 2011. Czech Radio – Český rozhlas, ČRo is the main public radio broadcaster, with 4 national, 11 regional networks and several digital channels, including external service Radio Prague. Broadcasting is regulated by the Council for Radio and Television Broadcasting – RRTV . Currently there are 20 national networks and 30 local stations in the Czech Republic, using 786 FM and 17 AM transmitters; DAB digital radio with 4 multiplexes on 16 transmitters. Primary language on radio is Czech.

Radio stations in Slovakia / Rozhlasové stanice na Slovensku

    Radio broadcasting in Slovakia began in 1926 (Radiojournal, Bratislava), FM radio was introduced in 1960 (Poprad) and DAB digital radio in 2015. Radio and Television Slovakia – Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska, RTVS is the main public radio broadcaster, with 3 national, 4 regional radio networks, minority station in Hungarian language and several digital channels, including external service Radio Slovakia International. Broadcasting is regulated by the Council for Broadcasting and Retransmission – RVR . Currently there are 13 national networks and over 20 local stations in Slovakia, using 379 FM and 2 MW transmitters; one DAB digital radio multiplex. Primary language on radio is Slovak.

Radio stations in Hungary / Rádióállomások Magyarországon

    Radio broadcasting in Hungary began in 1925 (Magyarországi Rádióhírmondó, Budapest), FM radio was introduced in 1957 and DAB digital radio in 2003 (trial) and 2011 (regular service). Hungarian Radio (now part of Duna Media Service Provider and operated by MTVA ) is the main public radio broadcaster, with 5 national and 2 additional radio channels. Broadcasting is regulated by the National Media and Infocommunications Authority – NMHH . Currently there are 8 national networks and over 100 local stations in Hungary, using 323 FM and 10 MW transmitters; 1 DAB digital radio multiplex. Primary language on radio is Hungarian.

Radio stations in Slovenia / Radijske postaje v Sloveniji

    Radio broadcasting in Slovenia began in 1928 (Radio Ljubljana), FM radio was introduced in 1954 and DAB digital radio in 2006. Radio-Television of Slovenia – Radiotelevizija Slovenija, RTVSlo is the main public broadcaster, with 3 national, 4 regional radio networks and tourist-information station Radio Slovenia International. Broadcasting is regulated by the Agency for Communication Networks and Services – AKOS . Currently there are 7 national networks and over 50 local stations in Slovenia, using 379 FM and 5 MW transmitters; 1 DAB digital radio multiplex. Primary language on radio is Slovenian.

Radio stations in Croatia / Radio postaje u Hrvatskoi

    Radio broadcasting in Croatia began in 1926 (Radio Zagreb), FM radio was introduced in 1957 and DAB digital radio in 1997 (trial) and 2011 (regular service). Croatian Radiotelevision – Hrvatska radio-televizija, HRT is the main public broadcaster, with 3 national, 8 regional radio networks and online international service Voice of Croatia. Broadcasting is regulated by the Electronic Media Agency – AEM . Currently there are 8 national networks and over 125 local stations in Croatia, using 609 FM transmitters and 1 DAB digital radio multiplex. Medium wave broadcasting ended in 2014. Primary language on radio is Croatian.


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