Greek police use tear gas to empty former broadcaster ERT’s offices

(Photo source: AP / Petros Giannakouris)

(Photo source: AP / Petros Giannakouris)

It looks like the staff protest, which has occupied ERT headquarters since June 11, has finally come to an end.

I’m not sure how/if this will have an effect on the Voice of Greece, but I will be listening for them on 9,420 kHz tonight.

(Source: BBC)

Greek riot police have cleared the headquarters of the former state broadcaster ERT, using tear gas to gain entry and arresting several people.

Police formed a cordon round the building in Athens, before going from room to room to evacuate protesters.

Former employees have occupied the building since the government closed ERT and sacked its 2,600 staff in June.

Greece’s conservative-led coalition said the state broadcaster cost too much to run in an economic crisis.

[…]The BBC’s Mark Lowen, in Athens, says the question is whether the ERT debacle again fuels social unrest here – and how much stomach the Greeks still have for a fight.[…]

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6 thoughts on “Greek police use tear gas to empty former broadcaster ERT’s offices

  1. david garcia

    emissions are not made from athens emission center is ERA 3 from Salonica, now can be heard at this time 7450khz 21.19 UTC, for the emission of the voice of iran in Spanish retains interference to 21.30 UTC, time doing a lot of improvement, the best 9420khz signal corresponds to that for hours remains a quality of 5, 5 SINPO .. greetings from Spain where we are in crisis and in greece

    1. Moshe Ze'ev Zaharia

      Indeed David, they were heard today identifying as ERA3 from Thessaloniki.
      I’ve heard them today until 12:35 local time, 10:35 UTC.
      They used 9420 and 15630KHz.
      Greetings from Israel.

  2. Moshe Ze'ev Zaharia

    Just came home from work, it’s now 0:30 local time, 22:30 UTC.
    it seems that The Voice Of Greece is back on air at 7450 KHz.
    the hosts are talking between them something about Greece and democracy (that’s all i know in Greek…), there was a call from a listner, and what sounds like patriotic songs.
    good night to all.

    1. Thomas Post author

      David and Moshe,

      Many thanks for your loggings. Yes, I have just tuned to them at 23:25 UTC (remotely via my home SDR) and am hearing VOG on both 7450 and 9420. I’m recording them on 9420 because there is less interference.


  3. Moshe Ze'ev Zaharia

    Yesterday, the 7th of november, The Voice Of Greece was heard at 15630 KHz until 10:50 Israel time (08:50 UTC), greek commentary saying something about democracy (I don’t speek greek).
    sadly, at night VOG was off the air, but at 02:00 Israel time (0:00 UTC), Radio Macedonia was on the air, at 7475 KHz, identifying itself as ERA3, with the same interval signal as VOG.
    As for now (november 8th), Voice Of Greece Is still of the air.
    best to All.


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