Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen

Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen


Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF) has three main studios in Basel, Bern and Zurich. It offers six radio stations:

  • Radio SRF 1 with current affairs and indepth information, traffic and weather reports and entertainment. Six regional news magazines report regularly from around Switzerland. 
  • Radio SRF 2 Kultur 2 features everything from classical music to jazz, from the arts to science, and from economics to politics, as well as items on philosophy and prevailing social issues. 
  • Radio SRF 3 is the dominant pop and information station in German-speaking Switzerland. It specialises in live concert broadcasts. 
  • Radio SRF 4 News is the 24-hour speech station with the latest news and background from the worlds of politics and business, science and the arts, society and sport. 
  • Radio SRF Musikwelle broadcasts traditional music of all genres, with news and Radio SRF 1 programmes rounding out its schedule.
  • Radio SRF Virus is radio for the multimedia generation, in tune and in step with the youth of today.


Director Ruedi Matter
Legal form Subsidiary
Radio established in 1931
TV established in 1953
Programming output 2016 (hours) 54,595
Workforce total SRF 2016 (full-time equivalents) 1620
Operating expenses total SRF (and tpc) 2016 (million CHF) 591.7