Galgalatz is popular radio station under IDF authority, established in 1993. It broadcasts mainly popular music, newscasts and traffic reports and has extremely high rating, especially amongst younger listeners. The station runs weekly pop-charts based on online voting of the audience, as well as one annual hit-parade closing the song of the year.
The name of the station is a reminder of the main station it affiliates to – Galatz (Galey Tzahal = Waves of IDF) and a reflection of a traffic safety content of the station (Hebrew “galgal” = “wheel”).
Galgalatz is broadcasting 17 hours a day, from 7:00 till midnight. It’s traffic reports are considered to be extremely credible and once were even accepted in Court as an evidence.
After being criticized for loosing the programming quality in favour of higher ratings, Galgalatz implemented several changes and received exclusive rights to play new songs and albums – national as well as foreign. This campaign had generated a famous slogan: “Galgalatz – before the rest”.
Frequencies and areas:
98.1FM – Tel-Aviv area
107FM – Haifa area, Eilat and Mitzpe Ramon
93.9FM – Jerusalem area
99.8 – Beer-Sheva
104.1 – Northern Israel