Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen

Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF; "Swiss Radio and Television") is a Swiss broadcasting company created on 1 January 2011 through the merger of 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.[1]

SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
TypeBroadcast, radio, television and online
AvailabilitySwitzerland, online
TV stations
Radio stations
Broadcast area
  • Switzerland
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Liechtenstein
Key people
Nathalie Wappler
Launch date
1 January 2011; 12 years ago (2011-01-01)
Official website
ReplacedSchweizer Fernsehen (SF) (television)
Schweizer Radio DRS (SR DRS) (radio)

Broadcasting Edit

Radio Edit

The Beromünster tower in 2015

Among the radio programmes, Radio SRF Musikwelle has the longest history, as it was originally the flagship frequency on the medium wave frequency 529 kHz, broadcasting news from its central antenna near Beromünster. “Radio Beromünster” was, during World War II, together with the British BBC, one of the few independent radio programmes that could be received in large parts of Western Europe. Jean Rudolf von Salis, a Swiss historian, commented in his weekly “Weltchronik” ("world chronicle") on the development of the war and other international events.

With the introduction of VHF radio in the 1960s, the service on 529 kHz was transformed into the “Musikwelle” music service. The Geneva Frequency Plan of 1975 mandated the frequency shift to 531 kHz. In 2008, the Beromünster antenna was deactivated.

Television Edit

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "Porträt Mitarbeitende". Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen. Retrieved 20 April 2018.

External links Edit

  Media related to Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen at Wikimedia Commons