Armenian Radio in Hungary

Armenian Radio in Hungary was founded in 1998. In 1989 , when Hungary was proclaimed as a republic, minorities living in Hungary had different rights. In 1994, 13 minorities received state patronage, as a result of which the Armenian community began to develop and develop more actively. Alex Avanesyan, founder of the Armenian Radio in Hungary, suggestes the Hungarian state radio to have a national department that will deal with 13 minorities. Accepting Alex Avanesyan’s offer, the Hungarian State Radio has provided hours to 13 minorities to speak in their language every week. Armenian Radio is broadcast every Saturday from 13:00 to 13:30. In an interview to the website, the Armenian radio broadcaster Sosi Susanyan mentioned that this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Armenian radio in Hungary. From 2008 October to the present, Sosi is heading the Armenian radio broadcasts. Sosi pointed out that the Armenian radio in Hungary is considered one of the oldest in the diaspora radio. She noted that the National Radio had the goal of informing the minorities living in the Diaspora in their native language through cultural news, different interviews, listening to national music, and more. During the first 30 minutes of the Armenian Radio, Sosi talked about Armenian history in 10 minutes. Since 2009, Sosi has been in full control of the Armenian radio broadcaster for 30 minutes, and during those 30 minutes cultural news, interviews with the Armenian community in Hungary and various cultural, national holidays or events taking place in Armenia. Armenian national music also plays a role in the broadcasting of the radio. Sosi also noted that the State Radio of Hungary fully finances the national radio program. A very important achievement is that since 2015, the Public Radio of Armenia broadcasts a diaspora voice project, part of which is also the Armenian Radio of Hungary. It is worth mentioning that the Armenian Radio in Hungary was recognized as the winner of the Best Radio Hour contest organized by the Ministry of Diaspora.