Cyprus has a thriving radio landscape, with 93% of Greek Cypriots tuning in every day. 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.
The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation charter mandates a diverse radio programme with national coverage. It currently produces 4 radio programmes. The table below only includes high-power transmitters and omits low-power transmitters that serve as gap-fillers for areas with difficult reception.
FM Frequencies MHz (≥10 kW)
AM Frequencies KHz
On air since
Πρώτο Πρόγραμμα ΡΙΚ
CyBC 1st Programme
Education and culture
Δεύτερο Πρόγραμμα ΡΙΚ
CyBC Radio 2
Turkish, Armenian and English programming aimed to Turkish Cypriots, Armenian Cypriots and non-Greek-speaking residents
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.