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German Radio

Post by Adibach » 09 Nov 2014 23:29

Does anyone know where I can find German Radio Programs to download, not the the propaganda,but day to day Radio.There must have been more shows for the family,instead of military music and propaganda speeches?

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Re: German Radio

Post by GregSingh » 10 Nov 2014 07:16

I'm pretty sure there were already similar topics on the Forum, just use search function.
Basically each station had its own program, so it's a large subject...
I have some daily programs for some stations for war years 1939 - 1945, not too many for peace time unfortunately, when you would expect some "non military/propaganda" programs. Can do some scans. Any particular day/month/year?
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Re: German Radio

Post by Adibach » 11 Nov 2014 05:54

Thank you Greg,I'm looking for late June 1944 and and May 1945 ..Thank you so much

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Re: German Radio

Post by GregSingh » 11 Nov 2014 13:17

Not much for May 1945, as remaining German stations were going off air from the 1st of May (Reichssender Berlin) until 13th of May (Flensburg). They were broadcasting mostly classical music at that time...

For late June 1944 I found only Reichsprogramm and Deutschlandsender.
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Re: German Radio

Post by Adibach » 12 Nov 2014 05:54

have you got a link Greg :milsmile:

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Re: German Radio

Post by GregSingh » 12 Nov 2014 11:34

have you got a link Greg
No, I have not.
My source are weekly program bulletins. They have theatre, movies, radio and sport events listed for particular territorial areas.
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Re: German Radio

Post by GregSingh » 21 Nov 2014 04:20

That's what I have for Friday, 30th of June 1944:
There are some gaps, not sure why.

Reichsprogramm:
07.00-07.30 Nachrichten
07.30-07.45 Zum Hören und Behalten: Erzeugung und Verteilung des elektrischen Stromes
12.30-12.35 Nachrichten
12.35-12.45 Der Bericht zur Lage
14.15-15.00 Klingende Kurzweil, die Kapelle Erich Börschel spielt
15.00-15.30 Unterhaltsames Konzert
15.30-16.00 Solistenmusik
16.00-17.00 Aus Oper und Konzert
17.00-17.15 Nachrichten
17.15-18.30 Hamburgs Sendung "Ja, wenn die Musik nicht wär"
18.30-19.00 Der Zeitspiegel
19.15-19.30 Frontberichte
19.45-20.00 Dr.Goebbels Aufsatz
20.00-20.15 Nachrichten
20.15-22.00 "Eva", Operette von Franz Lehar, mit Esther Rethy and Fred Liewehr, Dirigent: Max Schönherr

Deutschlandsender:
17.15-18.30 Werke von Händel, Mozart und Haydn
19.00-19.15 Wir raten mit Musik
20.15-21.00 Der See und das Meer im Lied
21.00-22.00 Sinfonie Nr.3 von Anton Bruckner, es spielt das Hamburgische Philharmonische Staatsorchester unter Leitung von Eugen Jochum.
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Re: German Radio

Post by Annelie » 21 Nov 2014 04:31

Did the radio carry the same programs all through Germany at the time or perhaps like
today....different cities have different programs at different times?

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Re: German Radio

Post by GregSingh » 21 Nov 2014 07:10

Basically there were seven programs:

Süddeutsche Gleichwelle (Dornbirn, Innsbruck, Nürnberg, Salzburg)
Westdeutsche Gleichwelle (Frankfurt a. M., Kassel, Koblenz, Trier)
Schlesische Gleichwelle (Gleiwitz, Reichenbach/Oberlausitz)
Ostmärkische Gleichwelle (Graz, Klagenfurt, Kötschach, Lienz, Radenthein, Spittal, Villach)
Norddeutsche Gleichwelle (Bremen, Flensburg, Hannover, Magdeburg)
Deutschlandsender (Königs Wusterhausen)
Reichsprogramm (all remaining transmitters)
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Re: German Radio

Post by Annelie » 21 Nov 2014 23:00

Thankyou for the information.

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Re: German Radio

Post by GregSingh » 22 Nov 2014 07:17

Thursday, 29th of June 1944:

Reichsprogramm:
07.00-07.30 Nachrichten
07.30-07.45 Zum Hören und Behalten: "Volk ohne Raum" von Hans Grimm
11.30-11.40 Der Frauenspiegel
12.30-12.35 Nachrichten
12.35-12.45 Der Bericht zur Lage
14.15-15.00 Allerlei von 2-3
15.00-16.00 Unterhaltsames Konzert des Frankfurter Rundfunkorchesters, Leitung: Heinzkarl Weigel
16.00-17.00 Eine Stunde bunte Musik von der Kapelle Emil Boeres und Solisten
17.00-17.15 Nachrichten
17.15-17.50 Kurzweil am Nachmittag
17.50-18.00 Die Erzählung des Zeitspiegels
18.00-18.30 Die Rundfunkspielschar Berlin und ein Singeleiter-Lehrgang der Hitler-Jugend musizieren
18.30-19.00 Der Zeitspiegel
19.15-19.30 Frontberichte
20.15-21.15 Opernkonzert "Wie es Euch gefällt" mit ersten Solisten: Szenen aus "Rigoletto" von Verdi, Schlußduett aus "Arabella" u.a.
21.15-22.00 Konzert des Münchener Rundfunkorchesters, Leitung: Bruno Aulich, Divertimento von Richard Trunk, Klavierkonzert B-dur von Mozart, Solist: Ludwig Kusche

Deutschlandsender:
17.15-18.30 Konzertsendung: Ouvertüre "Euryanthe" von Weber, 4.Sinfonie in d-moll von Schumann, Ballettmusik ("Schlagobers") von R.Strauß u.a.
20.15-22.00 Bunter Melodiereigen, beliebte Solisten von Bühne, Film und Rundfunk
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Re: Gleiwitz/Gliwice, 31st of August 1939

Post by GregSingh » 10 May 2019 00:51

Several people asked me about transmitter in Gleiwitz. Here is some info.

Microphone/recording studio was located several kilometers away from a radio transmitter station.
So initially when attackers were about to send their broadcast from transmitter station it turned out there was no microphone to use. A worker provided and connected a service microphone used only for emergency broadcast, when transmitter's antenna needed to be disconnected in case of a lightning storm. Either the microphone was broken or under stress worker stuffed up a procedure, anyway only parts of broadcast were aired properly.

Also there seems to be a confusion on which day actually Gleiwitz transmitter was put into operation in December 1935. Local newspaper in Gleiwitz reported that it happened on Monday 23rd at 2pm. According to other sources, Geobbels Christmas address on 22nd at 7pm was also aired by a new transmitter.

Here is a radio program propagated by transmitter in Gleiwitz / Gliwice (bottom part - below Gleiwitz), on the 31st of August 1939.
Basically this facility was re-sending program of Reichssender Breslau.
Unfortunately I don't have a program of Reichssender Breslau for that day, so can't tell if any local contents was added by studio in Gleiwitz.

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Re: German Radio

Post by GregSingh » 12 May 2019 09:25

Reichssender Breslau was transmitting on 950 kHz (315.8 m). New Gleiwitz transmitter (from Dec 1935 as per earlier post) on 1231 kHz (243.7 m).
Radio program for Gleiwitz was published in local newspaper.

For comparison below are programs for Breslau and Gleiwitz for Monday, 28th of March 1938.
As we can see they shared contents, but both programs were identical. There was a fair amount of contents made in Gleiwitz studio and this was clearly stated in Reichssender Breslau program.

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