This project of the “Forschungsstelle Geschichte des Rundfunks in Norddeutschland [Research Centre for the History of Broadcasting in Northern Germany] (FGRN)" – a cooperative project between the Hans-Bredow-Institut with the NDR (North German Broadcasting), the WDR (West German Broadcasting) and the Universität Hamburg (Department of Languages, Literature and Media I) – devoted itself to the media-historical transformation process occurring in the years immediately following the end of the Second World War. The subject of the investigation was the history of the Northwest German Broadcasting (NWDR), which started as a radio station of the British Military Government in May 1945 and was established on January 1, 1948 as the first public broadcasting institution in Germany.
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