Radiotelevisiun Svizra Rumantscha

Radiotelevisiun Svizra Rumantscha


The Swiss electorate recognised Romansch as the fourth national language in 1938 and it became a semi-official language at federal level in 1996. Today, Romansch is understood by over 100,000 people in Switzerland and is the mother tongue of 40,000. Not all of them live in Canton Grisons.

Thanks to Radiotelevisiun Svizra Rumantscha (RTR), Romansch speakers throughout Switzerland can keep up to date with the news, with

  • Telesguard, every weekday at 5.40 pm on SRF 1 (repeated between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm and at 10.00 pm on SRF info)

  • Minisguard, the current affairs magazine programme for children, every Saturday at 5.40 pm on SRF 1 (repeated on Saturday at 6.00 pm and 7.05 pm on SRF info and on Sunday at 5.15 pm on SRF 1)

  • Cuntrasts, the magazine programme that airs at 5.25 pm, also on SRF 1

Director Ladina Heimgartner
Legal form Subsidiary
Established in 1992 (Cuminanza rumantscha radio e televisiun)
Programming output TV 2016 (hours) 105
Workforce radio total RTR 2016 (full-time equivalents) 131
Operating expenses total RTR 2016 (million CHF) 25.1