Radio Masr was launched in 2009 as the first governmental radio station in Egypt to be transmitted on FM. It is primarily a news station that broadcasts Arabic songs and entertainment programs as well.
While the State owns Radio Masr, its management is not clearly established. In a statement, the former head of the radio pointed that there is a company owning Radio Masr, with no further information. News reports indicate that the news department of the National Egyptian Television is supervising Radio Masr. The National Media Authority appointed the director of Radio Masr, Mohamed Youssef, in 2017. He was previously the Director of Cultural Programs Department at Al Sharq Al Awsat Station.
Media Companies / Groups
National Media Authority
Radio Masr is owned by a state-owned company for which information is not available. It is however managed by the National Media Authority as any state-owned media.
Mohamed Youssef, was the Cultural Programs managing director at Al Sharq Al Aesat Radio. He was appointed by the head of the National Media Authority as the Director of Radio Masr in May 2017.
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There is no information available on the station’s listening rates. However, the MOM team relied on its advisory group to include Radio Masr in the database as one of Egypt most popular radio stations.