NorthwestGerman broadcast

the northwestGerman broadcast (NWDR) was an institute of the public right (national broadcasting corporation) with seat in Hamburg for the countries Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein and North Rhine-Westphalia as well as until 1954 also for west Berlin. 1955 became the NWDR in two independent broadcasting corporations (NDR and WDR) divided.

The NWDR was member of the working group of the public broadcasting corporations in Germany (pool of broadcasting corporations).

history

1924 was created in Hamburg the north German broadcast AG (NORAG), to 2. May 1924 their transmit mode took up. Since 1928 the transmissions becamein the Rothenbaumchaussee in Hamburg produces.

1933 were converted the north German broadcast AG into the “north German broadcast GmbH Hamburg”. One year later belonged it than realm transmitter Hamburg to the later largeGerman broadcast. This would send until 1945.

In postwar Germany British crew power based 1945 first Radio Hamburg, to 22. September 1945 as northwestGerman broadcast (NWDR) common broadcasting corporation under the organization of Hugh Greene for the entire British zone became. 1948 were transferred the NWDR in German hands and a “institute of the public right” for the Lands of the Federal Republic to Hamburg, Lower Saxony,Schleswig-Holstein, North Rhine-Westphalia and Berlin. First German general manager became a SPD culture politician Adolf Grimme.

The NWDR radiated first only one program (late NWDR 1). Starting from 1950 two regional radio broadcasting programs , NWDR north ( late NDR 2) followed and NWDR west after UKW (late WDR 2). Inresembles year was the NWDR initial member of the pool of broadcasting corporations. Two years later (1952) the NWDR was considerably responsible to 25 for the reopening of the television in Germany, to. December 1952 the daily program enterprise took up.

To the 1. June 1954 separated the again-created transmitter free Berlin (SFB)the NWDR out, in order to radiate for Land Berlin independent programs.

In February 1955 the Lands of the Federal Republic Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein and North Rhine-Westphalia regulated the broadcast in their countries again. Consequently the NWDR in two independent broadcasting corporations was divided. The north German broadcast (NDR) with seat in Hamburgshould organize in the future for the countries Hamburg, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein and the West German broadcast Cologne with seat in Cologne for the country North Rhine-Westphalia broadcast transmissions. At the 1. The two new broadcasting stations with their own radio endings started January 1956, whereby that 1. Radio broadcasting program still many yearscommon coat program supplied, which split up only occasionally into regional programs.

The television band of the NWDR took over starting from 1. April 1956 first still north and West German broadcast federation (NWRV) until 1961. Then both broadcasting stations were responsible also in the television band for their respective transmission area.

Programs

of the NWDR organized to 1955 three radio broadcasting programs:

  • NWDR 1 - Common program over medium wave and UKW for the whole transmission area
  • NWDR north - regional program over UKW for Northern Germany from Hamburg
  • NWDR west - regional program over UKW for North Rhine-Westphalia from Cologne

furthermore was it considerably at the first German television, which community program of the pool of broadcasting corporations takes part. There were further television programs until 1955 not yet.

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