First local FM radio - Volna FM, began broadcasts in South Ossetia on Tuesday.
The new radio intends to broadcast news and entertaining programs. Daily news programs covering day-by-day developments in South Ossetia will be given priority in the Volna FM broadcasting schedule.
There had been no radio in South Ossetia since the August, 2008 war.
Local broadcasts continuing three-four hours per day have been made by state teleradio company Ir (Ossetia) that broadcasts to almost the entire territory of South Ossetia.
Thanks to the federal program of technical re-equipment of federal television South Ossetia can receive a signal from the Vladikavkaz Broadcasting Center and broadcast programs by First federal TV Channel, Vesti (news) Channel, NTV and Kultura (culture) Channel.