Slovenský rozhlas

Slovenský rozhlas (Slovak Radio) or SRo was a state-owned nationwide public-service radio broadcaster in Slovakia. It was headquartered in Bratislava in a building shaped like an inverted pyramid.

Slovenský rozhlas
TypePublic radio broadcaster
OwnerGovernment of Slovakia
Launch date
3 August 1926[1]
Dissolved1 January 2011[2]
Replaced byRozhlas a televízia Slovenska

SRo began broadcasting from Bratislava, then in Czechoslovakia, twice per week on 3 August 1926 and then daily from 2 October 1926.[1] The broadcaster also managed the Slovak Radio Children's Choir, founded in 1953, and the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (SOSR), founded in 1929 as the Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra.

As a means to improve the finances of the state-owned public television broadcaster Slovenská televízia (Slovak Television), on 1 January 2011 SRo merged with Slovenská televízia to create Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska (Radio and Television of Slovakia).[2]

SRo was a full member of the European Broadcasting Union between 1993 and 2011.


When merged with Slovenská televízia in 2011, SRo operated nine radio channels, all of which were continued as a part of Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska.[3]

The following were digital-only channels:

  • SRo 7 - Rádio Klasika (classical music)
  • SRo 8 - Rádio Litera (drama)
  • SRo 9 - Rádio Junior (for children up to age 10)

See also


  1. Dana Pietsch. "Slovakia: OVERVIEW: Radio". Slovakia Cultural Profile. Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic. Archived from the original on 18 June 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  2. "Merger of SRo and STV 'on target'". The Slovak Spectator. 9 January 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  3. Školkay, Andrej (2011). Media law in Slovakia. Kluwer Law International. pp. 33–34. ISBN 978-90-411-3439-4. Retrieved 13 March 2014.

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