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Michael Schrott (born September 25, 1949 in Vienna ) is an Austrian radio journalist and presenter who has received several journalism awards and lives as a privateer in Vienna and Lachania ( Greece ).

life and work

Michael Schrott's professional career began in 1968 as a reporter in the chronicle editorial team of ORF television ( Austria: Bild und Zeit im Bild ). He remained true to his “dream job ” journalist even during his military service in 1969 , when he gained his first radio experience at a “rather obscure army training station”. He then returned to ORF, but in 1971 switched from television to the radio program Ö3-Musicbox , where he mainly reported on new social movements, youth politics, ethnic minorities and everyday culture. At the end of the 1980s, Schrott became the editor-in-chief of Ö3-Musicbox , whose responsibility he gave up in 1990 to concentrate on diagonal . In 2012 he gave the show Diagonal to Peter Lachnit. In addition to his work at the Ö3 Musicbox , Schrott also wrote for the Austria supplement and the Austria section of the German music magazine " Sounds " and between 1980 and 1984 he was responsible for the Ö3 Sunday evening live discussion series radio connection . His decision to give the callers more airtime than usual provoked the accusation that the entertainment broadcaster Ö3 offered its listeners too little music at this airtime. In 1984, launched Ö1 - Radio Show Diagonal - Radio for contemporaries , by the Ö3 Musicbox -Kollegen Wolfgang Kos shaped scrap and Michael, designed and was responsible. Schrott's most successful radio show is the 50-part radio series Italienische Reisen - Goethe 1786 - Schrott 1986 , which has been awarded the Andreas Reischek Prize and the Premio Goethe , on which he worked for six months. The program first broadcast in 1986 in the Ö3 Musicbox was repeated in 2007 in Ö1 and published as a CD box. In July 2005 he also took on responsibility for broadcasting the Sunday Ö1 music program Spielraum Spezial , which musically highlighted musical outsiders and insider tips as well as special focus topics based on selected records. When, at the end of 2006, the broadcasting time of Spielraum special was cut from 46 minutes to 26 minutes due to the new radio series Ö1 Children's University , Schrott gave up the responsibility for the broadcast, but occasionally designed Spielraum programs on Sundays . Schrott's extremely characteristic radio voice is described by the media colleagues as follows: “full, deep voice that sounds like broad shoulders to lean on”, or “pleasantly deep and unmistakable voice with a high recognition factor ”.


  • Alberto Franceschini: Hit the heart of the state. Europa Verlag (Original title: Mara, Renato e io) (1990)

Honourings and prices

Web links

Individual evidence

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  2. Ute Fuith: Well tuned  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. . The most pleasant and melodious radio voices. A small ranking of the good tone.@1@ 2Template: Dead Link / www.extradienst.at  
  3. The original wording was replaced in autumn 2011 by a text that was so clearly based on "my" Wikipedia article that I revised it a little at the end of 2011 to avoid the erroneous impression that the Wikipedia article was the Copy while it was actually the original.