Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Radio Romania International

The history of Romanian radio targeting listeners abroad dates back to 1927 when an experimental 200 watt station began operating on the 280 meter band from the University Electrotechnical Institute.  Up until World War II, "Radio Bucharest" broadcast programs of a general nature covering Romanian developments in politics, culture, the economy and sports.  After Romania joined the Axis powers their external radio service became more propagandic and was used to serve the country's military purposes as well as that of their ally Germany.  Radio Bucharest was renamed Radio Romania International after the anti-communist revolution of 1989.  RRI now broadcasts on shortwave and satellite in more than a dozen languages.

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