Kanal 77

Radio "Kanal 77" started broadcasting in October 1991, as a local media in Stip by the Gavrilov family, less than a month after the referendum on the independence of the state. In 1995, the radio expanded regionally, and three years later received a license for national broadcasting. It is the first national news radio station in the country.

The radio broadcasts mostly informative and entertaining programs from two studios in Stip and Skopje respectively. It is also one of the few media that has a wide network of correspondents across the country.

In the past years, the medium has introduced a multimedia approach through the video transmission of its shows in a project called "Radiovision".

According to the Media Agency survey for 2022, "Kanal 77" is the third most popular radio station in the country.

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Media Companies / Groups

CBC Radio Kanal 77


Ownership Structure

Radio “Kanal 77” is owned by the Company for Trade, Services, Marketing and Information “GBC Communications DOOEL Stip”, which in turn is fully owned by Stip businessman Viktor Gavrilov.
"GBC Communications" changed its economic activities several times during its registration. Initially, it was registered as a company for “advertising through the media”, but it then changed its activity since its registration to “renting and leasing of machines”, as well as “equipment and material goods”. It is currently registered under the economic activity "restaurants and other facilities for preparing and serving food". The company “GBC Communications” has registered three subsidiaries with different economic activities: rent-a-car services, organizing events, and hotel activity. All three subsidiaries are registered at the same address as the parent company.
In addition to Radio “Kanal 77”, “GBC Communications” also owns the “Macedonian Media Service” (MMS) portal. Part of the Radio's journalistic team works on content for this website as well.

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Affiliated Interests Founder

Goran Gavrilov

the founder of Radio "Kanal 77". He was the founder and president of the first Association of Private Electronic Media in Macedonia (APEMM) and in the 90's he was involved in the preparation of legislation related to media operations in the country. After his death in 2021, the radio business was taken over by his son, Viktor Gavrilov.

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Viktor Gavrilov

a businessman from Stip, son of Goran Gavrilov, who after his death took over the management of the radio.
He presents himself as the manager of the "Kanal 77" radio, the "MMS" website, the "Super7.mk" online sales website, as well as the space for organizing events and renting out rooms "Seven", located at the same address as the radio station. In October 2023, he took over the editorial position after the death of the long-time journalist and editor in the radio, Vesna Krsteva.

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Viktor Gavrilov

See above


Address: 5ta Partiska konferencija Ni.32 , Stip

email: kanal77@kanal77.com.mk

phone:| +389 32 397707

website: https://kanal77.mk/ 

Financial Information

Revenue (in Mill. $)

578.329 $ / 33.89 Mln. MKD

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

2.664 $ / 156.085 MKD

Advertising (in % of total funding)

379.864 $/ 22.27 Mln. MKD (65.7%)

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The ownership structure and the financial reports are based on data recived from Central registry of the Republic of North Macedonia. The documents were received on 18.07.2023 based on a government decision from 2017 for free access for investigative journalists. The financial information is for 2022. For the calculation of the amounts in US dollars, the average exchange rate for 2022 from the National Bank of the Republic of North Macedonia was used.

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