English-language Media in Cyprus

Information about the local and international English-language print and broadcast media that is available in Cyprus...

English is widely spoken in Cyprus and fairly well represented in the local media - radio, television and print. Jump to:

Radio

BFBS Radio Cyprus is the British Forces Broadcasting Service, widely broadcast, with all programming in English 24 hours a day. BFBS Cyprus has a full programme of DJ-led music shows. BFBS Radio 2 plays more "classic tracks". It also has programming from BBC Radio 4. New bulletins are broadcast every hour, 24 hours a day, using audio from BBC News, Independent Radio News and BFBS's news reporters. BFBS also offer a free Radio App for iPhones and Android devices. BFBS is available on the following frequencies:
BFBS Cyprus BFBS Radio 2
Ayios Nikolaos 107.3 MHz Ayios Nikolaos 89.7 MHz
Richmond ESBA 99.6 MHz Richmond ESBA 95.3 MHz
Nicosia 91.7 MHz Nicosia 89.7 MHz
Troodos 92.1 MHz
Akrotiri WSBA 89.9 MHz Akrotiri WSBA 92.1 MHz

Rock FM broadcasts 24 hours a day in Paphos and Larnaca on 98.5 FM, Limassol on 89.2 FM, in Polis and Latchi on 106.7 FM, and also online. There are live presenters from 07:00 to late evening. The focus of the station is English-language rock and pop music, with jazz, blues and show songs.

BBC stations, including the BBC World Service, can be listened to via the BBC Radio website.

CyBC Radio

CyBC (Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation) is a public broadcaster with four radio channels (called First, Second, Third, Fourth). CyBC Second is a multi language channel providing some English-language programmes from 18:00-24:00. CyBC Second is also available on 91.1, 92.4, 96.5 and 94.2 FM. The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation website (CyBC) has more details about radio programming. 

Mix FM plays English-language popular music. It can be found at 102.3 and 90.8FM 

Radio on the Internet

Many international radio stations are available streamed live on the Internet. A player (such as RealPlayer ) may be necessary to listen. Many stations can be streamed through a web browser, and many have their own iPhone and iOS apps.
  • For a fairly comprehensive list of the many stations available for online listening in Cyprus.
  • Directory of over 13,000 radio stations: Streema Online Radio Stations
  • The e-radio Cyprus also has links to all the radio stations in Cyprus for online listening
Voice of America programming, which includes music, news and cultural shows, is available online.

Local Cyprus Internet news

The Cyprus Mail online has the latest local and international news. The site also includes news from the world of business, lifestyle, entertainment and sport.

In Cyprus  is an English-language publication published every Saturday. The online version has local and international news. There are also feature articles, a property section, a lifestyle section and classifieds.

The Sigmalive website is an online news website containing local news and events which has the option to be translated into english. A printed version is released monthly.

News in Cyprus is an online website with local news, sport, business and entertainment news.

Television

There is no TV licence fee in Cyprus. The public broadcasting service is financed with a tax included in electricity bills from the Electricity Authority of Cyprus.