National Radio Foundation

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The National Radio Foundation (Greek Εθνικό Ίδρυμα Ραδιοφωνίας, abbrev. ΕΙΡ / EIR) was the state-run radio corporation that began broadcasting in 1938, initially limited to radio services from Athens.

Broadcasting stopped during the German occupation of Greece (1941 - 1944). After World War II, broadcasting resumed and the radio services were expanded to three national radio services as well as international radio services for immigrant Greeks.

EIR was one of 23 founding broadcasting organisations of the European Broadcasting Union in 1950.

Test television broadcasts began in 1965 and full TV service began in 1966. In 1970, the company was renamed EIRT (National Radio Television Foundation).

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