The first radio broadcast of the district radio communications office went on the air on October 20, 1931 before the celebration of the first anniversary of the Taimyr (Dolgano-Nenets) Autonomous District formation. Broadcasting was provided on a voluntary basis, and Andrey Permyakov, secretary of the district party committee, became the first editor of the radio newsreel. In 1932, the editorial office was staffed with the necessary staff.
The exhibition features photographs of Dudinka radio employees from different years. For example, the famous Nenets journalist, writer and poetess Lyubov Nenyang worked for some time as a research assistant at the museum. The radio correspondent was also the no less famous Dolgan poet, the creator of the written language of her people, Ogdo Aksenova. The journalist Gunar Kroders, the future honorary citizen of Norilsk, also worked on the radio in Dudinka.
The archive of the Taimyr Museum of Local Lore keeps the history of local radio not only in personalities, but also in buildings. At the exhibition you can see the first reception center of the radio station in the 1930s.
It is interesting that programs in the languages of the indigenous peoples of the North began to air only in 1948: on September 29, the announcer-translator Nikolay Mikhailov in the Dolgan language announced the party resolution in the Dolgan language. In October, regular news programs began to appear in the Dolgan, Nenets and Evenk languages. In 1951, when Dudinka received the city status, the latest news was also heard in the Nganasan language, but without Evenk. The Youth of Taimyr radio magazine and the Our Friends analytical program appeared.
Having gone through many reorganizations, the Taimyr radio broadcasting continues its history. Today, as well as many years ago, programs are broadcast in Russian, Nenets, Dolgan and Nganasan languages.
Earlier, we reported that programs in the languages of Taimyr indigenous peoples appeared on the air of the Severny Gorod.