New York To Honor Greek Radio ‘Aktina FM’ By Naming A Street


Aktina FM founder Elena Maroulleti and radio host Athina Violari (left)

25 years ago, Ms. Elena Maroulleti, had envisioned making a difference in the Greek and Greek Cypriot American community and also to provide for all New Yorkers a very unique and alternative radio voice and choice that is inclusive and not “exclusive” to a specific ethnic group.

On Friday, October 26, 2018 at 11:00am local time, Council Member Costa Constantinides will officially co-name 27th Street between 23rd and 24th Avenues in Astoria, Queens, “AKTINA FM Way” in honor of AKTINA FM Greek American Radio and in recognition of its outstanding contributions to the Greek American community and to all New Yorkers as a leading bilingual public service media outlet over the last 25 years.

The event is open to the press and to the public.

This street co-naming coincides with the 25th-anniversary celebrations of AKTINA FM and of its sponsoring organization AKTINA Productions, Inc., and it is the second important event initiated this year by Council Member Constantinides to commemorate this auspicious occasion.

On April 12th Council Member Constantinides along with Council Speaker Corie Johnson and the entire New York City Council also honored AKTINA and its President Elena Maroulleti with a Proclamation during a special ceremony at the NYC Council Chambers.

Referring to this street co-naming, Ms. Elena Maroulleti who is also the founder and President of AKTINA Productions, Inc., stressed that, “Council Member Constantinides’ initiative to co-name 27th Street AKTINA FM Way is a historical and a remarkable asset for us and for our community. The AKTINA FM Way sign will be there for generations to come to remind all that a dedicated non-profit organization, part of the Greek American community, has accomplished on this street through volunteerism the establishment of AKTINA FM Greek American Radio. The radio station has become a household name for some one million New Yorkers comprised by Greek Americans and Americans alike. Just like New York City, AKTINA FM prides itself for also being diversified and inclusive!”