|Slogan||Verrijk je wereld|
("Enrich your world")
|Established||8 July 1923|
|1923 (first broadcast of NSF)|
1927 (foundation of AVRO)
|Dissolved||7 September 2014|
|Hilversumsche Draadlooze Omroep (1923-1927)|
Algemeene Nederlandsche Radio Omroep and Nederlandsche Omroep Vereeniging (1927)
AVRO, short for Algemene Vereniging Radio Omroep ("General Association of Radio Broadcasting"), was a Dutch public broadcasting association operating within the framework of the Nederlandse Publieke Omroep system. It was the first public broadcaster in the Netherlands. In 2014 AVRO merged with fellow broadcaster TROS to form AVROTROS.
On 8 July 1923, Hilversumsche Draadlooze Omroep was launched by the Nederlandsche Seintoestellen Fabriek (in English: Dutch Transmitter Factory) under supervision of Willem Vogt. On 21 July 1923, it provided the very first regular radio broadcast in the Netherlands. In 1927 it changed its name into Algemeene Nederlandsche Radio Omroep (ANRO), followed soon by a merger with Nederlandsche Omroep Vereeniging (NOV). On 28 December 1927, the two merged broadcasters continued as Algemeene Vereeniging Radio Omroep (A.V.R.O., in English: "General Association of Radio Broadcasting").
AVRO was historically associated with the liberal pillar, a fact reflected in its longtime slogan, "promoting freedom."
On 2 September 1999, AVRO adopted its fourth and last logo that consists of the "Avro" wordmark being made up of blue stripes, except the letter "o" that is made up by a blue ball.
Under NPO Radio 4:
AVRO Back to the Old School
AVRO Baroque around the Clock (shut down 1 April 2016)
AVRO Easy Listening
AVRO Het beste van het beste
AVRO Radio Festival Classique
AVRO Steenen Tijdperk Fifties
AVRO Steenen Tijdperk Sixties
AVRO Ziel en Zaligheid
These are the Current Presenters Went From AVROTROS