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][2] 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 Northern part of the island (occupied by Turkey since 1974). 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.[3] The table below only includes high-power transmitters and omits low-power transmitters that serve as gap-fillers for areas with difficult reception.[4]

FM Frequencies MHz AM Frequencies KHz Native Name English Name On air since Description
97.2, 92.4, 91.4, 105.0 963, 693 Πρώτο Πρόγραμμα ΡΙΚ CyBC 1st Programme 1953 News, talk, education, history, culture and tradition
91.1, 97.9, 94.2, 93.1 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, 96.0, 106.7 603, 1044 Τρίτο Πρόγραμμα ΡΙΚ CyBC 3rd Programme 1990 Flagship news, sports and entertainment
88.2, 90.2, 90.5, 100.9 None Τέταρτο Πρόγραμμα ΡΙΚ CyBC 4th Programme 2006 24hr Greek and foreign music station

Private stations[edit]

National coverage[edit]

FM Frequencies MHz Website Native Name Transcription On air since Description
89.0, 88.5 [1] Kiss FM 89 1996 Foreign hits from 80s; rebroadcasting with Kiss 92,9 Greece
92.8, 105.3 [2] Ράδιο Άστρα Radio Astra 7/12/1994 Progressive news/talk, sports/music; located from Nicosia
93.5, 100.0, 99.9, 95.0 [3] DeeJay Radio 2002 Foreign Adult Top 40 Pop / Dance (ex. Heracles Radio)
93.7, 98.8, 95.5 [4] Ράδιο Πάφος Radio Paphos[5] 1990 Diverse with news and talk; located from Paphos
96.4, 91.8, 90.5 [5] Ράδιο Ζενίθ Zenith Radio 1991 Greek and foreign pop music; located from Nisou
96.8, 106.4, 107.9, 94.2 [6] Sfera Radio 2003 Greek music; rebroadcasting with Sfera 102,2 Greece
98.4, 102.1, 99.8 [7] Κανάλι Επτά Kanali Epta 1994 Diverse with news/talk and music; located from Strovolos
99.0, 94.4 [8] My Radio Art 2014 Dance & house music (ex. Music Radio, Eroticos, Free FM)
99.3, 89.4, 87.9 [9] Ράδιο Πρώτο Radio Proto 3/9/1990 Conservative talk, sports and music; located from Strovolos
100.5, 106.7, 100.3 [10] Δρόμος 1005 Dromos FM 2012 Greek music; rebroadcasting with Dromos 89,8 Greece
100.7, 88.7, 105.7, 103.3 [11] Love Κύπρου Love Cyprus 2012 Greek folk, art and pop music hits; (ex. Radio Athina)
101.1, 101.6, 101.7, 101.9 [12] Ράδιο Λόγος Logos Radio 1992 Diverse station with religious interest and news/talk
101.4, 96.1 [13] Capital FM 1991 Greek pop and rock music; located from Limassol
102.3, 90.8 [14] Mix FM 2002 Foreign Adult Top 40 and Pop; located from Engomi
102.7, 103.7 [15] ANT1 Radio 1998 Greek Adult Top 40 Pop / Dance; located from Nicosia
104.0 [16] Supersport FM 2004 Sports & talk; rebroadcasting with Sport24 103,3 Greece
104.8, 95.7, 103.4 [17] Super FM 1998 Greek and foreign pop and rock hits; located from Nicosia
105.5, 98.2, 89.6, 103.0 [18] Κλικ FM Klik FM 1/4/2002 (Local), 10/12/2011 (National) Entertainment with Greek music (ex. Flash, Limassol FM)
106.0, 107.0, 98.6, 106.9 [19] Κανάλι 6 Kanali 6 September 1991 (Local), 2002 (National) Diverse with news, talk and music; located from Limassol
107.4, 102.5, 93.2 [20] Active FM 2017 News (ex. Choice FM Nicosia, Klik FM, Radio Diastasi)
107.6, 97.6 [21] Πολίτης FM Politis FM 2010 News, talk and 24hr Music (ex. Helios and Energy FM)

Local coverage[edit]

Nicosia[edit]
FM Frequencies MHz Website Native Name Transcription On air since Description
91.4 [22] The G.C. School Radio 2006 Low-power student radio station; located from Nicosia
93.3 [23] Άγιος Δημήτριος Agios Demetrios 2000 Orthodox & religious (talk) radio; located from Nicosia
95.2 [24] UCy Voice 2006 Low-power student radio by the University of Cyprus
99.6 [25] U-Radio 99,6 2015 Foreign pop and rock music; located from Engomi
99.9 TOP FM Cyprus 2001 Greek folk and pop music; located from Nicosia
103.1 [26] Frederick Sport FM 2017 Student radio station by Frederick University
107.3 Ράδιο Λευκωσία 107,3 Radio Lefkosia 107,3 1996 Low-power news, culture and music radio
Limassol[edit]
FM Frequencies MHz Website Native Name Transcription On air since Description
89.2 [27] Rock FM Limassol 2002 Playing today's best mix in Pop and Rock plus an entertaining program in English.
91.4 [28] Русский Xит ФМ Russian Hit FM 2012 Russian-speaking station with music (ex. Coast FM)
91.7 [29] Fresh Radio 2015 Foreign pop and rock music hits (ex. Evrithmo 9,16)
93.7 [30] Sports 1 Radio 1997 Sports radio with news/talk; located from Limassol
94.5, 107.9 [31] Απόστολος Ανδρέας Apostolos Andreas 2002 Religious Talk (Orthodox); located from Limassol
95.2 [32] CUT Radio 95,2 2012 Low-power by Cyprus University of Technology
99.9 Radio Amore 99,9 1998 Greek pop music; located from Limassol
103.1 [33] Melody Radio 103,1 1998 Hits and Oldies; located from Limassol
104.3 [34] Choice 104,3 Cyprus 2003 Foreign music; located from Limassol
104.6 [35] Star FM Limassol 1999 24hr Greek Music; located from Limassol
105.7 [36] Russian Wave 2006 Russian Interest (ex. Extra FM 105,6 Cyprus)
Larnaca[edit]

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

FM Frequencies MHz Website Native Name Transcription On air since Description
91.9 [37] Τάγμα Οδοιπόρων Αγάπης Love Travel Guild 1992 Religious Interest (Orthodox), Kition Bishopric Scouts
93.0 [38] Prima Scala FM Κύπρου Prima Scala FM Cyprus 2005 Eclectic Greek Music with headline news
93.3 Ράδιο Ζήνων FM Stereo Radio Zenon FM Stereo 1991 Low-power news and music station
93.7 [39] Star FM 93,7 Κύπρου Star FM 93,7 Cyprus 2005 24hr Greek Music (ex. Radio Larnaca)
97.0 [40] Όλα 97 FM Κύπρου Ola 97 FM Cyprus 2016 24hr Greek Music (ex. Radio Lux 97 FM)
98.6 [41] Russian Wave 2006 Russian Interest (ex. Mega Radio Cyprus)
99.0 [42] Radio 99 FM 1989 Eclectic Greek Music, headline news / talk
102.2 Magic FM 1991 Eclectic Greek Music, headline news / talk
Paphos[edit]
FM Frequencies MHz Website Native Name Transcription On air since Description
87.7, 105.6 [43] Ράδιο Πύργος Radio Pyrgos 2010 Greek folk music; located from Paphos
90.8 [44] Sunshine Radio 2014 Music, News, Talk and Entertainment in English
95.2, 91.4 [45] Radio Cosmos 1994 Diverse, associated with local newspaper Adesmevtos
96.1 Ράδιο Λυσός Radio Lysos 2011 Low-power news and music station; located from Lysos
98.5, 106.7 [46] Rock FM Paphos 2002 Playing today's best mix in Pop and Rock plus an entertaining program in English.
100.3 [47] Русское Радио Russian Radio 1995 24hr Russian Music (ex. Gialousa 71 & Epilogi)
104.3 Point Cyprus 2001 Greek music; located from Paphos
Famagusta[edit]
FM Frequencies MHz Website Native Name Transcription On air since Description
106.3 [48] Ράδιο Νάπα Radio Napa 1995 Foreign Hits
106.7 [49] Πολιτεία FM Politeia FM 2000 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 1972 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,[6] 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, 89.9, 107.3 BFBS Cyprus 1979 Locally produced
92.1, 95.3, 89.7 BFBS Radio 2 1979 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 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.[7]

FM Frequencies MHz AM Frequencies KHz Native Name English Name On air since Description
102.0, 90.6 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, 88.8 None Bayrak FM 1997 Turkish folk and pop music hits
88.4, 93.4, 102.5 None Bayrak Klasik Bayrak Classic 1997 Classical and world music
94.6 None Bayrak Türk Müziği Bayrak Turkish Music 1997 Turkish folk music
100.1 None Bayrak Radyo Haber Bayrak News Radio 1997 News

Private Stations[edit]

FM Frequencies MHz Website Native Name Transcription On air since Description
99.1, 95.1 [50] Energy (NRG) Radio 2017 Foreign Hits (ex. Dance FM)
93.1, 100.0 [51] Energy (NRG) Türk Energy (NRG) Turkish 2017 Turkish Pop (ex. Radyo Enerji)
106.2, 105.8 [52] Energy (NRG) Türk Slow Energy (NRG) Turkish Slow 2017 Easy Listening (ex. Smooth)
103.1 [53] Radyo ODTÜ Kuzey Kıbrıs Radio METU Northern Cyprus 2008 Adult Contemporary
97.0 [54] Sara FM 2014 Pop Music

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