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Hitradio Ö3
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Radio station ( public law )
reception analog terrestrial , cable , satellite , internet
Reception area AustriaAustria Austria South Tyrol
Broadcaster ORF
Intendant Alexander Wrabetz
Start of transmission October 1, 1967
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Hitradio Ö3 (also Ö3 ) is the third radio program of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) and its nationwide broadcast pop wave. Georg Spatt is the program director .


Hitradio Ö3 is one of the three nationally broadcast radio programs of the ORF and the radio with the largest reach in Austria. In South Tyrol , Ö3 is broadcast by the Südtirol broadcaster in the DAB + standard .

Under the motto “Life is a Hit”, pop and rock hits from the 1980s, 1990s and today find their place in the radio station's playlist. The radio is assigned to the Hot AC radio format .


The radio station Ö3 was founded in 1967 when the new broadcasting law in Austria came into force. This was enforced in 1964 by the Austrian population with a referendum against proportional funk. ORF general director Gerd Bacher brought Ernst Grissemann to Vienna and entrusted him with setting up the entertainment radio in the reformed ORF. Frank Elstner acted as advisor .

Originally, Hermann Egger, the head of the entertainment department at the ORF regional studio in Tyrol, was Ö3 boss; but after a few weeks he returned to his old position. The first broadcast of Ö3 went on October 1st, 1967 over the airwaves. The team from the very beginning included Dieter Dorner , Walter Richard Langer (Vokal Instrumental International), Reinhard Mildner , Alfred Komarek (exclusive melody, lyrics with Ernst Grissemann), André Heller (Die Musicbox), Rudi Klausnitzer (Ö3-Wecker). With the “ Schnulzenerlass ” by Gerd Bacher in 1968, the quota of German-language music was reduced to Ö3 in favor of music of Anglo-Saxon origin.

In 1977, Ö3 started its 24-hour "round-the-clock" program. In 1984, due to technical developments, all 250,000 music tracks were stored digitally.

Ö3 formats that were exclusively dedicated to Austrian pop music ( Austropop ) were the "Rot-Weiß-Rote Radio" from 1982 to 1985 and the Austroparade from 1985 to 1990. The "Rot-Weiß-Rote Radio" was founded in 1992 reintroduced.

In preparation for the liberalization of the broadcasting market of 1998 Ö3 was in a pure in 1996 Format Radio converted, while the "Red-White-Red Radio" was not authorized more, in addition, other cultural programs and alternative programs were largely on Ö1 or FM4 issued .

The radio quota propagated by the public ORF radio stations in December 2009 on the basis of self-regulation to play a 30 percent share of Austrian music has not yet been implemented by Ö3 or the other stations (as of June 2016).

Ö3 program manager since 1967

Broadcast studio

Ö3 center in Vienna-Heiligenstadt
The broadcasting studio of Ö3

Hitradio Ö3 is based in the federal capital Vienna . In 1997, the editorial team and broadcasting studio moved from the ORF broadcasting house on Argentinierstrasse in Vienna to two open-plan office floors in Heiligenstadt . These offer space for more than 100 employees. The spatial arrangement of the editorial workplaces is intended to achieve maximum coexistence at work. The center of the upper floor is the spacious digital broadcasting studio. It is one of the most modern in Europe.

Internet presence

The listener is offered an information platform on the radio station's website. Current reports, information about the station, charts, etc. can be called up here. You can also take a look at the radio station's broadcasting studio via a web camera, listen to the current radio program via live stream and track all the music tracks that have been played over the last 30 days in the Ö3 hit service. Since September 2019 there is the "7 day player" in which the listener can listen to the radio program of the last 7 days.

Ö3 podcasts

The Ö3 podcasts available on the website represent an extended service. With a free subscription, program items such as the alarm clock comedy, movie minute, the news journal (until September 2019) or the interviews from the programs Treffpunkt Österreich , Treffpunkt Podcast , Meeting point love etc. , meeting point great hours , ask the whole country , breakfast with me and Walek walks .

Informative programs on Ö3

Ö3 news and Ö3 journals

The Ö3 news with subsequent weather forecast and Ö3 journals report on current topics every hour on the hour. During the week, from 5.30 a.m. to 8.30 a.m., from 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m., at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m., on Saturday from 6.30 a.m. to 8.30 a.m. and on Sunday from 6.30 a.m. to 8.30 a.m., the Ö3 headlines are read aloud. There are five Ö3 journals: the Ö3 early journal (7 a.m.), the Ö3 lunch journal (12 noon), the Ö3 journal at 5 a.m. (5 p.m.), the Ö3 night journal (10 p.m.) and the Ö3 midnight journal ( Midnight / midnight). News, journals and headlines are created by the 24 hourly internal newsroom.

Ö3 weather

After the Ö3 news, the weather forecast for the current day and the forecast for the coming days from the station's weather department follow . In some cases, additional weather forecast presentations are also carried out during the broadcasts.

The Ö3 meteorologists are:

Ö3 traffic service

The Ö3 traffic service reports on the current situation on Austrian roads every full and half hour. In addition, the current program can be interrupted at any time by the Ö3 traffic service (for example to report a wrong- way driver). To this end, the station cooperates with ASFINAG . To ensure optimal coverage of the entire Austrian road network, the broadcaster launched the Ö3ver campaign . The traffic reports are read out by the traffic editors themselves from 5.00 (weekends and 6.00 on public holidays) until 11.00 p.m. at the latest; outside of this period, the moderators do this.

The Ö3 traffic editors:

Since the year 2000, awards, the Ö3ver Awards , have been given annually to people or organizations who actively support traffic radio with their reports. The awards are given in different categories:

Current programs (selection)

Monday to Friday

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
00:00 - 05:00 Ö3 hit night
05:00 - 09:00 Ö3 alarm clock
09:00 - 12:00 Radio Holiday
12:00 - 13:00 The song of your life - 60 minutes of favorite hits The countdown to the weekend
13:00 - 15:00 Sheyda's hitstorm
15:00 - 18:00 Welcome to Hillerei
18:00 - 19:00 Ö3 main evening show
19:00 - 22:00 Ö3x
22:00 - 00:00 Meeting point Austria concert stage Meeting point podcast Meeting point love etc.

Ö3 alarm clock

The Ö3 alarm clock is a morning show , which airs 5:00 to 9:00. With up to 2 million listeners, the show on Ö3 has the highest audience rating of the day. The current presenters of the show are Robert Kratky and Philipp Hansa , supported by Sigi Fink , Daniel Schrott and Carmen Schüssling (meteorologists) as well as Sandra König and Lisa Hotwagner (traffic editors ). In February 2015, Philipp Hansa became Andi Knoll's successor as the youngest presenter of the Ö3-Wecker program to date .

Ö3 morning show

The Ö3 morning show goes on air from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. In this program, which is moderated by Andi Knoll or Kati Bellowitsch , there is the action "Say something nice ..." at around 11.15 am in which Ö3 listeners can contact the broadcaster to thank their personal "heroes".

Knoll lends a hand

Insofar as Andi Knoll moderates on Friday between 9 a.m. and 12 noon on Ö3, he broadcasts in Knoll grabs live from another job in Austria and experiences three hours in the respective job. The broadcast of this campaign has been paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Austria and the contact restrictions since mid-March 2020.

The song of your life - 60 minutes of favorite hits

The program The Song of Your Life - 60 Minutes of Favorite Hits with Sheyda Kharrazi is broadcast from Monday to Thursday between 12 noon and 1 pm . During this time, Ö3 fulfills the music wishes of its listeners. The calls are mainly taken into account.

Sheyda's hitstorm

From 13.00 accepts Sheyda Kharrazi the shipment Sheydas Hitstorm . "The Hitkick in the afternoon" stands for a lot of current music and the big songs from the last 10 years. Likewise, according to Kharrazi, (bad) puns are a trademark of the show.

Welcome to Hillerei

"The afternoon high on Ö3" with Gabi Hiller will be broadcast from Monday to Thursday from 3pm to 5pm. In addition to the music mix, the program Willkommen in der Hillerei offers the most important information for the afternoon as well as a look at the next day's Ö3 alarm clock . In addition, communication with the Ö3 listeners plays a major role, among other things, a "Grantscheibn" is put on for one listener in each program, ie his music wish is fulfilled after he is upset about something.

5U5 - The five at five

The show 5U5 - The Five at Five has been on air from Monday to Thursday between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. since November 12, 2019 . The eponymous aspects of the program are 5 songs without interruption directly after the "Ö3-Journal at 5" as well as the quick rate quiz in the second half of the hour with 5 questions, whereby € 20 can be won for each correct answer. In addition, a tree will be planted for each participant in their home state. The Ö3 presenters Thomas Filzer and Philipp Hansa alternate through the program . Previously, this program was called 24 hours for around two months - the Ö3 quiz , the 5 quiz questions were spread over the entire hour and there was still no money to be won.

Ö3 main evening show

The Ö3 main evening show is broadcast from Monday to Thursday between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. (on public holidays until midnight) and is hosted by Thomas Filzer , Benny Hörtnagl , Lisa Hotwagner , Thomas Kamenar , Verena Kicker , Elke Rock or Susi Zulmann . The songs from earlier times, the so-called "Ö3 Greatest Hits", are considered in this program to the same extent as the great songs of the past 10 years. In the "Ö3 update" at 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm and 9.30pm, the Ö3 editorial team will also be informed about the latest news from technology, sport, innovation, society, etc. There is no "Ö3 update" on public holidays.

Meeting point Austria

In the meeting Austria are presented and Mondays from 22:00 am to midnight local musicians interviewed for two hours live. The artists come from a wide variety of musical genres - from pop, rock and singer / songwriter to rap and hip-hop to electronic and dance. Every week Thomas Kamenar and Benny Hörtnagl welcome an act in the Ö3 studios in Heiligenstadt.

The Treffpunkt Österreich Konzertbühne has been temporarily broadcast since April 6, 2020 , currently on Monday and Tuesday between 10 p.m. and midnight. This program forms a platform for Austrian musicians who are only just beginning their careers. Their songs are played to support them with royalties, as concert income is currently lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Austria . Since then, only young Austrian music has been played in the programs Treffpunkt Podcast, Treffpunkt Liebe etc. and Treffpunkt Sternstunden.

Meeting point for the guest list

The guest list meeting point will be broadcast on Tuesday evening from 10 p.m. to midnight . This is moderated by well-known actors, athletes, comedians, musicians, influencers, TV stars, etc. of all origins, who play their personal favorite songs.

Meeting point podcast

The podcast meeting point runs on Wednesdays from 10 p.m. to midnight on Ö3. In each issue, the Treffpunkt Podcast Team, consisting of the Ö3 moderators Tarek Adamski and Christina Pausch and the Ö3 editors Michi Heinrich , Eva Hettegger , Martin Krachler and Ines Salzer , presents several podcasts on various topics.

Meeting point love etc.

The "Ö3 sex talk" on Thursday from 10:00 pm to midnight is called Treffpunkt Liebe, etc. In this program, Tarek Adamski and Philipp Hansa talk to Ö3 sex expert Sabine Hackl about a specific topic from the areas of love, sex, affairs and everyday relationships discuss it with the Ö3 listeners.

The countdown to the weekend

On Friday, Ö3 will play in the program Der Countdown into the weekend from 12 noon to 7 pm, exclusively songs that are among the 100 most wanted songs by Ö3 listeners in the past week. The program is moderated by two moderators, either Benny Hörtnagl and Elke Rock , Thomas Filzer and Susizutmann or Tarek Adamski and Christina Pausch .


Time Saturday Sunday
00:00 - 01:00 Ö3x
01:00 - 06:00 Ö3 hit night
06:00 - 09:00 Ö3 super Saturday Good morning on sunday!
09:00 - 11:00 Breakfast at my place / Walek is hiking
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Ö3 Top 12 to 12
12:00 - 16:00 Ö3 weekend playlist
16:00 - 19:00 Ask the whole country Ö3 Austria Top 40
19:00 - 22:00 Ö3x Solid gold
22:00 - 00:00 Meeting point Sternstunden

Friday and Saturday


On Friday and Saturday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., the program ö3x with the subtitle "Feel the weekend!" broadcast. This show mainly shows mixes produced by the Ö3 DJs Martin Domkar , Phillip Kofler and Philipp Sandpeck . Two of these mixes go on air every half hour. Tarek Adamski , Benny Hörtnagl , Verena Kicker , Christina Pausch and Susizutmann act alternately as presenters of the show .

Saturdays and Sundays

Ö3 weekend playlist

Every Saturday and Sunday runs 12:00 to 16:00 the Ö3 weekend playlist . There is only the "best music" here for four hours. The program is moderated alternately by Verena Kicker , Sandra König or Christina Pausch . She is represented by Sheyda Kharrazi , who moderated the show regularly until 2019.


Ö3 super Saturday

Every Saturday from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Ö3 Super Saturday goes on air. The show is similar to the Ö3 alarm clock , i.e. H. that there is always a meteorologist and traffic editor at the presenter's hand and that the show is always varied with lots of reports and comedy . The program is mainly moderated by Thomas Filzer .

Ask the whole country

The Ö3 Community Show with Tina Ritschl and Philipp Bergsmann runs on Saturdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Send your dilemma to Tina & Philipp and they will ask all sorts of people what their opinion is. On February 25, 2017 and March 4, 2017, Ö3 Frag the whole country special was broadcast. In these special programs, participants whose problems had been discussed in previous programs were called again and asked how the respective dilemma had developed. The focus of the programs was to find out to what extent the discussions were helpful for the respective person. Gabi Hiller and Philipp Hansa moderated the show until July 2019 , before they were replaced after five years.


Good morning on sunday

Good morning on Sunday , the morning show on Sunday 6:00 to 9:00. It is presented by a moderator. A traffic editor, a meteorologist and a news editor are on hand. The program is loosened up by a variety of contributions from areas such as B. Culture, travel, religion and sport. References to current Ö3 programs are also given and short interviews and skits are played. The show is mostly moderated by Martina Rupp . She is represented by Thomas Kamenar , Verena Kicker , Sandra König and Tarek Adamski .

Breakfast at my place / Walek is hiking

Every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Claudia Stöckl interviews interesting personalities from show business, culture, business, sports, etc. Under the motto “Personalities very personal”, the moderator chooses her questions and the interviewees talk openly about their lives.

During the semester, Easter and summer holidays in August, instead of breakfast, I broadcast the show Walek wandert . Tom Walek is then out and about with prominent personalities on Austria's hiking trails and talks to them about current and private topics. In 2016, programs were also broadcast in autumn.

Ö3 Top 12 to 12

Every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. the program Ö3 Top 12 to 12 is broadcast, in which new productions and reviews are presented. Up until April 2018, a special feature was that this program was not moderated live. She received technical support. The respective moderator of the following Ö3 weekend playlist or, during the holidays, the employee responsible for the technology of the previous program Walek wandert took over the supervision . Since April 2018, the show has been moderated live by the respective moderator of the Ö3 weekend playlist.

Ö3 Austria Top 40

Austria's official single charts from 40 to 1 are presented every Sunday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Ö3 Austria Top 40 will be moderated by Elke Rock and occasionally by Tarek Adamski . Until September 2019, the program was broadcast on Friday from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Solid gold

On Sunday evening, Benny Hörtnagl and Martin Edelmann or Thomas Kamenar, acting as representatives , will present the “best Ö3 classics of all time”. Among other things, songs by Janis Joplin , Jimi Hendrix , ABBA and Elvis Presley as well as by local artists such as Wolfgang Ambros , Rainhard Fendrich and Falco can be heard in this musical journey through time . The long-time presenter of the show was Eberhard Forcher and last presented it on August 18, 2019.

Meeting point Sternstunden

In the show meeting point star hours (until September 15, 2019 Ö3 star hours ) on Sunday evening, listeners have the opportunity to ask questions to the Austrian astrologer Gerda Rogers . From 10 p.m. to midnight, advice can be sought by phone, email or Facebook post. By sending leads Sylvia Graf or at deputy Thomas Kamenar .

Every day

The Ö3 hit night

The Ö3-Hitnacht has been the night program on Hitradio Ö3 since July 3, 2018. It is currently on the nights from Sunday to Monday to Thursday on Friday from midnight to 5 a.m., on the nights from Friday to Saturday and from Saturday to Sunday from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. and on the nights before public holidays that fall on Monday to Friday, broadcast from midnight to 6 a.m.

It is the follow-up broadcast of the Ö3 dream night . Like the previous show, the Ö3 hit night will be hosted live. In particular, the program is currently moderated by Philipp Bergsmann , Jana Petrik , Sandra Tilg , Raphael Trkmic and Martin Ziniel . In individual cases Tarek Adamski , Martin Krachler , Verena Kicker or Tina Ritschl can also be heard.

The Ö3 newsroom is also staffed at night. The Ö3 traffic service is spoken by the moderator.

The playlist is compiled by the Ö3 music department. The moderator is free to postpone individual titles for the purpose of entertaining moderation or to delete them for the purpose of back-timing or to add to them in individual cases. The Ö3 hit night is enriched with contributions from the weather department , the event calendar and comedy contributions .

Ö3 community radio

Since then, the curfew because of COVID-19 pandemic in Austria was imposed, sent Ö3 since 16 March 2020 to further the Ö3 community radio . This program was broadcast Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to midnight and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. until March 27, 2020, and during that period by Tom Filzer , Benny Hörtnagl , Thomas Kamenar , Sheyda Kharrazi , Andi Knoll , Elke Rock and Susi Zulmann moderates. From March 30th to April 3rd, 2020, the start of the broadcast has been postponed to 10:00 a.m. and the broadcast was interrupted between 12:00 and 13:00 in favor of the music request program The Song of Your Life . From April 14 to 30, 2020, the program was broadcast from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from May 4 to July 3, 2020 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. In this show, all Ö3 listeners were able to contact the station and tell them how they passed the time during these days and had a music wish fulfilled. There was a change of moderator every three to five hours.

Former programs (selection)

The best 40

From August 2013 to April 2018 there were five different chart shows with the title “The best 40” on Ö3 from Monday to Friday from 7pm to 10pm.

The programs from Monday to Thursday were presented by the moderation team Sheyda Kharrazi , Verena Kicker , Susi Anbmann and Thomas Filzer , who each moderated their own main program and also represented each other. Lisa Hotwagner moderated only occasionally on Thursdays.

On Monday the Ö3 online charts were presented by Susizutmann . On Tuesday, Thomas Filzer played the most frequently played, purchased and downloaded songs in the US on the Ö3 US-Charts program . On Wednesday the Ö3 Euro Top40 went on air with Sheyda Kharrazi and on Thursday the station played in the Ö3 listener charts , moderated by Verena Kicker or Lisa Hotwagner , the most popular songs of the week by Ö3 listeners. From September 2015, the Ö3 Austro Charts were integrated into the Ö3 listener charts , a separate rating for the 10 most popular songs "Made in Austria". On Friday from 7 p.m. on the Ö3 Austria Top 40 program with Elke Rock , occasionally also with Thomas Filzer or Tarek Adamski , Austria's best-selling hits, which are determined by GfK Entertainment , were broadcast.

The broadcasting of the Ö3 US charts continued from April 14, 2018 to September 14, 2019 on Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. During this period, they were mainly moderated by Susi Anbmann . Likewise, the Ö3 Austria Top 40 could still be heard on Friday evening until the end of September 2019, before they received the new broadcast slot on Sunday afternoon.

Ö3 dream night

The Ö3 wish night was broadcast from November 2010 to August 2012 and from April 2014 to July 2018. The broadcast times were: Monday to Friday 00:00 to 05:00, Saturday and Sunday 00:00 to 06:00. The focus was on fulfilling the music requests of the Ö3 listeners directly in the program. For this, the moderator was able to change the framework planning of the playlist at short notice through music requests. The music requests could be submitted by the listeners by phone, email, SMS or posting on the Ö3 Facebook page.

During the entire period from April 2014 to July 2018, Verena Kicker was the moderator of the Ö3 dream night. From 2014 Thomas Filzer , Sheyda Kharrazi , Kevin Piticev and Susi Anbmann , from 2015 Tarek Adamski , from 2016 Christina Pausch , from 2017 Mariella Gittler , Philipp Luther and Tobi Schmidhammer . The Ö3 wish night was rarely or briefly moderated between 2014 and 2018 by Michael Heininger , Martin Edelmann , Gabi Hiller , Matthias Hobiger, Thomas Hochwarter , David Pearson , Jenny Posch and Tina Ritschl .

Generation ... What? - the Ö3 talk radio!

The program was broadcast from April 12, 2016 to November 16, 2016, Monday night to Friday night, from 00:00 to 01:00 (Tuesday to Saturday). In 149 episodes, a topic from the world of young people was discussed. The program was part of a large international youth survey in Europe. It was moderated by Tarek Adamski , Thomas Filzer , Michael Heininger , Sheyda Kharrazi , Verena Kicker , Christina Pausch , Kevin Piticev and Susizutmann . The respective moderator then took over the Ö3 dream night .

Ö3 music show

In this follow-up broadcast to the Ö3 playlist , reports from concerts were presented on weekdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. until September 12, 2019, concert tickets were raffled off and interviews with stars were held. The program was mostly moderated by Benny Hörtnagl and Elke Rock . Thomas Filzer and Thomas Kamenar were also frequently used.

Ö3 Drivetime Show

The after-work show was held from March 24, 2014 to September 12, 2019 by Peter L. Eppinger (until February 2017), Olivia Peter , Philipp Hansa (from October 2017) or Thomas Filzer from Monday to Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. moderated. This broadcast was about topics from all over Austria, similar to Ö3-This .

Ö3 greatest hits

From April 10, 2018 to September 14, 2019, Ö3 broadcast the Ö3 Greatest Hits program on Monday (if a public holiday), Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 p.m. to midnight . Songs from the 80s, 90s and 00s were played during this broadcast. The show was moderated mainly by Tarek Adamski , Thomas Filzer , Lisa Hotwagner , Sheyda Kharrazi , Verena Kicker , Christina Pausch and Susizutmann .


In the program Ö3 NU STUFF, which was broadcast until September 12, 2019, the listeners were only presented with new songs. It has been broadcast every Monday from 9 p.m. to midnight and every Tuesday to Thursday from 10 p.m. to midnight since April 9, 2018. The show's moderators were Tarek Adamski , Philipp Bergsmann , Thomas Filzer , Sylvia Graf , Lisa Hotwagner , Thomas Kamenar , Sheyda Kharrazi , Verena Kicker , Christina Pausch and Susizutmann .

Ö3 included

On Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. until September 22, 2019 in Ö3, in addition to the music program, current topics from all over Austria were dealt with and event tips for the evening were given. Most recently, the show was moderated mainly by Susi Anbmann . She was usually represented by Verena Kicker and occasionally by Tarek Adamski or Christina Pausch .

Forchers Friday Music Club

On Friday evening from 10 p.m. to midnight, a mix of dance hits, music classics and current hits put together by Ö3 DJ Eberhard Forcher could be heard until September 2019 . The show was unmoderated and was only technically supervised by the respective moderator of the following show. The playlist could be downloaded from the station's homepage.

Ö3 moderators

The current Ö3 moderators and their programs

Moderator Program / s according to Hitradio Ö3 profile More Ö3 moderations Check
Tarek Adamski Ö3 hit night, meeting point podcast, meeting point love etc., countdown to the weekend, Ö3x, Ö3 Austria Top 40 Ö3 main evening show, meeting point Austria concert stage, good morning on Sunday 07/13/2020
Kati Bellowitsch Ö3 morning show Radio Holiday October 16, 2019
Philipp Bergsmann Ö3 hit night, ask the whole country Ö3 main evening show 04/30/2020
Martin Edelmann Ö3 hit night, Solid Gold October 16, 2019
Thomas Filzer 5U5 - The five at five, Ö3 main evening show, the countdown to the weekend, Ö3 super Saturday Radio Holiday, Hitradio Ö3 on bank holiday, Ö3 music holiday 04/01/2020
Sigi Fink Ö3 alarm clock (weather, co-moderation) October 16, 2019
Sylvia Graf Meeting point Sternstunden 11/10/2019
Philipp Hansa Ö3 alarm clock , 5U5 - The five at five, meeting point love etc. Ö3 Super Saturday, Hitradio Ö3 on public holidays 04/30/2020
Eva Hettegger October 16, 2019
Gabi Hiller Welcome to Hillerei Ö3 Christmas miracle 04/30/2020
Benny Hörtnagl Ö3 main evening show, meeting point Austria, the countdown to the weekend, Ö3x, Solid Gold The song of your life - 60 minutes of favorite hits, Benny Hörtnagl on hit radio Ö3, Ö3 music holiday December 01, 2019
Lisa Hotwagner Ö3 alarm clock (traffic service, co-moderation) , Ö3 main evening show Ö3 Super Saturday, Radio Holiday 04/01/2020
Thomas Kamenar Ö3 main evening show, meeting point Austria, Ö3 super Saturday, meeting point Sternstunden The song of your life - 60 minutes of favorite hits, Good Morning on Sunday, Solid Gold, Radio Holiday, Hitradio Ö3 on the holiday 07/13/2020
Sheyda Kharrazi The song of your life - 60 minutes of favorite hits, Sheydas Hitstorm Ö3x, Ö3 weekend playlist, Ö3 Austria Top 40 , Ö3 music holiday 07/13/2020
Verena Kicker Ö3 hit night, Ö3 weekend playlist, Ö3 Top 12 to 12, Ö3x, Ö3 main evening show Good morning on Sunday, Radio Holiday, meeting point Austria concert stage 07/13/2020
Andi Knoll Ö3 morning show Ö3 Super Saturday, Radio Holiday, Ö3 Christmas Wonder 04/30/2020
Sandra King Ö3 alarm clock (traffic service, co-moderation) , Ö3 weekend playlist, Ö3 Top 12 to 12 Ö3 Super Saturday, Hitradio Ö3 on public holidays 11/24/2019
Martin Krachler Ö3 hit night October 16, 2019
Robert Kratky Ö3 alarm clock Ö3 Christmas miracle October 16, 2019
Veronika Kratochwil Ö3 hit night 04/04/2020
Christina Package Meeting point podcast, countdown to the weekend, Ö3x, Ö3 weekend playlist, Ö3 Top 12 to 12 Meeting point Austria concert stage, Radio Holiday, Ö3 music holiday 07/13/2020
Jana Petrik Ö3 hit night Meeting point Austria concert stage 07/13/2020
Tina Ritschl Ö3 hit night, meeting point Austria, ask the whole country Ö3 weekend playlist, Ö3 top 12 to 12 04/30/2020
Elke Rock Ö3 main evening show, The countdown to the weekend, Ö3 Austria Top 40 Ö3 morning show, Ö3x, Radio Holiday, Ö3 music holiday 07/13/2020
Gerda Rogers Meeting point Sternstunden (co-moderation) October 16, 2019
Martina Rupp Good morning on sunday October 16, 2019
Daniel scrap Ö3 alarm clock (weather, co-moderation) 04/30/2020
Carmen Schüssling Ö3 alarm clock (weather, co-moderation) October 16, 2019
Claudia Stoeckl Breakfast with me October 16, 2019
Sandra Tilg Ö3 hit night October 16, 2019
Raphael Trkmic Ö3 hit night December 01, 2019
Tom Walek Walek wanders 01/19/2020
Martin Ziniel Ö3 hit night 01/19/2020
Susi zumann Ö3 main evening show, The countdown to the weekend, Ö3x Ö3 weekend playlist, Ö3 Top 12 to 12, Radio Holiday, Ö3 music holiday March 27, 2020

ORF stars

ORF STARS ... and your event is under a lucky star! With this motto the ORF presents presenters who are also available for events.

From the Hitradio Ö3 team, these are: Sylvia Graf, Philipp Hansa, Benny Hörtnagl, Lisa Hotwagner, Verena Kicker, Andi Knoll, Robert Kratky, Tina Ritschl, Elke Rock, Gerda Rogers, Claudia Stöckl and Tom Walek.

Former Ö3 moderators (selection)

Own events

Hitradio Ö3 organizes around 150 events every year. These are designed and implemented by the radio station's event marketing department. The spectrum ranges from open-air events in summer and winter, private concerts, discos and clubbing, etc.

Ö3 PistenBully

Ö3-PistenBully on the Gemeindealpe in Mitterbach am Erlaufsee , Lower Austria in January 2018

Ö3 has been touring Austria's ski areas for four years and organizes the Ö3 PistenBully in the winter season . It is an open air event. The Ö3-PistenBully takes place as part of a major event, e.g. B. an alpine ski race or as an individual event. Ö3 DJs, Ö3 presenters and Ö3 dancers are live on site. Venues were u. a. already Flachau , Sölden , Altenmarkt-Zauchensee , Saalbach-Hinterglemm , Grossarl and Dorfgastein . The Ö3-PistenBully is a Pistenbully that has been expanded to include a DJ pulpit and tours through Austria's ski areas.

Ö3 disco

The radio station has been organizing the Ö3 disco in all Austrian federal states for 20 years. The Ö3 DJs play the station's music repertoire in event halls, tents or discos. The Ö3 disco is booked and arrives at the respective venue as agreed.

Ö3 private concert

For the Ö3 private concert, international top stars like Bryan Adams or Juanes are brought to Austria by the radio station. You play in a familiar setting in front of around 200 listeners. You can register for tickets on the radio station's homepage. Further cards will be raffled in competitions.

Ö3 Live at Summersplash

One week a year from Monday to Friday, the Ö3 playlist reports live from the Summersplash in Italy (Sicily). The show is moderated by young high school graduates, the music is played by the moderators of the Ö3 playlist.

Comedy on Ö3

In 1997 the radio station began its comedy program, which increased the audience enormously. The Ö3 vignette man "Held ohne Hirn" by and with Robert Kratky represents the beginning of the recipe for success consisting of information and fun. Tom Walek as "The Micro Man" and Gernot Kulis as the Ö3 callboy have achieved great fame .

Current comedy programs on Ö3 (as of February 2018):

- Sentences that cannot be said like that.

- Casa Caos - The comedy flat share

- The questionnaire"

- The soundtrack for ...

Ö3 as a media partner at events

But Ö3 also participates as a media partner in various major events,

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Ö3 campaigns

Ö3 lucky bag

The Ö3 surprise bag is a mobile phone collection campaign by the radio station that was launched during the 2004 Christmas season. The “Ö3 lucky bags” will be sent to Austrian households by Post AG at the beginning of December . The Austrian population is called upon to collect old cell phones and return them postage paid. For each functioning cell phone, three euros and 50 cents for each broken cell phone are donated to the Austrian aid organizations Caritas and Licht ins Dunkel . This u. a. supports Austrian families. The Ö3 surprise bag is a project by Hitradio Ö3 in cooperation with Österreichische Post AG, Caritas and Licht ins Dunkel.

Team Austria

In August 2007 Hitradio Ö3 called for the “ Team Austria ” campaign. Together with the Austrian Red Cross , volunteers who are willing to help in the event of a natural disaster were / are being sought. With this campaign, Ö3 channels, structures and organizes the helpfulness of the Austrian population. The helpers register on an online database and complete an introductory course on disaster relief at the Austrian Red Cross. In the event of an emergency, they should provide support to the professional rescue workers. The members of Team Austria are informed about an operation by SMS. No one is obliged to provide assistance by registering. The Austria team now has 25,000 members. Other European countries have also convinced themselves of the idea. Team Austria's idea and concept were exported to other European countries as part of the Team Civil Protection project, which was co-financed by the EU . The latest promotion is the “Team Austria Tafel”. In cooperation with the Red Cross, surplus food donated by retailers is distributed to needy Austrians. At the 50 “Team Austria Food Banks” across the country, over 10 tons of food have already been given to people in need.


"Ö3ver" (Ö-Driver) are radio listeners who become authorized traffic reporters by registering at oe3.orf.at. You will receive a membership number and report on the current traffic situation on Austria's roads. Every Ö3ver is automatically a member of Club Ö3 .

Club Ö3

Membership in Club Ö3 is non-binding and free of charge. Registration options can be found on the radio station's website. Club Ö3 can be left at any time. Club Ö3 members have access to competitions and receive exclusive information on concerts and current events.

The Ö3 sound check

Between 2005 and 2010, Ö3 organized the Ö3 sound check . It was a band competition in which Austrian bands competed against each other. An expert jury selected the participating bands. These were then presented in the radio station's program and thus had the opportunity to present themselves to the audience. After that, the audience chose the winning band on the station's website. 1,586 bands took part in the five editions of the Ö3 Soundcheck.

The winners of the five Ö3 sound checks: 2005 - Shiver 2006 - SheSays 2007 - PBH Club 2008 - Cardiac Move 2010 - Norbert Schneider

The New Austrians

" The New Austrians " was an Ö3 project to promote Austrian musicians. Since 2007, Ö3 has made part of the airtime available for Austrian music under the motto “New Pop and Rock from Austria”. Furthermore, the young artists were hired by the radio as live acts for the Ö3 events. This gave local musicians the opportunity to convince the Austrian audience of themselves. Many of the “New Austrians” found their way onto the radio through their participation in the Ö3 sound check, while others were “discovered” by the radio station.

The New Austrians include Anna F. , Luttenberger-Klug , Mondscheiner , Valerie , Excuse Me Moses and Herbstrock .

The Ö3 Christmas miracle

From December 19 to 24, 2014, Ö3 hosted the Ö3 Christmas Miracle for the first time . Gabi Hiller , Andi Knoll and Robert Kratky moderated for a good cause for 120 hours non-stop from the Ö3-Wunschhütte , a glass broadcasting container on Salzburg's Kapitelplatz . With a donation for the light in the dark emergency aid fund , which helps families in need, you could have a music wish fulfilled. A total of 617,582 euros were donated in these five days. The three moderators only got to drink, several times they were also allowed to have a soup. Since at least two moderators had to moderate during the night, a moderator was only allowed to sleep for two hours. Various prominent live guests came to the glass studio, such as Thomas Morgenstern , David Alaba , Thorsteinn Einarsson , the Poxrucker Sisters , Marcel Hirscher etc.

From 19 to 24 December 2015, the new edition of the Ö3 Christmas miracle took place, this time at Graz's Mariahilferplatz , right in front of the Mariahilferkirche . The moderators were again Gabi Hiller, Robert Kratky and Andi Knoll. After 120 hours of uninterrupted live broadcast (as of December 24, 2015, 10 a.m.), the total amount of the donation collected was 1,022,936 euros. Well-known live guests in the glass studio were Virginia Ernst, Gernot Kulis , Piccanto , Leo Aberer , Josef Zotter , the Styrian Caritas Director Franz Küberl , Jakob Jantscher , Thomas Morgenstern, Thomas Muster , The Makemakes , Petra Kamenar (artist name: Ben Sky ) and Thomas Kamenar with daughter Emilia, Thorsteinn Einarsson, the mayor of Graz Siegfried Nagl , Thomas David , Julia Dujmovits , Krautschädl , Runtastic founders Florian Gschwandtner , Conchita Wurst , Russkaja , Julian le Play , Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz , Health Minister Sabine Oberhauser , Nadine Beiler , Klaus Kröll , Zoe , Seiler and Speer , daydreamer , Alexander Wrabetz , the Styrian Governor Hermann Schützenhöfer , Christian Schwab , Como , Zlatko Junuzovic , Kathi Kallauch , Cornelia Hütter , Andreas Gabalier , Lemo , Wanda and the Styrian Diocesan Bishop Wilhelm Krautwaschl .

From December 19 to 24, 2016, the Ö3 Christmas Wonder took place in Maria-Theresien Strasse in Innsbruck, right next to the Anna column. This time, € 1,899,475 was collected for Licht ins Dunkel.

Picture gallery

Hitradio Ö3 was honored with the Austrian Event Award in the category “Public Events Charity / Social / Cultural” with the award in silver on December 2nd, 2015 for the Ö3 Christmas miracle with the moderators Gabi Hiller, Robert Kratky and Andi Knoll . On June 20, 2016, the Ö3 Christmas Miracle was awarded the Austrian Radio Prize as the best promotional campaign.

The event has existed in the same form since 2004 on the Dutch broadcaster 3FM under the name Serious Request . Here, too, several moderators are locked up in a glass studio shortly before Christmas and it can be donated to a good cause.

72 hours - without compromise

For three days the motto for 5,000 young people across Austria was “Get down to business and do good”: Austria's largest youth social campaign started for the sixth time. Within 72 hours, groups of five to 20 young people between 14 and 25 years of age solved a charitable task that was only mentioned at the start of the project. After the starting shot, it was time to roll up your sleeves, be creative, improvise and power up to the last second. Hitradio Ö3 reported live for 72 hours on the tasks and locations. Ö3 moderator Peter L. Eppinger traveled all over Austria and reported from various projects. And in updates from various locations, the young people also had their say and presented their progress.


Ö3 is the radio station with the greatest reach in Austria. The radio test for the first half of 2010 confirms this market leadership. Every third radio minute heard is accounted for by the Ö3 program. Almost 2.8 million Austrians listen to the station every day. According to the radio test, that's a million more listeners than all Austrian private radio stations put together. The dominance of the radio station is greatest among 14 to 49 year olds with a market share of 43%. Ö3 achieved the lowest market share with 30% in the federal state of Vienna.

The competition from private radio began in 1998 with the introduction of a dual media system in the radio sector. However, Ö3 was able to record its highest market share in 2001, when the first private radio stations had already been on the air for three years. At that time, Ö3 achieved an average daily rate of 42.6% throughout Austria.


  • From January 1, 1974 and in the 1980s, Ö3 could also be received in West Berlin on the SFB 2 frequencies , every Sunday from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Ö3 has had its own satellite TV station since 2005. It plays the radio program from Ö3 and shows the key data of the current title as well as news and traffic information while it can be heard on the radio.


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  • Alfred Komarek : Zeitgeist for both ears. 25 years of Ö3. Orac-Verlag, Vienna et al. 1992, ISBN 3-7015-0271-4 .
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  • Claudia Stöckl : Breakfast with me. Personalities very personal. The book for the Ö3 broadcast. Döcker, Vienna 1998, ISBN 3-85115-262-X .
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  • Harald Fidler : Austria's media world from A to Z. The complete encyclopedia with 1000 keywords from "rip-off television" to "newspaper death". Falter-Verlag, Vienna 2008, ISBN 978-3-85439-415-0 .

See also

Web links

Commons : Hitradio Ö3  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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