At home or at work: how can I listen to Radio Swiss Classic?
Radio Swiss Classic is available throughout Switzerland via digital radio (DAB+) and the cable network (FM), throughout Europe via the Eutelsat (DVB-S) satellite, and around the world via the internet.
For reception options where you live, go to our Find Frequency page and enter your town.
Out and about or in the car: how can I listen to Radio Swiss Classic?
Thanks to digital radio (DAB+), Radio Swiss Classic can be heard throughout Switzerland, even when you're on the move. The key points can be found in our brief introduction to digital radio. For more detailed information, please visit www.digitalradio.ch.
Radio Swiss Classic cannot be picked up by a conventional FM radio, as the number of available terrestrial FM frequencies in Switzerland is limited.
You can also listen to Radio Swiss Classic on your mobile phone:
I can't get Radio Swiss Classic. What should I do?
Sometimes the playlist does not match what is being played on air. What should I do?
There are two possible solutions to this:
When putting together the Radio Swiss Classic programme, what criteria apply?
Radio Swiss Classic - your classical radio to relax with - sees itself as a background programme and appeals to a broad segment of classical music lovers. Our music programmers work according to strict rules that are determined in part by the preferences of a majority of our listeners. To find out what these preferences are, we conduct regular audience surveys and feed the results directly into our schedules.
How can I influence what is included in the programme?
We are very grateful for your opinion and you can let us know as follows at any time:
If your feedback reflects that of the majority, the station programme will be adjusted accordingly.
Why is Radio Swiss Classic broadcast at a lower volume than other stations?
Our station is not altered technically before broadcast, so that you can enjoy the full range of the music. This means that pianissimi and fortissimi sound almost as they would in a concert hall. Stations that are mixed in the studio do sound louder, but listeners find that important musical nuances are lost.
What is Radio Swiss Classic's presentation style?
Radio Swiss Classic does not go out live. Our programmes are all produced in advance and scheduled in blocks of one hour. This means that we know what is coming up on Radio Swiss Classic some time in advance, and we can let our listeners know under Music Programme on our website. All of our presenters are highly trained experts in their field. Each has the relevant voice training (some are even trained actors), and is in demand for radio and television work, as well as for work for private companies.
Radio Swiss Classic is presented in Switzerland's three most frequently-spoken national languages. Whether the announcements are in German, French or Italian, the content of the programme schedule remains identical.
Where can I find information on the pieces played?
If you liked a particular piece, simply click directly on the title in the Music Programme for information on the composer, artist, recording and next scheduled airing. This is where you will also find information on the CD featuring the recording used and, providing it is available, can order it directly.
Where do I find forthcoming broadcast dates?
If a piece is scheduled for broadcast again soon, click on it directly in the Music Programme and check under "This work will be played again on" for dates and times.
If the piece is not scheduled for broadcast in the near future, you can set up a reminder e-mail under the "Please notify me via e-mail when this work will be played again!" link. You will then be informed as soon as the piece is scheduled for broadcast again.
When are unabridged works played?
From the Music Programme, you can call up unabridged works for the current and next day by going to "Find out which unabridged compositions are playing today on Radio Swiss Classic" and clicking on the "Click here" button.
You will see that we broadcast at least one full-length work every hour!
Our audience research has shown that Radio Swiss Classic listeners favour a varied schedule over long pieces. We therefore try to offer you the best possible mix of full works and excerpts.
Which composers feature in the programme?
If you are looking for a certain composer, you will find all of the composers represented in our current programme under Classic Encyclopaedia. Click on "Info" to find out more about their biography, discography, works in the Radio Swiss Classic playlist, and forthcoming broadcast dates.
If you are a fan of a particular composer, you can find out from the schedule page when their works will next be played the current and next day. Click on the Music Programme and enter the name of the composer you would like to hear in the box given and then click "Show".
Which musicians feature in the programme?
If you are looking for a certain musician, you will find all of the performers represented in our current programme under Classic Encyclopaedia. Click on "Info" to find out more about their biography, discography, works on the Radio Swiss Classic playlist, and forthcoming broadcast dates.
Musicians who feature in our schedule and who would like to update and/or manage their data can do so by requesting access under Login for performers.
What concerts are being held in Switzerland?
You will find a comprehensive list of classical concerts in Switzerland under Concert Agenda on the Radio Swiss Classic website.
If there is no entry for a particular concert, go to Konzert erfassen on the German page or to Saisir un concert on the French page for an Excel form with which you can send us the details. (Radio Swiss Classic reserves the right to make its own selection of featured concerts).
Where do I find out the latest on the programme and on classical music?
News on the Radio Swiss Classic website gives you the station's monthly newsletter, which reports on schedule news, other station news, and what's going on in the Swiss classical music world.
The newsletter is currently published in German. There are also plans to offer individual sections in English, French and Italian.
"News" is also where you can subcribe or unsubscribe for the Newsletter at any time.
Who are the announcers on Radio Swiss Classic?
Visit About Us (The Team) for our announcers. You will hear different voices depending on the station language you choose. We have
Without advertising, how is Radio Swiss Classic funded?
Radio Swiss Classic is a music-only station operated by SRG SSR, Switzerland's national radio and television broadcaster, and is financed by the licence fees collected by Billag.