Polskie Radio

Polish Radio
Native name
Polskie Radio SA
Sole-shareholder company of the State Treasury
Industry Mass media
Founded 18 April 1926 (1926-04-18)
Founder Zygmunt Chamiec and Tadeusz Sułowski
Headquarters al. Niepodległości 77/85, 00-977 Warsaw, Poland
Area served
Products Broadcasting, radio, web portals
Services Radio broadcasting
Website prsa.com.pl
Polish Radio's headquarters in Warsaw
Reach of Polish Radio transmitters on 31 Aug 1939

Polskie Radio Spółka Akcyjna (PR S.A.; English: Polish Radio) is Poland's state-owned national publicly funded radio broadcasting organization.


Polskie Radio was founded on 18 August 1925 and began making regular broadcasts from Warsaw on 18 April 1926.

Czesław Miłosz, recipient of the 1980 Nobel Prize in Literature, worked as a literary programmer in Vilnius for Polish Radio in 1936.[1]

Before the Second World War, Polish Radio operated one national channel – broadcast from 1931 from one of Europe's most powerful longwave transmitters, situated at Raszyn just outside Warsaw and destroyed in 1939 due to invasion of German Army – and nine regional stations:

A tenth regional station was planned for Łuck, but the outbreak of war meant that it never opened.

After the war, Polskie Radio came under the tutelage of the state public broadcasting body Komitet do Spraw Radiofonii "Polskie Radio" (later "Polskie Radio i Telewizja" - PRT, Polish Radio and Television). This body was dissolved in 1992, Polskie Radio S.A. and Telewizja Polska S.A. becoming politically dependent corporations, each of which was admitted to full active membership of the European Broadcasting Union on 1 January 1993.



Polskie Radio also operates 17 regional radio stations (operating on FM), located in:

Polskie Radio offers city stations in:

All city stations but Radio Szczecin Extra are being broadcast on FM and in Internet, while Radio Szczecin Extra is avaliable only in Internet and via DAB+.

Polskie Radio also offers regional cultural stations (all operating in DAB+) in:


Music charts

Polskie Radio Trójka has been compiling Polish music charts since 1982 – in an era before there were any commercial sales or airplay rankings – making them a significant record of musical popularity in Poland. Chart archives dating from 1982 are available to the public via the station's website.[10]

All music

See also

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