RER (an initialism for Radio Euro Republics) is a Euro Republican radio company.

History

Radio Euro Republics launched in 1940 as a 24-hour rolling news station during World War II. In 1945, Radio Euro Republics was refocused to offer both entertainment and music with hour long news bulletins at 7am, 12pm, 6pm and midnight. In 1965, a second RER station, Radio Two was launched to offer a selection of music as the main station, then renamed RER, began to focus more on news and entertainment. In 1973. The stations were heavily changed. RER 1 would play news and chat. RER 2 would play golden oldies from the 1940’s and 1950’s while the new RER 3 would be the new home of new pop and rock music, RER 4 also launched and offered local news and AC Pop music. In the 1990’s, RER 2 changed to focus on classical/opera music with the existing format being spread to RER 4. In 2001, plans were made for further RER stations, and on January 1, 2002, many new stations launched, these were RER 5, a 1950’s-1970’s music station, RER Six, playing rock and alternative, RER 7Mix, a station playing a variety of genres, and RER 8, aimed at Asian and young black audiences.

Stations

  • RER 1 - playing voice based news and entertainment
  • RER 2 - playing classical music, easy listening and ambient, similar to BBC Radio 3.
  • RER 3 - playing pop, teen pop, bubblegum pop, rock, EDM, dance music, hot AC, indie and top 40 music. Similar to BBC Radio 1.
  • RER 4 - rolling news and sport, similar to BBC Radio 5Live.
  • RER 5 - playing golden oldies, easy listening and classic pop music (from the 1960’s and 1970’s), similar to BBC Radio 2.
  • RER 6 - playing rock, indie and alternative, similar to BBC Radio 6Music, Radio X and Absolute Radio.
  • RER 7Mix - playing r&b, hip-hop, rock, rap, pop, teen pop, bubblegum pop, indie, alternative, metal, rap, EDM, easy listening, j-pop, k-pop, dance music and reggae, similar to El Kadsre’s Self Radio.
  • RER 8 - playing rap, R&B, Hip-Hop and reggae, similar to BBC Radio 1Xtra.
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