Shortwave listeners hear the Voice of Greece once again

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SWLing Post contributor, Moshe, writes with some good news from the Voice of Greece:

I’m listening to VOG at 9420kHz, At 11:27 local time 08:27UTC, 11/06/2015 the station identified itself as “Ezo Athina, I Foni Dis Elladas”: “This Is Athens, The Voice Of Greece”.

Immediately after receiving Moshe’s message, another Post contributor, Merkouris, provided the following details:

It would be of interest to the SWLing Post readers that, as of today June 11, the Greek public broadcaster ERT is back on the air with three TV channels and eight Radio programmes, including the “Voice of Greece”.

TV channels:
ERT1,
ERT2,
ERT3 (Thessaloniki)

Radio programmes:
Proto Programma (1st Programme),
Deftero Programma (2nd Programme),
Trito Programma (3rd Programme),
Kosmos (Musics of the world),
ERA Spor (Sports programme),
RS Makedonia (Thessaloniki),
Foni Tis Elladas (Voice of Greece)

The web site http://www.ert.gr/ is also up with news and streams of all tv and radio channels.

Right now at 10:45 UTC the Voice of Greece is on the air on 9420 kHz.

Many thanks to both Moshe and Merkouris for this information!

A little background…

If you haven’t been following the story, in June 2013, Greek National TV & Radio (ERT) was shut down and so was the Voice of Greece (well…officially, at least).  Only a few hours after VOG went off the air that night, they came back on the air with live protest coverage.

In fact, since that night–exactly two years ago today–Greece has been broadcasting on shortwave intermittently as a relay of ERT Open and/or Elliniki Radiofonia.

I hope that now VOG is officially back on the air, their shortwave broadcasts will be daily once again.  Tonight, I will certainly be tuned to 9,420 kHz!

Update: the BBC News has recently posted this excellent article with photos and videos on their website.

11 thoughts on “Shortwave listeners hear the Voice of Greece once again

  1. Moshe Ze'ev Zaharia

    Hi Thomas,
    Same here: IRIB comes is at S9+60 (according to my Tecsun S2000).
    But VOG can be heard “behind” it.
    Best Regards,
    Moshe.

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    1. Tomas

      Hi Moshe,

      Thanks, for me the conditions were not good so I couldn’t hear VOG at all, will try again this evening.

      BTW, can you hear ERT on mediumwave where you are?

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      1. Moshe Ze'ev Zaharia

        Hi Thomas,
        Sorry, only now I saw your messages.
        What are the frequencies for ERT on medium wave?
        Thanks,
        Moshe.

        Reply
  2. Thomas Post author

    Thanks for the reports. I imagine VOG will overtake IRIB as the evening progresses.

    It’s great to hear VOG is officially back on the air!

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  3. ZB

    Doubtful always were the claims that shortwave was being cut due to less listeners, or claims of “outdated technology” due to the uptake of the internet after the year 2000. The same excuse has been used to cut back on local and national TV and radio services. See the latest example: http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-33363225 from six days ago. These miserly fiscal types just do not want to spend money to broadcast to the public whether for good or ill just as they let public roads and bridges degrade to near collapse.

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  6. Costa Constantinides.

    Hi hearing Voice of Greece frequency 9.935 kHz at 23.33 utc
    in Greek with program of Greek music and explanation of the songs by woman presenter . at 00.00 utc station identification local time 03.00 am… then annoucement what to expect Summer time at ept in greek. Then Greek music..sio 555 booming into Limassol Cyprus. Till after 00.05 utc….
    Using Tecsun Pl. 310 radio .I am back in Limassol after been in South Africa for the past Six months.Visiting family and friends.Now back sine the early part of June.
    Egypt Radio Cairo on 9.965 at 23.23 utc till 23.32 utc in English with om/ YL discussion recept ion difficult to monitor sio 222. 20 July..A nice catch gor mr as Its early here in Cyprus.
    Best 73.
    Costa Constantinides .
    Please note ….E mail is new as from this year.
    costaconst@yahoo.com
    21 JUly 2016.

    44..

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  7. george abraham

    I am an ardent listener of ur radio station. Due to some personal reason I stopped listening but wish to continue, Please tell me if u have programme in morning session. I love your radio stations and the news and views. Your station is providing so may world affairs news and I appreciate your staffs. I love your country and like to know more about your ancient civilization etc. My best wishes to you all. God bless u.

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