Euroradio – at the service of music
This network is made up of 36 terrestrial receiving and 25 transmitting stations covering all of the European broadcasting area, from Reykjavik to Cairo, from Madeira to Moscow. Thanks to this network, which uses the W3 professional transponder on the Eutelsat satellite, European public radio broadcasters have access each year to almost 4,000 concerts of every genre (pop/rock, jazz, world music and folk), not to mention, of course, the entire range of Classical music. Each concert is taken on average by seven organizations, meaning that an Euroradio concert has an audience of some 1.7 million listeners.
Radio collaboration covers music, news, sports, youth programmes, local and regional stations.
The Radio Department coordinates the transmission of 440 sports fixtures and 120 major news events.
Via Euroradio, European public radio broadcasters participate in many joint projects, such as the European Jazz Competition, the Euroclassic-Notturno night-time programming, Concertino Praga and Let the Peoples Sing competitions, and the Euroradio Big Band. There are also, of course, the Euroradio Seasons, which resemble international music festivals and are made up of numerous events followed by eager listeners: the OperaSeason (Saturday), Concert Season (Monday), Jazz Season (Friday) and Special Days, like the traditional live Christmas Special Day, which invites audiences throughout the world to share, hour after hour, from 9.00 to midnight, in the intense musical experience of 15 countries centred around the mystery of the Nativity.
These are just some of the highlights of Euroradio which help make it the world’s largest concert hall as well as an outstanding means of cultural promotion.