Athens 98.4 FM

Athens 98.4 FM (Greek: Αθήνα 9.84) is the first non-state radio station to begin broadcasting in Greece in 1987. Owned by the Municipality of Athens, the station is the forerunner of the municipal radio sector in Greece.

Athina 98.4
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CityAthens
Broadcast areaAttica
Frequency98.3 MHz (2001-present)
BrandingAthens Municipal Radio
SloganThe station of the city
Programming
Language(s)Greek
FormatNews & Entertainment
AffiliationsFM100 Thessaloniki
Ownership
OwnerMunicipality of Athens
Athens International Radio
History
First air date
May 31, 1987 (1987-05-31)
Former frequencies
98.4 MHz (1987-2001)
Call sign meaning
Athina 98.4 FM
Links
Websitewww.athina984.gr

HistoryEdit

The station went on air on May 31, 1987, without a license but backed by then mayor of Athens Miltiadis Evert.[1] The station initially faced many challenges as a legal framework for private broadcasting was not finalized in Greece until 1989.

The station used to broadcast on 98.4 FM, but moved to 98.3 FM in March 2001 after frequencies in the city of Athens were reassigned. The station also webcasts online and broadcasts via satellite. In 2004 it established the foreign-language station Athens International Radio as a spin-off project.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zaharopoulos, Thimios (2004). "Greece". In Christopher H. Sterling (ed.). Encyclopedia of Radio. 2. Fitzroy-Dearborn/Routledge. p. 1107. ISBN 1-57958-249-4.

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