Polskie Radio

Polskie Radio Spółka Akcyjna (PR S.A.; English: Polish Radio) is Poland's state-owned national public-service radio broadcasting organization.

Polish Radio
Native name
Polskie Radio SA
Sole-shareholder company of the State Treasury
IndustryMass media
Founded18 April 1926 (1926-04-18)
FounderZygmunt Chamiec and Tadeusz Sułowski
al. Niepodległości 77/85, 00–977 Warsaw
Area served
Key people
Andrzej Rogoyski (general director)
ProductsBroadcasting, radio, web portals
ServicesRadio broadcasting


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 at Polish Radio Wilno 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 politically dependent 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 adult contemporary 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) – rock, alternative, jazz, and eclectic – FM, DAB+ and the internet[4]
  • Program 4 (Czwórka – Four) – youth oriented – DAB+ and the internet[5] (also carried as a live video feed in the internet)
  • Polskie Radio 24 (PR24) – news (without music) – FM, DAB+ and the internet[6](also carried as a live video feed in the internet)
  • Polskie Radio Chopin – Polish classical music – DAB+ and the internet [7]
  • Polskie Radio Dzieciom – children programming (daytime), parents magazines (evenings) and Jazz music (nights) – DAB+ and the internet [8]
  • Polskie Radio Rytm – pop music – internet only [9]

Regional stations

Polskie Radio also operates 17 regional radio stations (operating on FM, also on DAB+), located in:

City stations

Polskie Radio offers city stations in:

All city stations but Radio Szczecin Extra are being broadcast on FM and in Internet, while Radio Szczecin Extra is available only in Internet and via DAB+.


Polskie Radio also offers regional digital-only stations (all operating in Internet and DAB+ only) in:

  • KielceFolk Radio (folk music)
  • KrakówOFF Radio Kraków (cultural)
  • WrocławRadio Wrocław Kultura (cultural)


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.[11]

See also

Other radio stations in Poland:


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