European Hit Radio
European Hit Radio (EHR) is a commercial radio station in the Baltic states that plays music compiled from European single charts. This allows listeners to quickly hear the current situation in the European music market, while avoiding repeats of the most popular songs.
EHR's history can be traced back to 1992, when Uģis Polis and Jānis Krauklis founded Radiodejas, which was the first non-governmental radio station in Latvia and Lithuania. Radiodejas broadcast from a flat in Terbatas street, Riga and reached only the city of Riga.
In 1994 they renamed the radio station Super FM. As Super FM the station became very popular in Latvia with easy listening and popular music, charts and interesting broadcasts. Top 40 became a weekend party because Super FM discothèque was opened in Riga.
In 2002 European Hit Radio started a new policy - to reflect the music situation in Europe with fresh music and charts from all European countries.
In 2004 European Hit Radio went off air in Estonia after losing broadcasting license competition to a new Adult Contemporary station Raadio 3.
European Hit Radio had stations in Hungary too. At first, Sopron Radio went off air in 2006. They bought Pilis Radio Szentendre, but after a year, it was sold. The owners bought Roxy Radio in Budapest, but after two years, they sold it too. The last Hungarian EHR went off air in 2012, in Zalaegerszeg.
Now on EHR one can hear many broadcasts including - Morning Show with up-tempo music, European Hit Non-stop, UK and Germany charts, Airplay top 40, Urban/Black Top 40, European Dance Traxx Top 40, European album top 50, Billboard Top 40, most popular music television MTV and VIVA airplay hits.
EHR Listener's day top 5 at 17:00, top 9 at 21:20 and listener's European Hit Radio Top 40 each Friday evening at 17:00 and every Sunday morning at 11:00.
- European Hit Radio Latvian official website
- Current European Hit Radio – Top 40 Positions
- European Hit Radio Lithuanian official website
- European Hit Radio Lithuania Top 40 Positions