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22 YEARS OF BROADCASTING EXCELLENCE - WE SPEAK YOUR LANGUAGE!
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THE ONLY GREEK AMERICAN RADIO IN AMERICA
WITH AN ENGLISH-LANGUAGE FORMAT AND A VERY UNIQUE AND INNOVATIVE BILINGUAL LANGUAGE FORMAT ADDRESSING AND SERVICING THOUSANDS OF GREEK AMERICANS OF ALL GENERATIONS AND
A VERY WIDE AND DIVERSE AUDIENCE
AKTINA FM PROVIDES:
THE MOST UNIQUE AND INTERACTIVE PROGRAMS WITH AUDIENCE AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
FEATURING HIGH PROFILE GUESTS SUCH AS BEST-SELLING AUTHORS, ELECTED OFFICIALS,
WORLD RENOWNED COMMENTATORS AND EXPERTS AMONG OTHERS WHO DISCUSS CURRENT NEWS EVENTS, THE ECONOMY (HERE IN THE U.S. AND ABROAD), EDUCATION, HEALTH, SOCIAL ISSUES AND MANY OTHER TOPICS OF WIDE PUBLIC INTEREST
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AKTINA FM IS:
THE ALTERNATIVE VOICE AND CHOICE FOR ALL LISTENERS WHO SEEK SOME SENSE OF COMMUNITY
YOUR UNIQUE RADIO PLATFORM FOR VIBRANT BUT BALANCED DISCUSSIONS ON CURRENT ISSUES
YOUR RADIO LINK TO GREEK AND CYPRIOT CULTURE, FOLKLORE, MUSIC IN AMERICA
YOUR BEST CHOICE FOR QUALITY ENTERTAINMENT
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AKTINA FM, produced and hosted by Elena Maroulleti, is a fully independent radio show on New York's public station WNYE-91.5FM/HD1 sponsored by AKTINA Productions, Inc., and co-sponsored by CYPRECO of America, Inc. Both AKTINA Productions, Inc., and CYPRECO of America, Inc., are non-profit 501 (c) 3 cultural/educational organizations based in Queens, New York. AKTINA FM addresses and services over the airwaves of WNYE 91.5FM/HD1 in the tri-state area of New York over 350,000 Greek Americans of all generations and ages and over half a million listeners from the general audience. In addition, over 50,000 listeners enjoy AKTINA FM online.
AIRTIMES: Live every Saturday from 3:30pm to 8pm and every Sunday from 1:30pm to 6pm eastern standard time on WNYE 91.5FM/HD1 in New York and simultaneously on the Internet through this website. To enjoy these broadcasts on line click here.
AKTINA FM, the first and only true bilingual Greek-American radio show in America, was founded and introduced on the airwaves of WNYE 91.5FM in May of 1993 by Elena Maroulleti, President of AKTINA Productions, Inc., and of CYPRECO of America, Inc. Greek American radio AKTINA FM airing on WNYE 91.5FM is not affiliated with any other Greek program on WNYE a station that leases airtime to a variety of other ethnic programs. It is a highly rated and popular live Greek-American Radio Magazine Show of Education, Culture, Enlightenment and Entertainment. Its main purpose is to educate the general audience about the Cypriot and Greek culture, heritage, traditions, as well as the national issues of Cyprus and Greece. Furthermore, AKTINA FM informs its listeners with regular newscasts and reports about national and international news of wide public interest. AKTINA FM also offers special series that focus and promote issues pertaining to education and a variety of other topics of wide public interest. AKTINA FM also provides unique entertainment with Greek music and trivia programs.
Broadcasting in English and at the same time employing an innovative bilingual (Greek/English) format, AKTINA FM has successfully established over the years a very wide and diverse listening audience comprised by listeners from various ethnic groups and ages who faithfully tune-in and participate in its regular call-in segments on education, immigration, healthy living, crime prevention, social issues, politics, national issues (U.S.A., Greece, Cyprus), the arts, and culture among other topics. Prominent professionals who serve these areas such as medical doctors, scholars, educators, best-selling authors, analysts, elected officials of all branches of government and people in the arts among others participate in these popular segments. Of much acclaim is AKTINA FM's highly rated medical series "Praise of Health" which features distinguished and very well-known medical doctors and physicians who provide vital medical advise and information on healthy living. Other exceptional and highly rated series include, the two hour Sunday show "ON THE AIR" which provides an exceptional "platform" of discussion, expression and vibrant debates between guests and listeners, as well as the series "The Saturday Quiz" which airs every Saturday at 5:30pm.
AKTINA FM ON THE INTERNET - Thousands of listeners enjoy AKTINA FM on the Internet on this website as well as on its sister websites, aktinafm.com, www.aktinaproductions.com, www.cyprecoofamerica.com and on a myriad of other national and international websites where AKTINA FM is listed as a major New York based radio broadcaster. AKTINA FM’s live broadcasts on WNYE 91.5FM are archived for a week for interested listeners around the nation and around the world who might not have had the opportunity to tune in live. Please click here to visit our audio archives. AKTINA’s programs on the Internet air in full stereo and are easily accessible through all major live audio browsers. AKTINA FM is also listed on all major search engines throughout the web. In 1998, AKTINA FM was selected by Citimall.com as one of the 100 best radio programs broadcasting on the Internet. For more information please call 718-545-1151.
AKTINA FM is preserved on the air through the generous contributions of its listeners, Greek and Greek Cypriot-American community organizations, companies, and through some Government support from City Agencies. The governments of Cyprus, Greece and the United States officially recognize AKTINA FM as a representative Greek American radio show that provides a very "unique" public service. For its outstanding broadcasting achievements over the years, AKTINA FM has been been awarded and is still being awarded with Proclamations, Citations and Congressional Records among other awards by high profile New York State and City elected officials and members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
"ON THE AIR" SERIES
LIVELY AND VIBRANT DISCUSSIONS WITH PROMINENT GUESTS & AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
Every Sunday right at 3:10pm E.T., AKTINA FM presents its popular series "ON THE AIR" a revolutionary two hour live program in two segments (second segment at 4:10pm) featuring exclusive interviews with high profile guests, scholars, best-selling authors, elected government officials from the U.S.A., Greece, Cyprus and other countries who discuss a variety of topics of wide public interest, including current breaking news and political developments in the United States and overseas, the national issues of Cyprus and Greece. Publicists who wish to book guests for this series, please send us a detailed email.
MONTHLY RADIO LINK WITH CYPRUS AND THE WORLDAKTINA FM, the official radio voice of Cyprus in America, brings its Cypriot-American listeners closer to Motherland Cyprus with monthly radio links with the official radio station of Cyprus, The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CYBC). Every last Saturday of the month and during special occasions and holidays, AKTINA FM fully sponsors a radio link with the Third Program of CyBC during which the two programs exchange information pertaining to cultural activities, developments on the Cyprus question and life in Cyprus and here in the United States. This unique "communications bridge" brings the Cypriots of the Diaspora closer to their homeland. This radio link is also carried via Satellite and on the Internet by several local Greek stations around the world including stations in Australia.
PROFILES OF THE GREATEST STARS OF THE GREEK MUSIC REPERTOIRE AND OF THE ARTS
Every Sunday, at 2:10pm E.T, the greatest stars, including composers and songwriters of the Greek Music Repertoire and of the Arts are profiled on AKTINA FM from its popular series, "Musical Portraits". The series includes exclusive interviews as well as special features. The list of the many stars who were interviewed includes among others the renowned songwriters Lefteris Papadopoulos, Lina Nikolakopoulou, the composers Christos Nikolopoulos, Stamatis Kraounakis, the Greek stars George Dalaras, the late Dimitris Mitropanos, Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Vasilis Papakonstantinou, Dimitra Galani, Maria Farantouri, Melina Aslanidou, Antonis Remos, Manolis Mitsias, Haris Alexiou, Alkistis Protopsalti, Kostas Makedonas, Notis Sfakianakis, Lavrentis Macheritsas, Dionysis Tsaknis, Eleni Tsaligopoulou, Anastasia Moutsatsou, Dimitris Basis, Michalis Hadjiyiannis.
AKTINA FM REVIVES GREEK CULTURE, HERITAGE AND HISTORY
AKTINA FM supports the need of its Greek Cypriot and Greek American listeners especially those who were born and raised in America to preserve their cultural identity and heritage by bringing them closer to their ancestral motherlands Cyprus and Greece with the production of unique folk arts and cultural programs which highlight and revive the rich history, heritage, customs and traditions of these two countries. These programs which are offered in English also target AKTINA FM's wide and diverse audience. Such programs include the series "Our Roots", "Images From Greek History" and "Cyprus Horizons". The latter airs every Sunday at 2:30pm.
THE BEST ENTERTAINMENT AND ALL THE NEW RELEASES ON AKTINA FM
AKTINA FM’s programs are enriched with fine and representative quality Greek music that covers all aspects of the Greek music repertoire. All new Greek releases can be enjoyed on AKTINA FM, as well as oldies, including traditional and folk songs and music. AKTINA’s vast collection of Greek songs satisfy all tastes and as testament to the popularity of its musical segments is the high volume of calls we receive from listeners during each broadcast inquiring about the songs presented and also requesting dedications. To further serve this need AKTINA FM has established during its broadcasts the popular musical segment "AKTINA's Listeners Hour" during which listeners call in a select on the spot their favorite Greek songs. In addition, AKTINA FM brings live coverage of several important entertainment and sports events taking place in the USA as well as abroad such as the European Song Contest, the Olympics and the World Soccer Cup.
AKTINA FM EMBRACES THE ARTS
AKTINA FM also continues its tradition of promoting community artists through its programs, thus giving them the opportunity to be promoted to its vast listening audience. In addition, AKTINA FM promotes unique non-Greek artists and events, as part of its mission of also embracing its wide and diverse audience comprised by all ethnic groups and backgrounds who reflect the multi-cultural and diverse ethnic identity of New York. We believe that this is very important and vital in the establishment of a more harmonious society. People who understand each other's culture and ethnic background, can tolerate one another much better and this is very important for people who live in multi-ethnic and diverse societies such as New York which is the home of so many different ethnic groups.
a. Offering highly rated bilingual programs on WNYE 91.5FM/HD1 in N.Y., since 1993
b. The only Greek American radio that provides very unique open platforms of discussion and expression including debates between the guests and the audience. Many world renowned bestselling authors, educators, scholars, political analysts, experts/analysts in different fields, medical doctors, elected officials from all branches of government here in the U.S.A and abroad among many others join AKTINA FM every week during our highly rated series ON THE AIR.
c. Some of AKTINA FM's segments are videotaped for broadcast on its sister program AKTINA TV on WNYE-Channel 25. To watch past segments click here.
d. The only Greek American Radio hosting lively platforms of discussion and expression between high profile guests and its audience. The series "ON THE AIR" hosts interviews and discussions with high profile guests and experts including best selling authors and professors who discuss current news issues of wide public interest including politics
e. Exclusive interviews on current issues with high level elected officials from all branches of government including Presidents and world leaders (U.S.A, Greece, Cyprus and other countries)
f. Exclusive interviews with almost all stars of Greek music
g. The first Greek-American Radio program in New York to transmit its broadcasts on the Internet
h. The only Greek-American radio that had a special reporter in Beijing, China during the 2008 Summer Olympic Games
i. The only Greek-American radio that offers full and live coverage of the annual Greek Parade on New York's Fifth Avenue
j. The only Greek-American radio program to have received an exclusive greeting message and statements from President Bill Clinton (1996)
k. Educates its listeners (of all ethnic groups and ages) about American, Greek and Cypriot history, world history, events, etc., through live call-in shows and a Trivia program
l. News coverage with regular newscasts and reports on current local, national and international breaking news in Greek and English
m. The only Greek-American radio offering ongoing series on Immigration. A live call-in segment appealing to all audiences featuring Immigration specialists/lawyers who provide valuable information and updates on immigration issues
n. The only Greek-American radio offering ongoing live call-in series on Health. The series entitled, "Praise of Health" features high profile Medical Doctors and experts who provide medical advice and updates on health issues and answer to questions from the audience
o. Promotes the arts and local artists (Greek and non-Greek) through the production of live music and folk arts programs
p. Produces and presents programs dealing with the rich culture and heritage of Cyprus and Greece through its successful series, CYPRUS HORIZONS, OUR ROOTS, IMAGES FROM GREEK HISTORY
q. Enlightens and informs its listeners (Greek and non-Greek of all ages), about various topics of wide public interest (education, crime, health issues, quality of life, national issues, etc.)
r. Informs its listeners (Greek and non-Greek) about the national issues of Cyprus and Greece with special news reports, as well as hard news segments prepared and presented by its reporters in those two countries, as well as here in America
s. It focuses on a variety of topics concerning the Arts in Queens (mainly) and New York City in general. It promotes as a public service, arts events, and people in the arts (Greek and non-Greek)
AKTINA FM PRINCIPAL VOLUNTEER STAFF
Elena Maroulleti, Founder, Executive Producer/Host, Vlassis Anastasiou, host "AKTINA's Sports", Caroline Ioannou, Senior Production Assistant, Elpida Tsoulogiannis, Production Assistant, Tom Stouras, Radio Production Support, Michael Tribunella and Penny Chapman, Technical Support, John Ladley of John Ladley Audio Services, is the show’s Head Engineer who also maintains AKTINA FM’s studios. AKTINA FM is also supported by a team of seasonal Interns and other volunteers while it also has several important contributors in the Academic field in the United States and Greece.