studio.jpg

First Radio Free Europe studio

This exhibit, organized on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Radio Free Europe's first full schedule of broadcasting to Czechoslovakia in 1951, covers the history of the radios and some of the broad themes in the Radios' programming over the years.

Watch the slideshow

Read an article about the exhibit, published in Hoover Digest.


Related online exhibit: Radio Liberty: 50 Years of Broadcasting

When Radio Liberty’s first broadcasts in Russian went out over the airwaves on March 1, 1953, hardly anyone thought that fifty years later these broadcasts would still be considered a necessary component in the establishment of a free press and democratic system in the former Soviet Union. RFE/RL currently broadcasts in all the languages of the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union and many languages spoken in the Russian Federation. This online exhibit illustrates features and figures of Radio Liberty’s history from its early days into the 21st century, based on the holdings of the Hoover Institution Archives.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Young woman standing with view of buildings in city downtown
Feminism In China After 2013: Social Movements, Media, And The State
The Hoover Project on China’s Global Sharp Power and Stanford's Clayman Institute for Gender Research invite you to Feminism in China After 2013: … Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Thursday, May 30, 2024 4:00 PM PT
The Boiling Moat: Urgent Steps to Defend Taiwan
The Boiling Moat
The Hoover Project on China’s Global Sharp Power and Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific Region invites you to The Boiling Moat on Thursday, May 30, 2024 from… Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 2:30 PM ET
The Boiling Moat: Urgent Steps to Defend Taiwan
The Boiling Moat: Urgent Steps to Defend Taiwan
The China Global Sharp Power Project and the Project on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific Region at the Hoover Institution invite you to the Washington, DC… U.S. Capitol – Dirksen Senate Office Building – G11
overlay image