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88.6 Island FM, Zakynthos’ English speaking radio station

Island FM transmits from the Greek island of Zakynthos. It’s the only English speaking radio station in the Ionian, broadcasting on 88.6 FM. It’s also available to listen to online. The station was founded in 2005, and is currently run by Station Manager, and breakfast host, Bobby Gee. It operates all year round and is supported by both loyal listeners and island businesses.

Island FM has a great line up of hosts for Summer 2019. 

Bobby Gee presents the Breakfast show, a mix of music from the sixties to the present. Other weekday shows include Lee Chambers dance music and R&B, Penny Draper music mix, Mark Wildie, Howard Lamb mix from 60’s to the present, Peter Woodward, classic rock, northern soul, reggae and ska, Chris Munday, classic radio, Eric Wain 60’s to present. 

Weekend shows include Tom and Val, information about the island, Peter Lee, all 80’s Sunday. A full schedule is available on the facebook page.

Click to listen live here! 

Tourists love Island FM, and many enjoy listening to it online once they return home from their holiday, but it’s locals who value it the most. Not only does the radio station play music, local information is passed on to residents via the radio station, and many interviews are conducted by hosts about important issues affecting the island.

Bobby Gee regularly hosts Matt Delapp from the British Consulate in Zakynthos on his breakfast show to talk about the types of services that the British Consulate offers to both tourists and expats. He has also recently interviewed British Ambassador to Greece, Ms Kate Smith CMG, on a number of topics relating to the island and tourism. Bobby has also interviewed Maria Drogitis from the Ionian Echo and Nick Tsipiras, Council Chairman – with special guests – about a variety of topics relevant to both locals and visitors, and our very own Louise Inzk, from the Zakynthos Informer, has joined the radio on a number of occasions to talk about island history, tradition and culture, as well as sharing important festival information, and Greek Traditions. Every week Dan Norman from Express Supermarket also joins Bobby to discuss what food wish list items he has been able to source for residents.

Island FM radio is vital to the island of Zakynthos, it’s great place for island business to advertise, residents get to hear the latest news and information, and tourists have a link to the island they love no matter where they are in the world. The station is stronger and more popular than ever, and as of this week it has increased its signal strength to match its sister radio station Stigma. As Island FM continues to grow in popularity, it hopes to be able to bring more great music, information and interviews to the island it is proud to call home. Island FM presenters and staff would like to thank everyone for their continued support.

Click here to listen live 

The listen live link is also on the website.

About Chrissie Parker

Chrissie Parker joined the Zakynthos Informer Team in 2014. Chrissie’s first experience of the island was a combined birthday and wedding celebration, in true Zakynthian style. Since then she has been able to combine her love of the island, including its incredible history, tradition and culture, with her love of writing.

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