“”Hallo, hallo, hier Radio Wien auf Welle 530 …”: These were the first words of the the Austrian Broadcasting Company RAVAG (Radio-Verkehrs AG), established in the 1. october 1924. So today Austrian radio celebrats its 90th birthday.
Find some interesting articles here: Österreichischer Journalistenclub (in German)
The Austrian Cultural broadcasting station Ö1 has set up a whole special programme. Listen to this! (in German)
An overview of the history on Austrian broadcasting can be found here.
Nevertheless the roles, activities and working conditions for women are more or less totally underrepresented in this process of coming to terms with the past. CR94.4 presents the programme “Heute sind wir die Radioten” about female radio pioneers of the 1920s by Radio dérive. Originally from Juni 2014, it features a reportage with original voices, interviews and music from the 1920s and was prsented at the 13th edition of the cultural festival SOHO in Ottakring in Vienna. (Radio dérive is the on air format of the Viennese urbanism journal “dérive“.)
(Picture: “Salzburger Nachrichten”)
(Radio archive of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation)