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Radio Romania International

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Broadcast area  International
First air date  1927
Affiliations  World Radio Network, EBU-UER, Euranet
Owner  Romanian Radio Broadcasting Company
Sister stations  RRA, RRC, R3N, RRM, RAS

Radio România Internaţional (Romanian: Radio România Internaţional, or RRI) is a Romanian radio station owned by the Romanian public radio broadcaster Societatea Română de Radiodifuziune (SRR, the national public radio in Romania) that broadcasts abroad. Prior to 1989, the station was known as Radio Bucharest.


According to the Romanian law nr. 41/1994, republished, the SRR produces and broadcasts programmes in the Romanian language and other languages, for worldwide auditorium, to promote the image of Romania, and her internal and external politics. As a result, inside the SRR there is Departamentul Radio România Internaţional (The Department Radio Romania International) (RRI), that owns two radio stations:

  • RRI 1 - “Romania Live”
  • As of March 2001, RRI 1 has broadcast daily shows under the heading “Romania, live”, a summary of the shows produced by the main departments in the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Corporation. This summary is broadcast around the clock via the satellite, on the Internet (in RealAudio), and also on short waves (to Central and Western Europe and Israel), 8 hours per day. RRI 1 has daily broadcasts around the clock in Romanian, and three 30 minute-broadcasts in the Aromanian dialect, which add up to 9,300 hours per year.

  • RRI 2 - “Radio Bridges”
  • RRI 2 produces and broadcasts shows in ten foreign languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Serbian, Spanish, Russian and Ukrainian, which total 25.5 hours per day. In other words, 9,300 more broadcasting hours per year.

    People can listen to the programmes on mediumwave, shortwave, and FM, and also via satellite and other means of delivery; RRI has 51 hours of radio programme every day, which amount to more than 18,600 hours of radio production in 12 months.

    Satellite broadcasts

    RRI also broadcast for listeners in Western Europe via satellite Hot Bird 6, azimuth 13 degrees East, central frequency 11623 MHz, FEC 3/4, SR 27.500 Msymb/s.

    Short Wave broadcasts

    RRI broadcasts on shortwave with 300 kW from Galbeni (46.751667N, 26.856667E) and Tiganesti (44.7496057N, 26.1027968E) in Romania, and with 50kW from Săftica (44.63790903N, 26.07475488E).

    English Language Broadcasts: (UTC)
    0100–0200 Freq[kHz]: 5960, 7325
    0400–0500 Freq[kHz]: 11790, 6020, 7340, 13730
    0630–0700 Freq[kHz]: 7345, 15450, 17780, 9770
    1200–1300 Freq[kHz]: 13580, 15460, 15150, 17765
    1800–1900 Freq[kHz]: 5935, 7350
    2130–2200 Freq[kHz]: 7375, 6170, 7310, 6030
    2200–2300 Freq[kHz]: 5930, 7430, 9790, 11700
    2300–2400 Freq[kHz]: 7220, 7325, 9620, 6015

    Romanian Language Broadcast: (GMT)
    0100–0300 Freq[kHz]: 6040, 9640
    0800–0900 Freq[kHz]: 11730, 15370
    0800–1000 Freq[kHz]: 15430, 17775
    0900–1000 Freq[kHz]: 17745
    0900–1100 Freq[kHz]: 15380
    1000–1100 Freq[kHz]: 15260, 17735, 17825
    1300–1400 Freq[kHz]: 9610, 11795, 15170
    1500–1600 Freq[kHz]: 9595, 11970
    1700–1800 Freq[kHz]: 6110, 7220
    1800–2000 Freq[kHz]: 7140, 9595


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