Polish Radio Chopin to go on air November 11
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Radio Chopin, a Polish Radio digital station targeting classical music lovers and named after the great Romantic composer, is scheduled to go on air on November 11.
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The launch of the new station by the Polish public radio broadcaster will coincide with the 99th anniversary of Poland regaining independence on November 11, 1918, officials have said.
“The anniversary of Poland regaining independence deserves special commemoration,” a spokeswoman for Polish Radio, Małgorzata Kaczmarczyk, said.
Radio Chopin will reach listeners worldwide via the internet, the DAB+ platform and satellite.
Małgorzata Małaszko, director of Polish Radio 2, said the new channel is being launched as Polish Radio 2 marks its 80th anniversary.
She added that the new station would target music lovers and those eager to learn more about classical music. The station will also broadcast works by Chopin played on both period and contemporary instruments.
Artur Szklener, director of the Warsaw-based Fryderyk Chopin Institute, said he welcomed the initiative by Polish Radio. He added that, in an age of new media, it was important to reach audiences in new ways.
Digital Radio Chopin previously broadcast briefly after Polish Radio launched it on September 28, 2015 for the duration of the 17th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw.
From November 11 this year, the station will broadcast on an ongoing basis.
Source: Polish Radio/IAR