Radio network Cadena COPE has left the European Broadcasting Union, having been a member of the union since 1998.
The second most listened to generalist radio network in Spain, Cadena COPE has confirmed that it is no longer a member of the European Broadcasting Union. The station had joined the EBU in 1998 and was one of three groups of Spanish radio and television broadcasters to hold membership of the organisation.
The reasons for Cadena COPE leaving the EBU have not been stated by the station. The station never directly participated in any of the European Broadcasting Union’s well known Eurovision contests. In 2014 it broadcast a special edition of Tiempo de Juego, with the panel which normally commentates on football, commentating on the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.
The remaining active members of the EBU in Spain are:
- Radio Televisión Española – RTVE
- Sociedad Española de Radiodifusión – SER
While Catalunya Música and Cellnex Telecom are approved participant members of the European Broadcasting Union.
Source: ESC Plus