Friday, August 01, 2008

DEM Radio launches for UK and European communities

A new internet and satellite based radio station was launched this week, catering for the Turkish speaking communities in the UK and Europe. DEM Radio, part of the DEM Media Group, is currently undergoing test transmissions via the Internet and the Turksat satellite, and hopes to begin broadcasting in earnest on 1 September.
The new station will provide a mix of music and chat shows and also community programmes, predominately in Turkish. By using the Internet and the Turksat satellite, DEM Radio can reach in excess of 100 million listeners across 33 countries. The 24 hour service aims to become the ‘new voice’ of British Turkish speakers.
DEM Radio’s MD Bulent Alver, who has worked previously for London Turkish Radio, said that DEM Radio has a lot to offer Turkish listeners. “We live in Europe and while we don’t want to forget our heritage. Our needs are different from those in Turkey and Cyprus. DEM Radio will tailor its programmes to cover the wide range of interests our listeners have, from the economy to social matters, and community programmes designed to help Turkish speakers integrate with their local society. All topped with an excellent range of music, from classical Turkish to pop and folk music.”
DEM Media Group already own and operate DEM TV and DEM Online. Listeners can tune into the Internet radio by logging onto or via the Turksat channel 11996 V 26000 which covers Turkey, Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East.
(Source: Londra Gazete/R Netherlands media Network Weblog)