A professional holiday - the Day of Radio and Television Workers of the Kyrgyz Republic - was established by Decree of the Government of the Republic No. 566 of December 23, 1995. The date of celebration - December 8 - was chosen due to the fact that on this day in 1958 the first television program was broadcast on Kyrgyz television.
By the Decree of the Executive Committee of the Kyrgyz SSR dated December 1, 1931, the Republican Committee for Radio Broadcasting was created under the Communications Department of the Republic, and in May 1932 it was transferred to the jurisdiction of the Central Executive Committee of the Kyrgyz SSR.
The Committee organized and coordinated radio broadcasting throughout the republic, controlled the ideological and political level, the artistic and technical quality of broadcasts, developed the material and technical base, distributed the radio network and trained personnel.