On 8th November 2021, I tuned into Radio Prague International broadcasting from the CZECH REPUBLIC on 5050 kHz in the Spanish language.
Radio Prague International is the official international broadcasting station of the Czech Republic.
The Radio Prague website has an excellent rundown on the history of the station. During the early 1930s, Czechoslavakia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs decided that a shortwave service that could be heard abroad would be an effective tool to counter propaganda on the airwaves from other countries. Broadcasts from Prague commenced on the 31st day of August 1936 with a speech in English by the Technical Director of Czechoslovak Radion, Eduard Svoboda. This date is considered to be the birth of international broadcasting in Czechoslovakia.
This year Radio Prague International is celebrating its 85th anniversary. The video below runs for about 4 & 1/2 minutes where you can take a tour of the Czech Radio building.
My reception of Radio Prague International was poor. The signal strength was fair, but the static crashes due to storms in Australia were very strong which affected listening pleasure greatly.
Below is a short video of my reception of Radio Prague International.
- Radio Prague International, 2021, <https://archiv.radio.cz/en/static/history-of-radio-prague>, viewed 12th November 2021
- Wikipedia, 2021, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Prague>, viewed 12th November 2021