The reopening of the 103.7 relay frequency so that the Public Radio of Pyrgos (South West Greece) can be heard in all areas of Ilia, demands MP of the Democratic Alliance for Ilia Prefecture, George Kontoyannis, in a Parliamentary Question to the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Networks . The full text of the question is as follows:
"The Research and Technology Department of ERT ordered the closure of specific relaying frequencies in the Greek countryside including the frequency 103.7 of the Public Radio of Pyrgos.
The broadcast of the radio program at that frequency was deemed necessary in 2002 after the legitimate complaints of listeners in the area of Campos (from Amaliada to the borders of Patras, having about 90,000 residents) who had no access to the radio service. The main frequency of 102.4 for Public Radio of Pyrgos, which broadcasts from Zacharo, is not heard in the aforementioned region because of the terrain.
1. It is inconceivable that private stations can operate and transmit their program on two or three frequencies and the Public Radio, which is maintained financially by the people through the contribution fee, is not able to offer the service required.
2. On a daily basis the Public Radio of Pyrgos accepts complaints from listeners who can no longer tune into the station's program.
The responsible Minister is asked:
Are you planning to review reassigning the frequency 103.7 to the Public Radio of Pyrgos"?