The Executive Board of ERT, during its No. 1040 meeting, reviewed, on the recommendation of the relevant DG, the issue of disruption of three medium wave transmitters at the Greek Radio Broadcast Centers at Megara, Malgara and Tripoli.
"The Board, taking into account the demands of local communities, the broad range they offer to the Greek Radio, and the fact that their operation is possible with reduced budget, decided to restart the operation the specific transmitters."
Although this statement does not mention the names of the stations (apart from E.RA. Tripoli), it is speculated that the frequency of E.RA. Sports at 981 KHz (from Megara) and one of the two frequencies of Radio Macedonia (from Malgara). One transmitter had continued to operate in each of the last two broadcast centers, so the operation of a second transmitter out of the same premises seemed a low cost solution.
The "ex post" maneuver of the administration of ERT was the result of many complaints. The absence of powerful transmitter E.RA Sports was "missed" by a large audience in southern and insular Greece , while the radio station Macedonia had difficulties to obtain broad Macedonian coverage with just FM transmitters . Complaints are also voiced by official lips from the local radio stations, such as the fact that E.RA. Tripoli reported that areas of the municipalities o Gortynia, North and South Kynouria not covered after the close of the middle.
Such a move also is indicative of the superficiality with which the original decision was taken because its scale had strong elements of sensationalism, without prior study and dialogue with the local community