Czech Radio celebrates 100th anniversary

Czech Radio is celebrating its centenary this Thursday. To mark the occasion, many Prague trams are flying Czech flags and the logo of the public radio broadcaster. An open-air concert marking the 100th anniversary is scheduled to take place in the evening in Riegrovy Sady in Prague.

Among other events marking the centenary of Czech Radio is an exhibition called One Hundred Years is Just the Beginning, which got underway on Thursday at the National Technical Museum in Prague. On Saturday, May 20, Czech Radio will open its doors to the public, both at its Prague headquarters and its regional studios.

Regular public radio broadcasting in Czechoslovakia began May 18, 1923 from a canvas tent in Kbely on the outskirts of Prague.

Author: Ruth Fraňková