Kossuth Rádió to increase religious programming in 2016

December 30, 2015


Hungary’s state-owned media holding company MTVA announced today that Kossuth Rádió, one of Hungary’s most widely listened to state-owned radio stations, will increase its religious programming in 2016.

The radio station will launch a series of short religious programs to air after the morning Krónika show.

According to the MTVA statement, the programs will be hosted by representatives of Hungary’s “four historical churches – the Roman Catholic Church, the Reformed (Calvinist) Church, the Lutheran Church and Jewish community – for the purpose for sharing their thoughts with the audience of Hungarian public media.”

The shows will feature a daily Bible lesson and a short prayer.

Pro-Fidesz churches

MTVA has not announced how the various religious presenters will be selected or whether the churches will receive any compensation for their participation.

The recipients of generous state subsidies, Hungary’s “historical churches” have shown themselves to be reliable supporters of the second and third Orbán governments.