Ente Italiano per le Audizioni Radiofoniche

Ente Italiano per le Audizioni Radiofoniche (EIAR, "Italian Body for Radio Broadcasting") was the public service broadcaster in Fascist Italy and the only entity permitted to broadcast by the government.

Ente Italiano per le Audizioni Radiofoniche
TypeRadio broadcasting
Country
AvailabilityNational
Launch date
1927
Dissolved1944
Replaced byRAI

HistoryEdit

The company was established in 1927, after the partial takeover of the private radio broadcaster Unione Radiofonica Italiana (URI), which since 1924 had been the only organisation authorized to establish radio transmitters and run radio broadcasts in Italy. Between 1929 and 1939, the EIAR presented the first television broadcasting tests in Italy.

An early signing to the TV station in 1939 was the Italian singer Lia Origoni and a film was made to record her performance.[1]

For most of its existence it was run by Giancarlo Vallauri, although he was replaced as president by Ezio Maria Gray during the Italian Social Republic period.[2]

In October 1944, towards the end of World War II, the entity was replaced with Radio Audizioni Italiane (RAI).[3][4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Omaggio a Lia Origoni, nella Protomoteca del Campidoglio". Alguer.it. Retrieved 2021-06-19.
  2. ^ Luisa Quartermaine, Mussolini's Last Republic: Propaganda and Politics in the Italian Social Republic (R.S.I.) 1943-45, Intellect Books, 2000, p. 63
  3. ^ Pira, Francesco (2000). Di fronte al cittadino. Linee di comunicazione dell'ente pubblico nel territorio. Milan: FrancoAngeli.
  4. ^ Ida De Benedictis, Angela (2004). Radiodramma e arte radiofonica: storia e funzioni della musica per radio in Italia. De Sono Asociazione per la Musica.

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