Opening a radio station in Raszyn

Opening a radio station in Raszyn
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Full title: Otwarcie radiostacji raszyńskiej przez prezydenta Bieruta
Release Date: 1945-08-31
Subject Categories: media, events
About the film

Map of radio stations of the Polish Radio. Ribbon-cutting. The interiors of broadcasting station, the radio concert studio, a violin concert performed by Eugenia Umińska. Honouring radio station employees.

Director of Photography: Forbert Władysław
Subject Number: 2
Person: Michał Rola-Żymierski (marshal, commander-in-chief of the Polish Army), Bolesław Bierut (president of Poland), Stanisław Mikołajczyk (deputy prime minister), Joseph Stalin (generalissimus of the Soviet Union), Eugenia Umińska (violinist)
Event: opening a radio station in Raszyn
Time: 1945
Place: Raszyn
Rights: WFDiF
Sound: mono
Frame Size: 4:3
Colour system: black and white
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On 11 August last year we could hear from Lublin, the first broadcasting station of the Polish Radio. Today we can hear radio broadcasts from Warsaw, Łódź, Lublin, Poznań, Katowice, Cracow, Bydgoszcz, and Gdańsk. On 19 August 1945 a new radio station was opened by the President, in the presence of the Prime Minister, the Marshal and government members. The 128-metre radio mast weighing 60 tons was welded from the two masts of Raszyn radio station damaged by the Germans. The broadcasting station is the result of the joint work of Soviet and Polish radiotechnicians. The transmitting installations are a personal gift from Generalissimus Stalin. The broadcasting equipment was masterfully assembled from the elements comming from Gliwice, Katowice and even Berlin. The result of excellent work of Soviet and Polish technicians is a modern radio station with the transmitter of 60 kW. The radio studios are placed in Czetwertyński Palace which has been rebuilt from ruins and brought back to its original splendour. To celebrate the radio station's opening, a violin recital by Eugenia Umińska was held in the representative concert studio. Launching of Raszyn radio station with its range reaching the rest of Europe has become not only a celebration of Polish broadcasting but also a celebration of Polish-Soviet friendship. The President of the Polish Republic honoured the directors of our broadcasting as well as Soviet and Polish radio empolyees, whose hard work made it possible to build at a record pace and launch this impressive radio station.

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