Czech Radio’s Studio A: Part of national recording history

Studio A

Some of the country’s biggest ever musical artistes, including Karel Gott, Helena Vondráčková and Waldemar Matuška, have recorded hits at Czech Radio’s storied Studio A.

Czech Radio’s building in the district of Karlín | Photo: Monika Puchingerová,  Czech Radio

Studio A is located not at Czech Radio’s historic building on Vinohradska St. in central Prague but at the station’s centre in the district of Karlín, from where the Praha and Central Bohemia regional stations are broadcast.


After floods hit the area in 2002, greatly damaging the building, it was generously renovated and equipped with modern technology. As well as domestic stars, Studio A, said to be one of Europe’s largest, has been used by international artists, such as José Carreras.

Studio A,  the Control Room | Photo: Khalil Baalbaki,  Czech Radio

The studio is also used for playbacks for various TV shows and by the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra and other ensembles. It is used as a rehearsal room, but also for recording, especially film music.

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