Radiodifusión Argentina al Exterior
|City||Gral. Pacheco/Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Slogan||La Radio Pública al Exterior|
|First air date||April 11, 1949|
|Affiliations||LRA Radio Nacional|
|Owner||Radio Nacional Argentina|
Radiodifusión Argentina al Exterior (English: Argentine Broadcasting to the Outside), more known as RAE, is Argentina's state-owned international broadcaster, which uses shortwave, satellite and the Internet.
RAE was founded on April 11, 1949, by then Argentine President, Juan Perón, as SIRA "Servicio Internacional de la República Argentina" (SIRA, International Service of the Republic of Argentina). SIRA broadcast 24 hours a day in seven languages.
After the military coup of September 1955, which removed Perón from power, SIRA was shut down by the new authorizes. The station was relaunched as "Radiodifusión Argentina al Exterior'"("Argentine Radio Broadcast Abroad"), on February 12, 1958. RAE is operated by LRA1 Radio Nacional, Argentina's state radio network.
The programs that RAE broadcasts focuses on Argentine news, culture, geography, history, and music, among other subjects. Music of all kinds, from Argentine folkloric which is usually gaucho and indigenous fare) and tango music, to Argentine pop music.
The station broadcasts in seven languages: Spanish, German, French, English, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese. RAE used to broadcast in Arabic, until Arabic programming was cancelled by station management sometime ago; one of RAE's opening jingle still has an Arabic introduction.
RAE also broadcasts programs from its principal channel, Radio Nacional, so that Argentines abroad can get in touch with current events from their homeland. Among the programs broadcast from Radio Nacional are "Panorama Nacional de Noticias" a news program, and professional football matches from Argentina's professional leagues.