Retro FM

National Ukrainian radio station, describes its audience as dynamic, successful, financially independent with family values. Over 50% of its listeners are between the ages of 30 and 50. It broadcasts popular music, news, weather forecasts and traffic jams.

Key facts

Audience Share

25.7

Ownership Type

private

Geographic Coverage

National

Content Type

free content

Data Unavailable

ownership data is not publicly available, company/channel denies the release of information or does not respond, no public record exists

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Media Companies / Groups

UMH

Ownership

Ownership Structure

http://retro.ua/media/default/pdf/sctructure_hp.pdf

Voting Rights

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Individual Owner

Media Companies / Groups
Facts

General Information

Founding Year

2000

Founder

RADIOGROUP LLC

Affiliated Interests Founder

The legal owner of the media is Bradley Matthew Adrian, but there is enough evidence to believe that the real owner is Sergiy Kurchenko.

Ceo

Lieshko Olena Viktorivna – Director of NBM-Radio Broadcasting Company, working as Retro-FM

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Lieshko Olena Viktorivna is a Director in several limited liability comnpanies ("KASTA COMPANYІ", "ILONIT-TV", "GOLDEN GATES", "CROSS-VIDEO"), the activity of which is associated with the media whose the ultimate legal owner is Bradley Matthew Adrian, indicated as ultimate beneficiary of UMH.

Editor-In-Chief

MD

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

MD

Other Important People

Olena Bondarenko

Affiliated Interests other important people

According to the publicly available information Serhii Kurchenko is the Chairman of the Group SEPEK (VETEK), which in 2013 bought UMH Media Holding owned by Borys Lozhkin.

In 2012, it became known about Gas Ukraine Energy Holding, which was managed by Serhii Kurchenko, at the time 27-years-old lawyer from Kharkiv City. Theactivity of the group of companies is focused on the sale of liquefied and natural gas. In 2012, Serhii Kurchenko also bought the Metalist, Kharkiv football club.
In 2014, Gas Ukraine, the group of companies, declares that the group energy assets is merged under a new brand SEPEK (Eastern European fuel and power company, in Russian - VETEK)
The media associate Kurchenko with Artem Pshonka, a deputy from the Party of Regions, who was friends with the son of Viktor Yanukovych - Oleksandr Yanukovych.

Olena Bondarenko, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of UMH from September 26, 2014. She plied political journalism in Donetsk region, then led the public affairs office of Borys Kolesnikov, the Head of Donetsk Regional Council. The People's Deputy of Ukraine of three convocations. Euromaidan opponent, supporter of dictatorial laws adopted on January 16, 2014 (Ukrainian anti-protest laws).

Contact

04080Kyiv104-A Kyrylivsa str.(044) 377-55-98, 502-00-24

Financial Information

Revenue (in Mill. $)

MD

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

MD

Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Market Share

MD

Further Information

Headlines

Крупнейший медиахолдинг Украины УМХ продан 27-летнему бизнесмену Сергею Курченко
http://ain.ua/2013/06/21/129531
Суд снял арест с имущества "ВЕТЭК" Курченко
http://www.pravda.com.ua/rus/news/2015/12/11/7092205/
Юрий Луценко: фирмы Сергей Курченко и Александра Клименко разворовали почти 200 млрд гривен
http://www.ukrrudprom.com/news/YUriy_Lutsenko_firmi_Sergey_Kurchenko_i_Aleksandra_Klimenko_razv.html
Згадати все. 25 років Незалежності України
http://nv.ua/ukr/project/den-nezavisimosti-2016-04.html

Meta Data

According to all indications the ultimate beneficiary is a straw party, whereas even Serhii Kurchenko which Media Holding Company is associated with could hardly be an independent person.

Sources

Unified state register of the Ministry of justice of legal entities, individual entrepreneurs and civic formations. Retrieved in August 2016, from https://usr.minjust.gov.ua/

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