London Greek Radio celebrates 30 years of broadcasting

London Greek Radio celebrates 30 years of broadcasting today, becoming the UK’s longest-serving ethnic radio station to hold an FM licence.

Britain’s first-ever licensed ethnic radio station began official broadcasting on 13th November 1989 upon being awarded its licence and a special day of celebratory programming took place today, 13th November.

Listeners, presenters, staff and management celebrated the anniversary at a Dinner & Dance event on 30th October, with Cypriot singer, Stelios Chiotis and others.

The station remains on 103.3FM, but also on DAB in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, in addition to 93FM in Larnaca, Cyprus.

LGR’s Managing Director, Tony Jay, said, “More listeners are discovering the ever-growing London Greek Radio family every day, and it’s not only Greek-speaking listeners but English, Jewish, Albanian, Arab, Bulgarian, Turkish, Russian and many more who frequently tune in.

“LGR is undergoing a revamp with fresh ideas to attract an even wider audience. Exciting times ahead; onwards and upwards.”

LGR’s Chairman John Kyriakides, added: “With LGR’s edgier playlists of the biggest Greek and Cypriot tunes, Modern Laika, Greek Pop, Entehna, Golden-Oldies, Alternative, Folk and current Chart Hits, we continue to serve the listener.

“It is this fundamental reason that the station remains the preferred choice in most Greek and Cypriot homes, offices, shops, factories, workplaces, vehicles and venues.”

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2 Comments
  1. Radio Geordie says

    And to think, 30 years ago, so-called experts said it would never last.

  2. Mr Boltar says

    I listen occasionally – very nice music and greek is a pleasent language to listen to even though I don’t speak a word πŸ™‚

    Technically though it should be London Cypriot Radio since the vast majority of greek speakers in london are cypriot descent.

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