Al Sharq Al Awsat
Al Sharq Al Awsat first aired in 1964 as a state-owned radio, and was mainly targeting advertising to generate income (foreign and domestic currencies). It was also the first attempt of the state to create a radio station broadcasting across the region. Al Sharq Al Awsat has been broadcasting all day since 1996.
Media Companies / Groups
National Media Authority
Al Sharq Al Awsat is a state-owned radio station and therefore managed by the National Media Authority
Affiliated Interests Founder
Nadia Mabrouk, was appointed as the head of the National Egyptian Radio by the decision of the Prime Minister, while she previously headed the National Youth and Sports Radio. Despite reaching the age of pension, in July 2018, the National Media Authority
Radio and Television Building
Nile Corniche, Cairo
Revenue (in Mill. $)
Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
Advertising (in % of total funding)
There is no information available on the station’s listening rates. However, the MOM team relied on its advisory group to include Al Sharq Al Awsat in the database as one of Egypt most popular radio stations.