Açık Radyo (Open Radio), which went on air 18 years ago on 13 November, 1995, is a “regional” radio station, which broadcasts to the metropolitan Istanbul area and its environs. It was founded as a private company as required by the Turkish Law on Radio and TV broadcasting, but nevertheless functions like a non-profit organization.
The Motto : “Open radio is open to all the sounds, colours, and vibrations of the universe.”
Açık Radyo is not dependent on any interest group or any capital group. It is also completely independent from the state, and from any kind of “ideology” except the principles of pluralist democracy, the rule of law, and the protection and promotion of universal human rights and fundamental freedoms.