Blue Danube Radio

Blue Danube Radio (initially Ö3 International) was a veranstalteter from ORF to the end of 1986 and funded by the Austrian government Austrian radio station based in Vienna. It was established in the summer of 1979 with the completion of the UNO-City as a local English-language station and sent to the FM frequency 102.5 MHz, the music program was focused on easy-listening - oriented.

The station was also the ORF regional radio, first broadcast as at that time only in mono and was to receive on VHF only in the Vienna area. In the rest of Germany Blue Danube was accessible in the early years only via TV as a sound option to the test image. Initially, a separate program was sent only a few hours per day, the rest of the time was often taken over by Ö3.

Some of the programs were:

  • Continental Breakfast ( "Morning Show")
  • Soft Sound Café
  • Casey Kasem 's Top 40 (American hit parade )
  • Passport (language courses English, French, Spanish ... )

As of May 1992, the station was available to all of Austria on the fourth radio frequency chain of the ORF, with their technical coverage was not expanded since 1997. As of early 1995, Blue Danube Radio broadcasting time with FM4 has shared until it was discontinued completely in February 2000 in favor of that transmitter.

In the program of FM4 but are still some items to find such as English or even French -language news, about half of the day will still be moderated in English, as this ORF transmitter chain must be according to the law "predominantly foreign-language " still.