After a meeting on February 17, the Administrative Board of the Greek Public Broadcaster (ERT) ordered the switch-off of eleven medium wave transmitters (MW) whereas only nine medium wave transmitters with their respective programs of the Greek Public Radio will keep operating. As it can been seen in the tables and the map below, in fact it is the high-power transmitters that survive, most of which are located near the border and had been used previously for the "International Network of ERA". Additionally ERT retains the frequency of the “First Radio Service” (729) and “Filía” (666) from Attica, and also the one of ERA Sport (792) hosted by the former Voice of America transmitter that was re-installed in 2002 at Malgara. A relatively low power transmitter in Florina will also be retained, probably because of its location being nearby to the FYROM.
Nine regional radio stations will be formed out of the merge of 19 local public radio services, according to the plan announced by Greek Minister of Communication, Ilias Mossialos. According to the plan, only 2 stations remain as they are (North Aegean, based on Lesbos and South Aegean based on Rhodes). The rest of the stations will be merged as following:
ΣυνέχειαGreek local public radio is being merged