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End of an era: The Greek Service of the Voice of America ceases operations

The end of operation of the Greek Service of VOA (Voice of America) after 72 years was announced yesterday by the radio network. The decision was taken due to cuts in the budget allocated for the operation of the news organization, but also due to the effort to use the broadcaster for the diplomatic needs of the United States. The last show will be aired Tuesday morning via satellite and it will be relayed to Greece by Skai Radio and City 106,1 in Thessaloniki. Read more »End of an era: The Greek Service of the Voice of America ceases operations

Funding cuts for Cyprus' Public Broadcaster; one TV channel and one radio program may close

Public broadcasters in Europe are being hit by a wave of funding cuts. After Greece, Britain, Spain and Italy, Cyprus is about to be hit by the crisis. An analysis ordered by the Cyprus Ministry of Interior from PWC, concerning strategic, operational planning and reorganization of the CyBC is about to be published. Read more »Funding cuts for Cyprus' Public Broadcaster; one TV channel and one radio program may close

Public prosecutor of High Court as member of the Board of the Greek broadcaster

A decision of the Supervisory Board of the Greek Public Broadcaster NERIT, defined today Supreme Court deputy prosecutor Mr. George Borodimos as a member of the Board of Directors. According to the press release, "The Management of NERIT is particularly pleased with the choice and believes that Borodimo's participation in the Board - due to his prior service in the field of Justice - will be instrumental in observing transparency, legitimacy and accountability in the functioning of the Broadcaster and to clarify cases of intransparency that may have occurred in the past. Read more »Public prosecutor of High Court as member of the Board of the Greek broadcaster

Aegean VHF contest: Greek radio amateurs target the bands of Europe!

This year's Greek amateur radio contest, the 13th one, will be on air for 5 and 6 July, by daybreak Saturday, the 5th of July, until dawn the following Monday. The Aegean VHF Contest, is aiming to engage as much young and old amateurs from the all geographic regions of the country, including clubs, groups and individuals, in a common Greek amateur radio activity. Radio amateurs are invited to take all of their equipment, and operate from home or from a fairly high point by calling: «CQ CQ CQ Aegean Contest». Read more »Aegean VHF contest: Greek radio amateurs target the bands of Europe!

Greek Public Broadcaster call for DVB-T transmitters, satellite and receivers

The Administration Board of NERIT decided to hold:

an open, international tender for the supply of 335 installed transmitters DVB-T, with various power (90 pieces power 10W, 180 pieces of power equal to or greater than 180W, and 65 pieces of power more than 600W). The estimated cost reaches 5.43 million euros, plus VAT Read more »Greek Public Broadcaster call for DVB-T transmitters, satellite and receivers

EBU does not recognize the Greek Public Broadcaster as a member yet

The executives of EBU who were in Athens for a meeting with NERIT administration yesterday have not been convinced that the new Greek Public Broadcaster is in full operation. Therefore, EBU has not accepted yet the request of NERIT to be a full member of the union of public broadcasters in Europe.

One majour issues, is that NERIT has not yet succeeded to hire more than 25 personnel, whereas the rest of the content is still produced by the interim broadcaster set up last September by the Ministry of Finances. Read more »EBU does not recognize the Greek Public Broadcaster as a member yet

Resignation by one more member of Greek Public Broadcasters' administration board

Konstantinos Polyzogopoulos, the professor of Law who used to be a member of NERIT's administration board, resigned today. The Trust Board is seeking a replacement.

Greece's new Public Broadcaster NERIT came as a replacement after the closure of the old Broadcaster ERT. NERIT has undergone major turbulances, as a result of the huge delays, the organization problems and internal conflicts. CEO Prokopakis was forced to quit a few weeks ago, after almost one year in his position, whereas Deputy CEO Evaggelakou resigned after accused for corruption. Read more »Resignation by one more member of Greek Public Broadcasters' administration board

CEO of new public Greek broadcaster dismissed; nothing worked as expected

Edit: New CEO of Greek public broadcaster NERIT will be Antonis Makridimitris, Professor of Management at the University of Athens. The new public broadcaster of Greece has got into new adventures, as the dismissal of the CEO Giorgos Prokopakis has been announced. He has been accused for the absolute failure to have a "clean start" for the new broadcaster, as in the end the interim governmental service "DT" is extending its operation, with the only difference that the logos and the websites have been slightly tweaked. Read more »CEO of new public Greek broadcaster dismissed; nothing worked as expected

Reactions as Greek radio journalists make fun of gay artist on air

Heavy reactions have been prompted by offensive homophobic comments transmitted during the radio show of Wednesday 5 March on Alpha Radio (Athens, Greece) by journalists Dimos Verykios and Dimitris Stavropoulos. They commented a statement by writer Avgoustos Korto, where he said that he is not going to be a candidate in the upcoming elections, reminding that he remains "devoted to his man and his books". It was announced that Verykios will be judged by the Journalists' Union, and he later posted an apology. Read more »Reactions as Greek radio journalists make fun of gay artist on air

Czech Republic longwave to close by end of February

A reminder that there are just two weeks left for you to listen to the Czech Republic on longwave, as it is marked for closure at the end of February. The ending of transmissions on 270 will leave a completely empty channel across Europe, presumably for the first time on either longwave or mediumwave since the early days of radio.

Recently, I've noticed that they cut the transmitter for its overnight break without ceremony either at exactly 2300 (sometimes on the very last pip) and sometimes in the middle of the 2300 news. I don't know which
sounds more unprofessional! Read more » Czech Republic longwave to close by end of February

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