La Generalitat se une a la conmemoración del centenario de Ràdio Barcelona

Radio Barcelona is celebrating, and by extension, all radio fans in Spain. Radio Barcelona-Cadena Ser is turning 100 years old, and to commemorate this centenary of the first radio station in Spain, they will organize a wide program of events, including an international congress at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. The event will take place on November 15th and 16th, 2024, which are not coincidental dates. The station began broadcasting in October 1924, but the official inauguration took place on November 14th of that year. The General Directorate of Communications assigned the “EAJ-1” call sign to that station.

In addition to the program of events prepared by Radio Barcelona to celebrate the centenary of radio, the Generalitat will also participate, along with other stations such as Rac1 and Catalunya Ràdio. The objective, as explained by the Catalan government on Monday, is to “reclaim a country-structuring and culture-boosting tool.” The Minister of Presidency, Laura Vilagrà, emphasized the need to “remember all the obstacles it has had to overcome since its birth in 1924, the year in which the first broadcasts took place from an antenna located at the Colón hotel in Plaza Catalunya.”

Vilagrà explained that the Catalan government will promote a Strategic Plan for Radio in Catalonia with the goal of ensuring “economic viability and seeking technological adaptation” of the stations. “The commemoration of this centenary must be an exercise in historical memory to not forget its origins and claim its important role in defending Catalan,” she said. To celebrate the centenary, the Palau Robert will host a radio program every month.

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