The beginnings of radio broadcasting in Romania and the first official radio transmission are linked to the name of Dragomir Hurmuzescu (1865-1954), a physicist and corresponding member of the Romanian Academy, recognized by many other scientific bodies from Romania and abroad. Professor Hurmuzescu subsequently became the president of the “Radiotelephonic Broadcasting Society” of Romania, today the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Corporation.
At present Radio Romania’s fundamental activities consist of radio broadcasts (produced and broadcast by the corporation’s national, international, regional, local, on-line only channels), content provided by specialized website channels, radio drama as well as concerts and recitals by the corporation’s Choirs and Orchestras. Apart from that, Radio Romania also organizes book fairs and capitalizes on parts of its tape library and written archives by means of the “Casa Radio” publishers.
The corporation’s wide range of channels includes Radio Romania News and Current Affairs, Radio Romania Culture, Radio Village Antenna, Radio Romania Music, Radio Romania International, regional and local stations grouped under Radio Romania Regional, with headquarters in the cities of Bucharest, Cluj Napoca, Timisoara, Iasi, Craiova, Targu Mures, Resita, Constanta, Sibiu, Brasov, Sighetu Marmatiei and Arad, as well as on-line stations such as Radio3net and Radio Romania Junior. Beginning on 1 December 2011, Radio Chisinau, a station of the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Corporation, came on the air, covering two thirds of the Republic of Moldova. The Romanian Radio Broadcasting Corporation also offers two specialized websites, www.politicaromaneasca.ro and www.eteatru.ro.
You are invited to take part in this contest by listening to RRI broadcasts, on air on short wave, on-line at www.rri.ro and following our profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Flickr. Give correct answers, in writing, to the contest questions and you can be a winner. The contest will come to an end on 30th June 2013, mailing date.
The grand prize for the winners is a 10-day (9- night) trip with full board, for two, between 15th and 24th of September 2013, in 3 areas of Romania covered by Radio Romania’s Regional channels- namely the counties of Gorj, Timis and Cluj.
The sponsors of the contest are the Oltenia Energy Compound and SC Boca Junior SRL of Timisoara. The partners of this contest are the Gorj County Council, the Association ‘Cluj Napoca 2020- European Capital of Culture’, the Timis County Council, the Cluj Napoca City Hall, the Cluj and Gorj branches of the Fine Artists Union, and the Association of Cluj Traditional Craftsmen.
As usual, the winners will have to provide for their transportation to and from Romania, and secure a visa if applicable. We also have other prizes and honorable mentions provided by our partners consisting of objects from the three aforementioned areas.
Now here are the contest questions:
1. What is the date of the first official radio broadcast in Romania?
2. What is the market share held by the public radio service in Romania?
3. List no less than three radio stations under the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Corporation umbrella.
4. Who is considered to be the father of Romanian radio broadcasting?
Please include in your answers a brief note telling us what motivated you to participate in our contest, and why you are a listener of Radio Romania International and/or an on-line fan.
Our coordinates are the same as ever: Radio Romania International, G-ral Berthelot street, nr. 60-64, sector 1, Bucharest, PO Box 111, cod 010165, fax 00.40.21.319.05.62, e-mail: email@example.com.
We are eagerly awaiting your answers by 30th June 2013, mailing date. The winners will be announced after 15th July 2013, giving them time to prepare for their autumn trip to Romania. Good luck!