70 years of Greek radio celebrated at Zappeion exhibition
The National Institute of Radio Broadcasting, now known as Hellenic Radio, in 2008 celebrated the 70th anniversary of its first transmission. The state-run Hellenic Radio (ERA) 70 years later returns to Zappeion, the spot from where it transmitted its first broadcast, with a large exhibition that recounts the history of radio in Greece. The exhibition will be held from 8 December until 30 January.
The exhibition begins in a specially designed area that resembles the EIR studio that transmitted its first signal on 31 May 1938. Throughout the exhibition sections, visitors will see old instruments of sound, consoles, microphones, copies of Radioprogram, rare music scores, significant official letters and of course many old radios.
At the end of the Zappeion tour, a big surprise awaits visitors. Five studios will be available for recording broadcasts. Following prearranged appointments, schools and individuals will have hands-on experience with broadcasting, making a recording with the help of experts and taking a CD with them when they leave. The best broadcasts will receive an award and will be transmitted on the radio.
As part of the events, visitors will have the opportunity to listen live to six concerts and five radio transmissions of theatrical work in a special form in a specially designed hall with a capacity of 200 people.
The Zappeion Exhibition Hall, Athens
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