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29 June, 2001
The Radio and Television Council (ESR) will convene next week to begin the process of licensing radio stations in Thessaloniki and Athens.
According to reports there are 66 applications in Thessaloniki seeking one of 27 frequency slots, while in Athens the council will grant eight radio station licenses in Athens in addition to the 20 licenses that were granted in March.
Meanwhile, ESR announced that it levied fines to four television stations and to a morning talk radio show.
Specifically, ESR levied a fine of 40 million drachmas on Alpha satellite television station, 10 million drachmas on MEGA television, 25 million drachmas on Antena and 30 million drachmas on STAR, for violating regulations of advertising spot time limits.
In addition ESR, for the first time, levied a fine of 4 million drachmas on a morning talk show for violating advertising regulations as the talk show host advertised products and shops on air during the show and not during the regular advertising slots.
Source: Athens News Agency