Algerian Radio
Radio Algérienne
المؤسسة العمومية للبث الإذاعي
Radio Algeria (Radio algérienne) الإذاعة الجزائرية.svg
TypePublic-service sound broadcasting
Broadcast area
OwnerGovernment of Algeria
Launch date1986; 37 years ago (1986)
StationsSee below

The Entreprise nationale de radiodiffusion sonore (ENRS, the National Sound Broadcasting Company, Algerian Radio, or Radio Algérienne; in Arabic: المؤسسة العمومية للبث الإذاعي) is Algeria's state-owned[1] public radio broadcasting organisation.[2][3] The group provides services in Arabic, French and Berber and currently operates six national stations and one international plus a network of regional stations.

The ENRS is a member of the European Broadcasting Union.[4]


Formed in 1986 when the previous Algerian Radio and Television company (established in 1962) was split into four enterprises.[5] The origins of Algerian radio go back to the clandestine station that the National Liberation Front launched in December 1956, and which was active during the war of independence. At its conclusion in 1962, Algeria became independent from France and the transitional government nationalized the media to form a new company, Radiodiffusion-télévision algérienne [fr] (RTA), which took over the functions of the old Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française (RTF) on October 28, 1962. then with three radio stations and a television channel. Three years later it expanded its coverage throughout the national territory.

Algerian Radio became a public industrial and commercial establishment (EPIC) by executive decree no. 91-102 of April 20, 1991. A specification defining the missions of Algerian radio was also published in April 1991.[6]


There is also one international station, Radio Algérie Internationale, broadcasting in four languages (Arabic, French, Spanish and English) on shortwave via the relay station in Issoudun, France,[7] and a large network of local stations (Radio Adrar, Radio El Bahia, Radio Biskra, Radio Blida, Radio Soummam, etc.).

See also


  1. ^ Annual Business Economic and Political Review: Algeria[permanent dead link], Oxford Business Group, 11 November 2008, accessed 23 December 2008
  2. ^ Zawya Business Information, accessed 23 December 2008
  3. ^ "Radio Algérie Internationale | La voix de l'algérie".
  4. ^ EBU members' list, accessed 23 December 2008
  5. ^ ESIS Alternative networks: Algeria, accessed 23 December 2008
  6. ^ "Radio Algérienne | Radio Algérienne".
  7. ^ "Radio Algeria (Radio Algerienne) –".

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