The final end of Xenios Radio was confirmed at the meeting of Tuesday (26/06) by the City Council of Phili. The decision included the clearance the municipal radio station, after defining 3 trustees (of whom one is known, former purger the station, Mr. George Nikitakis) and transfering the radio station personnel to the municipality and the legal entities of Phili (with contracts for Institutions of Local Administration), at the request of the employees concerned. According to the workplace representative of the Journalists' Union, the Mayor of Phili stated that XENIOS 94,3 FM is now over, and employees who do not submit a transfer request would have chosen the path of being dismissed. Then (again according to the Mayor), applications will be sent to stakeholders in the region, which will decide to approve the transfer of those who submitted an application (ie if they qualify). Those who do not qualify (after application is checked by the Regional Administration) will have the same fate as those who do not submit a transfer request, and will be fired.
Additionally, the Mayor Bouraimis, argued that the assets and the license the station will remain with the City and possibly in the future it will have the ability to operate the radio station or create a radio administration in the municipality, which is however not clearly supported by law. The station's journalists seem puzzled, as they are in front of the dilemma of either becoming municipal employees to survive, or opting for redundancy (see compensation, unemployment insurance) and looking for a job, that does not seem an easy way under these circumstances.
Source: Financial Crimes