Radio Belgrade 1
Radio Belgrade is one of Europe's oldest electronic media, founded as Radio Rakovica in 1924, six months after Radio Paris and Radio Vienna aired. Today, it is the fifth most listened radio in Serbia among an early morning audience with best ratings recorded between 5 and 7 a.m. in the morning. Radio Belgrade 1 is mostly an informative channel, with news airing every full hour. It remains most famous for its rich cultural programs.
Radio Belgrade is the only national radio devoted to informative content at the time, producing rich news program and political talk shows. Editorial policies offer more space for different views and debate, also covering 'inconvenient' topics, a bit different from RTS's TV program.
Media Companies / Groups
The lead bodies of the PBS include nine members of Management Board and Director-general while the fifteen Program Counsellors have an advisory role. Council of Regulators (Regulatory Body of Electronic Media) elects nine management board members for the period of five years after the public competition is conducted. Management board elects Director-General and members of the Program Council proposed by the National Assembly’s board in charge of the area of public provision of information. Recent elections of the Board Members raised controversy in January 2016, when all six Councillors of Regulators voted for the same nine candidates out 52 candidates, among whom were people close to the ruling party. Independent Association of Journalists in Serbia and Vojvodina requested the Council to provide explanations pertinent to the election criteria. Their request was not satisfied.
Group / Individual Owner
Republic of Serbia
Radio joint-stock company
Affiliated Interests Founder
Radio engineer Robert Vege and several others including Djura Milutinovic, Milos D. Stanojevic, Slavko Boksan, dr. Emer Tartalja, Dusan Grubic, Djulijus Hanau, Stevan Karamata, Milutin Stevanovic and lawyer Zafir Stankovic formed Radio joint-stock company.
Affiliated Interests Ceo
Mihajlovic has been working as the head of the Office for Media relations of the Serbian Government since 2010. He was nominated to this position by the Democratic Party. He worked in the media and marketing sector of the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia. During the 80's he worked as a correspondent from Kosovo for TANJUG and RTS and during the 90's reported from Kosovo for France press and APTN.
Biljana Vujasinovic Zec
Hilandarska 2, 11 000 Beograd
Tel: 011 655 3007
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MOM Team sent FOI request to RTS on May 9th 2017 asking for separate financial information (RTS 1, RTS 2, Radio Belgrade 1 and Radio 202). Response came in on 16th of June with an explanation that RTS does not have a record of RTS's financial data separately for every program. In that sense, MOM team was not able to provide financial information for this particular outlet.