Societatea Română de Radiodifuziune
TypeRadio network
Country
AvailabilityNational & international (through Radio România Internaţional)
OwnerRomanian Government
Key people
Ovidiu Miculescu
Launch date
1 November 1928; 92 years ago (1928-11-01)
Former names
Societatea de Difuziune Radiotelefonică (1928-1936)
Official website
www.srr.ro

The Romanian Radio Broadcasting Company (Romanian: Societatea Română de Radiodifuziune), informally referred to as Radio Romania (Romanian: Radio România), is the public radio broadcaster in Romania. It operates FM and AM, and internet national and local radio channels. The local stations are branded under the Radio România Regional umbrella. Radio Romania International is the company's international radio station, broadcasting on two channels in Romanian, English, French, Aromanian, Spanish, German, Italian, Serbian, Russian, Ukrainian, Chinese, and Arabic.[1]

Structure

The company operates radio stations as well as broadcasting related entities, listed below.

FM and AM, internet, and T-DAB radio stations:

Publishing

News Agency

Concerts and events

History

Before 1928, there was a pro-radio movement, led by professor Dragomir Hurmuzescu, who, in March 1925, funded "The Friends of Radio Association".

The first experimental transmission was broadcast in summer 1925, during "Bucharest's month". Periodic broadcasts were made during 1926 and 1927 by "The Friends of Radio Association" and the University Electrotechnical Institute. In 1927 a short wave emitter was installed and were made the first transatlantic experimental broadcasts. "The gramophone recording broadcast through electromagnetic cartridge has been clearly heard in Boston, United States". In March 1928 the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Company was legally founded.

The first radio transmission was broadcast on November 1, 1928, 5:00 PM. The first official radio show was inaugurated by the Romanian physicist and professor Dragomir Hurmuzescu, who became the president of the Administration Council of The Radiotelephonic Broadcasting Company.

On December 18, 1928, the first comic radio show was broadcast.

In 1929, the following shows are broadcast:

1928-1937

The number of broadcasting hours increases consistently, reaching 3,517 hours in 1934.

1938-1944

Radio Basarabia in 1940
Radio Basarabia in 1940

1945-1988

The political events after the end of World War II affected the institution.

1989-2000

2004-2011

References

Coordinates: 44°26′28″N 26°05′04″E / 44.44124°N 26.084476°E / 44.44124; 26.084476