Broadcast areaNorth Rhine-Westphalia
FormatTraffic reporting
OperatorWestdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)
First air date
30 January 1997 (1997-01-30)
Last air date
12 May 2023 (2023-05-12)
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WDR VERA was a German, public radio station owned and operated by the Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR). In order to save broadcasting capacity and enable more regional stations, Vera was removed from the DAB + station list of radios on July 6, 2020 and could than only be received via the WDR apps and websites. On May 12, 2023, the station was also switched off on the remaining distribution channels.

WDR VERA was the traffic channel of the WDR, started on 30 January 1997 as part of the North Rhine-Westphalian DAB pilot project, it was broadcast via DAB+ and a telephone announcement service (+49/221/1680 3050).

VERA stands for VErkehr (traffic) in Real Audio or Verkehrsradio.

The 24-hour program consisted entirely of traffic information updated and compiled by the WDR Traffic Department. All traffic information and messages were provided through a speech synthesis system, which is then read out by a computer-generated male voice. There was no live announcer on the air.