Deutschlandfunk building, Cologne (2005)
radio interview at the Wikimania 2005 in Frankfurt/Main

Deutschlandfunk (DLF) is the name for the information-orientated radio broadcasting program of the Germany radio. Until 1993 the Deutschlandfunk was independent, since 1994 is it one of two programs of theGermany radio. Study east and place is Cologne, wheel hereditary suppl. belt 40.

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Topic tables the emphasis of the Deutschlandfunk are information and background reports. The music portion is relatively small. Up to date events from politics, economics and science are the center of attention.

  • Messages become weekday of 5:00 clock to 18:00 each full and half hour, into thatremaining periods to the full hour sent.
  • Weekday sends the DLF of 5:00 clock to 9:00 clock the news magazine information at the morning with word contributions and interview from approximately five to ten minutes of length. Further information magazines are the information at noon of12:00 clock to 13:30 clock, the information in the evening of 18:10 clock to 18:40 clock and the transmission that was the day of 23:10 clock to 24:00 clock, a current summary of the events of the daily. The transmission information in the eveningclock the transmission background politics follows and/or to 19:00. Sundays background economics; here a topic of contemporary history is always discussed in detail and analytically. Several times daily a national and an international Presseschau with excerpts of current comments are provided. The informationin the morning are considered as flagship of the Deutschlandfunk. Within this transmission the main interviews protrude work-daily against 7:15 clock and 8:15 as interview in the morning, mostly by telephone with a politician, particularly. These interviews are frequently the subject of the up to date reporting inmedia opinion-end. Since the introduction of the public breakfast television, which likewise offers live interviews, the mediale meaning of the interview decreased somewhat, it applies however due to Excellencies journalistic achievements opposite its Fernesehpendant in information value and demand style frequently still asprominently. The Germany radio, when the Deutschlandfunk operating broadcasting corporation points out, in its self-manifestation that its information transmissions in multiplicator circles (journalist, Entscheider in politics and economics) a high value it possesses, much likes is in this connection clear and the information programs of the national broadcasting corporations inthe shade place.
  • Weekday outside of the up to date magazines by 5:00 clock to 18:00 clock daily returning emphasis magazines are sent, like for example Europe today with reports from other European countries, Germany today accordingly to inland topics, Campus and career offer orientationin questions of the university education and the vocational progress, book market, research up-to-date the science editorship with reports to new developments of the natural science and medicine (in it in the meantime cult status integrates possessing sidereal time, with references to up to date astronomical around 16:57 clock thoseObservation topics), environment and consumer and culture today. The moreover one two daily restaurant magazines are sent. One - economics at noon - treats the stock exchange and enterprise happening, the other one - economics and society - focuses socio-economic developments. The journal in the morningan one and a half-hour discussion format with Studiogästen offers and listener calls to in each case a topic. An in-hour magazine is sent in the afternoon to the scene culture with music, Corso. Beyond that 1 becomes since that. January 2006 with the Lyrikkalender each day a poem three timeson the day sent. Lyrikkalender is not assigned a time, instead the radiant emittance time varies.
  • After the information in the evening the 20-minütige emphasis ending background politics ( background economics Sundays) follows, followed from three comments to the topics of the daily. Afterwards the evening program follows,into between 19.15 and 20.00 o'clock the transmission “political books” with detailed discussion of the literature is transferred regularly on Mondays

  • evening gives it in-hour emphasis endings, which only partly in each case with a topic, in the magazine format with several to be partly concerned, as well asRadio plays, features and longer music distances.
  • Sundays of 9:30 clock to 10:00 clock becomes the multipart row essay and discourse (until 2006: “Culture on Sunday morning”) radiated. Topics were so far among other things: Islam in Germany (August until September 2001), which is inPicture? - Answers of the art and philosophy, the neuro physiology, the medium science and history of art (August until September 2002) and the dialogue of the generations (January until March 2005). By 16:30 clock to 16:57 clock (anschl. „Sidereal time “) radiates the science editorship in science inFocus a scarcely halfhour deepening emphasis ending to controversies science topics out.

In Cologne radio houses partly also transmission components for Germany radio culture are produced. The entire program of the DLF is not interrupted by advertisement. The transmitter belongs to the few remaining German broadcasting stations,those daily the national anthem radiate (against 24 o'clock directly before the Datumswechsel, in Haydns original arrangement for caper quartet).

On the homepage of the Deutschlandfunk detailed Begleitinformationen is available to numerous transmissions. Selected contributions become meanwhile also as audio file (audioon and) made available (see indicated down Web on the left of).


DLF building. In the background the former broadcast building of the German wave with the blue office tower and the red Studioturm is to be seen.

Beginning of the 1950er - years gave thoseMembers of the pool of broadcasting corporations the northwestGerman broadcast (NWDR) the order to produce and radiate on long wave a country wide radio broadcasting program, after the broadcast of the GDR could take a long wave transmitter (Deutschlandsender) in enterprise.

After lengthy negotiations the NWDR radiated 1953 thosefirst attempt transmissions out. Three years later (1956) the north Germans created in the meantime broadcast (NDR) could the rule enterprise with “German long wave transmitters” of designated program take up. For the program the respective director of the NDR was responsible. It is remarkable that the “German long wave transmitter” itsProgram for range-technical reasons in the mode of operation To-compatible single-sideband modulation radiated.

In the year 1960 by Federal law the independent Federal Institution of the public right (broadcasting corporation) was created Deutschlandfunk (DLF) with seat in Cologne. Thus the order of the pool of broadcasting corporations expired to the NDR, those To operate German long wave. The long wave was handed over to the new transmitter Deutschlandfunk, at the 1. January 1962 with the radiant emittance of a German-language radio broadcasting program started. Later also fremdsprachige transmissions were produced, which in the evening hours over long wave and medium wave into farDivide Europe were radiated. Target group of the programs were above all listener inside and listeners of the GDR and Eastern Europe. The Deutschlandfunk was thus the counterpart to the voice of the GDR.

The DLF was regular the first German Radiosender, that a traffic radioradiated; with it the famous „traffic bleeper became “(officially:Hinz trill) develops.

After the combination of the two German states 1990 the DLF had its original order to supply the GDR and Eastern Europe with information from West Germany lost. Nevertheless one wanted alsooffer further radio broadcasting programs for completely Germany. Therefore the 16 Lands of the Federal Republic agreed with effect of the 1. To establish January 1994 the body of the public right Germany radio by convention under the common roof of the pool of broadcasting corporations and Second Channel of German Television. In this newBody came up the past Federal Institution of the public right Deutschlandfunk . The fremdsprachigen programs of the DLF already were to the 1. June 1993 of the German wave handed over.

After the new body Germany radio (until March 2005 „Germany radio “written) due to the state contractin the future to radiate, remained the name Deutschlandfunk for the program which can be produced from Cologne had two radio broadcasting programs. The DLF does not have its own director since 1994 however no more.

Since beginning of the year 2006 the Deutschlandfunk has a new acoustic packing. In addition belongfor the first time also Jingles before and after the messages. These are however very reserved and arranged quiet.

director 1960-1993

since 1. January 1994 is the DLF a component of the Germany radio.

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overview of current foreign and country the korrespondenten of the Germany radio.

transmission technology


the program of the Deutschlandfunk becomes over UKW, DAB, medium wave (transmitting stations: Ehndorf with new cathedral, north churches, Cremlingen with Braunschweig, Thurnau, Heusweiler and Wilhelmskirch with Ravensburg) and long wave (transmitting stations Donebach and Aholming), over a short wave transmitter in Berlin, as well as similar to and digitally over the branch RA satellite system and in German and unite European cable systems radiated.Up to 31. December 1994 was spread the program of the Deutschlandfunk also over the medium-wave transmitter in Mainflingen. With the structure of a UKW Sendernetzes only in the 80's begun, particularly in South Germany received the transmitter however only weak supporting frequenciesin the cities. That leads to the fact that the Deutschlandfunk on UKW is to be received outside of the cities often only very with difficulty.Frequency list frequency map

some stronger frequencies on UKW

(south after north, transmitting power at least 15 KW)

frequency transmitting station Transmission area
100.6 joke high Westl. Bodensee region
106.3 horn IESG crust Black Forest/Rhine Valley
100.1 Brotjacklriegel East Bavaria
100.3 ox head Upper Franconia
103.3 Heidelstein/Rhön Lower Franconia/east Hessen
104.6 Saarburg Saarland, Westl. Pfalz
91.3 Rimberg North Hesse
97.0 Chemnitz Südl. Saxonia
97.3 Dresden Östl. Saxonia
96.6 Leipzig area resounding Leipzig
97.7 Berlin Berlin/Brandenburg
102.7 north light sour country
102.8 Wesel Niederrhein
103.5 peat house/resin Östtl. Lower Saxony/Saxonia-Anhalt
102.0 Magdeburg Nördl. Saxonia-Anhalt
102.2 Höhbeck turning country
97.1 Bremen Bremen, westl. Nieders.
101.8 Aurich East Frisia
101.9 Bungsberg Holstein
103.3 Flensburg Nordschleswig

frequencies on medium wave/long wave

Höhendiagramm der Sendemasten der Lang- und Mittelwellensender des Deutschlandfunks
elevator diagramthe transmitting poles of the long and medium-wave transmitters of the Deutschlandfunk
frequency transmitting station transmission area
756 Ravensburg Bodensee region
207 Aholming South Germany
153 Donebach Hessen, Central Germany
549 Thurnau north Bavaria
1422 Heusweiler Rhine country, Pfalz, Saarland
549 north churches North-Rhine/Westphalia
756 Braunschweig Lower Saxony
of 1269 new cathedrals Schleswig-Holstein
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on the homepage of the transmitter can be received the current program as liveStream. Selected contributions are archived on-line and can be belonged via audio on that and. Since in the middle of 2005 exists a variety, which is to be downloaded as Podcast.

See also

portal: Sound broadcasting

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