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FM 92,0 MHz

Bul. Vuka Karadžića 41/1
32 000 Čačak

032/ 310 150

 

ozon@eunet.yu
http://www.ozonradio.co.yu/

Started work in September 1996 from a passenger trailer.

Within a month it became the most listened radio station in Cacak as the election campaign was in progress for local and federal elections. Ozon was broadcasting informative and contact programs substantially different from regime stations as the only active ones in Cacak at the time.

Ozon was the only free radio presenting informative programs and where candidates of opposition parties could present their political views and programs and listeners actively participate with their comments and questions.

Number of Ozon listeners was enormously increased between the two election rounds and culminated during winter protests in Belgrade and majority of towns all over Serbia in 1996/97.

At that time Ozon was continuously broadcasting (live) meetings and demonstrations, statements of political parties' leaders, public persons and citizens. It was the time when Ozon started taking over informative programs of B92 Radio, though with very obscure techniques.

Federal inspector for radio communications, assisted by the police, forbade work of Ozon Radio on November 29th 1996. Five-day protests followed at the town square in Cacak where from 3000 to 5000 people gathered day after day. To people's insisting Ozon continued programs broadcasting.

Ozon radio greatly contributed winning of opposition at the local elections in Cacak.

New authorities were not interesting in further work of Ozon, as they got to manage municipal Radio Cacak.
Ozon continued work with primitive technical equipment it had moving their premises twice. It became a joined member of ANEM that provided education of journalists and personnel active in marketing.

Besides programs of its own production, Ozon used to take over B92 programs, BBC, RFI, VOA, DW and FE in Serbian language until this was forbidden by low.
This is non-commercial informative radio station.

Broadcasts domestic and foreign light music.

From the end of March 1999 Ozon temporarily discontinued work, as state of war was declared. Two days upon forbidding B92, Federal inspector for radio communications, assisted by special police, grabbed broadcasting technical equipment of TV Cacak and tried to do the same with Ozon Radio. But Ozon team had timely hidden their equipment and so saved it for the future.

More detail at:
www.ozonradio.co.yu

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