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Radio Poland
Typeinternational broadcasting propaganda
OwnerPolskie Radio
Key people
Danuta Isler (English Service Editor)
Launch date1936; 87 years ago (1936)
Former names
Radio Polonia, PR5
WebcastLive Stream
English language website

Radio Poland (until January 2007 as Radio Polonia, later "Polish Radio External Service" (Polish: Polskie Radio dla Zagranicy), in Polish legislation also named as Polskie Radio Program V) is the official international broadcasting station of Poland and is a part of Poland’s public radio network, Polish Radio.

Its aim is to broadcast programs on developments in Poland, Polish foreign policy, the economy, business and foreign investments. Polish Radio External Service provides objective and impartial information about Poland and its stance on international affairs. It shows Polish society, its daily life as well as scientific and cultural achievements.

Polish Radio External Service ended their English language shortwave broadcasts in 2012 and announced that they would be ceasing all shortwave transmissions on 27 October 2013, from which point they will only be broadcasting over the internet and through partnerships such as the World Radio Network.[1]



Radio Poland broadcasts in six languages: Polish, English, German, Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian (with various amount of programming, for example English is available 24 hours a day while German 90 minutes a day). Until 2014, there was a Hebrew language programming, Kol Polin,[2] which included a weekly Yiddish-language broadcast called Naye Khvalyes ("New Waves").[3]

Shortwave transmissions were reduced between 2007 and 2012 and by 2013 PRES was broadcasting two times a day with programmes in Polish, Belarusian and Russian. On 27 October 2013, all shortwave transmissions ceased and PRES became an online only entity.

Radio Poland's programming include news bulletins and analysis, press reviews, correspondent’s dispatches, interviews, discussions and features. The English service broadcast programming with more variety; including quizzes, chart shows and historical programming.


Listeners in Europe can tune in via satellite on Eutelsat 13 E, 10892 MHz, FEC 3/4, SR 27500, Horizontal, PID audio 0119

Polish Radio External Service can be heard in English on the World Radio Network (WRN) through terrestrial relays, on cable and via satellite.

On cable: PR ES in English is also available to 4.5 million homes on cable in London, Dublin, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels, Vienna, Strassburg, Geneva, Tokyo, Washington, D.C., and many other cities. It can also be heard on hotel cable in the Netherlands and Hong Kong.


WRN satellite relays

In English WRN Europe Eutelsat 28A 28.5°E SKY digital
In English WRN English Hot Bird 13°E, 12.597 GHz

In English Telstar 5 97° W, 12.177 GHz, pol. V

In English AsiaSat 100.5° E, 4.000 GHz, European Bouquet package

In English PanAmSat 4 68.5° E, Multichoice package

WRN terrestrial relays


In Polish:
In Belarusian:
In Ukrainian:
In German:
In English:
In Russian:

North America

In English:
In Polish:

See also