Radio Sarajevo

Radio Sarajevo is a radio station and magazine that began airing 10 April 1945, four days after the liberation of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina near the end of World War II. It was Bosnia and Herzegovina's first radio station. The first words spoken by announcer Đorđe Lukić were "This is Radio Sarajevo... Death to fascism, freedom to the people!"[2][3][4]

Radio Sarajevo
Broadcast areaBosnia and Herzegovina
First air date10 April 1945 (1945-04-10)[1]
Formatpublic broadcasting
Language(s)Bosnian language
Sister stationsRadio Sarajevo 202
Radio Sarajevo 3
Radio Sarajevo 2

Today, its legal successor[5] is national public broadcasting service, BHRT via BH Radio 1.[6]

Radio Sarajevo 202

In the urban area of Sarajevo, the first local radio station was opened on 1 July 1971 under the name Radio Sarajevo 202 (or Sarajevo 202 (AM from frequency 202). Unlike other 24 local radio stations in BiH, 202 was designed to entertain, inform and create a new role of radio listeners. [7]

Radio Sarajevo 3

The third program (Treći program) Radio Sarajevo 3 started in 1973 and it was dedicated to the scientific and theoretical considerations, classical music and art.

Radio Sarajevo 2

Founded in 1975, correspondent network of the new national radio program Radio Sarajevo 2 (Drugi program) accounted more than 52 local radio stations with a coverage of about 80% of the population of BiH. Other local radio stations in Bosnia and Herzegovina were mainly funded by local governments and set up with the expertise of Radio Sarajevo, as part of the instruments of local governments, together with local newspapers and later TV stations. Radio stations jointly operated together with RTV Sarajevo national network and other members of the Yugoslav Radio Television media system.

Music production

As main national broadcaster for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Radio Sarajevo was responsible for the careers of most of SFR Yugoslavia's music stars. They signed singers such as Zaim Imamović, Ismet Alajbegović Šerbo, Zehra Deović, Beba Selimović,[8] Emina Zečaj,[9] Hanka Paldum, and Safet Isović, among others. They even aired comedy acts like Momo and Uzeir.


  1. "SMRT FAŠIZMU, SLOBODA NARODU. OVDJE RADIO SARAJEVO!". Sarajevo. 10 April 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  2. "Godišnjica: Smrt fašizmu, sloboda narodu - ovdje Radio Sarajevo!". Radio Sarajevo. 10 April 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  3. "Radio, nezamjenjiv medij u vremenu buke i površnosti". Slobodna Evropa. 13 February 2015. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  4. "Radio Bosne i Hercegovine obilježava 70. godišnjicu". Klix. 9 April 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  5. "Ratna emisija Radija Zid: Džemo i otmica Billa Clintona" (in Bosnian). 8 May 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  6. "Povodom 70. godišnjice Javnog RTV servisa BiH i početka emitovanja Radio Sarajeva" (in Bosnian). 25 November 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  7. "Radio 202 - RTVFBiH postojanja". Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  8. "Beba Selimović: Treba znati kad stati". Dnevni avaz. 8 November 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  9. "Čitav život se borim za sevdah". Nezavisne. 8 September 2008. Retrieved 29 March 2015.

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