Multilingual radio station is on the air

Foreigners living and working in Greece now have their own radio station. Filia (Friendship), which is already transmitting on 1386 AM, is the brand-new, multicultural radio station run by ERA (Hellenic Radio Television). Inaugurated by Press and Mass Media Minister Christos Protopappas on Monday, the new station features programs in Arabic, German, Russian, Spanish, Romanian, Turkish, Serbo-Croat, Bulgarian, Albanian, French, Polish and English, seven foreign-language news bulletins as well as a collaboration with the BBC World Service. It aims to provide information, music, and news developments in Greece and abroad to a foreign audience living in the country. The new radio station will soon be transmitting on FM, while segments from its various broadcasts will be incorporated in ERT’s website, in view of the upcoming 2004 Athens Olympics.