The mediumwave/shortwave transmission settlement of the Radio Station of Macedonia, in Perea, is being dismantled rapidly, following decision for partial mediumwave switch-off and liquidation of the real estate. At the moment, the shortwave equipment has been fully dismantled, whereas the shortwave aerials and the mediumwave equipment remains to be removed next. ΣυνέχειαMediumwave transmission center of Thessaloniki being dismantled
s of February 1 our media stops broadcasting on short waves, 76 years after the first emission in this frequency range. The reasons are both financial and related to our wish to keep pace with new trends.
Programmes in Balkan languages will keep coming in medium waves.
This gives the start to a new stage of Radio Bulgaria’s development. We hope that the relations of trust and friendship kept up for many years would persist. We would be with you again – our long-time listeners and those who would join the large family of Radio Bulgaria from now on. ΣυνέχειαRadio Bulgaria will quit shortwave on 1 February.
The international radio of "Voice of Greece" has fallen victim of the severe funding cuts. Starting from October 3, the service of the Public Broadcaster addressed to Greeks abroad and listened for seven decades throughout the world, stopped broadcasting on shortwave from 6 am to 6 pm every day.
The lack of skilled technical personnel and lack of resources are to blame for this twelve hours disruption. So, one of the most historic services of the Greek Radio (it started broadcasting in 1940) has now reached the point of weakening and losing its voice across the Greek borders. ΣυνέχειαVoice of Greece reduces shortwave broadcasts
One of the unique radio stations of the Greek radio spectrum will also be victim of the Troikan requirement for "mergers of public organizations" and generalized fanaticism against the public sector. While ERT3 generally "got away" as a result of pressure by local "stakeholders", the second service of Macedonia Radio Station, cultural radio of Thessaloniki 9.58fm, along with the short-wave service, were to fall victims of an unfortunate merger. The merger remains unjustified and blurred, with no feasibility study on the benefits and without a any strategic vision of the overall profile of the (resulting) ERT3 radio.
As the plans of the Greek government for digital radio are still unclear, some first thoughts concerning digital radio broadcasting in Greece have already been heard within ERT. According to a report in the Radio-Link magazine, after a brief discussion of the author with executives of ERT in late December, they said they consider the use of the DRM+ standard for digital broadcasting in mediumwave and shortwave. As they said, improving the signal of international Greek radio broadcasts would mean "substantial offer to the country and multiple benefits for ERT". ΣυνέχειαGreek Public Radio executives seem positive towards DRM+