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Belarusian Radio Racyja: 1.5 million listeners on FM


Six years after the launch of the radio’s website - www.racyja.com, this news channel is gaining a wider audience. The number of daily users of Radio Racyja’s website is constantly growing. The radio station began to broadcast and publish information via smartphone and tablet apps. Hence, the FM range that covers western Belarus is being continuously strengthened thanks to mobile apps and now covers the entire territory of Belarus. Now, news produced by Belarusian journalists can reach listeners in Belarus via three types of media: FM radio, website, and mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

Racyja’s coverage

The radio station broadcasts programmes 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is transmitted on 98.1 FM from Krynica (Poland) to the Grodno Region, and on 99.2 FM from Biała Podlaska in the direction of Brest and its surroundings. The FM radio station covers a territory inhabited by approximately 1.5 million people – the biggest cities in Western Belarus and the entire area along the Polish-Belarus border, where four border crossings are located: Kuźnica Białostocka-Bruzgi, Bobrowniki-Bierestawica, Połowce-Pieszczatka, Terespol-Brest.

Belarusian Radio Racyja was founded in 1998, and after a break in broadcasting, resumed its operations in 2006. Radio Racyja was created on the initiative of independent journalist communities in Belarus and the Belarusian Association in the Republic of Poland, an umbrella organisation of the most important non-governmental organisations created by the Belarusian minority in Poland. The main aim of the Belarusian Radio Racyja is to increase access to free and independent information in Belarus. The main source of financing of the radio station is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.

In 2012, the MFA under a co-production agreement, allocated PLN 3,746,942.00 for the production and broadcasting of Belarusian Radio Racyja’s programmes.

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