Historic timeline | Grupo RBS

Historic timeline

The evolution of Grupo RBS along its 60 years

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    • 1957 - Maurício Sirotsky Sobrinho associates to Rádio Gaúcha, in the beginning of RBS.
    • 1959 - World famous singer Elis Regina, who was born in Rio Grande do Sul, signs the first employment contract of her career with Rádio Gaúcha.
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    • 1962 - Jayme Sirotsky (R) associates to his brother Maurício (L) at Rádio Gaúcha. 1962 - Jayme Sirotsky (R) associates to his brother Maurício (L) at Rádio Gaúcha.
    • 1962 - TV Gaúcha is inaugurated.1962 - TV Gaúcha is inaugurated.
    • 1967 - TV Gaúcha associates to the TV Globo network.1967 - TV Gaúcha associates to the TV Globo network.
    • 1968 - Fernando Ernesto Corrêa (RS) becomes Maurício’s (C) and Jayme’s (L) partner.1968 - Fernando Ernesto Corrêa (RS) becomes Maurício’s (C) and Jayme’s (L) partner.
    • 1969 - TV Caxias (now RBS TV Caxias) is inaugurated. It’s the beginning of the Regional Network of Television (Rede Regional de Televisão). 1969 - TV Caxias (now RBS TV Caxias) is inaugurated. It’s the beginning of the Regional Network of Television (Rede Regional de Televisão).
    • 1969 - Maurício Sirostky Sobrinho salutes the queen of Caxias do Sul annual Grape Fair (Festa da Uva) in the inauguration of TV Caxias (now RBS TV Caxias).1969 - Maurício Sirostky Sobrinho salutes the queen of Caxias do Sul annual Grape Fair (Festa da Uva) in the inauguration of TV Caxias (now RBS TV Caxias).
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    • 1970 - The group acquires the Zero Hora newspaper.1970 - The group acquires the Zero Hora newspaper.
    • 1970 - Zero Hora starts being printed in an offset printing machine and has color pages for the first time.1970 - Zero Hora starts being printed in an offset printing machine and has color pages for the first time.
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    • 1971 - Sala de Redação is first aired. The radio sport show is now the longest running show still on air.1971 - Sala de Redação is first aired. The radio sport show is now the longest running show still on air.
    • 1972 - A fire destroys part of the radio and TV department headquarters.1972 - A fire destroys part of the radio and TV department headquarters.
    • 1972 - A fire destroys part of the radio and TV department headquarters.1972 - A fire destroys part of the radio and TV department headquarters.
    • 1973 - A fire destroys part of the Zero Hora newspaper building, but the next day edition is still finished and printed with the help of Jornal do Comércio (a competitor newspaper) team.1973 - A fire destroys part of the Zero Hora newspaper building, but the next day edition is still finished and printed with the help of Jornal do Comércio (a competitor newspaper) team.
    • 1973 - Rádio FM Gaúcha Zero Hora (now Atlântida FM Porto Alegre) is inaugurated.1973 - Rádio FM Gaúcha Zero Hora (now Atlântida FM Porto Alegre) is inaugurated.
    • 1977 - TV Bagé (now RBS TV Bagé) is inaugurated. 1977 - TV Bagé (now RBS TV Bagé) is inaugurated.
    • 1979 -TV Catarinense (now RBS TV Florianópolis) is inaugurated.1979 -TV Catarinense (now RBS TV Florianópolis) is inaugurated.
    • 1979 - TV Santa Catarina (now RBS TV Joinville) is inaugurated.1979 - TV Santa Catarina (now RBS TV Joinville) is inaugurated.
    • 1982 - Rádio Farroupilha is acquired by RBS. Pictured: Sérgio’s Zambiasi radio show in 1983.1982 - Rádio Farroupilha is acquired by RBS. Pictured: Sérgio’s Zambiasi radio show in 1983.
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    • March 24, 1986 - Maurício Sirotsky Sobrinho, RBS’s founder, dies.March 24, 1986 - Maurício Sirotsky Sobrinho, RBS’s founder, dies.
    • 1986 - Jayme Sirotsky takes place as president of Grupo RBS.1986 - Jayme Sirotsky takes place as president of Grupo RBS.
    • 1986 - Diário Catarinense, a newspaper in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, is inaugurated. Pictured: Esperidião Amin Helou Filho (C), then governor of Santa Catarina, with Jayme Sirotsky ®, then president of RBS.1986 - Diário Catarinense, a newspaper in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, is inaugurated. Pictured: Esperidião Amin Helou Filho (C), then governor of Santa Catarina, with Jayme Sirotsky ®, then president of RBS.
    • 1986 - The first edition of Diário Catarinense A primeira edição do jornal Diário Catarinense. 1986 - The first edition of Diário Catarinense A primeira edição do jornal Diário Catarinense.
    • 1987 - RBS Foundation, created in 1982, changes its name to Maurício Sirotsky Sobrinho Foundation.1987 - RBS Foundation, created in 1982, changes its name to Maurício Sirotsky Sobrinho Foundation.
    • 1988 - RBS TV Santa Cruz is inaugurated. 1988 - RBS TV Santa Cruz is inaugurated.
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    • 1991 - Nelson Sirotsky takes place as RBS’s president. 1991 - Nelson Sirotsky takes place as RBS’s president.
    • 1992 - RBS TV Santa Rosa RBS TV Santa Rosa é inaugurada.1992 - RBS TV Santa Rosa RBS TV Santa Rosa é inaugurada.
    • 1992 - Blumenau’s Jornal de Santa Catarina newspaper is acquired by RBS.1992 - Blumenau’s Jornal de Santa Catarina newspaper is acquired by RBS.
    • 1992 - Blumenau’s Jornal de Santa Catarina newspaper is acquired by RBS.1992 - Blumenau’s Jornal de Santa Catarina newspaper is acquired by RBS.
    • 1993 - RBS incorporates Pioneiro newspaper, from Caxias do Sul.1993 - RBS incorporates Pioneiro newspaper, from Caxias do Sul.
    • 1995 - TV COM is launched with a cocktail party at Usina do Gasômetro.1995 - TV COM is launched with a cocktail party at Usina do Gasômetro.
    • 1996 - Planeta Atlântida music festival first edition takes place in RIo Grande do Sul.1996 - Planeta Atlântida music festival first edition takes place in RIo Grande do Sul.
    • 1996 - Canal Rural, an agriculture oriented TV Channel, is released. 1996 - Canal Rural, an agriculture oriented TV Channel, is released.
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    • 2000 - Diário Gaúcho is released.2000 - Diário Gaúcho is released.
    • Jô Soares presents a concert in TV COM Santa Catarina.Jô Soares presents a concert in TV COM Santa Catarina.
    • 2002 - Diário de Santa Maria newspaper is released.2002 - Diário de Santa Maria newspaper is released.
    • 2006 - Hora de Santa Catarina newspaper is released.2006 - Hora de Santa Catarina newspaper is released.
    • 2006 - A Notícia newspaper, from Joinville, Santa Catarina, is incorporated to RBS.2006 - A Notícia newspaper, from Joinville, Santa Catarina, is incorporated to RBS.
    • 2007 - The interactive exhibit “50 years on air”, at Usina do Gasômetro, celebrates Grupo RBS’s 50 years of history.2007 - The interactive exhibit “50 years on air”, at Usina do Gasômetro, celebrates Grupo RBS’s 50 years of history.
    • 2007 - The interactive exhibit “50 years on air”, at Usina do Gasômetro, celebrates Grupo RBS’s 50 years of history.2007 - The interactive exhibit “50 years on air”, at Usina do Gasômetro, celebrates Grupo RBS’s 50 years of history.
    • 2007 - The interactive exhibit “50 years on air”, at Usina do Gasômetro, celebrates Grupo RBS’s 50 years of history.2007 - The interactive exhibit “50 years on air”, at Usina do Gasômetro, celebrates Grupo RBS’s 50 years of history.
    • 2007 - The interactive exhibit “50 years on air”, at Usina do Gasômetro, celebrates Grupo RBS’s 50 years of history.2007 - The interactive exhibit “50 years on air”, at Usina do Gasômetro, celebrates Grupo RBS’s 50 years of history.
    • 2007  - The establishments mapping service Hagah is released.2007 - The establishments mapping service Hagah is released.
    • 2007 - RBS TV starts to transmit digital signal.2007 - RBS TV starts to transmit digital signal.
    • 2007 - Rádio Gaúcha is aired also in FM waves. 2007 - Rádio Gaúcha is aired also in FM waves.
    • 2009 - Coworkers celebrate the 30 years of Grupo RBS in Santa Catarina.2009 - Coworkers celebrate the 30 years of Grupo RBS in Santa Catarina.
    • 2009 - Brazilian music icon Roberto Carlos sings in the 30 years celebration of Grupo RBS in Santa Catarina.2009 - Brazilian music icon Roberto Carlos sings in the 30 years celebration of Grupo RBS in Santa Catarina.
    • 2009 - RBS releases the “Crack, no way” (Crack, nem pensar) campaign to raise awareness of crack addiction in Brazil. Pictured: journalists in the Zero Hora newsroom.2009 - RBS releases the “Crack, no way” (Crack, nem pensar) campaign to raise awareness of crack addiction in Brazil. Pictured: journalists in the Zero Hora newsroom.
    • 2009 - The Jayme Sirotsky print park, in Porto Alegre, is inaugurated.2009 - The Jayme Sirotsky print park, in Porto Alegre, is inaugurated.
    • 2009 - The Jayme Sirotsky print park, in Porto Alegre, is inaugurated.2009 - The Jayme Sirotsky print park, in Porto Alegre, is inaugurated.
    • 2010 - The “Crack, no way” Institute is inaugurated. 2010 - The “Crack, no way” Institute is inaugurated.
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    • 2011 - The new headquarters of Grupo RBS in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, are inaugurated.2011 - The new headquarters of Grupo RBS in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, are inaugurated.
    • 2011 - Inauguration of the Digital Product Development Unit at Tecnopuc at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, PUCRS). 2011 - Inauguration of the Digital Product Development Unit at Tecnopuc at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, PUCRS).
    • 2011 - RBS Eventos (now Engage Eventos) is released.  2011 - RBS Eventos (now Engage Eventos) is released.
    • 2012 - Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer takes place as executive president of Grupo RBS. Nelson Sirotsky becomes president of Grupo RBS’s Administration Council.  2012 - Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer takes place as executive president of Grupo RBS. Nelson Sirotsky becomes president of Grupo RBS’s Administration Council.
    • 2012 - e.Bricks, Grupo RBS digital enterprise, is released.2012 - e.Bricks, Grupo RBS digital enterprise, is released.
    • 2012 - Rádio Gaucha Santa Maria and Rádio Gaúcha Serra go on air for the first time.2012 - Rádio Gaucha Santa Maria and Rádio Gaúcha Serra go on air for the first time.
    • 2012 - “Education Needs Answers” campaign is released.2012 - “Education Needs Answers” campaign is released.
    • 2013 - Maurício Sirostsky Sobrinho’s RBS Education Award is released.2013 - Maurício Sirostsky Sobrinho’s RBS Education Award is released.
    • 2014 - Rádio Gaúcha inaugurates the most modern radio studio in Latin America.2014 - Rádio Gaúcha inaugurates the most modern radio studio in Latin America.
    • 2014 - Grupo RBS presents “The Communication (R)Evolution”, a documental project about the future of communications.2014 - Grupo RBS presents “The Communication (R)Evolution”, a documental project about the future of communications.
    • 2014 - VOX, an event that stimulates reflections about communication through content share and experiences, is released. Pictured: TV host Luciano Huck, one of the event’s lecturers.2014 - VOX, an event that stimulates reflections about communication through content share and experiences, is released. Pictured: TV host Luciano Huck, one of the event’s lecturers.
    • 2014 - Zero Hora completes 50 years of age.2014 - Zero Hora completes 50 years of age.
    • 2015 - Rádio Farroupilha goes into FM.2015 - Rádio Farroupilha goes into FM.
    • 2015 - A new purpose for Grupo RBS is released with the position “to inform is to transform”.2015 - A new purpose for Grupo RBS is released with the position “to inform is to transform”.
    • 2015 - Octo, a plural TV channel focused in information and entertainment, is released.2015 - Octo, a plural TV channel focused in information and entertainment, is released.
    • 2015 - RBS Education Award has its third edition, along with the release of “Logus - The Knowledge Saga” multiplatform game, aimed at students.2015 - RBS Education Award has its third edition, along with the release of “Logus - The Knowledge Saga” multiplatform game, aimed at students.
    • 2015 - Changes in the organization’s structure are announced: Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer accumulates the presidency of both Grupo RBS and its Administration Council, and Claudio Toigo Filho takes place as executive president and CEO of media companies.2015 - Changes in the organization’s structure are announced: Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer accumulates the presidency of both Grupo RBS and its Administration Council, and Claudio Toigo Filho takes place as executive president and CEO of media companies.