This Friday Radio Romania celebrates
91 years of existence. 'Hello, hello, this is Radio Bucharest' were the first
words aired by this radio station on November 1st 1928, part of the
first broadcast by the Radiotelephony Broadcasting Corporation in Romania.
The words were uttered by the then
president of the aforementioned institution Dragomir Hurmuzescu, who was also the
founding father of the Romanian radiophony. Along the years Radio Romania broadcast
messages from leading figures who had their impact upon the country's history.
Designed to be a means of
information, education and entertainment, the Romanian public radio has been
broadcasting for 91 years now adjusting its editorial policies and surviving
the radical regime changes that took place during its existence, from the
democratic system between the two world wars, to the right-wing dictatorship
around WWll, or the communist dictatorship that followed.
Radio Romania celebrates 91st
years of uninterrupted public service and broadcasts, 91 years of hard work and
sacrifices but also of satisfactions in the sustained process of building the trust
and confidence the station enjoys today, the institution's president and
director general Georgica Severin said on this occasion.
'Either we speak about the accurate
news on various daily events, the cultural broadcasts, the programmes devoted
to theatre plays from national and world dramaturgy, or concerts and
performances given by radio orchestras and choirs, this uninterrupted, relentless
work has been always based on professionalism and respect for listeners', Georgica
Severin went on to say.
Besides its well-known channels, News
and Current Affairs, Culture, Music and the Village Antenna, Radio Romania also
boasts several regional and local stations, as well as the online channels
devoted to children and young people.
The Romanian Public radio started
to broadcast for listeners abroad as early as the 1930s and is currently
broadcasting in 11 foreign languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, Hebrew, French,
German, Italian, Serbian, Spanish, Russian and Ukrainian as well as in the
On its 91th anniversary, Radio
Romania scheduled a concert given by the National Radio Orchestra as well as an
exhibition on its premises, which can be visited until November 5th under
the suggestive title 'Afghanistan, Faces of War'. The exhibition has on display
photos taken by Radio Romania's correspondent in that country Ilie Pintea.
The exhibition was inaugurated in
Los Angeles under the high patronage of the country's General Consulate in Los
Angeles and the Cultural Institute in Bucharest in 2018 when Romania celebrated
its 100th anniversary.
(translated by bill)