Tilos Radio (FM 90.3), a non-profit, community radio, began broadcasting in Budapest in August 1991, initially as a pirate radio and then, from 1995, on legal frequency. Tilos is free from political ideologies, parties, economic circles, churches and local governments and has no owners: only listeners and content creators.
Tilos Radio is committed to the freedom of speech, its essence is debate, confrontation of different views and opinions, and its programs are made by more than three hundred volunteers 24 hours a day, without compensation.
Tilos is always broadcasting for a cause: minorities, the fallen, diversity, introducing alternative values or cultural aspirations. It never seeks to persuade the customer or the voter, but encourages for independent thinking, creativity and participation in public life. It’s the medium of the self-sufficient, independent human.
Tilos Radio does not ask for or accept subsidies from public funds, however, about two-thirds of its annual budget is raised by listeners and the volunteers of the radio itself with 1% of personal income tax and donations.