Several radio stations of Ioannina went off air yesterday, this time due to an uncommon reason: an old radio mast in Liggiades, Ioannina collapsed on the cables of the electrical company. As a result, the power at the site was interrupted, until the damage was repaired. The incident was caused by the antenna mast that used to belong to the radio station Christianismos, which has ceased broadcasts to the city since years. The abandoned mast was victim of the weather conditions, as it has not had any maintenance all these years. ΣυνέχειαRadio broadcasts of Ioannina disrupted when abandoned antenna collapsed
As we had predicted, the identity and profile change of the former news radio of Antenna, had a negative effect on the radio coverage of the group in the countryside. The program of Antenna FM used to be relayed in the countryside via the frequences of a 25 "networked" radio stations. Many of these stations had a long history in this cooperation, whereas some of them had also chosen to use the name of Antenna for their frequency. ΣυνέχειαAntenna radio lost its nationwide coverage
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