Public Radio of Armenia Turns 90

Public Radio of Armenia turns 90 on September 1, 2016. (Photo: ArmRadio)
Public Radio of Armenia turns 90 on September 1, 2016. (Photo: ArmRadio)

Public Radio of Armenia turns 90 on September 1, 2016. (Photo: ArmRadio)

YEREVAN (ArmRadio)—The Voice of Yerevan was first heard on air on September 1, 1926. The Public Radio of Armenia celebrates the 90th anniversary on September 1, 2016.

“The construction of the radio station in Yerevan has been completed. The station will start operating in five days,” the “Soviet Armenia” newspaper announced on August 27, 1926.

“Yerevan is speaking…”

These words have been on the air for 90 years now, spreading the voice of the Armenian state worldwide. With a rich history, but always young, the Public Radio of Armenia celebrates the anniversary with a new season.

“We present more than 20 new programs, which aim to serve the public interests and enhance the legal awareness of the citizens,” says Arman Saghatelyan, Executive Director of Public Radio of Armenia.

“Public Radio will be enriched with new programs covering political, social, economic, healthcare and other spheres. New voices will be heard along the familiar ones, which, I’m confident, will become no less beloved in a short period of time,” he adds.

The respectable age and the glorious past of Public Radio of Armenia are both a source of inspiration and a great responsibility for its employees.

According to Saghatelyan, Public Radio of Armenia is not alone on the sphere. “On the contrary, it works in a competitive field and an environment where interests collide, where there are several factors needed to reinforce the success – effective governance, international experience and staff potential,” he said.

He’s confident that the nine-decade-long-long experience and the modern approaches of media governance are promising a brilliant outcome.

“The radio is moving forward with an aim of adding the socially-active segments of society to the list of its active and devoted listeners,” Saghatelyan says.

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