Radio Belarus
Radio Belarus Logo.jpg
OwnerBelarusian Television and Radio Company
Key people
  • Naum Galperovich (Director)
  • Viacheslav Laktjushin (Head of Dept. of Foreign Languages Service)
Launch dateMay 11, 1962; 60 years ago (May 11, 1962)
Former names
Radio Minsk

Radio Belarus (Belarusian: Радыё "Беларусь") was the official international broadcasting station of Belarus. The station has ceased broadcasting on shortwave, mediumwave and longwave as of 1 April 2016.


Radio Belarus has broadcast on the international shortwave bands since 11 May 1962.[1] Originally the programs were broadcast in Belarusian. In 1985, broadcasting in German was launched, and in 1998 they began broadcasting Russian and English versions. Since 2006 the radio has started broadcasting in Polish, while 2010 saw the launch of French and Spanish language programming.

The station used to offer 16 hours of radio content in 7 languages and 10 hours of real-time online English programming daily.

Radio "Belarus" features

The radio carries shows about different aspects of Belarusian life and human interest stories about ordinary Belarusian families. Priority in music policy is examples of folk, classical, and modern Belarusian music.

Former shortwave band

Former medium wave band

FM transmitters and frequencies

Internet broadcasting

Radio "Belarus" started on-line Internet broadcasts in the English language on January 3, 2005. On September 1, 2005, it increased the air time from 5 to 10 hours, including two 5-hour blocks.

Online broadcasting schedule


  1. ^ Biener, Hansjörg (2009). "Radio for Peace, Democracy and Human Rights". University of Erlangen–Nuremberg. Archived from the original on 2017-09-09. Retrieved 2020-04-03.