Radio Romania (ROR)


Radio Romania is the public broadcaster in Romania, since 1928. On November 1, 1928 was broadcast the first programme of the Radio - Telephonic Broadcasting Society, as was officially registered the public radio Broadcasting Service on its official creation legal document. Before 1928 there was an important pro-radio movement whose main protagonist was Professor Dragomir Hurmuzescu, the one who became the first president of the society’s administrative board, also managing his 17 employee team. The Radio Broadcasting Institution was conceived by its founders to support and promote the Romanian culture.

On February 11, 1932, when the studio located General Berthelot street was inaugurated, the Minister of Public Works and Communications stated in his speech that the public radio service is to be “… a sort of University for everybody.”

Currently, the main international bodies which Radio Romania is affiliated to as a member are: WorldDMB, EBU (the European Broadcasting Union), URTI (the International Radio and Television Union), IPI (the International Press Institute), COPEAM (the Permanent Conference of the Mediterranean Broadcasting Service) and ABU (Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union).

Radio Romania is being on air via three national channels: Radio Romania Actualitati, Radio Romania Cultural and the Radio Romania Antena Satelor (Villages’ Antenna). At the same time, it broadcasts international programmes through the Radio Romania International 1 – RRI 1 (in Romanian) and Radio Romania International 2 – RRI 2 (in 10 foreign languages), while at the regional level, it activates via 8 territorial studios and another one dedicated exclusively to the classical music: Radio Romania Musical.

Radio Romania’s offer goes further through Radio3Net, the first national radio channel developed exclusively for on-line and digital transmission.