Voix du Liban 100.3
In 2010, the Phalange Party bought – through a company called Société Nouvelle d’Information Audiovisuelle SAL – the rights to the 100.3 and 100.5 FM radio frequencies, previously owned by Noujoum Lubnan (Stars of Lebanon), a Category 2 (i.e. non-political) station. Upon buying them, the Party declared that it would relaunch VDL on these two new frequencies. On December 1, 2010, two different radio stations carrying the same name were being broadcast. In 2017, the Lebanese Court of Cassation ruled that the Voix du Liban logo, with the acronym VDL, is a distinctive name worthy of protection and that its rights were to be granted solely to the VDL 100.3-100.5 frequencies, banning the Dbayeh station from using this name. Three months later, however, the Court issued a second ruling suspending the first ruling and thus reopening the case file. The legal dispute is ongoing. VDL 100.3 broadcasts 20 hours a day and geographical coverage extends over Lebanese territories and neighboring countries. The radio content is diverse, from news bulletins (including the 8.00 pm LBCI news bulletin) and political, social, and economic, to medical awareness-raising, cultural, artistic, entertainment, and sports programs, among others. It is currently run by Assaad Maroun and the Editor in Chief is Charbel Maroun.
Media Companies / Groups
Société Nouvelle d'Information Audiovisuelle SAL
Ten co-owners, including eight high-ranking officials of the Phalange Party, formally own the company on behalf of the actual party. Their names are Chaker Aoun (former Vice-President), Joseph Khalil (head of the Bsharri chapter), Georges Jreij (former President of the Beirut bar association), Sejaan Kazzi (former Minister of Labor and former Vice-President of the party), Serge Dagher (political bureau member), Salim Sayegh (Vice-President of the party and former Minister of Social Affairs), Louis Hanna (member of the Beirut Bar Association and party member), Omar Hamadeh (judge), and Omar Iskandarani (lawyer).
The Phalange Party, a Christian Democratic political party in Lebanon.
Other Important People
VDL 100.3 Website
Phone: +961 (76) 611 005
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Audience share for radio stations is based on IPSOS data (Q1, Q2 and Q3 of 2017).