History of Czech Radio

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History of Czech Radio

1923

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May 18             PRAGUE – the start of regular broadcasting from a tent in Kbely (Czechoslovakia is only the second country, after Britain, to broadcast regularly in Europe)

1924

August 1           The first sports broadcast, which is boxing from Letná

September 1     BRNO – the start of studio broadcasting from the city

 

1925

T. G. Masaryk

February 12      The first live opera broadcast is Smetana´s “The Two Widows” from the    National Theatre in Prague

January 28       The first Czech broadcasting station begins operating in Prague called Staré Strašnice

October 28        The first live broadcast of a presidential address

 

1926

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Agricultural Radio begins regular broadcasting, the first specialised radio broadcast in Europe

 

1927

April 1               The time signal is introduced

October 1          Foundation of the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra

October 23        BRATISLAVA – the start of studio broadcasting from the city

 

1928

October 26      The first international opera broadcast is “The Bartered Bride” from the Opera Comique  in Paris

 

1929

July 1                MORAVSKÁ OSTRAVA – the start of studio broadcasting from the city

 

1930

September 8    The first transoceanic broadcast, from New York

October 9         The first broadcast from a wax cylinder recording

 

1932

Funkcionalistická budova na Fochově třídě

Decembre 10   Ceremonial opening of the new Czechoslovak Radio building in Fochova třída (now Vinohradská 12, in Prague’s Vinohrady), which is still the institution’s headquarters

 

1935

The foundation of the Disman Children´s Radio Ensemble

 

1936

August 31         RADIO PRAHA begins broadcasting abroad

 

1945

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May 5                The Prague Uprising begins with radio appeals for help

May                  Czechoslovak Radio begins broadcasting a second station, originally named PRAHA II, then Československo >Hvězda (after 1968) > Československo (after 1989) > ČRo 1 - RADIOŽURNÁL (1993) 

End of the year   PLZEŇ and ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE - start of studio broadcasting from these cities HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ and ÚSTÍ n/L - start of studio broadcasting from these cities

 

1953                

The start of television broadcasting (TV was part of Czechoslovak Radio until 1957)

 

1954              

The introduction of transmitting radio by wire

 

1958                

The first VHF transmitter begins transmitting on Petřín hill in Prague

 

1964

March 1            The first stereo broadcast, jointly by Praha Radio and TV

The regional station for Prague and central Bohemia (after ‘91 REGINA PRAHA) begins broadcasting

December         A station for more demanding listeners begins broadcasting on VHF entitled ČESKOSLOVENSKO II (VLTAVA after 1968)

 

1966             

The foundation of an international competition for young musicians called “Concertino Praga”

 

1968

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The radio is an active participant in the movement for political change, broadcasting directly from public meetings and holding discussion programs

August 21         Fighting at the radio leaves 15 dead

 

1976                  

The foundation of “Prix Bohemia Radio”, a festival of original radio production

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1991                

A new law is passed on Radio and TV Broadcasting, enabling the operation of private channels. The Czech National Council announces the establishment of Czech Radio as an independent public entity

 

1992

March 31           The foundation of “Concerto Bohemia”, a radio competition for young chamber orchestras

 

1994

July 1                OLOMOUC - the start of studio broadcasting from the city

July 1                Czech Radio Record Company begins operating

 

1995

November 6      Czech Radio 6 / RADIO FREE EUROPE begins broadcasting

 

1997              

Act No.135/1997 is passed, increasing the radio license fees to 37 CZK and changing the amount of advertising per day on nationwide and regional channels of Czech Radio, to 3 and 5 minutes respectively

 

1998

May 1                Foundation of the website www.cro.cz

 

1999

February 11      Czech Radio opens the Ústí nad Labem branch office in Liberec

July 1               Václav Kasík is appointed the Director General of Czech Radio by the Czech Radio Board

 

2000

Budova Českého rozhlasu Římská15

May 18             The ceremonial opening of the new Studio Building on Římská Street

October 29       Czech Radio 7, Radio Praha begins also broadcasting in Russian

 

2001

August 31         65th anniversary of the first Czech Radio broadcast abroad

 

2002

March 4            Czech Radio Pardubice begins broadcasting

May 1               The launch of special broadcasts for foreigners living in the Czech Republic. Czech Radio 7 - Radio Prague begins broadcasting programmes in English, German, Spanish, French and Russian. International broadcasting becomes part of the new set up at Czech Radio 6 (formerly Czech Radio 6/Radio Free Europe).

June 17             Czech Radio Region begins broadcasting for the region of Vysočina

September 11    30th ‘Give Blood with Czech Radio’ campaign takes place

Octobre 1          Czech broadcasts of Radio Free Europe the news-current affairs station Czech Radio 6/Radio Free Europe is renamed Czech Radio 6 after the withdrawal of American backing

Octobre 1          Czech Radio Ústí nad Labem is renamed Czech Radio Sever.

Octobre 21        Czech Radio regional broadcasting for Central Bohemia goes under the new name of Czech Radio Region, Central Bohemia (the previous name, Czech Radio Regina, is now exclusively used for Czech Radio broadcasting in the Prague metropolitan area)

 

2003                 

80th anniversary of the launch of regular radio broadcasting in the Czech lands

 

2004

Decembre 14    The start of regular broadcasting from Zlín

 

2005

May 1               In conjunction with the planned transition to digital broadcasting, Rádio Česko and D-dur stations, begin operating

May 30             Czech Radio Sever starts regular broadcasting for the Liberec and Jablonec region

- Broadcasting of Czech Radio Leonardo begins (on the Internet since September, digital since 21 October)

 

2006

January 13        1:13 p.m. (13:13 24hr clock), sees the launch of Czech Radio 4 - Radio Wave

 

 

2010

Čtěte také

March 1            Peter Duhan appointed as interim Director General of Czech Radio

 

2011

July 28              Peter Duhan appointed as Director General of Czech Radio

New newsroom and Radio Wave transmission complex set up

 

2012

June 14–15       EBU Radio News Conference

December 31    Launch of Czech Radio Radiožurnál newsroom

 

2013

Vizuál Rádia Junior s novým logem

January 1          Gustav Brom Radio Big Band engaged as one of Czech Radio’s ensembles

February 28      Broadcasting of the digital station Rádio Česko terminated

February 28      Broadcasting of CR Leonardo terminated

March 1            CR Plus begins broadcasting as a nationwide station

March 1            Broadcasting of CR Jazz launched

March 1            Broadcasting of Rádio Junior launched

March 1            Czech Radio’s new logo and new corporate identity introduced

May 18             Czech Radio celebrates 90 years of regular broadcasting

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2014

June 21            90th anniversary of Czech Radio Brno

November 17    The ’89 Again’ gala concert on Wenceslas Square takes place – marking the 25th anniversary of the end of the totalitarian regime in Czechoslovakia (charting the events of 1989, the project involved all of Czech Radio’s stations)

 

2015

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June 25-26       74th EBU General Assembly in Prague

August 7           Czech Radio launches an experimental DAB digital multiplex for Prague and its surroundings

 

2016

January 21       René Zavoral appointed as Director General of Czech Radio

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