Imperial broadcaster Vienna
The German Reich Post took over on April 1, 1939, the transmitting equipment RAVAG. With the ordinance on extraordinary broadcasting measures , from September 1st ( beginning of the war ) in the Greater German Reich there was a ban on listening to " enemy broadcasters ", violations of this could result in prison, and in special cases for news dissemination even the death penalty.
After the start of the air raids on Vienna in March 1944, the station broadcast so-called air situation reports every hour . He used the "cuckoo call" as a warning signal for air raids.
On January 14, 1945, the Wiener Funkhaus was bombed. On April 6, 1945 the last broadcast of the Reichsender Wien took place. A week later, during the Battle of Vienna , the Bisamberg transmitter was blown up by soldiers of the Wehrmacht .
- Viktor Ergert : The History of Austrian Broadcasting . Volume 1: 1924-1945; Volume 2: 1945-1955. Österreichischer Rundfunk (publisher), Salzburg 1974.
- The "cuckoo" - pre-warning of air raids on cities and air raid siren. 1944/45 Austrian Media Library, Audiovisual Archive Technical Museum Vienna. Retrieved November 4, 2019.