The station, launched on March 1, 1936, is part of Poland’s public radio network.
It broadcasts programmes on developments in Poland, Polish foreign policy, the economy, business and foreign investment.
Radio Poland, also known as Polish Radio’s External Service (Polskie Radio dla Zagranicy), aims to provide objective and impartial information about Poland and the country’s stance on international affairs.
It reports on developments in Polish society, its daily life as well as scientific and cultural achievements.
The thenews.pl website, part of Radio Poland, is a leading English-language resource for Polish news.
Updated regularly all day, every day, the website covers domestic and foreign affairs, the economy and business, culture, sports and human interest stories.
Polish Radio launched shortwave broadcasts in English and Polish in 1936. They were discontinued with the outbreak of World War II in 1939.
After the end of the war in 1945, the shortwave channel Warszawa III resumed external broadcasts.
In 1990, Polish Radio started broadcasting in Ukrainian, Belarusian, Lithuanian, Czech and Slovak.
Then in 1994 the External Service began daily broadcasts in several languages via the World Radio Network.
In 2007, Polish Radio’s External Service launched its news website, now available at www.polskieradio.pl.
Today, Radio Poland broadcasts in Polish and five foreign languages: English, German, Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian.