Communications Minister Ariel Atias of Shas approved two new regional radio stations Tuesday; Sephardic-Torah radio, and West Bank radio, will be Israel’s newest radio stations.
Communications Ministry spokesman, Dr. Yechiel Shabi, said that the new stations were directed towards the two populations that do not listen to any other radio channels.
Sources at the Communications Ministry said that many pirated stations, catering to settlers and the Sephardic audience, had been launched throughout the years.
The sources said that the ministry’s monitoring department did its best to deal with the issue, and shut down the illegal stations, which interfered with communication between airplanes and control towers, constituting a big security risk.
“I’m happy we have managed to right the wrong done to the Sephardic-Torah audience, and West Bank residents, in allowing them to enjoy legal radio services,” Shabi said.