World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

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 .pl.comprsa
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 national publicly funded radio broadcasting organization.


  • History 1
  • Channels 2
    • National 2.1
    • International 2.2
  • Music charts 3
  • All music 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


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:

  • Kraków from 15 February 1927
  • Poznań from 24 April 1927
  • Katowice from 4 December 1927
  • Wilno from 15 January 1928
  • Lwów from 15 January 1930
  • Łódź from 2 February 1930
  • Toruń from 15 January 1935
  • Warszawa from 1 March 1937 – known as Warszawa II, the national channel becoming Warszawa I from this date
  • Baranowicze from 1 July 1938

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 independent corporations, each of which was admitted to full active membership of the European Broadcasting Union on 1 January 1993.



  • Program 1 (Jedynka - One) – information and easy-listening music – AM-LW (225 kHz)/1333 meters, FM, DAB+ and the internet[2]
  • Program 2 (Dwójka - Two) – classical music and cultural – FM, DAB+ and the internet[3]
  • Program 3 (Trójka - Three) – alternative, jazz, rock, and eclectic – FM, DAB and the internet[4]
  • Program 4 (Czwórka - Four) – youth oriented and educational – FM, DAB and the internet[5] (also carried as a live video feed by the Polish TV station Radio na Wizji)
  • Polskie Radio 24 (PR24) - news - DAB and the internet[6]

Polskie Radio also operates 17 regional radio stations, located 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.[8]

All music

  • Polskie radio internetowe- dla polonii w Polsce i na świecie [9]

See also


  1. ^ Haven, Cynthia L. (2006). Czesław Miłosz: Conversations. University Press of Mississippi. pp. xxiv. 
  2. ^ PR Program 1
  3. ^ PR Program 2
  4. ^ PR Program 3
  5. ^ PR Program 4
  6. ^ PR Program 24
  7. ^ PR DZ (Polish Radio External Service)
  8. ^ )Archiwum Listy Przebojów Programu TrzeciegoPR Program 3 Music Chart archives (
  9. ^ )Wszystko o muzyce koncertach,nowości muzycznePolish Radio News Music and Music Band News all Music world (

External links

  • Polskie Radio Online
  • Polskie Radio SA – corporation site
  • - Polish Radio broadcasts in English
  • Polish Radio News Portal
  • Polish Radio News Music and Music Band News

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.