Belgischer Rundfunk

The Belgian Rundfunk ( BRF), formerly Belgian radio and television broadcasting ( BHF ) is the public broadcasting corporation in the German-speaking community in eastern Belgium. Until the regionalization in the late 1970s he was an integral part of the state RTB / BRT (Radio Télévision Belge diffusion / Belgian Radio en Televizie ), Brussels. The transmitter with around 70 permanent employees and is based in Eupen radiates two radio and one television. Broadcast studios are out in Eupen still in Sankt Vith (Regional Centre ) and Brussels (the capital Studio). The BRF is the smallest public service broadcaster in Europe.


On 1 October 1945, the first radio broadcast was in German language on medium wave in Brussels. In 1961, began to broadcast on the station Liège. In 1977, the " Belgian Radio and Television Center of the German Community (BRF )" was founded in Eupen. Sending to the early 1970s, yet alone four hours per day ( 12 to 14 clock and clock 18-20, Sunday 17-21 clock ) on an FM frequency, the first program of RTB from a studio at the Maison de la Radio in the Flageyplatz in Brussels, as the German broadcasts extended continuously especially since moving to Eupen. Even in the 1970s, was added a morning show; later, the first still filled with French programs pauses between the German transmission blocks were filled with German moderated shipments, usually with musical emphasis. The result was a full-day program, which until far into the evening for some years. Was the target group of the transmitter first exclusively German-speaking audiences in Belgium, as well as themes from the Aachen area to be included in the programs, so that listeners are addressed to the German border areas in recent years.

Speakers and moderators who were over the waves of the BRF already in the pioneering days of the 1960s and 70s, and usually later almost every day to hear the longtime news editors Rudi Klinkenberg, Freddy reelection, Hubert Jenniges, Hans Engels and Peter Thomas and the Moderators Sigrid, Connie and the Dutch Anne Marie. Highlight of the weekend program was the request concert with Sigrid and Connie on Sunday evening. Later Walter Eicher was until retirement in 2008 senior music editor, among other things, Chanson, jazz and classical music broadcasts brought into the program.

In the 1990s, the BRF teamed up with the BBC a program studio in Brussels (1993) and moved into the new Broadcasting House on Eupener Kehrweg (1995). Since October 1999, the BRF transmits a television program about the cable network of the German-speaking Community.

Since 25 November 2001, the BRF takes over at the Brussels frequency 95.2 MHz programs of Germany (DLF ).

From 1983 to 1996, the head of the working "today" - editors of the ZDF, Luc Walpot, as an editor for BRF.

Since May 2012 Toni Wimmer is director of the Belgian broadcasting.



The two programs BRF1 / 2 are on VHF and cable spread in the transmission area, as well as an Internet stream.

  • BRF1 is the news, magazine, rock, pop and classical music program. The program will also be fed into the DAB and DVB-T ensemble in the field region of Brussels- Wallonia.
  • BRF2 plays pop and folk music. The program will also be fed into the DAB ensemble in the region of Brussels- Wallonia.
  • BRF DLF is a radio program that is broadcast in Brussels and the Flemish cable networks and is produced in cooperation with the Germany radio.
  • 100'5 Hit radio station is a private broadcasters with a Hot AC format, premises and equipment lessee under BRF Broadcasting House. The private law BRF Media AG holds 40.8 % share of the transmitter.


The BRF - TV (formerly KA3 ) sends a 45-minute regional program daily. It is also used in a program window on Euro News in the bouquet of the RTBF via DVB -T. It focuses primarily on regional and timeliness is via the cable network, as well as partially to receive the stream on the side of the BRF. The self-produced program is repeated several times and supplemented by program boards. Once a week ( Mondays ) presented the talk show personalities regional meeting. The show was produced under the editorial responsibility of the BRF from the Media Centre of the German-speaking Community of Belgium by mid-2010. The BRF took over for the fall of 2010 as well as the production of the consignment.

In cooperation with the regional station of Televesdre adjacent to the German -speaking Community French-speaking region also its weekly summary in the BRF television is broadcast at weekends.