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.

Key facts

Audience Share

6.2%

Ownership Type

public

Geographic Coverage

national

Content Type

free

Active Transparency

company/channel informs proactively and comprehensively about its ownership, data is constantly updated and easily verifiable

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Media Companies / Groups

PBS RTS

Ownership

Ownership Structure

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

100%
Media Companies / Groups
Facts

General Information

Founding Year

1924

Founder

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.

Ceo

Milivoje Mihajlovic

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.

Editor-In-Chief

Biljana Vujasinovic Zec

Contact

Hilandarska 2, 11 000 Beograd

Tel: 011 655 3007

Email: inforadiobgd@rts.rs

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