List of radio stations in Cyprus

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Cyprus has a thriving radio landscape, with 93% of Greek Cypriots tuning in every day.[1] Most stations broadcast in FM, and there's a mixture of state and private-run stations. This article lists all radio stations broadcasting in the southern part of Cyprus, and overviews the major stations broadcasting from the de facto Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. The British sovereign military bases of Akrotiri and Dhekelia also operate radio transmitters. In addition to domestic broadcasts, Cyprus hosts international broadcast centres beaming content to the Middle East.

Republic of Cyprus[edit]

Public stations[edit]

The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation charter mandates a diverse radio programme with national coverage. It currently produces 4 radio programmes.[2] The table below only includes high-power transmitters and omits low-power transmitters that serve as gap-fillers for areas with difficult reception.[3]

FM Frequencies MHz (≥10 kW) AM Frequencies KHz Native Name English Name On air since Description
97.2, 92.4 963 Πρώτο Πρόγραμμα ΡΙΚ CyBC 1st Programme 1953 Education and culture
91.1, 97.9 None Δεύτερο Πρόγραμμα ΡΙΚ CyBC Radio 2 1953 Turkish, Armenian and English programming aimed to Turkish Cypriots, Armenian Cypriots and non-Greek-speaking residents
94.8, 94.0 603, 1044 Τρίτο Πρόγραμμα ΡΙΚ CyBC 3rd Programme 1990 Flagship news, sports and entertainment
88.2, 90.2 None Τέταρτο Πρόγραμμα ΡΙΚ CyBC 4th Programme 2006 24hr music station

Private stations[edit]

National coverage[edit]

FM Frequencies MHz Website Native Name Transcription On air since Description
89.0 [1] Kiss FM Hits 80s-current
89,4, 87.9, 99.3 [2] Ράδιο Πρώτο Radio Proto 3/9/1990 Conservative talk, Sports, Music
92.8. 105.3 [3] Άστρα Astra 7/12/1994 Progressive talk, Sports, Music
93.5, 100.1 [4] DeeJay 2000s Foreign hits
96.4 [5] Ζενίθ Zenith 1991 Hits
96.8 [6] Sfera Radio Hits
98.4 [7] Κανάλι 7 Kanali 7 Diverse, Religious Interest (Catholic)
100,5, 106.7, 100.3 [8] Δρόμος FM Dromos FM Greek Hits
100,7, 88.7, 108 [9] Love FM Entertainment
101.1, 101.6 [10] Ο Λόγος O Logos 1992 Diverse, Religious Interest (Orthodox)
102.7, 103.7 [11] ANT1 FM Antenna FM 1998 Diverse
104.0 [12] Supersport FM Sports
104.7, 95.7, 103.4 [13] Super FM 1998 Entertainment
105.5, 98.2, 89.6, 103.0 [14] Κλικ FM Klik FM 1/4/2002 (Local), 10/12/2011 (National) Hits
106.0, 107.0, 98.6 [15] Κανάλι 6 Kanali 6 September 1991 (Local), 2002 (National) Diverse
107.6 [16] 107.6 24hr Music

Local coverage[edit]

Nicosia[edit]
FM Frequencies MHz Website Native Name Transcription On air since Description
91.4 [17] The G C Radio The G C School of Careers, Low Power
93.3 [18] Άγιος Δημήτριος Saint Demetrius Religious talk (Orthodox)
95.2 [19] UCY Voice 2007 University of Cyprus, Low Power
107.4 [20] Choice FM Nicosia Foreign hits
Limassol[edit]
FM Frequencies MHz Website Native Name Transcription On air since Description
89.2 [21] Rock FM Limassol Rock Music
91.4 [22] Xит Hit Russian Music
93.7 Sports 1 Sports
94.5, 107.9 [23] Ιερά Μητρόπολις Λεμεσού Iera Metropolis Lemesou 2002 Religious Talk (Orthodox)
95.2 [24] Cut Radio Cyprus University of Technology, Low Power
103.1 [25] Melody Radio 1998 Hits, Oldies
104.3 [26] Choice FM Limassol Foreign hits
105.6 [27] Russian Wave Russian Interest
107.9 [28] Εύρυθμο Eurythmo
Larnaca[edit]

Stations broadcasting in the Larnaka District usually can be received in Famagusta as well.

FM Frequencies MHz Website Native Name Transcription On air since Description
91.9 [29] Radio Τάγμα Οδοιπόρων Αγάπης Radio Tagma Odiporon Agapis Religious Interest (Orthodox), Kition Bishopric Scouts
93.7 [30] Star FM 24hr Greek Music
98.6 [31] Russian Wave Russian Interest
99.0 [32] Radio 99 FM 1989 Eclectic Greek Music, headline news
Paphos[edit]
FM Frequencies MHz Website Native Name Transcription On air since Description
87.7, 105.6 [33] Ράδιο Πύργος Radio Pyrgos
90.8 [34] Sunshine Radio 2014 British Expat Community
93.7 [35] Ράδιο Πάφος Radio Paphos 1990 Diverse, successor of the anti-Junta resistance station that was put together after CyBC was taken over by the military in 1974[4]
95.2 [36] Radio Cosmos Diverse, associated with local newspaper Adesmevtos
98.5 [37] Rock FM Paphos Rock Music
100.3 [38] Русское Радио Russian Radio 24hr Russian Music
Famagusta[edit]
FM Frequencies MHz Website Native Name Transcription On air since Description
106.3 [39] Radio Napa Foreign Hits
106.7 [40] Politia FM Entertainment

International broadcasters[edit]

Four medium wave stations broadcast to the Middle East from Cyprus. The BBC Arabic service transmitter is located at Zygi, Limassol. Another BBC MW transmitter is located within the sovereign bases area. The rest broadcast from Cape Greco, Famagusta. Although not the target audience, all stations can be received from within Cyprus.

Funding Country AM Frequencies KHz Native Name English Name On air since Description
UK 693 بي بي سي العربية BBC Arabic 1957 BBC World Service
USA 990 رادیو سوا Radio Sawa 2002 US External Service
France 1233 مونت كارلو الدولية Monte Carlo Doualiya Radio France Internationale
UK 1323 BBC World Service 1957 World Service in English

Akrotiri and Dhekelia[edit]

Two FM radio stations broadcast from the Eastern and Western Sovereign Base Areas and through relays in areas controlled by the Republic of Cyprus,[5] operated by the British Forces Broadcasting Service. The BBC MW Limassol Relay is also located in the WSBA.

FM Frequencies MHz AM Frequencies KHz Native Name English Name On air since Description
91.7, 99.6, 92.1, 107.3 BFBS Cyprus Locally produced
92.1, 95.3, 89.7 BFBS Radio 2 Produced in London
720 بي بي سي العربية BBC Arabic 1957 BBC World Service

Northern Cyprus[edit]

Public stations[edit]

When Turkish Cypriots withdrew from all official positions in the Republic of Cyprus in the aftermath of the intercommunal clashes in 1963-1964, Bayrak Radio Television Corporation assumed the role of the public broadcaster for the Turkish Cypriot enclaves first, and northern Cyprus after 1974. It currently produces 6 radio programmes, on FM, MW and SW.[6]

FM Frequencies MHz (≥5 kW) AM Frequencies KHz Native Name English Name On air since Description
102.0, 90.9 1098 Radyo 1 (Bayrak Radyosu) Radio 1 (Bayrak Radio) 1963 News and culture
105.0, 87.8 6150 (Shortwave) Bayrak International 1966 Diverse English programming, occasional shows in Greek and Arabic, News in English, Greek, Russian, French, German, and Arabic
92.1, 98.1 None Bayrak FM Hits
88.4 None Bayrak Klasik Bayrak Classic Classical and world music
94.6 None Bayrak Türk Müziği Bayrak Turkish Music Turkish Music
100.1 None Bayrak Radyo Haber Bayrak News Radio News

Private Stations[edit]

FM Frequencies MHz Website Native Name Transcription On air since Description
103.1 [41] Radyo ODTÜ Kuzey Kıbrıs Radio ODTU Northern Cyprus 2008 Adult Contemporary