Radio Iceland Saved From The Brink - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Radio Iceland Saved From The Brink

Published July 1, 2015

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Helgi J. Hauksson

Radio Iceland – an English-language radio station in Iceland – was saved from having to go off the air by a mystery investor.

Only yesterday, Radio Iceland announced that they would have to go off the air, owing to revenue not being able to meet monthly expenses. This would have been a short life for the station, which first went on the air last February 16 on a mission to provide non-Icelandic speakers with a source for news and information on the radio.

However, Vísir now reports that an investor – who owner Adolf Ingi Erlingsson will not disclose the identity of – has stepped up and provided enough funds to stay on the air “for at least another month”.

Radio Iceland is broadcast almost entirely in English. You can listen to them at 89.1 FM in Reykjavík, 87.7 in Akureyri, 89.9 in the south, or at radioicelandfm.is anywhere in the world.

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