|First air date||1960|
|Owner||Radio Popular S.A.|
|Sister stations||Cadena 100
Radio María España
COPE, an acronym for Cadena de Ondas Populares Españolas ("People's Radiowaves of Spain Network") formerly called Radio Popular, is a chain of Spanish, general radio and national level. Is the second most played in Spain generalist radio.Is owned by the company Radio Popular SA, whose shareholders are the Spanish Episcopal Conference (50%), dioceses (20%) and religious orders such as Jesuits and Dominicans and belongs to the "Group COPE" with music stations Cadena 100, Rock FM and Megastar addition to the generalist TV spanish channel 13TV. The station is associated with the spanish Journal Diario ABC.
Created with the aim of offering religious services, since the 1980s its programming has evolved into the model of conventional general radio, while maintaining programs with religious content, such as El Espejo (The Mirror) of José Luis Restán and La linterna de la Iglesia (The Lintern of the catholic Church) of Faustino Catalina, especially on Sundays in the day when Holy Mass and special dates News Church and Catholic liturgical calendar as Christmas and Easter is issued.
Its editorial guideline is the promotion of the views of the hierarchy of the Spanish Catholic Church.
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