Babylon 99.3 FMSpecial Feature – Photos by: Mustafa Adil for Erbilia Online Magazine
The International Erbil Radio Station
Modern day Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan region, has gone a long way ahead since Saddam’s days, when misery, poverty and insecurity plagued northern Iraq. Today Erbil, just like the majority of the Kurdistan cities, enjoys a fast economic growth, security, and prosperity.
As a consequence, all aspects of everyday life have been affected and Erbil media could not be an exception. While most of TV channels and radio stations support local lifestyle and traditions, they have also accepted strong cultural influences from the West. The tendency is reinforced by the presence of thousands of Western expats who have brought with them their own trends and lifestyle.
The most promising Erbil media company is the personal achievement of two Iraqi brothers who established it in Holland in 1998. Their expertise in media productions and TV arts helped them become successful and in 2005 they expanded their business operations in Kurdistan. Today the company owns four TV channels (Korek TV, Kanal 4, Babylon TV, Ankawa TV), an all-English Erbil radio station (Babylon 99.3), and two websites with celebrity news, current and past events, and past media videos (KMelody.Net and Chawi Dwem).
At the same time Babylon Media Company continues to expand to cover areas such as advertising, IT services, and many more. The company is based in Two Sided Street, Ankawa, Erbil.
Babylon 99.3 FM
Babylon 99.3 is making the big change for music and radio broadcasting in Erbil and the surrounding Kurdistan cities. It’s the only English radio in Iraq with the latest and hottest pop, rock, r&b, house, and electronic dance music and it reaches more than 5 million people every day.
It’s the chosen radio station of every young Erbilian – and not only. It’s everyone’s company on the way to school or work, while driving around, or relaxing at home in the evening.
Babylon 99.3 started broadcasting at the end of 2011 and since then it has captured the imagination of its Kurdistan listeners not only with its music choices, but also with organizing and covering most of Erbil cultural events, and interviewing celebrities and all those who act as an inspiration for the listeners, such as famous singers or the Miss Kurdistan candidates.
From 8 to 10 every morning DJs Noore, Maze and Angel B hit the airwaves and act as human alarm clocks to wake up listeners for a happy, positive and energetic start of the day. For their listeners, this morning show is a mood enhancer with requests, jokes, music and entertainment news, free gifts, clever competitions and listeners’ participation.
During the program, listeners interact directly with the DJs with tweets, or posts on the station’s Facebook page, and this interaction makes the Breakfast Club even more amusing and entertaining. Just tune in tomorrow morning to see for yourself why this morning show is a very special listening experience.
DJ Pro’s Mix Club
And for those who would like a unique listening experience of club music, DJ Pro presents the Mix Club every evening from 9 to 11 pm on Babylon 99.3 FM – the trendiest Erbil radio station. From deep and progressive house to trance and dubstep the Mix Club is the most rhythmical way to end your day.
Tune in to Babylon 99.3 FM….Your music, your beat!
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