Having itself turned 113 this year, the management, editorial board and staff of Asbarez has congratulated the Public Radio of Armenia on its 95th anniversary.
From Soviet times to the present, the Public Radio of Armenia has been informing, educating and entertaining Armenians, with a strict vision of presenting facts, for more than nine decades, Asbarez said.
“The Public Radio of Armenia is a national symbol. Its ability to traverse different historical realities and still remain a critical part of the lives of Armenians is a testament to its dedicated and professional staff,” said Asbarez Editor Ara Khachatourian. “We wish the Public Radio of Armenia a happy anniversary and a strong future.”
The familiar “Yerevan is Speaking—Երեւանն է խօսում—has been the introduction listeners heard on September 1, 1926 when the Armenian Radio went on the air for the time in what was then an experimental 15-minute program called “Voice of Yerevan,” featuring Armenian folk music with intermittent local news updates.