La Cadena SER
(the SER Network) is Spain
's premier radio network
in terms of both seniority (it was created in 1926) and audience share (it had a regular listenership in 2009 of 4,819,000). The acronym SER stands for Sociedad Española de Radiodifusión
(Spanish Broadcasting Company).
Cadena SER's programmes – which encompass news, sport, talk, entertainment and culture – can be received throughout Spain. The network's main studios are located on the Gran Vía
; in addition, studios across the country contribute local and regional news and information, with local programming in each location amounting to between two and three and a half hours daily.
Cadena SER is owned by Unión Radio
, the majority shareholder in which is currently the PRISA
group, a major player in the Spanish media market which also controls, for example, such music radio stations as M80 Radio
and Los 40 Principales
and a number of newspapers (including the influential national daily El País
), as well as the digital TV station Digital+
At 18.30 on Friday 14 November 1924 station EAJ-1 Radio Barcelona, the first Spanish radio station to receive an official licence from the government of General Miguel Primo de Rivera
, began regular broadcasting. Seven months later, on 17 June 1925, Unión Radio – a company which had the backing of the leading manufacturers of electrical and broadcasting equipment in Spain, Germany, and the United States – opened station EAJ-7 Radio Madrid, and... Read More