Latvijas Radio

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Latvijas Radio
Type Public service broadcasting
and radio network
Country Latvia
Availability National
Owner Government 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 six 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), from March 31, 2014 - Latvijas Radio 5 - (station aimed at youth, similar to BBC Radio 1).[1] and Latvijas Radio 6 - Radio NABA.

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.

It collaborates with Latvian Television as part of the Public broadcasting of Latvia brand.

See also


  1. "Latvijas Radio programmu izplatīšanas laiki un frekvences Latvijā MHz FM diapazonā" (in Latvian). Retrieved 2009-02-25. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Latvijas Radio misija" (in Latvian). Retrieved 2009-02-25. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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