We have compiled an FAQ list of questions we frequently receive on similar topics grouped by subject. You may find the answer to your question here.

Music programme

What musical philosophy does Radio Swiss Classic follow?

Our philosophy is «radio to relax with». In the mornings, we play more lively works that are often shorter. Things become calmer towards the evening, and we also play longer pieces.
The programme is balanced throughout the year and – with the exception of the Christmas programme during the Advent period – does not take special account of topical events such as birthdays, anniversaries of deaths, celebrations, public holidays or seasons.

Who are the presenters on Radio Swiss Classic?
Why are artists’ names not always pronounced in the person’s native language or language of origin?
What is the Radio Swiss Classic presentation style?
The presenters are too loud in relation to the music!
Why do you often play only single movements from longer pieces?
Why do you not play much organ, choral or brass-band music, or spiritual music?
Why do you not play any contemporary music?
Why do you not play any old/historical recordings or live broadcasts?
What does the abbreviation «CH» stand for at the end of a title on the website?
I have the feeling that Radio Swiss Classic too often plays repeats.
I have a music tip for you. How do I submit it?
Can I request a track?
Why doesn’t the playlist feature links to online purchase options and downloads anymore?
There is a title in your programme which is no longer available as a recording in the shops. Can you make me a copy?
How can I obtain sheet music for classical pieces so that I can play them myself?


In what quality will I hear Radio Swiss Classic if I activate the stream in the app or on the website by clicking on «Start the radio» or by opening the external player?

If you click on «Start the radio» or listen via the external player on our website you will receive Radio Swiss Classic in mp3 format and at a quality of 128 kbps.

How can I listen to Radio Swiss Classic on a smartphone or tablet?
How can I listen to Radio Swiss Classic in the car?
A short time ago, Radio Swiss Classic disappeared from its usual place on my digital radio. What should I do?
Where can I find Radio Swiss Classic on FM?
How can I listen to Radio Swiss Classic using my iPad?
Why don’t you offer a higher streaming quality than 128kbps MP3?
How can I go on listening to Radio Swiss Classic via satellite?


How is your station financed without advertising?

We are a music programme of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation SRG SSR and are financed by the licence fees paid by Swiss tax payers.

I have a business (shop, hairdresser’s, restaurant…) and would like to play Radio Swiss Classic. Do I have to pay a fee for the channel?
I would like to work at Radio Swiss Classic. How and where can I apply?