RAS is broadcasting the following Programs in all of South Tyrol
|Program||Standard||Coverage [%]||TX - Sites|
|ORF - Radio Tirol||FM||99,6||65|
|RAI Radio 1||DAB+||99,6||46|
|Rai Radio 2||DAB+||99,6||46|
|Rai Radio 3||DAB+||99,6||46|
|RSI Rete 2||DAB+||99,6||46|
|ORF - Radio Tirol||DAB+||99,6||46|
RAS broadcasts the radio programs Ö1, ORF-Radio Tirol and Ö3 through FM broadcast. In the Ladin-speaking valleys and in upper Vinschgau RAS transmits also Radio Rumantsch.
The beginnings of digital radio in South Tyrol (DAB)
The RAS has implemented the digital standard DAB within the DAB pilot project South Tyrol, commissioned by the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol and in cooperation with RAI, Bayrischer Rundfunk, and the Ministry of Communications in 1997 in South Tyrol.
Digital Radio (DAB/DAB+) – Programs
There are 16 radio programs and 4 RAI programs transmitted by the RAS broadcasting center. RAS also broadcasts 13 South Tyrolean private radio stations in digital standard. Currently you can receive more than 55 radio stations in all of South Tyrol and other 11 radio stations in the area of Bolzano, Überetsch and Unterland. RAS is still broadcasting 8 radio programs in DAB standard. All remaining programs are transmitted in the new standard DAB+. The youngest program is BR-Heimat, that was launched on 15th June 2015.
Why do we begin to turn off FM-sites with the start of 2017?
RAS operates a really dense FM-net with 73 sites. Since this net is really cost-intensive, we will turn off those sites where only we are on air. The remaining programs like RAI Südtirol or some private station are already receivable from sites further away. In the future this will be the case for OE1, ORF Radio Tirol and Ö3 too. They can still be listened to on FM , even if with a slight quality reduction. For this year we have scheduled the deactivation of the following sites : Antholz Mitter- and Obertal (Site Antholz), Ultental (Site St. Gertraud) and in Obereggen (Site Rauth). In this zones the advantages of DAB can be really enjoyed : better quality and larger program choice