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(Belarusian: Аўтарадыё)
City of licenseMinsk, Belarus
SloganFor those who are on the road
Frequency105.1 FM (Minsk)
First air dateAugust 7, 1992 (1992-08-07)
Format Rock, Pop music
Owner Autoradio LLC

Autoradio (Belarusian: Аўтарадыё) (105.1 Minsk FM) was the first private radio station in Belarus. It worked from Minsk. The radio station used the frequency 105.1 MHz. It worked from August 7, 1992[1] to January 12, 2011.[2]

History[change | change source]

From the start of the 1990s to January 1, 1995, Autoradio was heard on the frequency 67.7 OIRT FM.[3] Autoradio used OIRT FM (the International Radio and Television Organisation wave in the air). It was the only open range for people and organizations in Belarus at that time.[4] In 1995, the radio station was cut. It took four years to get back on the air.[5] In 2001, the second wave line was started on the FM frequency 105.1 MHz (Megahertz).[3]

Belarusian music was heard on the radio. Groups N.R.M., Krambambula, Lyapis Trubetskoy, Neuro Dubel, and the best songs from the Tuzin.fm website selection were heard the most.[6][7] Famous people worked for the radio station, such as Oleg Khomenko, Dzmitryj Wajciuszkiewicz, and Masha Yar.[7]

In September 2009, the Ministry of Information of the Republic of Belarus penciled a punishment for Autoradio for broadcasting the EuroZoom show made together with European Radio for Belarus.[8][9]

End of broadcasting[change | change source]

At 12:40 on January 12, 2011, the Autoradio's broadcasting document was taken away and the radio station saw its end.[10] The Republican Commission on Television and Radio Broadcasting led by Oleg Proleskovsky took the Autoradio's broadcasting document away after the station broadcast advertisements for candidates Andrei Sannikov and Uladzimir Nyaklyayew. Both were against Alexander Lukashenko in the 2010 presidential elections in Belarus.[11]

Journalist Paulyuk Bykouski said that the Autoradio's advertisements were in agreement with the Central Election Commission of Belarus (the organization that does elections).[12] The court of the first level supported the position of Avtoradio. Its decision was changed later.[12][13] As a result of the change, Dmitry Alexandrov, judge of the Economic Court of Belarus, who ruled to shut the radio station down, became a person whose EU accounts and moves to the European Union were iced.[14][15]

The government-run radio station Stalitsa (Belarusian: Сталіца) was given the frequency 105.1 MHz that was taken away from Autoradio.[16] Stalitsa began using it on April 15, 2012.[16]

Yuri Bazan, the person who made Autoradio and was its main editor, died on September 24, 2016.[6][3]

Thoughts[change | change source]

Music judge Dzmitry Padbiarezski called Autoradio one of his much loved Belarusian FM-stations.[17]

In art[change | change source]

In 2011, the group N.R.M. recorded the song "Autoradio" (Belarusian: Аўтарадыё) in support of the shut down radio station.[18]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Плавник, А. (2011). "Даты, события, люди" (PDF). Беларускае радыё: гісторыя, сучаснасць, перспектывы развіцця (in Russian). Мінск: БДУ: 8–27. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-06-08. Retrieved 2021-01-08.
  2. Птицына, Полина; Дорохов, Владимир (2011-01-14). ""Авторадио" в Беларуси лишили голоса" (in Russian). Deutsche Welle. Archived from the original on 2020-12-11. Retrieved 2020-12-11.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Умер основатель и главред "Авторадио"" (in Russian). TUT.BY. 2016-09-25. Archived from the original on 2016-11-15. Retrieved 2021-01-08.
  4. Курейчик, Анна (2016). "Зарождение коммерческой модели радиовещания в Республике Беларусь" (PDF). Журналістыка-2016: стан, праблемы і перспектывы (in Russian). БГУ: 146–149. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2020-09-19. Retrieved 2021-04-18.
  5. "Агляд-хроніка парушэньняў правоў чалавека ў Беларусі, студзень 2010 году" (in Belarusian). Viasna Human Rights Centre.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Editor-in-chief of Autoradio Yury Bazan dies". European Radio for Belarus. Retrieved 2019-08-28.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Tuzin.fm (2016-09-26). "R.I.P. Юры Базан (1963—2016)" (in Belarusian). Tuzin.fm. Archived from the original on 2021-01-05. Retrieved 2021-01-05.
  8. "'Autoradio' gets warned for joint project with European Radio for Belarus". Viasna Human Rights Centre. 2009-10-06. Archived from the original on 2020-12-25. Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  9. "Mass media freedom 'hostage' of official Minsk". Human Rights House. 2009-10-12. Archived from the original on 2020-12-25. Retrieved 2020-08-24.
  10. Закрытая «Аўтарадыё» // Nasha Niva (in Belarusian)
  11. "Belarus Radio Station Loses License". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Retrieved 2019-08-28.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Bykouski, Paulyuk (2011). "Belarusian Media in the Virtual Space" (PDF). BELL. 4 (25): 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-12-11. Retrieved 2020-12-11.
  13. Дорощенок, Татьяна (2011-03-28). "Решение о закрытии "Авторадио" осталось в силе". BelaPAN (in Russian). TUT.BY. Archived from the original on 2011-04-30. Retrieved 2021-01-08.
  14. "Поўны спіс 208 беларускіх чыноўнікаў, якім забаронены ўезд у ЕС" (in Belarusian). Nasha Niva. 2011-10-11.
  15. "COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 505/2011 of 23 May 2011implementing Regulation (EC) No 765/2006 concerning restrictive measures against President Lukashenko and certain officials of Belarus" (PDF). Official Journal of the European Union. L. 2011-05-24. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-12-11. Retrieved 2020-12-11.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "Mass Media Week in Belarus" (PDF). Info‐posting. Belarusian Association of Journalists: 3–4. 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-12-11. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
  17. "Сьнежань - час падвядзеньня вынікаў музычнага году. Сьнежань у беларускае папулярнае музыцы пазначаны шэрагам імпрэзаў і прэзэнтацыяў. Вынікі музычнага году абмяркоўваюць карэспандэнт "РР" Севярын Квяткоўскі й Зьміцер Падбярэзскі". Radio Racyja (in Belarusian). TUT.BY. 2000-12-14. Archived from the original on 2014-07-18. Retrieved 2021-01-08.
  18. Радионов, Вячеслав (2011-03-02). "N.R.M. записали песню в поддержку «Авторадио»" (in Russian). Ultra-music.com. Retrieved 2011-03-02.