In November five radio stations have increased the volume of broadcasting in the state language
In November 14 national radio stations succeeded to fulfill the language quota, the Member of the National Council Ms Olena Nitsko said at a meeting on December 8. The regulator monitors the nationwide radio broadcasting on a monthly basis in compliance with parts two, three and five of Article 9 of the Law of Ukraine “On Television and Radio Broadcasting” (the Law). The obligatory volume of the state language is monitored in programmes and songs broadcast by licensees.
Monitoring held by the National Council in November did not reveal any violations of the language quota requirements by radio stations. All national radio stations broadcast the state language during the day within the framework of the requirements of the Law, which is ≥60% of broadcasting in the state language and ≥35% of songs in Ukrainian.
Two out of fourteen radio stations are completely Ukrainian-language stations – “Kraiina FM” and “Ukrainske Radio”. On the day of the monitoring 100% of the programmes and songs in their broadcasting sounded in Ukrainian.
100% of the state language was also broadcast on “Lux FM” and on two more radio channels of the public broadcaster – “Radio “Kultura” and “Radio “Promin”. Less – 71% of the state language was heard in the programmes of “Russkoie Radio – Ukraine” and “Nashe Radio”.
“Radio “Kultura” – 90% and “Radio “Promin” – 85% are among the leaders of the volume of songs in the Ukrainian language. The radio station “Piatnitsa” showed the lowest figures this month. Only 38% of all the songs that were broadcast on it during the day sounded in Ukrainian.
Compared to October, in November the volume of programmes in the state language increased in broadcasting of five stations: “HIT FM”, “Peretz FM” – by 5%, “Shanson” – by 4%, “Radio NV” – by 3%, “Piatnitsa” – by 2%.
On the contrary, the amount of songs in the Ukrainian language decreased with regard to five radio stations: “Radio “Kultura” – by 10%, “Russkoie Radio – Ukraine” – by 6%, “Piatnitsa” – by 4%, “Radio NV” – by 3% and “Lux FM ”- by 1%.
More detailed monitoring results of the National Council can be seen in the infographics.