European Hit Radio

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European Hit Radio (latvian: Eiropas Hītu Radio) (EHR) is a commercial radio station in the Baltic states that plays music compiled from European singles charts.

History[edit]

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. 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[citation needed]. 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. Sopron Radio went off air in 2006. They[who?] 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.

Schedule[edit]

Current programmes include 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.

Party Service, with fresh club tracks and information about club life in the Baltic States, airs on Friday and Saturday evenings at 21:00, live from Club Essential, all Friday and Saturday night.

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.

Broadcasting[edit]

European Hit Radio reaches Latvian and Lithuanian territory. Transmitters are in almost every big city.

In Latvia Frequency
Riga 104.3 FM
Gulbene 88.4 FM
Daugavpils 92.9 FM
Saldus 93.6 FM
Liepāja 96.1 FM
Valka 96.2 FM
Jēkabpils 98.4 FM
Cēsis 99.2 FM
Talsi 100.8 FM
Ventspils 101.9 FM
Madona 102.0 FM
Valmiera 102.4 FM
Kuldīga 107.4 FM
In Lithuania Frequency
Vilnius 99.7 FM
Klaipėda 96.2 FM
Kaunas 102.5 FM

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Coordinates: 56°56′26″N 24°07′35″E / 56.94056°N 24.12639°E / 56.94056; 24.12639