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The “British Cypriot” sitcom ‘Stath Lets Flats’ aired its first episode on Wednesday, 27th June on Channel 4.

The six-part quirky comedy is written by Jamie Demetriou and Robert Popper, centred on a Greek-Cypriot estate agent.

The subtle jokes, creative one-liners and a mild touch of slap-stick have earnt the series quite a following of fans. The unique-running gag is that Stath comes across as incompetent, impulsive and ambitious – in equal measure, and desperate to prove himself in the estate agent business to his Greek-Cypriot father.

It’s a timely take on the “bewildering” minefield of the London property market; realistically dealt with, in LGR’s ‘Property Show’, with Karl Knipe of The Kings Group, but you won’t find Stath bickering with a smelly tenant there!

The lovely Demetriou siblings Jamie and Natasia took time aside to visit LGR, with their Cypriot father Sotiris, from Koma Tou Gialou. They joined Vasilis Panayi live on-air and incidentally, London Greek Radio’s very own Vasilis excitingly-enough, shows up in the sixth episode of the TV series.

Star-of-the-show, “Stath”, played by Jamie Demetriou, said, “London Greek Radio has been playing in my house since I was a foetus” commenting on the station’s long-time serving of Greek-Cypriot culture and music.

Jamie’s real-life sister plays his fictional sister ‘Sophie’ and as the show progresses, it’s actually endearing to see their sibling relationship.

“Stath (Eftstathios), is a useless Greek-Cypriot letting agent. There’s a lot of Greek letting agencies and we wanted to base it in Green Lanes, but it’s set in Edgware, which also has a Greek community. It’s about their office ‘Michael & Eagle Estate Agency”, Jamie told LGR’s listeners.

Stath speaks with ‘London-Cypriot accent’, which complements his character and is an accent he once had as a young Cypriot.

“We are on London Greek Radio and I think that’s so relevant because so many have made a life here, and they’re Londoners so the character of Stath encapsulates it. He talks in a London accent with a bit of a ‘Greek twang’ to it, which a lot of people have, and I hope a lot of people can relate to that.” Jamie emphasised.

The Greek actor Christos Stergioglou plays Stath’s father Vaso; a witty, passionate patriarch who sprinkles a few Greek phrases in the script.

Jamie explained, “(Dad) has a Greece accent. He didn’t feel comfortable playing a Cypriot. He thought Cypriot people would be angry if he claimed that he was Cypriot because he’s Greek so we made the character half-Greek, half-Cypriot.”

Natasia who plays Sophie explained to listeners that the series was the result of years of hard work and serious determination, creating, and writing it.

Jamie added, “I wanted to make a TV show; me and my sister Tash came up with the idea for it… it was important for us to represent Greek and Greekness on TV with our show; it’s something we are very passionate about.”

This programme hinges on its strong quirky-trait characters narrative; primarily being something of a platform for portraying, or perceiving the Greek-Cypriot community in London.

Jamie concluded, “The community is a different way of putting it; I think it is Greek-Cypriot characters… flamboyant, wonderful, funny, caring characters; they’re all about family and love. We want to have them represented and there’s such a big Greek-Cypriot community… Greeks like to see Greeks represented.”

Stath Lets Flats’ continues on Wednesday 1st August at 10 pm on Channel 4.

The next ‘Property Show’ with Karl Knipe airs on Wednesday 5th September at 7.00pm on LGR.


Article written by Tony Neophytou

The Management and Staff of London Greek Radio would like to invite you to their Christmas Dinner & Dance, 2017. The start to the festive season we have live music and food on Saturday 2 December at 7 pm.

We are also excited to announce entertainment for this evening includes Giorgos Gerolymatos, all the way from Greece, for a 1 night exclusive performance. Not to mention live music by Nostalgia Greek Band!

Events like this offer the chance for our station to come together with the community and enjoy a fabulous evening. Moreover, through these events we are able to renew and build a good relationship with both our listeners and the companies which work alongside us.

In 2017, our time has also been spent putting together events, such as this one, where all members of our community could come and celebrate our culture together.

Join us at the Cypriot Community Centre, Earlham Grove, Wood Green, N22 5HJ.

Tickets £30, £35, for more information and Tickets please call LGR on 0208 349 6950

7 pm ‘Till Late

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Wishing you, a happy start to the holiday season.

The event is sponsored by Caspian Lounge Sandwich Bar in North Finchley, Commeris UK Ltd the Mediterranean food experts, Panorama Greek Restaurant in Whetstone with Mediterranean cuisine at its best. Aspris & Son, the wine, beer & spirits merchants, Simon Fisher with a 50 year experience as a loss assessor, Taste of Cyprus in Palmers Green for a wide range of breads, sweets & pastries.


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Second-place for Cyprus in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest was a fantastic achievement for our tiny nation and the best ever result since 1981, which was Cyprus’ debut in the contest.

The world’s longest-running TV music competition saw Netta from Israel win with the song ‘Toy’, written and composed by Doron Medalie and Stav Beger. Israel’s entry received 529 points, followed by runner-up Cyprus with 436 points. The Cypriot tune was the bookies’ favourites in Eurovision week when Eleni’s rehearsals impressed on-lookers at the Altice Arena. All of a sudden, Cyprus was dominating the global networks with the spotlight on the island immensely helping it in all sorts of ways.

Eleni Foureira set the Eurovision scoreboard ablaze with the up-tempo song ‘Fuego’ managing Top 5 position with the jurors. It was a catchy track with an ethnic edge that swirled with clarinet riffs.

She received the full 12-points by jurors in Spain, Greece, Ireland, Belarus, Malta, and Sweden, with televoting 12-points from Armenia, Bulgaria and… Greece. The UK’s phone-vote gave the Cypriot tune 8 points. With such a robust British Cypriot community it was little wonder that Cyprus received strong televoting support in both the semi-final and final.

The voting had us at the edge of our seats and was very intense. It “went to the wire” with jurors ranking Israel third overall in the public’s opinion, and Cyprus fifth; the Top two favourites.

Eleni was very gracious, humbled and upbeat about the result, who said, “I am so happy, thank you so much.  Being second in Eurovision is like you win… This is the best position Cyprus ever had in the history of Eurovision. I feel like a winner.”

On the night, Eleni was awarded ‘Best Artistic Performance‘ in the Marcel Bezençon Awards. The award winners are announced only hours before the Eurovision live grand final.

The track, “Fuego”, released in March, stormed into the LGR playlist going straight to number one on the London Greek Radio Chart. Eleni’s back-catalogue of infectious hits has definitely made her one of the most prominent artists on the station’s track-listings.

The CyBC had announced Eleni as the Cypriot representative in February this year internally selecting the Greek pop singer. The tune was composed for the competition by Alex Papaconstantinou or Alex P, a Greek-Swedish producer. He collaborates on the tune with Geraldo Sandell, Viktor Svensson, Anderz Wrethov and Didrick.

The CyBC chiefs can feel justified in their selection of Eleni; it was a winning-package, a credible artist, with a current, effective pop song and one that showed off her incredible stage skills.

LGR acknowledge the work of the Cypriot delegation’s Evi Papamichael and all of their team; Alex Papaconstantinou, Panik Records, Jean Sacha-Baptiste and everyone else associated with this amazing result.


Article written by Tony Neophytou

Tonight, Cyprus competes at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, starting at 8 pm BST, with its performance scheduled to be 25th out of the 26 countries, comprising of the Eurovision’s final line-up.

Eleni Foureira sings ‘Fuego‘; an up-tempo track with catchy beats and clarinet riffs adding a backbone to the stomping number, hoping to firmly put our small Mediterranean island on the Eurovision map.

Cyprus is currently the odds-on favourite to win the contest and crossing our fingers, toes… just about everything really, one of LGR’s presenters, Tony Neophytou, says, “Eurovision is our World Cup moment – it’s created so much buzz and excitement; it’s already a ‘winning song’ in that sense.”

Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) Director, Michael Maratheftis said, “We would be delighted, willing and able to host Eurovision if it came to it”.

Eleni was overcome with emotion as Cyprus was announced as a qualifier in the first semi-final on Tuesday night.

The track, released in March, stormed into the LGR playlist, going straight to number one on the London Greek Radio Chart. Eleni’s back-catalogue of infectious pop hits have definitely made her one of the most prominent artists on the station’s track-listings.

Her team comprises Lovisa Bengtsson, Marlene Lindahl, and a backing-vocalist Teddy Sky (”off-stage”).

Eleni was born in Fier, Albania and is a Greek artist of Albanian origin. She has lived in Greece from a very young age when her family settled in Kallithea, Athens.

Eleni has always desired to be at Eurovision, revealing that it has always been a childhood dream of hers.  She’s previously come close to flying with the Greek colours at Eurovision – becoming runner-up in Greece’s 2010 ”Ethniko Teliko”, however, it did not diminish her Eurovision goal, which is lucky for Cyprus as she’s been handed a “killer track.”

Cyprus has never won Eurovision in its 35 years of participation; their best placing is 5th, with Anna Vissi (1982) Hara and Andros Constantinou (1997) and Lisa Andreas (2004). Other popular Cypriot singers have included Michalis Hatzigiannis, Constantinos Christoforou, Evridiki, Alexia, Ivi Adamou- all of whom have flown the nation’s flag.

Although Eleni is a Greek pop-star flying the Cypriot colours this year, conversely, it has worked the other way around with Cyprus’ Anna Vissi, Sarbel, Loukas Giorkas, Maria-Elena Kyriakou, all who have previously sung for Greece. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone since the majority of our current wave of Greek music is made there.

The CyBC officials selected Eleni earlier this year because of her ‘skill-set’ as a charismatic performance-singer; she’s very likeable, which helps sell this upbeat song. The singer acknowledges ”all of the positivity” about her entry admitting she will do her best to achieve a ”historic milestone” in Cyprus’ Eurovision history.

The three-minute performance is incredibly well-staged with very slick, brilliantly choreographed energy. The dancing, given a boost by the visual effects and ”fires” shooting-up on either side of Eleni, will surely impress the worldwide audience.

The points are made up of 50% of music experts in all 43 countries, with the other being 50% from public televoting.

Her Cypriot entry is penned by composer Alex Papaconstantinou, or Alex P, a Greek-Swedish producer, well-known in Eurovision circles. He collaborates on the tune with Geraldo Sandell, Viktor Svensson, Anderz Wrethov and Didrick.

The Eurovision Song Contest Final takes place on Saturday 12th May, being broadcast by the BBC. London Greek Radio sincerely wishes Eleni Foureira the very best of luck in the competition.

Eleni Foureira To Represent Cyprus in Eurovision 2018 with Song ‘Fuego’


Article written by Tony Neophytou

It’s Eurovision week and Tuesday night sees both Cyprus and Greece compete in the first semi-final, with Greece performing 14th in the running order and Cyprus, 19th.

Greece’s Yianna Terzi, will be singing ‘Oniro Mou‘, (My Dream), and Cyprus’s Eleni Foureira, will perform ‘Fuego‘, (Fire), in Lisbon’s Altice Arena on Tuesday 8th May, live on BBC Four at 8 pm BST.

Yianna’s catchy atmospheric song, which she sings in Greek is an imagined dialogue between ‘motherland’ and its Greek people; a beautiful, haunting melody with an incredible Greek bridge, along with drums and clarinet riffs add to the song’s sound.

The music and lyrics were co-written by Yianna, along with Aris Kalimeris, Mixalis Papathanasiou, and Dimitris Stamatiou. It’s an intensely passionate, patriotic song that plays on ideas of self-belonging and loyalty.

The minimalist staging will focus on Yianna who we will see in a white outfit. It’s the look of a ‘Greek goddess’, alone on stage emphasising the song’s somewhat slightly introspective ‘soulful’, spiritual feel.

The act also comprises of four backing-vocalists (‘off-stage’); Giannis Lafis, Eugenia (Nia) Balafa, Irini Psihrami and Viktoria Halkiti. Yianna was born in Thessaloniki and is the daughter of legendary Greek singer Paschalis Terzis.

Five songs later, and we’ll see Cyprus’s entry by Eleni Foureia – last in the running order, considered by many as one of the preferred positions in the competition. ‘Fuego’ is an up-tempo number with very useful clarinet riffs adding a feel of ethnicity to this catchy Cypriot tune.

Cyprus (as of this morning, 8th May), are odds-on favourites to win the Eurovision Final on Saturday 12th May, which would make it the nation’s first ever victory.

In our opinion, the track is a brilliant, slick performance which compliments Eleni’s assets as a charismatic singer. It was penned by composer Alex Papaconstantinou, or Alex P, a Greek-Swedish producer, well-known in Eurovision circles. He collaborates on the tune with Geraldo Sandell, Viktor Svensson, Anderz Wrethov and Didrick.

The First Eurovision Semi-Final airs on Tuesday 8th May, at 8pm on BBC 4. The UK will be tele-voting in the semi-heat.

The points will be determined with 50% already sown-up by the jury dress-rehearsal on Monday night; the other 50% by tele-voting during the live Tuesday evening contest.

The Eurovision Final takes place on Saturday 12th May, on BBC One.

London Greek Radio wishes Yianna Terzi and Eleni Foureira the very best of luck in the competition.


Article written by Tony Neophytou

A new radio station has been introduced in Glasgow which has big plans to shake up Scotland’s airwaves.

London Greek Radio, (LGR), has been added to the DAB+ multiplex in Glasgow, extending their radio coverage to Glasgow’s population of almost 600,000.

Scotland has an estimated Greek and Cypriot population of more than 50,000 and the new station’s hopes are to garner many more listeners across the Glaswegian City with a fusion of talk and Greek music when it launched on Wednesday 11th April.

LGR is believed to be the first ethnic London radio station to cross the border into Scotland now playing European music in Glasgow on DAB+ Digital Radio.

Antonaki Jay, LGR’s Station Manager said, “We’re really big on serving Scotland and will now include more features for the communities we serve outside of London to include local people, local issues and local news.”

He added, “We’ll be covering a wide range of news, gossip and Greek music with different presenters tailored to the various diverse communities we broadcast to.”

LGR has already attracted some top presenters after more than thirty-five years on the air. It will be led by veteran host Vasilis Panayi and will feature DJs including Andreas Michaelides, Kat Neocleous, DJ Sooty, Soulla Violaris and Tony Neophytou.

Inevitably, Antonaki says that Greek music will be their “mainstay.” Describing their brand as “the Heartbeat of the Greek community”, he reveals hopes to begin a regular phone-in during the evenings to connect Greeks in Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and London, (where the station is already broadcasting on DAB+).

LGR’s Chairman, John Kyriakides, said, “We are broadening our scope to reach out to the wider Greek and Mediterranean audiences. With digital radio, we can go further and will be looking at doing things differently at LGR.

“We’ll be talking about everyone in the Greek communities in Glasgow, including small businesses and local people and aim to reach out to more than just Greek people in Scotland too. We feel the whole Greek culture may have been somewhat overlooked to some extent.”

Antonaki Jay, who was at the helm of joining Glasgow’s DAB+ platform – hopes LGR’s edgier playlist of more of today’s biggest Greek and Cypriot tunes with some home-grown talent thrown in the mix will attract listeners who are fed up of chart-topping earworms on mainstream stations.

He said: “We’ll play a wide range of music from Natasa Theodoridou and Konstantinos Argyros, through to Giannis Ploutarhos and Melina Aslanidou – an eclectic mix. Not too heavy, though.

“We’ll also host unsigned Greek singers, bands and performers either via telephone or in the studio. We want to give these acts a chance to be heard and celebrate Scottish-Hellenic talent.

“We love our Greek music and we really hope to build our audience through that.”

LGR will be spinning Greek music and covering a wide range of cultural programmes with more depth, which will no doubt appeal to hundreds across Glasgow.

Vasili Panayi, lifelong programmer at LGR said, “We know we’re not Heart or Clyde. We don’t have any sort of competition. For us, this is a first being in Glasgow!”

He added: “This will be a multi-platform digital outlet that interacts with its audience through social media and telephone, as well as email, text and messenger platforms. We’ll be connected to our listeners and giving Greek people in Scotland a voice.

“LGR will be more than just a radio station.”

London Greek Radio (LGR) is a 24-hour station, with live broadcasting between 7 am until Midnight. It launched in Glasgow on Wednesday 11th April.

LGR joins several stations on DAB+ as more radio stations are preparing to broadcast on Glasgow’s airwaves, as the city becomes Scotland’s digital radio hotspot.

Listeners will need a newer DAB+ compatible radio, recognisable through the Digital Radio Tick Mark on packaging, to receive the full set of stations via DAB and DAB+ digital radio.

54% of Glasgow homes own a DAB radio, according to latest statistics. The number of DAB stations that can be received in Glasgow has increased by thirty in the past year and is growing rapidly.

LGR is now broadcasting via 103.3 FM in London, across the world online and already on DAB+ in Birmingham, London and Manchester. Glasgow is now available in stereo using DAB+.


Article written by London Greek Radio

‘Oneiro Mou’ is the song which Greece have confirmed will be their entry in this year’s Eurovision and the video was released this week.

Greek broadcaster ERT confirmed earlier this year that Yianna Terzi would fly the Greek flag at the Altice Arena for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon.

The mid-tempo modern Laiko ballad, which is sung in Greek, with strong ethnic elements and a polyphonic chorus successfully combines both a traditional orchestral sound with modern production and this makes it a catchy atmospheric song.

The melody adds a mysterious feel and an incredible Greek bridge with drums and clarinet riffs add to the song’s atmosphere.

Yianna co-wrote the lyrics and music with Aris Kalimeris, Mixalis Papathanasiou, and Dimitris Stamatiou.

The verses and chorus intriguingly are said to be an intimate conversation between ‘Greece and its people’. It’s a touching song which, through its deep lyrics, pronounces steadfast loyalty to the ‘nation’ with fervent patriotic overtones.

The video’s opening scene shows Yianna in what is a ‘fetal position’, which she says herself represents ‘the Greek territory’ or ‘motherland’.

A male, aka Dimitris Vlahos, is seen running across the mountainous terrain where he stops at a plot of soil and pushes his hand underneath and tightly grips Yianna’s arm. The Greek man does this as a way of demonstrating his strong ‘umbilical cord’ to his ethnic roots and as such, underlying the song’s patriotic credentials.

The video is directed by Sherif Francis, who captures the song’s mystical intensity and atmospheric feeling quite dramatically.

The song’s verses compliment this innate feeling, with emotive lyrics; ”Why would you want to change me and dull my blue (colour)?” and, ”No matter how much I ache, I wouldn’t strike you off the map”. This, presumably, is its subtle wink to the nation’s flag colours and territory.

Chali Jennings was asked to direct the song’s creativity and staging and we have learnt that the colours ‘blue and white’ feature heavily in the song’s live stage performance.

The Greek act comprises four backing-vocalists accompanying Yianna on stage; Giannis Lafis, Eugenia (Nia) Balafa, Irini Psihrami and Viktoria Halkiti.

Yianna was born in Thessaloniki and is the daughter of acclaimed Greek singer Paschalis Terzis.

Yianna, who will be 38 by the time of the contest in May, began her music career in 2005 and has released two albums ‘Gyrna To Klidi’ in 2006 and ‘Ase Ne Na Taxidepso’ in 2008.

She is best known for her singles ‘Tetoia Gynaika’, ‘Pou Kai Pou’, ‘O Aggelos Mou’, Gianna ft. Nevma with ‘Exw Ponesei Gi’auti’.

Yianna relocated from Greece to the United States five years ago in order to further her music career.

She released her first English-language single ‘Love Is Your Name’ under the name Yianna in 2012, which started bubbling in the underground clubs of New York City.

The first Eurovision semi-final airs on Tuesday 8th May, on BBC Four at 8 pm with Yianna performing fourteenth out of the 19 countries in the running order.

Greece’s chances of qualifying for the final were given a boost as the UK were confirmed as voters in the first semi-final phase.

The televoting/jury has a history of giving Greeks generous marks. The Eurovision Grand Final takes place on Saturday 10th May on BBC One.

London Greek Radio wish Yianna Terzi the very best of luck in the competition.

Watch the official music video to ‘Oneiro Mou’ here:


Article written by Tony Neophytou

Greece has confirmed that Yianna Terzi will be their representative at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest taken place in Portugal in May.

The Greek broadcaster ERT confirmed the details in an official statement on 16th February, putting an end to weeks of ‘drama and suspense’ about this year’s entrant.

The mid-tempo modern Laiko ballad called, ‘Oneiro Mou’ (My Dream), is sung in Greek, with strong ethnic elements and a polyphonic chorus.

It successfully combines both a traditional orchestral sound with modern production and is a catchy atmospheric song. The melody adds a mysterious feel and it’s authentically incredible Greek bridge part has a lot of punch, with toumperleki and clarinet riffs, adding to the song’s atmosphere.

Yianna co-wrote the lyrics and music with Aris Kalimeris, Mixalis Papathanasiou, and Dimitris Stamatiou. The tune is not without original concept, as it’s fervently patriotic involving a feeling of ethnic-identity.

The verses and chorus also intriguingly are said to be an intimate conversation between ‘the people and the country’. It’s a touching song which, through its deep lyrics, pronounces steadfast loyalty and strength of character.

One of the song’s lyrics includes the line, “No matter how much I ache… I wouldn’t strike you off the map”, as Yianna puts it.

Yianna was born in Thessaloniki and is the daughter of acclaimed Greek singer Paschalis Terzis. When asked what her dad thought of the tune, Yianna said, “Well, he was absolutely thrilled when he heard it because it’s a good song.”

Yianna, who will be 38 by the time of the contest in May, began her music career in 2005 and has released two albums ‘Gyrna To Klidi’ in 2006 and ‘Ase Ne Na Taxidepso’ in 2008.

She is best known for her singles ‘Tetoia Gynaika’, ‘Pou Kai Pou’, ‘O Aggelos Mou’, Gianna ft. Nevma with ‘Exw Ponesei Gi’auti’.

Yianna relocated from Greece to the United States five years ago in order to develop her music career.

She released her first English-language single ‘Love Is Your Name’ under the name Yianna in 2012, which started bubbling in the underground clubs of New York City.

Greece will compete in the First Eurovision Semi-Final which airs on Tuesday 8th May on BBC Four. The Final takes place on Saturday 10th May on BBC One.

And Greece’s chances of qualifying for the final were given a boost on January 29th as it was revealed the UK and Cyprus would vote in our semi-final.

Their juries have a history of giving Greeks generous marks.

London Greek Radio wish Yianna Terzi the very best of luck in the competition.

Check out the official lyrics video to Yianna Terzis with ‘Oneiro Mou’ track here:


Article written by Tony Neophytou

The LGR Official Chart with Top 60 Favourite Tunes of 2017

12 months… x Top 5 tracks each month… brings us The LGR 60!

We have been busy short-listing your favourite tunes of 2017, we can now reveal our definitive LGR list…!! Over the year hundreds of tracks… and excellent songs… so you’d imagine it was pretty tough to reduce the numbers and it was…

12 months, for each month, reveals our Top 5 picks…

Check out the tracks to see if your favourite (s) have made it to the London Greek Radio official chart here.

JANUARY 2017

01 Vasilis Dimas – Ragizei h Kardia Mou
02 Loucas Yiorkas – Den Pao Sti Douleia
03 Knock Out – Mia Fotia
04 Kostas Doxas – Thasaria
05 Onirama – Pote Den Kseres

FEBRUARY 2017

01 Christos Dantis – Edo Pou Vrexei
02 Andreas Leontas – Ego Tha Se Prosexo
03 Valentinos Valeas – Ola Dika Sou
04 Pantelis Pantelidis – Karavia Sto Vitho
05 Paris – Anigma

MARCH 2017

01 Giorgos Lazarakis Feat Giannis Sofillas – To Aidoni
02 Petros Iakovidis – Katse Kala
03 Bo feat Georgia Vrana – Mono Esi
04 Prodromos – Pes To Ki Egine
05 Ilias Vrettos – Katalaveto

Hovig – Gravity (Cyprus Eurovision Song Contest entry) 1 March 2017
Demy – This is Love (Greece Eurovision Song Contest entry) 12 March 2017

APRIL 2017

01 Christos Menidiatis – Adinamia Mou
02 Malu – Ora Na Gyriseis
03 Peggy Zina – Apagorevo
04 Stavento – Mikre Mou Dinamiti
05 Knock Out – Ta Kalitera Paidia Exoun Psyologika

MAY 2017

01 Marina Satti – Mantissa
02 Dimitris Avramopoulos – Ftaio Ego
03 Triantafyllos – Xtipise Kokkino
04 Rallia Christifdou – Os To Feggari Na Me Pas
05 Christina Salti – Ta Pragmata Me T’ Onoma Tous

JUNE 2017

01 Konstantinos Argiros – Ksimeromata
02 Helena Paparizou – Haide (Phoebus Remix) ft. The Kemist
03 Konstantinos Koufos – Kentro Dierxomenon
04 Anelia feat Kyriacos Georgiou – Pos Tin Ides
05 Blasé – 40 Kymata

JULY 2017

01 Antonis Remos – Opa
02 Locomondo – 80s
03 Panos Kiamos – Sto Ftero
04 Giwgos Livanis feat. Giannis Zissi – Vgaino Pino Ksenitao LGR intro
05 Ioanna Koutalidou feat Stratos Tsirakakis – Etimigoria

AUGUST 2017

01 Helena Paparizou feat Anastasios Rammos – An Me Deis Na Klaio
02 Eleni Foureira – To Kati
03 Zan Batist – Gia Sena Ntrepomai
04 TAG – Ase Me (Summer Edition)
05 Yiannis Ploutarhos – Pera Ap’Ta Matia Sou

SEPTEMBER 2017

01 Giannis Ploutarhos & Diana – Koitaxe Me
02 Peggy Zina – O Xronos
03 Ilias Vrettos – Sou Apagorevo
04 Kostas Karafotis – Dyo Foties
05 Haris Kostopoulos – Eho Perasi Apo Foties

OCTOBER 2017

01 Antipas – Ellinika Milao
02 Nikos Oikonomopoulos – Gia Kapio Logo
03 Konstantinos Argiros – Psemata
04 Paola – Gordios Desmos
05 Jackpot Vs Xryspa Official Remix- Aladdin

NOVEMBER 2017

01 Stan – Kane Me Gia Sena Na Klapso
02 Nikos Makropoulos – Gia Parti Mou
03 Kings – Pio Poly Apo Pote
04 Eleni Foureira – Vasilissa
05 Melisses – Eimai Allou

DECEMBER 2017

01 Padelis Pantelidis – Na Se Kala
02 Giannis Ploutarhos – Kardia Mou Alitissa
03 Nikos Vertis – An M’agapises
04 Pwlina Xristodoulou – Mia nixta stin Athina
05 Giorgos Mazonakis – Sopa Ki Akou

 

 


Article written by London Greek Radio

London Greek Radio held its Christmas Dinner & Dance on the first weekend of December, which was attended by dozens from the Greek Cypriot community and beyond.

With the emphasis on ‘community’, LGR management, staff and presenters integrated with listeners, family and friends at the Cypriot Community Centre in Wood Green to a full-house compliment.

As the evening began, a blessing was carried out by the Reverend Father Andreas Hadjisavvi, in the presence of the Reverend Father Iosif Paliouras, before the Nostalgia Greek Band took to the stage, to ‘warm-up’ the already excited attendees anxiously waiting for Greek-singing legend Giorgos Gerolymatos.

Giorgos Gerolymatos whips up the excitement…

Mr Gerolymatos was one of the most famous performers of the “New Wave” period of Greek music in the 70s, 80s and 90s.  He worked with other leading Greek performers such as Pario, Marinella, Voskopoulos, Dionisiou, Doukissa, Moscholiou, Sakellariou, Gavalas, Angelopoulos and many more.  He also participated in many Greek films.

During the one-night only exclusive performance, he performed a selection of his own charming classics to the eagerly-awaited patrons, before moving flawlessly to traditional Greek Laika, quickly filling the dance floor.

Long-standing LGR host Vasilis Panayi reflected on the radio station’s historic role in 35 years of broadcasting to London and beyond; then, in a unique ‘never-before’ exposition, he presented five Lifetime Achievement Awards.

The Award Trophies were presented to those, who in LGR’s history, contributed significantly to charity and to the station.

A surprise award was presented to LGR’s Managing Director John Kyriakides, during which, Mr Panayi fought back tears as he spoke about Mr Kyriakides continued unflinching commitment and support to the station and its listening communities.

The evening’s charming hosts Andrea Yerolemou and Yiannis Ioannou entertained those present and the evening concluded with the prize draw of the LGR Christmas Raffle, which included the top prize of a flight to Cyprus, courtesy of Cobalt Aero. Several other prizes were also presented to winners of the draw, with thanks from Commeris the Mediterranean food experts and Cocorico Italian Restaurant, as well as others.

The management and staff of LGR were grateful to the event’s sponsors, who made the evening possible; Caspian Lounge Sandwich Bar in North Finchley, Commeris UK Ltd the Mediterranean food experts, Panorama Greek Restaurant in Whetstone, S.Aspris & Son, Simon Fisher, and Taste of Cyprus Patisserie in Palmers Green.

LGR’s Managing Director, John Kyriakides said, ”It was a really lovely evening and everyone enjoyed themselves, eating, dancing and socialising.

He added, ”I really didn’t expect the award. It’s an absolute pleasure and a privilege to serve our communities through the medium of radio.”

Other Lifetime Achievement Award-winners on the night were; Maria Spyrou, who presented a show on LGR for over 25 years, providing advice to listeners on social benefits, as well as years of service to the Citizens Advice Bureau in Haringey; Former LGR Manager Kyriacos Tsioupras and his partner Pola Tsioupra for several years of service to LGR and the community; Former LGR News Editor Tasos Zachariades, who provided detailed and relevant up-to-date news to LGR’s communities for several years.

A huge thank you to Parikiaki and Eleftheria newspapers for their continued support and to Hellenic TV who kindly filmed our night which will be available to be seen on the London Greek Radio social media in the upcoming weeks.


Article written by London Greek Radio