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London Greek Radio (LGR) is further refreshing its schedule with two new presenters who join the radio station this week.

After a protracted period of training due to the Coronavirus pandemic, both presenters have patiently been waiting to hit the LGR airwaves.

Kostas Voudouris and Stelyo Siderides both have a diverse background and are looking forward to entertaining LGR’s listeners.

Stelyo has been involved in the music scene for 30 years, hosting many events within the community, focusing on Greek and English parties.

He was born in north London and his father, a Greek, originally came from Constantinople. His mother is from Lympia in Cyprus.

Kostas Voudouris is London-based and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece where he was a frequent DJ in several nightclubs.

Kostas joins LGR with a view to bring listeners the latest hits and exclusives, as well as uncovering the hits of the future.

LGR’s Head of Programming, Pierre Petrou said: “Since expanding our coverage across the DAB+ Digital Radio network, it’s great to add to our already experienced team. Our existing presenters have already taken our online listening to an all-time high so the lads have got a lot to live up to! We are really excited to have them join us at such a pivotal time.”

London Greek Radio will shortly be launching their second round of presenter recruitment and listeners are urged to stay tuned to hear what they need to do if they wish to be considered to join LGR!

The new presenters join LGR as the station continues to operate temporary scheduling and for this week, you can hear Stelyo and Kostas for the first time as follows:

Kostas Voudouris: Monday 1-4pm; Wednesday 10pm-12am; Friday 9pm-12am.

Stelyo Siderides: Thursday 7-9pm.

Stelyo and Kostas join LGR during the global Coronavirus pandemic which has seen some temporary changes to LGR’s schedule. As with other radio stations, some programmes on LGR were extended to three-hours and there has been a limited number of presenters available due to the ‘lockdown’.

LGR’s Programming Department has also introduced weekly Covid19 updates direct from Cyprus and Greece, along with features such as the “Recipe of the Week” with George Psarias and “Psychological Support” with ‘Dr Vass’. (Vasos Vasilios Silivistris).

In addition, Anta Murati provides “Entertainment News” each Friday evening, keeping listeners up to date with celebrity news from Greece, Cyprus and the UK.

London Greek Radio is on 103.3FM in London, DAB+ in Birmingham, London, Manchester & Glasgow and online at lgr.co.uk


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Top 30 LGR Official UK Airplay Chart.
June 2nd to June 29th inclusive.

London Greek Radio Official UK Airplay Chart, with some of the biggest, most in demand hits in the chart.

The rankings are based on radio airplay detection as measured by the “Radio Monitor” of UK-wide popular stations. 

1 Petros Iakovidis – S’ Agapo Sou Fonaxa
2 Konstantinos Christoforou Feat. One – Billy Bam Bam
3 Ilias Vrettos – Mono Ego
4 Konstantinos Argiros – Athina Mou
5 Nikos Vertis Feat. Amir – I Lexi S’ Agapo
6 Panos Kiamos – Tha Perasi
7 Christina Salti Feat. Ilias Vrettos – Taxidi Magiko
8 Giorgos Papadopoulos – Agapi Mou
9 Natassa Theodoridou – Paradothika Se ‘ena
10 Kostas Karafotis – Afiste Me Oloi Stin Trela Mou

11 Giorgos Mazonakis – Oinopnevma Ftino
12 Alcatrash – Xana
13 Michalis Xatzigiannis – Vale Ena Kafe
14 Stelios Rokkos – Makari
15 Konstantinos Koufos – Parasyromai
16 Kaiti Garbi – Ilios De Vgainei An Den Peis Kalimera
17 Nikos Oikonomopoulos – Skase Ena Fili
18 Konstantinos Galanos – Gia Mia Matia
19 Nikos Kourkoulis – Eline Kai Edene
20 Christos Menidiatis – Dyo Dromoi

21 Nikos Oikonomopoulos – Valto Terma
22 Elli Kokkinou – Taxe Mou
23 Stan – Den Ftais Esy
24 Kaiti Garbi Feat. Antonis Remos – Kivotos
25 Josephine – Magia
26 Kostas Doxas – Diva
27 Panos Kiamos – Fotia Me Fotia
28 Mihalis Xatzigiannis Feat. Thanasis Alevras – Saitias
29 Petros Iakovidis – Fovamai
30 Christos Mastoras – Den Echo Idea

Information and statistics credited to “Radio Monitor”.

Source: London Greek Radio Official UK Airplay Chart.

Top 20 Greek Hits here: lgr.co.uk/chart/ and hear a few snippets, to some of our favourite songs.


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Top 20 LGR Chart Hits.

Tune in to LGR 103.3 FM and lgr.co.uk to hear the best new music, and lots of your top-rated favourite songs this month.

London Greek Radio play-lists are constantly adding even more exclusives, promos and new releases.

7th June 2020.

Listen to snippets from our chart: lgr.co.uk/chart/

1. Nikos Vertis feat. Amir – I Leksi S’Agapo/Si On N’aime Qu’une Fois
2. Melisses – Misi Kardia
3. Giorgos Sabanis – Allakse Ta Ola
4. Giorgos Mazonakis – Dianyktereuo
5. Dionisis Sxoinas – Allazo
6. Dimitris Basis feat. Christos Mastoras – Ena Lepto
7. Elena Paparizou feat. Sakis Rouvas – Etsi Einai I Fasi
8. Nikos Oikonomopoulos – Kathimerina
9. Natasa Theodoridou – Hartopolemos
10. Konstantinos Argiros – Ta Matia Sou Eroteutika
11. Petros Iakovidis – S’agapo Sou Fonaksa
12. Constantinos Christoforou feat. One – Billy Bam Bam
13. Nikiforos – Ta Leme To Vrady
14. Antonis Remos – Ola Ta Dakrya
15. Michalis Xatzigiannis – Vale Ena Kafe
16. Kaiti Garbi – Kormia Xamena
17. Ilias Vrettos – Ora Monaksias
18. Lena Zeugara – Oneira
19. Tamta – S’agapo
20. Thodoris Ferris – Ta Amartola Sou Matia

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London Greek Radio (LGR) has recorded a huge increase in listening figures during the coronavirus pandemic.

Along with other local, commercial and BBC stations across the UK, whilst some stations have reported double-digit increases in online listening in recent weeks, LGR has seen our figures more than triple!

London Greek Radio has recorded a significant increase in connected radio listening, with an average increase of 173% with the most notable growth over the Orthodox Easter weekend of 346%.

The figures suggest that people staying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic seem to be listening to more radio rather than listening to music apps.

The numbers are from LGR’s online streaming platforms. Some of LGR’s biggest increases have been especially noted across morning and daytime programming – which suggests that people are keeping devices on when they would normally be heading out to work.

Pierre Petrou, Head of Programming for London Greek Radio said: “LGR has been the backbone for our communities for over 30 years and provides companionship and friendship. As a result, solid relationships are formed between the listener and presenter on the radio. During this crisis, our presenters aim to inform, update and entertain.

He added, “We have developed systematic programming which includes regular live updates from Cyprus, Greece and the UK. Understandably, our regular schedule has changed but it seems that people are welcoming this as we are working in partnership with organisations who are providing essential key services to the most vulnerable – from free food packages to ‘a listening ear’.

“We’re also aware that calls, texts and emails have increased, so I think there is a bit of a general rediscovery of radio and how important it can be at times like this.”

Siobhan Kenny, CEO of Radiocentre, the industry body for commercial radio, said: “As the UK acclimatises to a new world of working from home and enforced isolation, radio proves its strength as a hugely valuable source of information, reassurance, company and, most importantly, fun. As one of the most trusted and accessible forms of media, it is perhaps no surprise that so many are tuning in right now.”


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Top 40 LGR Official UK ‘Airplay Chart’ this month.

April 1st to April 28th 2020 inclusive.

The biggest, most in demand hit songs in the chart.

1 Nikos Vertis, Amir – I Lexi S’ Agapo
2 Giorgos Papadopoulos – Agapi Mou
3 Nikos Oikonomopoulos – Val’to Terma
4 Christina Salti, Ilias Vrettos – Taxidi Magiko
5 Melisses – Misi Kardia
6 Onirama – Pous Isoun Chtes
7 Alcatrash – Xana
8 Nikos Kourkoulis – Eline Kai Edene
9 Giorgos Livanis, Areti Katime – Ela Apopse
10 Helena Paparizou, Sakis Rouvas – Etsi Einai I Fasi

11 Natasa Theodoridou – Chartopolemos
12 Kostas Karafotis – Afiste Me Oloi Stin Trela Mou
13 Ilias Kampakakis – Se Synantisa
14 Christos Mastoras, Dimitris Basis – Ena Lepto
15 Despina Vandi – Esto Ligo Akoma
16 Christos Menidiatis – Dyo Dromoi
17 Nikos Apergis – Ego O Dinatos
18 Konstantinos Koufos – Parasyromai
19 Ivi Adamou, Konnie Metaxa – Pao
20 Anastasios Rammos – Se Dyo Mono Matia

21 Michalis Hatzigiannis – Vale Ena Kafe
22 Giota Negka – Oxygono
23 Giota Negka – Diarkeia Mias Zois
24 Michalis Hatzigiannis, Dimitra Galani – Se Poion Na Po To S’ Agapo
25 Ilias Vrettos – I Agapi Mporei
26 Stelios Rokkos – S’ Agapo
27 Konstantinos Christoforou Feat. One – Billy Bam Bam
28 Andromachi – Na ‘soun Psema
29 Natasa Theodoridou – Den Me Afora
30 Demy – Ela

31 Nikos Oikonomopoulos – Akousa
32 Dimitris Mpasis – Psithiroi Kardias
33 Despina Vandi – To Nisi
34 Dionyis Schoinas – Allazo
35 Kelly Kelekidou – Gia Chari Sou
36 Kelly Kelekidou (Feat. Stamatis Kraounakis) – Vasanizomai
37 Helena Paparizou – Askopa Xenihtia
38 Knock Out – Ach Ntina (Bika Karantina)
39 Josephine – Den Echo Sima
40 Kings – Pio Poly Apo Pote

“Celebrating Greek music and creativity on the air-waves”

Source: The Official Radio Monitor detection, 28 days monthly.

London Greek Radio, Official UK Airplay Chart.

April 1st to 28th 2020 inclusive.


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Top 40 London Greek Radio ‘Airplay Chart’

The Monthly Chart, which covers March 2nd to March 30th, 2020.

The biggest, most in demand hit songs in the Chart.

1 Giorgos Livanis, Areti Ketime – Ela Apopse
2 Christina Salti, Ilias Vrettos – Taxidi Magiko
3 Helena Paparizou, Sakis Rouvas – Etsi Einai I Fasi
4 Christos Mastoras, Dimitris Basis – Ena Lepto
5 Nikos Oikonomopoulos – Val’to Terma
6 Elli Kokkinou – Taxe Mou
7 Konstantinos Argiros – Ta Matia Sou Eroteftika
8 Nikiforos – Ta Leme To Vradi
9 Stelios Legakis – Perasmena Xehasmena
10 Anastasios Rammos – Se Dyo Mono Matia

11 Nikos Oikonomopoulos – Kathimerina
12 Giorgos Sabanis – Allaxe Ta Ola
13 Ilias Kampakakis – Se Synantisa
14 Josephine – Den Echo Sima
15 Apostolia Zoi, Nino – Esy
16 Andromachi – Na ‘soun Psema
17 Christos Cholidis – Pali Sto Spiti Mou Charamata
18 Petros Iakovidis – Fovamai
19 Konstantinos Christoforou Feat. One – Billy Bam Bam
20 Ilias Vrettos – I Agapi Mporei

21 Stelios Rokkos – Makari
22 Christos Mastoras – Den Echo Idea
23 Nikos Apergis – Ego O Dinatos
24 Peggy Zina – Mesa Mou Kati Egine
25 Giannis Vardis, Giorgos Lianos – Emeis I Dio
26 Nikos Kourkoulis – Eline Kai Edene
27 Ivi Adamou feat. Konnie Metaxa – Pao
28 Zanis Knock Out, Panos Myrianthous – Moro Mou
29 Eirini Papadopoulou, Stamatis Houhoulis – Halali
30 Natasa Theodoridou – Chartopolemos

31 Kings, Giannis Ploutarhos – Oso Tha Leipeis
32 Alcatrash – Xana
33 Kelly Kelekidou – Gia Chari Sou
34 Kostas Doxas – Seri
35 Nikos Vertis – Allaxa
36 Alkistis Protopsalti, Antonis Remos – S’Agapo
37 Christos Dantis – Pros To Paron
38 Stefania – Superg!rl
39 Stan – De Me Xereis
40 Melina, Michalis Hatzigiannis – Love, Love, Love

Celebrating Greek music and creativity on the air-waves

Source: London Greek Radio, Official UK Airplay Chart,
The Official Radio Monitor.

March 2nd to 30th 2020 inclusive


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Top 40 London Greek Radio ‘Airplay Chart’

February 01 to February 28, 2020

The LGR Airplay Chart this month.

The biggest, most in demand hit songs in the Chart.

The rankings are based on radio airplay detection as measured by the official ‘UK Airplay Chart’.

The latest and greatest Greek tunes and the Best New Music on LGR…

1 Christos Mastoras, Dimitris Basis – Ena Lepto
2 Josephine – Den Echo Sima
3 Anastasios Rammos – Se Dyo Mono Matia
4 Giorgos Livanis, Areti Ketime – Ela Apopse
5 Christina Salti, Ilias Vrettos – Taxidi Magiko
6 Giannis Vardis, Giorgos Lianos – Emeis I Dio
7 Nikiforos – Ta Leme To Vradi
8 Michalis Hatzigiannis – Vale Ena Kafe
9 Nikos Oikonomopoulos – Val’to Terma
10 Natasa Theodoridou – Chartopolemos

11 Apostolia Zoi, Nino – Esy
12 Nikos Kourkoulis – Eline Kai Edene
13 Nikos Oikonomopoulos – Kathimerina
14 Ivi Adamou feat. Konnie Metaxa – Pao
15 Eirini Papadopoulou, Stamatis Houhoulis – Halali
16 Nikos Apergis – Ego O Dinatos
17 Christos Menidiatis – Stin Avli Tis
18 Konstantinos Argiros – Ta Matia Sou Eroteftika
19 Despina Vandi – Esto Ligo Akoma
20 Eirini Papadopoulou – Koita Min Aggizeis

21 Elli Kokkinou – Taxe Mou
22 Peggy Zina – Mesa Mou Kati Egine
23 Nikos Vertis – Allaxa
24 Ilias Kampakakis – Se Synantisa
25 Vasilis Dimas, Melina Makri – Ofthalmapati
26 Stan – De Me Xereis
27 Kostas Doxas – Diva
28 Petros Iakovidis – Fovamai
29 Katy Garbi – Ilios De Vgainei An Den Peis Kalimera
30 Onirama – Pote Den Ksereis

31 Christos Mastoras – Den Exw Idea
32 Helena Paparizou – Haide
33 Stelios Rokkos – Makari
34 Christos Cholidis – Pali Sto Spiti Mou Charamata
35 Christos Menidiatis – Paratise Ta Ola
36 Alkistis Protopsalti, Antonis Remos – S’ Agapo
37 Christos Dantis – Pros To Paron
38 Eleonora Zouganeli – Kapou S’ Eho Xanadi
39 Eleonora Zouganeli – To Kokkino Potami
40 Alcatrash – De M’ Akoumpas

Celebrating Greek music and creativity on the air-waves

Source: London Greek Radio, Official UK Airplay Chart
February 1st to 28th 2020 inclusive


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Top 40 London Greek Radio ‘Airplay Chart’

January 04 to January 31, 2020

The LGR Airplay Chart this month. 

The biggest, most in demand hit songs in the Chart.

The rankings are based on radio airplay detection as measured by the official ‘UK Airplay Chart’.

LGR with the latest and greatest Greek hits and best new music…

Listen to your favourite music choices tune in to LGR!

1 Christina Salti, Ilias Vrettos – Taxidi Magiko
2 Ilias Kampakakis – Se Synantisa
3 Josephine – Den Echo Sima
4 Christos Mastoras, Dimitris Basis – Ena Lepto
5 Nikiforos – Ta Leme To Vradi
6 Ivi Adamou feat. Konnie Metaxa – Pao
7 Nikos Oikonomopoulos – Val’to Terma
8 Giorgos Livanis, Areti Ketime – Ela Apopse
9 Anastasios Rammos – Se Dyo Mono Matia
10 Melina Aslanidou – I Efchi

11 Michalis Hatzigiannis – Vale Ena Kafe
12 Nikos Kourkoulis – Eline Kai Edene
13 Peggy Zina – Mesa Mou Kati Egine
14 Nikos Oikonomopoulos – Kathimerina
15 Christos Cholidis – Pali Sto Spiti Mou Charamata
16 Nikos Vertis – Allaxa
17 Apostolia Zoi, Nino – Esy
18 Panos Kiamos – Mou Stoichizei
19 Despina Vandi – Esto Ligo Akoma
20 Themis Adamantidis – Stin Kardia

21 Elli Kokkinou – Taxe Mou
22 Onirama – Pou Isoun Chtes
23 Natasa Theodoridou – Chartopolemos
24 Paola – Katastrofi
25 Andromachi – Na ‘soun Psema
26 Christos Menidiatis – Paratise Ta Ola
27 Stelios Rokkos – Makari
28 Eirini Papadopoulou – Koita Min Aggizeis
29 Giannis Vardis, Giorgos Lianos – Emeis I Dio
30 Thodoris Ferris – Zise Ti Stigm

31 Petros Iakovidis – Fovamai
32 Giorgos Sabanis – Allaxe Ta Ola
33 Amaryllis – Matado
34 Konstantinos Argiros – Poso
35 Christos Menidiatis – Stin Avli Tis
36 Nikos Oikonomopoulos – De S’ agapao
37 Kelly Kelekidou – Gia Hari Sou
38 SNIK x Tamta – Senorita
39 Konstantinos Argiros – Ta Matia Sou Eroteftika
40 Thanos Petrelis – Pao Diakopes, Ta Leme

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Source: London Greek Radio, Official UK Airplay Chart
January 4th to 31st 2020 inclusive


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Top 40 London Greek Radio ‘Airplay Chart’

December 01 to December 28, 2019

This month’s popular Greek song’s on LGR culminating in the final month, December of 2019.

LGR is celebrating Greek music and creativity on the air-waves.

This year, was no doubt brilliant for Greek music, our chart shows a few of our timeless festive favourites, to current choices, and new releases this winter.

The rankings are based on radio airplay detection as measured by the official ‘UK Airplay Chart’.

The best new music, latest and greatest Greek hits… tune in to LGR!

1 Despina Vandi – Xristougenna
2 Josephine – Den Echo Sima
3 Christos Mastoras, Dimitris Basis – Ena Lepto
4 Helena Paparizou – Christougenna Xana
5 Christos Menidiatis – Paratise Ta Ola
6 Eleni Foureira – 2020 S’ Agapo
7 Antzi Samiou – Ta Pio Glyka Xristougenna
8 Christina Salti, Ilias Vrettos – Taxidi Magiko
9 Anastasios Rammos – Se Dyo Mono Matia
10 Eirini Papadopoulou feat. Stamatis Houcholis – Halali

11 Nikos Oikonomopoulos – Val’to Terma
12 Petros Iakovidis – Fovamai
13 Ivi Adamou feat. Konnie Metaxa – Pao
14 Christos Cholidis – Pali Sto Spiti Mou Charamata
15 Konstantinos Argyros – Ta Matia Sou Eroteftika
16 Kelly Kelekidou – Gia Hari Sou
17 Antonis Remos – Edo Kai Tora
18 Kostas Doxas – Seri
19 Wham! – Last Christmas
20 Notis Sfakianakis – H Mpalanta Ton Xristougennon

21 Nikos Kourkoulis – Eline Kai Edene
22 Kostas Martakis – Os Ta Xristougenna
23 Giorgos Livanis, Areti Ketime – Ela Apopse
24 Natasa Theodoridou – Den Me Afora
25 Andromachi – Na ‘soun Psema
26 Natasa Theodoridou – Hartopolemos
27 Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You
28 Konstantinos Tsachouridis feat. Melina Aslanidou – Mesa Stin Agkalia Sou
29 Nikos Oikonomopoulos – Kathimerina
30 Nikiforos – Ta Leme To Vradi

31 Onirama – Pou Isoun Chtes
32 Stan – De Me Xereis
33 Panos Kiamos – Sto Ftero
34 Stelios Rokkos – Makari
35 Nikos Oikonomopoulos – De S’Agapao
36 Thanos Petrelis – Pao Diakopes, Ta Leme
37 Peggy Zina – Mesa Mou Kati Egine
38 Lena Zevgara – Ela Ela
39 Themis Adamantidis – Stin Kardia
40 Konstantinos Christoforou & Vasiliki Ntanta – Ki Iha Pou Les

Source: London Greek Radio, Official UK Airplay Chart
December 1st to 28th 2019 inclusive


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Acclaimed Greek composer and former politician Thanos Mikroutsikos has died at the age of 72.

He was considered one of the most important composers of the recent Greek musical scene.

Mikroutsikos died at the Athens’ Metropolitan Hospital where he was treated for cancer. The hospital announced his death on Saturday evening.

He was born in Patra, on 13th April 1947.

He is the older brother of Andreas Mikroutsikos, who is also a musician/composer and a television show host. His wife is children’s author Maria Papagianni, whom he married in 1996.

He studied piano in the Philharmonic Society of Patras and in the Hellenic Conservatory. In addition, he studied Mathematics in the University of Athens.

He began composing at the end of the 1960s but only officially debuted in 1975, with the release of his album Politika Tragoudia (‘Political Songs’). He continued on this compositional path, setting to music the poems of Giannis Ritsos, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Manos Eleftheriou and Bertold Brecht, among others.

His album, Stavros tou Notou (Southern Cross), set to the poetry of Nikos Kavvadias, has been one of the musical landmarks of modern Greece.

He has worked with many renowned singers such as Maria Dimitriadi, Haris Alexiou, Manolis Mitsias, Dimitris Mitropanos, Vasilis Papakonstantinou, Christos Thibaios and Giannis Koutras, among others.

Hits including ‘Roza’,  ‘Erotiko’, ‘O Amlet Tis Selinis’, ‘Mia Pista Apo Fosforo’, ‘I Agapi Einai Zali’, ‘Mpoum’, famous songs that have captivated listeners on the London Greek Radio air-waves for years.

His music has been particularly well received and recognised in Western Europe. During his career, he has managed to liberate the form of Greek song, adding together elements from the modernist and classical western tradition. He also experimented with the combination of tonal and atonal sounds and with morphological variation.

He has been involved in Greece’s political life since the 1960s. During the turbulent years of the military junta (1967–1974), he was persecuted by the regime for his anti-dictatorial activities and ideas.

After the elections of October 1993, he was appointed as Deputy Minister of Culture by the new Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) government, serving alongside the late Melina Merkouri who was Minister of Culture. He was appointed to Merkouri’s position when she died in 1994, a position he kept until 1996.

Mikroutsikos’ funeral will take place at 2:30 pm (local time) on Monday at Athens’ First Cemetery, in a civilian ceremony, per his wishes.


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