Regional Radio: on January 1, 1994 (Radio Act of June 9, 1993, several 
amendments) private broadcasters were granted the right to broadcast 
regional radio programmes (in addition to  ORF, which broadcasts nine 
regional programmes). Publishers of print media may not own more than 
26 % of a regional radio station and not more than 10 % each 
in 2 further provinces. The creation of local radio since 1996 is 
considered a further opening of the market to private broadcasters. 
Based on the Radio Act the radio authorities of the Federal 
Chancellery had awarded 53 licences (10 regional licences and 43 local 
licences) for commercial radio by  1998.

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