Licences have been issued for 32 stations. Additionally, two are unlicensed but have approval to broadcast. It is intended that most of these stations will all give national coverage if they do not already do so.
A number of unlicensed stations still operate. The unlicensed stations come and go and often change their names. They are split between religious and commercial stations. Closing the religious ones down is politically controversial.
Frequencies have been allocated to the licensed stations by the government, 400kHz being allocated to each station. These allocations are shown in squared brackets in the list below. These have not taken frequency allocations in neighbouring countries into consideration and are opposed by some stations who have been given a poor allocation. Nonetheless, the government wanted stations to move to the new frequencies on 10 January 2000 by which time it intended to have closed all the unlicensed stations. Clearly, this did not happen although some of the stations listed below as unlicensed are using the licence of a legal station to cover their operations. Frequencies are sometimes changed slightly to avoid interference.
Many stations broadcast carrier or tone overnight, after programmes have finished or if they lose their programme feed.
Until recently there was no postal delivery system in Lebanon. Mail sent to the addresses below will generally find its way to the station concerned but P.O.Box addresses, where given, may prove more reliable. A contract was signed in July 1998 with a Canadian consortium to re-instate and operate the postal service. They have set up door to door deliveries for the first time in many years. Beirut is currently being organised into postcodes.
Times given below are local. 24h indicates that the station broadcasts 24 hours per day.
Category 1 stations (political)
Jabal Loubnan (98.5) Mont Liban Building, Avenue Fouad Chehab, Fassouh (or P.O.Box 16-6000), Achrafieh, Beirut. Tel: 01-202500. Fax: 01-215215. Closed by the Publications Court. Uncertain if it will return.
NBN [89.0-89.4](89.4) Adnan Al Hakim Street, Block A, (or P.O.Box 13-6633, Chouran) Beirut. Tel: 01-841020 Fax: 01-841029 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.nbn.com.lb 24h Currently carrying the programme "Risala Radio" Rue Barbour, Beirut. Tel: 01-667200 Fax: 01-667300 email: email@example.com Internet: risalaradio.com
Nidaa al Maarifa (The Call of Knowledge)[91.1-91.5] (91.1, 91.3, 91.5) Shaykh Ahmad Iskandarani Centre, Bourj Abi Haidar, Beirut. Tel: 01-667601 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.nidaa.fm Al Ahbash; Association of Islamic Philanthropic Projects.
Radio Liban; Radio Lebanon [96.0-96.4] (96.2) Sanayeh, Beirut. Tel: 01-351068 Fax: 01-347489 Internet: www.96-2.com French, English, Armenian 24h. Also relays Radio France International 12 hours a day Often IDs as "RFI" RDS: PS: __RFI___ + R.LIBAN_ PI: F001
Arabic Service [98.1-98.5]( ) Radio Liban Building, Rue Lyon, Sanayeh (or P.O.Box 4848), Beirut. Tel: 01-343217 0530-0130 mono. Also on 837kHz ID: "Huna Iza'at Loubnan" Currently not broadcasting on VHF/FM.
Radio Liban Libre [102.3-102.7](102.3, 102.5, 102.7) Kebbe Building, Adonis, Zouk Mosbeh (or P.O.Box 110, Zouk Mekhael, Jounieh). Tel: 09-225577 Fax: 09-218235 email: email@example.com internet: www.rll.com.lb 24h mono ID: "Loubnan al Horr"
Radio of the Light [91.8-92.2](91.7, 91.9, 92.2) Al Noor Building, Abdel Nour Street, Haret Hreïk, (or P.O.Box 25-197, Ghbeiry) Beirut. Tel: 01-821852. Fax: 01-270038. email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.alnour.com.lb 0600-0030 ID " Izaat Al Noor" RDS: PS: ANNOUR_ PI: A000 Prior to being licensed this station was permitted to operate due to the continuing Israeli occupation of Southern Lebanon and Hezbollah's operations of resistance.
Radio Orient [88.3-88.7](88.3, 88.7) Australia Street, Rawche, (or P.O.Box 13-60 52, Schouran) Beirut. Tel: 01-791466/7 Fax: 01-869772/3 email: email@example.com Internet: www.radioorient.com.lb 24h ID: "Izaat al Shark min Beirut" RDS PS: RADIO_ORIENT_88_7-88_3_MHz (Scrolling) PI: A058
Voice of Lebanon [93.2-93.6](93.1, 93.3, 93.5, 93.6) Bashir Gemayel Avenue, (or P.O.Box 165271) Beirut. Tel: 01-323458 Fax: 01-219290 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.vdl.com.lb 0550-0120 mono ID: "Saout Lubnan" RDS: PS: _RADIO__ + VOIX_DU_ + _LIBAN__ + 93_3_FM PI: A25D Also used 873kHz & 6550kHz both now thought to be inactive.
Voice of the Nation [93.9-94.3] Borj Abi Haidar, (or P O Box 14/5439) Beirut Tel: 01-300997 Fax: 01-647044 email: email@example.com ID: "Saout el Watan" Not yet on air. ex 1134kHz
Voice of the People [103.7-104.1](103.7, 104.0) Jabal el Arab Street, Wata el Mousaitbeh, (or P.O.Box 14/5425) Beirut. Tel: 01-311809 Fax: 01-313605 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.sawtalshaab.com ID: "Saout al Shaab" 0600-0100
Voice of Tomorrow [96.7-97.1](96.7, 96.9, 97.1, 98.0) Amaret Chalhoub, Jounieh-Beirut Highway, Jemejian bldg (Daihatsu bldg.) ,4th floor Tel: 01-811555 Fax: 01-811999 email: email@example.com Internet: www.sawtelghad.com ID: "Saout al Ghad" RDS: PS: RADIO + EL-GHAD PI: A066 Some separate programmes for Syria from the Deïr al Achayer transmitter on 97.1MHz (PI: A061 ?).
Voice of Van [94.6-95.0](94.7, 95.0) 2nd Floor, Shaghzoyan Centre, Borj Hammoud, (or P.O. Box 80-860) Beirut. Tel: 01-267657 Fax: 01-241272. Armenian, Arabic 24h email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.voiceofvan.net ID: "Vana Tsain"
Voice of Beirut Unity (108.0) Borj Abi Haidar, Beirut, Tel/Fax: 01-707047 Internet: www.kamalchatila.com/sawtbeirut.htm
Voice of Liberty (89.7, 89.9, 90.1) 5th floor, Garden Center Building, Tele Liban, Tallet El Khayat, Beirut Tel: 01-797864 Fax: 01-864800 email: email@example.com Internet: www.sawtalhorria.com 24h ID: "Saout al Horriya" or "The Voice of Liberty"
Voice of Unity Licensed by the Cabinet (Oct 2000). Will operate in North Lebanon. Islamic Tawheed.
Category 2 stations (entertainment)
Saout Al Bachaer [95.3-95.7](95.3, 95.5, 95.7) Mabarrat Association Building, Bir Hassan Street, Beirut. Tel: 01-853805 Fax: 01-857389 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.albachaer.com 0630-2400 (Voice of Faith) Some separate programmes for Syria from the Deïr al Achayer transmitter on 95.3MHz.
Al Quran Al Kareem Radio [89.7-90.1](93.9, 94.1, 94.3) Dar al Fatwa Building, Ibn Rouchd Street, Aisha Bakkar, Beirut Tel: 01-795700 Fax: 01-795149 email: email@example.com Internet: www.darfatwa.gov.lb 24h ID: "Dar Al Fatwa Izaat al-Quran al-Kareem min Lubnan" It is reported that the various frequencies do not transmit in parallel with each other.
Saout Al Mahaba; The Voice of Charity; La Voix de la Charité [105.8-106.2](87.5, 104.4, 105.8, 105.9, 106.0,106.1, 106.2) Couvent St Jean, Fouad Chehab St., P.O.Box 850, Jounieh. Tel: 09-918090 Fax: 09-930272 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.radiocharity.org Arabic, French, English, Armenian 24h mono Also relays Vatican Radio programmes (and is relayed by Vatican Radio). RDS: PS: __VOIX__ + _DE_LA__ + _CHARITE_ PI: A1CC. Unlicensed but broadcasts with Cabinet approval.
Saout el Mada [92.5-92.9](92.5, 92.7, 92.9) 2nd floor, Mirna el Chalouhi Centre, Sin el Fil, Beirut Tel: 01-488001. Internet: www.sawtelmada.com Launched May 2009. Allied to the Free Patriotic movement. These frequencies were originally licensed to France FM. RDS: PI: A292
Light FM [90.4-90.8](90.5, 90.8) 8th Floor, Mansour Building, Independence Street, Sassine Square, Achrafieh, Beirut. Tel/Fax: 01-202215 email: email@example.com Internet: www.radiolightfm.com stereo RDS: PS: Light_FM PI: A080
M.B.S. (Master Broadcasting Station) [107.2-107.6](107.2, 107.5) 1st Floor, St Paul building, facing La Cite, Haret Sakhre, Jounieh Tel: 09-912911 Fax: 09-635933 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Some separate programmes for Syria from the Deïr al Achayer transmitter on 107.2MHz.
Melody FM [99.5-99.9](99.5, 99.7, 99.9) 3rd Floor, Habib Centre, Sin el Fil Highway, Beirut Tel: 01-510850 Fax: 01-510854 email: email@example.com Internet: www.melody.fm
Mix FM [104.4-104.8](104.4, 104.5) VdL Building, Alfred Naccache Avenue, (or P.O.Box 16-6815) Achrafieh, Beirut Tel: 01-333288 Fax: 01-217788 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.mixfm.com.lb stereo RDS: PS: _MIX_FM_ PI: A396
Nostalgie [87.6-88.0](87.7, 88.0) 1st Floor, Studiovision Building, Naccache, Metn. Tel: 04-444088. Fax: 01-444000. email: email@example.com Internet: www.nostalgie.com.lb 24h RDS: PS: NOSTLGIE + _LIBAN__ PI: 93C9
NRJ Lebanon [98.8-99.2](95.1, 98.8, 99.1) Studiovision Building, Naccache, Metn Tel/Fax: 04 444 000. email: info@http://nrjlebanon.com Internet: http://www.nrjlebanon.com 24h stereo RDS: PS: _RML_FM_ PI: 93C8 Now IDs as "NRJ" or "99FM"
Pax Radio [103.0-103.4](103.1, 103.3, 103.4) 6th floor, Sea Sweet building, Fouad Chehab Avenue, Mkallès, Beirut. Tel/Fax: 01-480077 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.paxradio.net 24h stereo
Radio Rotana Delta [101.6-102.0](101.7, 101.9, 102.0, 103.4) 5th Floor, Hitachi Centre, Jdeideh Highway, Beirut. Tel: 01-493111. Fax: 01-498333 email: email@example.com Internet: www.radiorotanadelta.com 24h mono.
Radio Liban Star [100.2-100.6](100.2, 100.5) Zakhem Building, Beit Meri el Metn. Tel: 04-872832 Fax: 04-872444 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org ID: "Noujoum Loubnan"
Radio One [105.1-105.5](105.1, 105.5) Zakhem Building, Beit Meri el Metn. Tel: 04-872111 Fax: 04-972818 email: email@example.com Internet: www.radiooneglobal.com 24h stereo RDS: PS: RadioOne PI: A200. Also via Nilesat satellite.
Radio Scope [100.9-101.3](100.9, 101.3) Henry Saab Street, Antablian Bldg 4th Floor, Hazmiyé Tel:05-958881 Fax: 05-958883 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.radio-scope.com
Radio Scope (Bekaa)(100.0) facing Tal-Shiha Hospital, Tal-Shiha, Zahlé. Tel:08-806200 fax: 08-822730 0600-2400. Once again there are two Radio Scopes; one serving only Zahlé and another national service. These are no longer operated by the same company.
Radio Sevan (90.8, 101.3, 101.5) Khashadourian Street, Mar Mikhael, Beirut Tel: 01-567161 Fax: 01-567186 Email: email@example.com Internet: www.radiosevan.com Armenian
Radio Strike [97.4-97.8](97.4, 97.7) 2nd floor, Abi Jaber Building, Al Saideh Street, Sin El-Fil, Beirut. Tel: 01-510517 Fax: 01-510519 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.radiostrike.com 0800-2400
Sound of Music [106.5-106.9](106.5, 106.7, 106.9) 7th Floor, Wadih
Nasrallah Centre, Rue
Al-Anwar, Jdeideh, Beirut. Tel: 01-878819 Fax: 01-602222
0630-0200 stereo ID: "Saout al Moussika"
Voice of Stars (95.9, 107.8, 108.0) 7th Floor Kracht Building, near Saidet al Intikal Church, Ghazalieh Street, Sioufi, Achrafieh, Beirut. Tel/Fax: 01-339100. 24h ID: "Saout al Noujoum" email: email@example.com Internet: www.sawtelnoujoum.com RDS: PI: A3FF
Other (unlicensed) stations
Al-Fajr (100.7, 107.7) Islamic Propagation Centre, Aisha Bakkar, Beirut Tel: 01-751157 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.fajrradio.com Islamic fundamentalist group Al-Jamar Al-Islamiya
Arabic Voice (96.5) Borj Abi Haidar, Beirut ID: "Saout al-Arabi"
Arabic Voice of Beirut (108.0) Bourj abi Haidar, Beirut. ID: "Saout Beirut Lubnan al-Arabi"
Green Lebanon R (107.4) Adab Ishac Street, Beirut Tel: 01-219980 ID: "Lubnan al-Akhdar"
Islamic Reunification Radio (95.0) ID: "Iza'at al Tawhid al Islami"
Nida al-Iman (89.2)
Parliament of the Shiite Council (105.2) ID: "Majless al-Shi'ii
Radio City (89.7) Beirut
Radio New Power (93.8) Beirut
Radio Sawa (87.7) email: email@example.com Internet: www.radiosawa.com Using one of Radio Nostalgie's frequencies
Voice of Freedom (104.7) Kleiaat ID:"Saout Al Horriah"
Voice of Islam (89.5) unlicenced muslim religious station. irregular ID:"Saout Al-Islam"
Voice of Love (101.2) Kleiaat ID:"Saout al-Hobb"
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