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ISSN 1409-6900 | UDK 82+7     Blesok no. 28 | volume V | September-October, 2002



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Blesok no. 28September-October, 2002
Sound Reviews

Radio: Channel 103

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Ljupčo Jolevski

     Quite recent, we’ve almost lost one of the cult radio stations in the state – Channel 103. Namely, the General Manager of the Macedonian (National) Radio informed the contract-employees of this radio channel that they should “move” at other frequency (at the frequency of Radio Skopje or Second program of the National Radio), with nationwide broadcast programs – in the from 02:00 to 06:00 AM – in order to widen their audience (?!). By his opinion, that would solve the undefined status of this Radio, because “the radio isn’t in any of the MRTV’s legal documents, the issue on which, the Council for Radiodiffusion (allegedly) insists on solving. Like some virtual Radio is in question – and everybody knows (very well) that this program is one of the greatest projects of the MRTV from the very beginning of the transition processes and implementing of the free democratic society in Macedonia, until now, and the Radio program with great contribution within those processes. The Channel 103, as the pioneer in those processes, has its own wide auditorium (a few generations within it) that fanatically supports all that’s shaped by this Radio’s audio offer. And even more, because of the various and different “concepts” about this Radio’s future, the General Manager adjourned the intensive dispute with the contract-employees from the Channel 103 with his decision to stop this Channel broadcasting from that moment on. But, the employees went further on with the complaint at the MRTV’s General Manager’s Office, and the General Manager of the National Radio ad Television Broadcast allegedly amazed and misinformed on this matter (?!), “cut the knot”, and the Channel 103, in whole – the program, selected choice of music, employees, etc. – continues its “air Odyssey”. As until now, as hey know and can.
     Like nothing happened. Well, but it isn’t quite so.
     As first, this attempt by the National Radio Manager is quite amazing, especially that it was enterprised just before the National Parliamentary Elections. The main question that pops up is: who actually needs that particular frequency? And, where was the mentioned Manager in the past four years of his “ruling” with the National Radio, to enterprise the solutions for this Channel status sooner? Much more sense would make his open support to this Channel “credits” from the past, because the huge success of the Channel 103 in the past years is his success






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