Exhibition: Thank you!!! To sixty years of the Radio Free Europe
Between 6 May and 2 June 2011, an exhibition “Děkujeme vám” (Thank you) was organised by Libri Prohibiti to mark the 60th anniversary of the launch of the Radio Free Europe in 1951. A libretto of the exhibition used pictures as well as recordings stored in the Audiovisual Section of Libri Prohibiti. Recordings of broadcasts of the Czechoslovak edition of Radio Free Europe are also part of the collection. Some examples are the music broadcast by Karel Kryl and legendary radio host and DJ Rozina Jadrná, whose broadcast “Odpoledne s hudbou” (Afternoon with music) became, after its premiere in 1965, one of the most popular broadcasts of the radio station. A similar case is “Vzkazy domovu” (Messages Sent Home), personal messages from emigrants to their relatives and friends in Czechoslovakia, which was also hosted by Jadrná. The exhibition was complemented by audio – edited versions of some well-known broadcasts of the radio station. Olga Kopecká-Valeská, a former deputy director, commented the relocation of the audio archives from Munich to Prague in 1995 and the copies made by Libri Prohibiti. There is a video recording of the event with guests – former listeners or employees of RFE – on the website of Libri Prohibiti.
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- Bárta, Jan
Libri prohibiti. 2018. "Děkujeme Vám!!! K šedesátinám Rádia Svobodná Evropa." Accessed September 26. http://www.libpro.cz/cs/library/exhibitions/71_dekujeme-vam-k-sedesatinam-radia-svobodna-evropa.