Athens 98.4 FM (Greek: Αθήνα 9.84), officially Municipality of Athens Broadcasting Corporation "Athina"[1][2][3] is the first non-state radio station to begin broadcasting in Greece in 1987. The station is the forerunner of the municipal radio sector in Greece.

Athina 98.4
Broadcast areaAttica
Frequency98.3 MHz (2001-present)
BrandingAthens Municipal Radio
FormatNews & Entertainment
AffiliationsFM100 Thessaloniki
OwnerMunicipality of Athens
Athens International Radio
First air date
May 31, 1987 (1987-05-31)
Former frequencies
98.4 MHz (1987-2001)
Call sign meaning
Athina 98.4 FM

History edit

The station went on air on May 31, 1987, without a license but backed by then mayor of Athens Miltiadis Evert.[4] 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.

The station also operates its website of news in both Greek and English language.[5]

In 2004, it established the foreign-language station Athens International Radio as a spin-off project.

References edit

  1. ^ "ΦΕΚ B 624/1989". Government Gazette. 1989-08-25.
  2. ^ "ΦΕΚ B 2281/2008". Government Gazette. 2008-11-10.
  3. ^ "ΦΕΚ Β 1283/2015". Government Gazette. 2015-06-29.
  4. ^ Zaharopoulos, Thimios (2004). "Greece". In Christopher H. Sterling (ed.). Encyclopedia of Radio. Vol. 2. Fitzroy-Dearborn/Routledge. p. 1107. ISBN 1-57958-249-4.
  5. ^ "Athens 98.4 FM English edition website". Athens 98.4 FM. 26 September 2016. Archived from the original on 2021-12-06. Retrieved 2021-12-06.

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