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Latvijas Radio

Latvijas Radio
Type Public service broadcasting
and radio network
Country Latvia
Availability National
Owner The State of Latvia
Key people
Jānis Siksnis, Director General
Inese Matjušonoka, Armins Ronis, Gunda Vaivode, Ilona Madesova D.o. Programmes
Launch date
1 November 1925
Official website

Latvijas Radio (Radio Latvia; shortened as LR) is a public service broadcasting network of Latvia. The organisation was founded 1 November 1925, and is situated in the Latvian capital of Riga. Since 2002, Latvijas Radio broadcasts five different stations on the FM band and the internet: Latvijas Radio 1 (news, talk, current affairs programmes), Latvijas Radio 2 (Latvian music), Latvijas Radio 3 - Klasika (classical, jazz), Latvijas Radio 4 - Doma Laukums (minority programmes, mostly in Russian), and from March 31, 2014 - Latvijas Radio 5 - (station aimed at youth, similar to BBC Radio 1).[1]

Latvijas Radio is a cultural institution of Latvia — with radio drama, a radio choir and children's vocal groups. The phonographic archives contains approximately 200,000 recordings. Beginning 1 January 1993, Latvijas Radio is a member of the European Broadcasting Union.[2]

Latvijas Radio (Radio Riga) broadcast programs in Swedish from 1960 to 1995.

See also


  1. ^ "Latvijas Radio programmu izplatīšanas laiki un frekvences Latvijā MHz FM diapazonā" (in Latvian). Retrieved 2009-02-25. 
  2. ^ "Latvijas Radio misija" (in Latvian). Retrieved 2009-02-25. 

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