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Rena Frangioudaki: a Life in Greek Radio Broadcasting

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The Greek Studies Program of the Department of Languages and Cultures at La Trobe University, the Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora and the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria are co-organising a series of lectures entitled: ‘The History of the Greeks in Australia based on the contents of the collection’.

As part of this series, Rena Frangioudaki OAM will reflect upon her life in radio in a discussion that will be co-ordinated by radio producer Panos Apostolou.

Rena Frangioudaki OAM

Born in Chania, and having immigrated to Australia in 1966, Ms Frangioudaki became one of the first producers of Australia's multilingual radio stations.

She worked in state and private radio stations, in a career spanning more than half a century.

Radio producer, journalist, coordinator of Greek language programs, presenter of cultural, social, youth and children's radio shows, news anchor woman, Ms Frangioudaki established herself as the ‘golden voice’ and the ‘Greek voice’ of Melbourne. A long-time volunteer in community organisations and a single mother, she has also been a business owner and was the victim of a brutal attack.

Her boundless love for the Greek language led to a generation of Greek Australians who learned Greek by listening to “Ms Rena's” broadcasts.

Panos Apostolou

Born in Nuremberg, Germany, Panos Apostolou grew up in the Greek village of Oichalia, in the region of Trikala, Thessalia.

In 2010 he migrated to Melbourne and until 2016 he worked at the Greek newspapers ‘Ta Nea’ and ‘Neos Kosmos’ and at the radio station 3XY Radio Hellas.

Since 2016 Mr Apostolou has been a radio producer at the Greek Language Program of SBS Radio (SBS Greek).

He worked with Ms Frangioudaki for four years at the newspaper ‘Ta Nea’ and at 3XY Radio Hellas.

Event Info

Event title: Rena Frangioudaki: A life in Greek radio broadcasting (in Greek)
When: Wednesday, 13 September 2023, 7pm
Where: The Greek Centre, Greek Community of Melbourne

Lecture series coordinator: Dr. Stavroula Nikoloudis, Greek Studies Program Coordinator, La Trobe University (

  • LANGUAGE English
  • CATEGORY Panel Discussion
  • PRESENTED BY The Greek Community of Melbourne