Czech digital station Radio Wave, part of the Czech public radio broadcasterČeský rozhlas, hit the big 1-0 on Wednesday, Jan. 13, celebrating its 10th anniversary of providing alternative music and arts and lifestyle reports to the youth of the Czech Republic.
For eight of those 10 years, Radio Wave has operated as a solely digital station (available on the Internet, DAB and TV), removing itself from FM in 2008. Looking in hindsight, Robert Candra, Radio Wave’s director of programming, says this move has offered the station benefit, not limitation.
“You can listen to Radio Wave on your TV and on DAB as well as on the Internet — on mobile phones and so on,” said Candra. “And looking into the future, it will definitely become an advantage. Because when radio services in general become digital we will have lots of experience up our sleeves.”
Radio Wave is celebrating its birthday with special guests, bloopers, a rebroadcast of the stations most popular broadcast, a special party at the Prague culture venue Meetfactory, and with a whole new, street-level studio, to be inaugurated in a few months.