We have compiled an FAQ list of questions we frequently receive on similar topics grouped by subject. You may find the answer to your question here.

Music Programme

How would you describe the philosophy and the musical format of Radio Swiss Jazz?

Our slogan guides what we do: Music. Pure. We broadcast pure music: jazz and swing, melodious soul and blues, topped off with latin and world music for listeners to discover and enjoy. No talk and no ads. The station is committed to ensuring that 50% of the music it plays is Swiss.
The programme is balanced throughout the year and – with the exception of the Christmas programme during the Advent period – does not take special account of topical events such as birthdays, anniversaries of deaths, celebrations, public holidays or seasons.

Why do you not play different genres of jazz more often?
Why don’t you do any special programmes, on blues, for example?
Why do you play Swiss songs so often?
What does the abbreviation «CH» stand for at the end of a title on the website?
Why don’t you play older jazz more often?
Why are there sometimes changes to the programme and/or programming delays or rescheduling?
To what extent is recording permitted?
Why are the excerpts of the tracks that I can click on to hear so short?
I have a music tip for you. How do I submit it?
Can I request a track?
Why doesn’t the playlist feature links to online purchase options and downloads anymore?
You’re playing a track that isn’t available to buy any more as a recording. Can you make a copy for me?


In what quality will I hear Radio Swiss Jazz if I activate the stream in the app or on the website by clicking on «Start the radio» or by opening the external player?

If you click on «Start the radio» or listen via the external player on our website you will receive Radio Swiss Jazz in mp3 format and at a quality of 128 kbps.

How can I listen to Radio Swiss Jazz on a smartphone or tablet?
How can I listen to Radio Swiss Jazz in the car?
A short time ago, Radio Swiss Jazz disappeared from its usual place on my digital radio. What should I do?
Where can I find Radio Swiss Jazz on FM?
Streaming via the app isn’t working. What can I do?
How can I listen to Radio Swiss Jazz using my iPad?
Why don’t you offer a higher streaming quality than 128kbps MP3?
How can I go on listening to Radio Swiss Jazz via satellite?


How is your station financed without advertising?

We are a music programme of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation SRG SSR and are financed by the licence fees paid by Swiss tax payers.

What can I do with any shellac or LP records that I have been given or inherited?
I have a business (shop, hairdresser’s, restaurant…) and would like to play Radio Swiss Jazz. Do I have to pay a fee for the channel?
I would like to work at Radio Swiss Jazz. How and where can I apply?