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Dance Orchestras of Czechoslovak Radio and Television
Taneční orchestry Československého rozhlasu a televize / Tanečné orchestre Československého rozhlasu a televízie
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AN independent, voluntary project and Facebook group, celebrating the quality and varied music - particularly instrumentals - of the former radio and television dances orchestras from 1950s - 1990s.

Taneční orchestr Československého rozhlasu v Prahe (TOČR)
Orchestr Československé Televize (Orchestr ČST)
Tanečný orchester Československého rozhlasu v Bratislave (TOČR)
Tanečný orchester Československej televízie v Bratislave
Orchestr Studio Brno (OSB)
Ostravský Rozhlasový Orchestr (ORO)

Specially composed music, Czechoslovak and international
standards, backing music for singers and instrumentals.

Join our friendly Facebook group here

Miroslav Brož & Vieroslav Matušík conduct the TOČR v Bratislave in 1978 and 1982 (© RTVS)

Below left: Logos of Czechoslovak radio and television
Logo of Czechoslovak radio
Logo of Czechoslovak television
Musicians gathered outside
Members of Orchestr Studio Brno pose for an LP cover in 1974 (© Supraphon)
Photo Gallery
Saxophone players on stage
Josef Vobruba conducting
Trombone players
Orchestr Československé Televize in 1981 (© Česká televize), Josef Vobruba conducts the Prague TOČR in 1979 (© Český rozhlas), Orchestr Československé Televize members in 1989
Two men in a studio control room
Man with a mixing desk
Musicians in a recording studio
Radio Studio 1, Bratislava, 1977: Monitoring and checking in the control room, and Miroslav Brož conducting the musicians in the studio (© RTVS)
Musicians in a studio
Piano and strings
Musicians from the TV dance orchestra in Bratislava, with Siloš Pohanka conducting the band in 1987, and the Bratislava TOČR performing in 1977 (© RTVS)
Image showing a Studer tape machine
Boxes of taped recordings
Five musicians
Multi-track Studer machine, and part of the tape archive, at the Slovak public broadcaster, RTVS, in Bratislava (© Martin Jurčo) and ORO musicians in Ostrava (© Český rozhlas)

Radio presenter sitting at a studio desk

We recommend!

Music from the various former Czechoslovak radio and TV dance orchestras - and others - features in Bez Slov (Without Words) on Slovakia's RTVS Rádio Regina each Thursday between 22.30-00.00 (Slovak time) with a repeat on Sunday 00.30-02.00.
Listen via Rádio Regina Player here

Left: Martin Jurčo in a studio at Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska (RTVS) in Bratislava (© MJ)
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Join our friendly Facebook group and learn about the lovely music here!
Kroza Krokem CD cover
Buy TOČR Prague, ORO Ostrava and OSB Brno music from the Czech Radio website!

TOČR catalogue here

ORO here

OSB here and here

Contact us via our Facebook group or using mail @ docrtv . com

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Last page revision: November 2023

Dance Orchestras of Czechoslovak Radio and Television - - An independent, voluntary project.