Radiotelevisiun Svizra Rumantscha

Radiotelevisiun Svizra Rumantscha (RTR, English: Radio-Television Romansh Swirzerland or Swiss Romansh Radio-Television), formerly known as Radio e Televisiun Rumantscha (English: Romansh Radio and Television), is a Swiss broadcasting company (part of SRG SSR) which offers programming to Romansh-speakers in Switzerland and around the world.

RTR Radiotelevisiun Svizra Rumantscha
TypeBroadcast, radio, television and online
Country
AvailabilitySwitzerland, online
TV stationsTvR Televisiun Rumantscha
Radio stationsRadio Rumantsch
HeadquartersChur
Broadcast area
Romansh Grischun
ParentSRG SSR
Former names
rtR
Official website
http://www.rtr.ch

History

The first radio program in Romansh was broadcast on 17 January 1925. The person responsible for this broadcast was Felix Huonder. Regular Romansh programming began in 1943. Las Cristallas, the Romansh "radioscola" (radio school, or lectures delivered by radio broadcast), premiered on 27 January 1955.

Il Balcun Tort, the first television program in Romansh, was broadcast on 17 February 1963. This commemorated the 25th anniversary of Romansh's becoming Switzerland's fourth national language.

Broadcasting

Radio

Radio Rumantsch is a Swiss radio station broadcasting in Romansh. Editor in Chief is Flavio Bundi (*1987).

Television

Televisiun Rumantscha (TvR) is RTR's television production unit. It does not have its own dedicated channel; instead SRF 1, SRF zwei and SRF info air TvR programming for a few hours a day.

It produces 90 minutes of television programmes a week. Its programmes comprise approximately of 50 hours of in house productions, 6 hours of programmes purchased from another broadcaster and 20 hours of special occasions.

Editor in Chief is Flavio Bundi (*1987).

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