Radio Bulgaria (BNR)
TypeRadio network
Country
Bulgaria
Ownership
OwnerGovernment of Bulgaria
Key people
Angel Nedyalkov (Director)
History
Launch dateMarch 30, 1930
Coverage
AvailabilityInternational
Links
Websitehttp://www.bnr.bg/en

Radio Bulgaria (Bulgarian: Радио България, Radio Balgariya; BNR) is the official international broadcasting station of Bulgaria.

History

For almost seventy years the world service of the Bulgarian radio, formerly called Radio Sofia but now renamed Radio Bulgaria, has been presenting the country’s cultural and national identity to the world. It is a principal source of information from and about Bulgaria for millions of listeners outside its borders.[1]

Current broadcasting

Radio Bulgaria ended its shortwave service on February 1, 2012, the closure of the Arabic language section in 2016, the suspension of the 24-hour online audio streaming in Bulgarian, English, Spanish, German, French, Russian, Serbian, Greek, Turkish and Albanian in 2017.[2]

On June 10, 2021, Radio Bulgaria launched a new podcast called Bulgaria Today. it is released every day in English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Greek, Albanian and Turkish. The new program features news stories from Bulgaria and internationally, as well as segments about Bulgarian culture and tourism.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Radio Bulgaria, the voice of Bulgaria across the world". Radio Bulgaria. Bulgarian National Radio. January 25, 2018.
  2. ^ "Radio Bulgaria turns 84". Radio Bulgaria. Bulgarian National Radio. February 17, 2020.
  3. ^ "Hear the voice of Bulgaria – in 9 languages from Radio Bulgaria". bnr.bg. Retrieved 2021-10-25.