Czech Republic

On 18 May 1923, Czech Radio starts broadcasting with 1 kW in the Kbely district of Prague.

In 1938 Praha II-Melnik (60/100 kW) starts broadcasting on 1113 kHz with a German language program.

On 21 January 1941 the Slovak Pressburg transmitter changes frequency from 256,4 mtr (1170 kHz) to 241,9 mtr (1240 kHz).

On 30 September 1944, via the transmitters in Presov and Banska Bistrica, as well as via a mobile 80 kW transmitter, a false BBC programme is being aired towards Russia. This is part of the German Skorpion Ost war propaganda against Russia.

On 5 May 1945 Europasender Donau in Melnik, near Prague, ceases broadcasting on 922 kHz.

On 31 July 1995 Radio Echo leaves medium wave (1233 kHz).
Geluidsfragment Extract from Czech Radio Echo (1994) on 1233 kHz (courtesy of Herbert Meixner)   01:11, 32 kbps, 276 kB (MP3)
On 6 November of the same year, Cesky Rozhlas 6, a new domestic service, starts on 1287 and 1485 kHz, as well as 1593 khz via Germany.

On 1 February 1996 Cesky Rozhlas 6/Radio Free Europe starts broadcasting on extra frequencies: 1071-1233-1287 kHz. The frequencies of 1287 kHz (Ostrava) and 1485 kHz (Brno-Komarov) are closed.

On 1 January 2004 the Czech transmitters on 558, 864, and 981 kHz cease broadcasting. On 1 February the transmitters of CRo 6 on 1071, 1233, and 1287 kHz cease broadcasting. Other transmitters to close are 558 kHz (Tachov/Právo), 864 kHz (Strakonice/Radomysl) and 981 kHz (Jihlava/Vetrník).

Other sound clips and images

Geluidsfragment Extract from the German transmission of Czechoslovak Radio (1981) on 981 kHz (courtesy of Herbert Meixner)   01:49, 32 kbps, 425 kB (MP3)
    QSL of Country Radio from 2002 (courtesy of Peter Vaegler)   123 kB (jpg)
  QSL of Radio Bratislava on 1232 kHz from 1975 (courtesy of Peter Vaegler)   63 kB (jpg)
  QSL of Radio Praha via Hvezda on 272 kHz from 1987 (courtesy of Peter Vaegler)   79 kB (jpg)