Swiss Radio (PSB)

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a country situated in the confluence of western, central, and southern Europe. It is a federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with federal authorities seated in Bern. Switzerland is a landlocked country bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. It is geographically divided among the Swiss Plateau, the Alps, and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi), and land area of 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are located, among them the two global cities and economic centres of Zürich and Geneva.
Switzerland has four national languages: mainly German (spoken by 62.8% of the population in 2016); French (22.9%) in the west; and Italian (8.2%) in the south. The fourth national language, Romansh (0.5%), is a Romance language spoken locally in the southeastern trilingual canton of Grisons and is designated by Article 4 of the Federal Constitution as a national language along with German, French, and Italian, and in Article 70 as an official language if the authorities communicate with persons who speak Romansh. However, federal laws and other official acts do not need to be decreed in Romansh.

Listen to live Swiss Radio around the world for free, regional, national and local stations.

SRF (German)
Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF; English: Swiss Radio and Television) is a Swiss broadcasting company, created on 1 January 2011, through the merger of a radio company, Schweizer Radio DRS (SR DRS) and television company, Schweizer Fernsehen (SF). The new business unit of SRG SSR became the largest electronic media house of German-speaking Switzerland. About 2,150 employees work for SRF in the four main studios in Basel, Bern and Zürich.

Radio SRF 1 Radio SRF 2 Kultur Radio SRF 3
Radio SRF 1 is a Swiss radio channel, one of six operated by Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF), with its headquarters in Zürich. Programming is mainly general and includes news and entertainment, as well as satire, games, and radio broadcasts for children. Radio SRF 2 Kultur is one of six radio channels operated by Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF). Its programming is designed to appeal to listeners of all ages for whom knowledge and learning are sources of interest and pleasure. Radio SRF 3 is the third radio station from Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF). The station was launched in 1983 in response to the licensing of private radio stations in Switzerland that was directed primarily for music to a younger audience.
Radio SRF 4 News Radio SRF Musikwelle Radio SRF Virus
Radio SRF 4 News is the fourth radio station from Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF). The stations programming includes national and international news, politics, economy, stock market, sport, culture, science, information technology, media and training. Radio SRF Musikwelle is the sixth radio station from Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF). Schlager and folk music lovers have their home on Radio SRF Musikwelle. The station includes popular music tracks, entertainment and hourly news. Swiss folk music is well represented. Radio SRF Virus is a radio station from Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF). The station focuses on new music, youth pop culture and urban lifestyle. Over half the music played on SRF Virus is dedicated to local Swiss artists.  The station helps shape political and social opinions.

RTS (French)
Radio télévision suisse (RTS) is a Swiss public broadcasting organisation. Part of SRG SSR, RTS handles production and broadcasting of radio and television programming in French for Switzerland.

La 1ère Espace 2 Couleur 3
La Première (La 1ère) is the first French-language radio station in Switzerland, owned by RTS Radio Télévision Suisse. Its programming is general, cultural and musical, its studios are located in Lausanne. Espace 2 is the cultural radio station from the public company, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse and is broadcast in French-speaking Switzerland. Programming consists mainly of classical music and jazz. Couleur 3 is the third radio station operated by RTS Radio Télévision Suisse. The station was launched in 1982. It can be received in French-speaking Switzerland and in the canton of Bern on FM.

Option Musique
Option Musique is the fourth radio station operated by RTS Radio Télévision Suisse. The station offers music programming along with popular French variety and contributes actively to the promotion of songwriters and performers in Switzerland. Every hour begins with a short news flash.

RSI (Italian)
Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana (RSI) is a Swiss public broadcasting organisation, part of SRG SSR. RSI is responsible for the production and broadcasting of radio and television programmes in Italian for Switzerland (Italian-speaking Switzerland). RSI’s administrative headquarters are located in Via Canevascini in Lugano-Besso.

Rete Uno Rete due Rete Tre
RSI Rete Uno is the principal radio channel of the Swiss public-service broadcasting organization Radio Svizzera Italiana, broadcasting in Italian, it is receivable throughout Switzerland. RSI Rete Due is the second Italian-language radio station from Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana (RSI). Programming is mainly focused on classical music and culture, much like Radio SRF 2 Kultur and Espace 2. RSI Rete Tre is the third Italian-language radio station from Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana (RSI), aimed at younger listeners broadcasting popular and alternative music. It is available in Ticino and Graubünden.

RTR (Romansh)
Radiotelevisiun Svizra Rumantscha (RTR), is a Swiss broadcasting company (part of SRG SSR) which offers programmes to Romansh-speakers in Switzerland and around the world.
Radio Rumantsch

Radio Rumantsch is a Swiss radio station broadcasting in Romansh.

National Stations
These three radio stations are available in all areas of Switzerland.

Radio Swiss Pop Radio Swiss Classic Radio Swiss Jazz
Radio Swiss Pop provides the perfect soundtrack to your day. With no adverts or presenters, Radio Swiss Pop spreads happiness 24 hours a day. Its eclectic mix of sounds from the past decades and the latest chart hits will appeal to everybody. Free of repetition and as colourful as life itself, their varied repertoire also includes plenty of Swiss music. Classical music relaxes and is the best antidote to stress. The commercial-free Radio Swiss Classic is particularly appreciated by music lovers who like to listen more closely. The station plays a broad cross-section from different eras and different styles of classical music  Around half of the tracks come from musicians in Switzerland. Radio Swiss Jazz is a music station from SRG SSR. Radio Swiss Jazz is the perfect musical companion: swinging standards from the «Great American Songbook» as well as gems of innovative bebop instrumentalists, supplemented with Black and World Music, resulting in the ideal non-stop mix for any time of day or night.

 

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