The station began transmitting on 151.675 MHz on Sunday April 6th, 1997 from its studio in Sydney, serving the Greek community of Sydney.
On Friday July 25 th 1997 the Greek speaking people of Newcastle, the second largest city of New South Wales awoke to the melodies of Radio Symban, the first and only 24 hour Greek radio broadcast in the city’s history.
This initial success and the desire to preserve Greek culture through the creation of a radio link between the Greek speaking people of the most populated state of Australia, New South Whales, led Angelo Matsoukas to look beyond the Greek community of Sydney.
The first step was completed within three months. On Friday July 25 th 1997 the Greek speaking people of Newcastle, the second largest city of New South Whales awoke to the melodies of Radio Symban, the first and only 24 hour Greek radio broadcast in the city’s history.
The city of Wollongong soon followed, the third largest urban centre in new South Wales. Soon the Southern Highlands and Central Coast areas followed by mid 1999. In less than two and a half years the dream had been achieved as Radio Symban had set up repeaters in every important urban centre of New South Whales and until this day remains as the only Greek radio station to be broadcasting so far on a 24 hour basis.
On Thursday December 13th 1999, Radio Symban also became the first Greek Radio Station from Australia to be broadcasting live to the world via the internet.
Today Radio Symban continues to broadcast in Greek on a 24 hour basis serving the needs of the greek speaking people of New South Whales and maintains a studio in Sydney, Newcastle, and Wollongong.
Address: 867 New Canterbury Road, Hurlstone Park, NSW, 2193, Sydney, Australia