VAS Latvijas Valsts radio un televīzijas centrs
Both, the rich history of the company itself as well as the fact that length of employment of many employees of the company lasts for several tens of years or the company is their only place of work, provides an opportunity to use this historical experience and gradual replacement of generations for growth of the company.
The name of the company has been changed for several times since the foundation:
The origin of VAS Latvijas Valsts radio un televīzijas centrs is related to the history of radio in Latvia, which started in 1924, when the radio exchange was established in the composition of the central board of the Post and Telegraph Office of the Ministry of Transport.
During the thirtieth it was transformed into the Radio Department, later on into the Radio Division, but since 1938 into the Latvian Radio Centre. A technical department was established within the framework of it, which administered the radio central exchange, transmitters, connection and traffic department, laboratory and workshops.
Until September 1940 the Latvian Radio Centre was lead by the engineer Jānis Linters (1879-1963). During this period of time there were broadcasting stations were built in Riga, Madona, Kuldīga and Liepāja.
In 1944 the Communication Authorised Department with services was organized, which started to renew the destroyed systems. Later on the Ministry of Transport was arranged, under the subordination of which there were broadcasting, television, operation and development of technical systems performed.
On 1 January 1972 the company was renamed as the Latvian Radio and Television Centre. Romualds Grabovskis was appointed as the Director thereof. The Latvian Radio and Television Centre became as an economic accountability company and the technical services of radio programmes and television studios, movie production department, power economy, road vehicles, capital construction department and other administrative and economical services - in total 11 workshops, 32 departments and stations - were delivered under the management of it. At that time the company employed 432 employees.
The company had always united technically creative and excellent personalities, without the creative initiative of whom it would not be possible to achieve such impressive achievements at that time. Jānis Linters and Harijs Bauers have significantly contributed during the initial period of the development of the Latvian Radio, but Georgs Lurie and many other employees of the company - for the implementation of television in Latvia.