This Saturday, March 19th, is the tenth anniversary of the first broadcast by Radio Slovakia International. The station was established soon after the split of Czechoslovakia at the beginning of 1993, and now broadcasts in English, French, German, Russian and of course Slovak. And to mark the station's tenth anniversary, a new Spanish service is being launched this weekend. Radio Prague's David Vaughan is in Bratislava for the birthday celebrations. I asked him if Radio Slovakia really had to begin from scratch in 1993?
On August 31, 1936, Radio Prague went on air for the first time. This programme takes you through our history, including some the most turbulent episodes in twentieth century European history. You will meet Radio Prague editors, reporters and announcers from throughout our history, including Bozena Trojanova, who was a Radio Prague presenter before the Second World War. You can also hear the voices of some of the personalities interviewed over the years - including Josephine Baker and a youthful Cliff Richard in 1969. And of course we
The barrels of carp have arrived, the fish-monger's knife is busy, and the streets of Prague are slippery with fish scales and blood. No, it's not a horror film, merely the arrival of Czech Christmas. It's just a few days to Christmas Eve, and today we bring you the last of our Radio Prague Christmas memories. First up is 's account of his most unforgettable Christmas, followed by talking about a typical Czech Christmas in Canada:
Well Christmas draws nearer every day - and this week the city of Plzen in West Bohemia witnessed a rather unusual event - an 'Italian Christmas.' Klara Polednova is a member of the Friends of Italy Society, and Radio Prague's Plzen correspondent caught up with her at Tuesday's festivities to find out what it was all about.
Well those of you living in Prague will have woken up this morning to the first flakes of snow - and with it our chances of a White Christmas. continues this week's look at the Christmas memories and traditions of the Radio Prague staff. Today, Vladimir Tax and Ita Dungan talk about two very different Christmases - Czech, and Irish.
Well, it's less than a week until Christmas, and so Radio Prague's has decided to find out what Christmas really means to the people behind the voices that you hear every day on your radio. Throughout the week we'll be bringing you Christmas traditions and how they're celebrated by the international community that makes up Radio Prague. Today, Pavla talks to Olga Szantova, who gives us a glimpse of a traditional Slovak Christmas, and to Rob Cameron, who talks about very different Christmas memories.