No fewer than 30% of those working in the radio broadcasting industry in Baden-Württemberg are employed in the Stuttgart Region. And that’s not counting the numerous freelancers in the industry.
Due to the high level of production presence of Südwestrundfunk (SWR, Southwest Broadcasting), a public corporation shapes the broadcasting market in the Stuttgart Region like no other submarket in the culture and creative industries. However, private-sector stations also account for a substantial share of the region’s TV and radio landscape.
For example, RegioTV Stuttgart was founded in 1995 under the name of R.TV as Baden-Württemberg’s first district TV station. It is still broadcasting today. According to the Landesanstalt für Kommunikation (Baden-Württemberg’s media authority), Baden-Württemberg’s radio market is also highly profitable. The radio stations bigFM and Antenne 1 broadcast across Baden-Württemberg, while stations like Die Neue 107.7 and Energy Stuttgart serve regional markets.
The non-commercial offerings from the stations Freies Radio für Stuttgart and Radio 88 in Backnang, where amateurs with an interest in broadcasting can also get involved, are of particular interest for the culture scene in the region. Students tend to tune in to Hochschulradio Stuttgart (Horads). This student radio station for and by third-level institutions in Ludwigsburg and Stuttgart has an official license and allows students to get practical experience with the medium of radio and all of its nuances.
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