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European Radio Map: Italy, Spain, Portugal

Mappa europea di radio: Italia-Spagna-Portogallo / Mapa europeo de radio: Italia-España-Portugal / Mapa europeu de ràdio: Itàlia-Espanya-Portugal / Europako irrati-mapa: Italia-Espainia-Portugal / Mapa europeu do rádio: Itália-Espanha-Portugal


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Radio stations in Italy / Emittenti radiofoniche in Italia

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    Radio broadcasting in Italy began in 1924 (1RO Unione Radiofonica Italiana, Rome), FM radio was introduced in 1950 and DAB digital radio in 1998. Italian Radio-Television – Rai (Radiotelevisione Italiana) is the national public broadcaster, with 5 national radio networks, 20 regional branches and 5 digital channels. Rai International Radio was broadcasting on shortwave in 25 languages from 1930 to 2011. First private radio station launched in 1975. Broadcasting is regulated by the Authority for Communications Guarantees – AGCOM (Autrità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni) and its 21 Regional Committees for Communications (Corecom). American Forces Network has radio network in Italy. Traffic radio is available on all major roads via low-power transmitters network on 103.3 FM. Currently there are over 20 national commercial networks and 1200 local stations in Italy, using 35 AM and 16198 FM transmitters; DAB digital radio with 3 national and 8 local multiplexes with 200 transmitters. Primary language on radio is Italian, with some stations in German (South Tirol).

   Radio stations in Vatican City / Stationi Radiophonicæ Vaticanæ

Vatican City radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Vatican City began in 1931 (HVJ Radio Vaticana). Vatican Radio is the official broadcasting station of the Holy See, transmitting in 45 languages on Shortwave (analog and DRM), FM and DAB digital radio, 7 digital channels. Medium wave transmissions ceased in 2016. Currently there are 4 FM radio stations and one DAB multiplex in the Vatican. Дue to its geographical location within the city of Rome, мany italian radio stations are also available in the Vatican. Primary languages on radio are Latin and Italian, with programmes in 43 other languages.

Radio stations in San Marino / Emittenti radiofoniche in San Marino

San Marino radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in San Marino began in 1992 (Radio San Marino). San Marino RTV (Radiotelevisione di Stato della Repubblica di San Marino) is the public service broadcaster with two radio stations on FM. Broadcasting is regulated by the Economy Department of San Marino Public Administration – PA (Dipartimento Economia). Currently there are 3 radio stations in San Marino with many italian radio stations also receivable in the country due to its geographical location as an enclave of Italy. Primary language on radio is Italian.

Radio stations in Malta / Stazzjonijiet tar-radju f'Malta

Valletta radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in the Maltese Islands began as a wired service in 1935 (Broadcast Relay Service Malta) and on-air in 1948 (BFBS, Floriana). Public Broadcasting Services – PBS , founded in 1973, is the public service broadcaster with three radio stations. Broadcasting is regulated by the Malta Broadcasting Authority – BA . Currently there are 47 FM radio stations and 1 AM transmitters in Malta. Primary languages on radio are Maltese and English.

Radio stations in Spain / Emisoras de radio en España

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    Radio broadcasting in Spain began in 1923 (Radio Ibérica, Madrid). FM radio was introduced in 1957, DAB digital radio in 1998. Spanish National Radio was founded in 1937, and today is part of the country's main public broadcaster RTVE (Radio y Televisión Española) with five radio networks on AM/FM and international service Radio Exterior de España on Shortwave. Federation of Regional Organizations of Radio and Television – FORTA (Federación de Organismos de Radio y Televisión Autonómicos) is formed by the public broadcasting networks of 12 autonomous communities. Broadcasting is regulated by the National Commission on Markets and Competition – CNMC (Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la competencia) and by the Catalan Audiovisual Council – CAC (Consell de l'Audiovisual de Catalunya). Currently there are 18 national commercial networks and over 1700 local stations in Spain, using 197 AM and 5778 FM transmitters; one active SW station; DAB digital radio with 2 multiplexes in three cities. Primary language on radio is Spanish, with some stations in Catalan, Basque, Galician, English.

    Radio stations in Catalonia / Emissores de ràdio a Catalunya

Barcelona radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Catalonia began in 1924 (EAJ-1 Ràdio Barcelona). Catalan Media Corporation – CCMA (Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals), founded in 1983, is the region's public service broadcaster with four radio stations. Broadcasting is regulated by the Catalan Audiovisual Council – CAC (Consell de l'Audiovisual de Catalunya). Primary languages on radio are Spanish and Catalan.

    Radio stations in Basque Country / Euskal irrati kateak

Bilbao radio stationsSan Sebastian radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in the Basque Country began in 1925 (EAJ-8 Radio San Sebastian, EAJ-9 Radio Club Vizcaya, Bilbao). Basque Radio-television – EiTB (Euskal Irrati Telebista), founded in 1982, is the region's public service broadcaster with five radio stations. Primary languages on radio are Spanish and Basque.

    Radio stations in Galicia / Emisoras de radio en Galicia

Vigo radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Galicia began in 1932 (EAJ-4 Radio Galicia, Santiago de Compostella). Radio and Television Corporation of Galicia – CRTVG (Corporación Radio e Televisión de Galicia), founded in 1985, is the region's public service broadcaster with two radio stations. Primary languages on radio are Spanish and Galician.

Radio stations in Andorra / Emissores de ràdio a Andorra

Andorra la Vella radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in the Principality of Andorra began in 1939 (Radio Andorra). Radio and Television of Andorra – RTVA (Ràdio i Televisió d'Andorra), founded in 1989, is the public service broadcaster with two radio stations. Broadcasting is regulated by the Ministry of Public Administration, Transport and Telecommunications – MAPTT (Ministeri d'Administració Pública, Transports i Telecomunicacions). Currently there are 29 radio stations with 36 FM transmitters in Andorra. Medium wave broadcasting ended in 1981. Some other stations from Spain nd France are also receivable in the country. Primary languages on radio are Catalan, Spanish and French.

Radio stations in Gibraltar

Gibraltar radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Gibraltar began in 1958 (Radio Gibraltar). Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation – GBC is the public service broadcaster with two radio stations on AM, FM and DAB. British Forces Broadcasting Service also operates two radio stations on FM and DAB. Broadcasting is regulated by the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority – GRA . Currently there are 4 radio stations in Gibraltar, using 1 AM and 7 FM transmitters. Many radio stations from Spain are also receivable in the country. Primary language on radio is English.

Radio stations in Portugal / Estações de rádio em Portugal

Lisbon radio stationsPorto radio stationsFunchal radio stationsPonta Delgada radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Portugal began in 1924 (P1AA Rádio Lisboa), FM radio was introduced in 1954. Radio and Television of Portugal – RTP (Rádio e Televisão de Portugal), founded in 1935, is the national public broadcaster, with three national radio networks, an international service RDP Internacional and sereval digital stations. First private radio station launched in 1989. Broadcasting is regulated by the Regulatory Authority for the Media – ERC (Entidade Reguladora para a Comunicação Social). Currently there are 9 national commercial networks and 230 local stations in Portugal, using 25 AM and 722 FM transmitters. Primary language on radio is Portuguese.


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