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Radio Poznań 1927-1933. The origin and nature

Marcin Zawada

Abstract

„Radio Poznań, swim across Poland!” – with these words Cyril Ratajski, the President of Poznań and the chairman of Radio Poznań, finished the first speech given on Radio Poznań in April 24, 1927. However, it was a long way before the newest and most innovative radio station in Poland could start working. Radio Poznań began its history in the second half of 1925. The first broadcast was foreseen by the Polish government for years 1929-1930. However, the local government of Poznań did not seem to wait that long, so they decided to work on their own. Stanisław Ziołecki, the Foreman of Western District of Poznań, obtained the acceptance from the local governors to create a regional autonomous radio after presenting his idea to Counties Association of Wielkopolska. After 21 months of bureaucratic, financial and technical battle the work was finally completed and the opening ceremony of Radio Poznań began at 5 pm in April 24, 1927. Despite the local nature of the broadcasting organization, radio poznań became famous all over Poland by carrying out, among others, the first radio broadcast of a football match, opera, mass or radio gymnastics. Despite great successes, in 1931 a gradual crisis began in Radio Poznań. Rising expenses and declining outflows ultimately led to a very difficult financial situation. Ultimately, Polish Radio took over Poznań Radio- both its assets and broadcasting rights.
Record ID
UAMfe5613c4b85d4bc981e28f33741de4cc
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Title in Polish
Radjo Poznańskie 1927-1933. Geneza i charakter
Title in English
Radio Poznań 1927-1933. The origin and nature
Language
pol (pl) Polish
Certifying Unit
to_translate_Wydział Historii [nowa struktura organizacyjna] (SNH/WH)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
1.3 history
Status
Finished
Year of creation
2021
Defense Date
27-09-2021
Title date
27-09-2021
Supervisor
Pages
406
URL
https://hdl.handle.net/10593/26420 Opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
radio; Poznan; interwar; period; Cyryl Ratajski; Polish Radio
Abstract in English
„Radio Poznań, swim across Poland!” – with these words Cyril Ratajski, the President of Poznań and the chairman of Radio Poznań, finished the first speech given on Radio Poznań in April 24, 1927. However, it was a long way before the newest and most innovative radio station in Poland could start working. Radio Poznań began its history in the second half of 1925. The first broadcast was foreseen by the Polish government for years 1929-1930. However, the local government of Poznań did not seem to wait that long, so they decided to work on their own. Stanisław Ziołecki, the Foreman of Western District of Poznań, obtained the acceptance from the local governors to create a regional autonomous radio after presenting his idea to Counties Association of Wielkopolska. After 21 months of bureaucratic, financial and technical battle the work was finally completed and the opening ceremony of Radio Poznań began at 5 pm in April 24, 1927. Despite the local nature of the broadcasting organization, radio poznań became famous all over Poland by carrying out, among others, the first radio broadcast of a football match, opera, mass or radio gymnastics. Despite great successes, in 1931 a gradual crisis began in Radio Poznań. Rising expenses and declining outflows ultimately led to a very difficult financial situation. Ultimately, Polish Radio took over Poznań Radio- both its assets and broadcasting rights.

Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAMfe5613c4b85d4bc981e28f33741de4cc/
URN
urn:amu-prod:UAMfe5613c4b85d4bc981e28f33741de4cc

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