Radio Maximum: Hit-Parade of the Two Capitals
Radio MAXIMUM - the first Russian-American radio station, founded Westwood One, Harris Corporation, StoryFirst Communications and the newspaper Moscow News. "
In Moscow began broadcasting Radio MAXIMUM 25 December 1991 on the frequency 103,7 FM.
In 1992, the radio station had a unique news service, "Studio 15", director and presenter of which was Alexander Abrahimov. Radio MAXIMUM news programs have become the standard of the "new Russian journalism."
Winter of 1993 MAXIMUM acquires the status of "radio of the two capitals" - starts broadcasting in St. Petersburg at the frequency 102,8 FM.
In 1994, Radio MAXIMUM goes on round the clock broadcasting. At the end of the year opened Russia's first morning show, "Runway", with ("morning larks," as has since became known as the leading Shaw) become Olga Maximov and Konstantin Mikhailov, whose column "Larks on a Wire" became super popular.
Radio MAXIMUM - the first radio station, the air which in 1995 started counting the twenty most popular, according to the listeners, the songs. Undisputed leader "Hit Parade of the two capitals is Alexander Nuzhdin, with whose voice for 16 years, many associate Radio MAXIMUM.
MAXIMUM style at the time - a modern fashionable western and native rock and dance music.
In 1995, Radio MAXIMUM is the first radio station, decided to hold its own festival «MAXIDROM», gathered on one stage the best rock bands of the time.
MAXIDROM'95 was a huge success. Over the year he was named best musical event and was awarded the National Prize "Ovation", which once again confirms the correctness of the choice of music format radio station.
In addition, the first large-scale Russian dance festival «MAXIDANCE» was also organized Radio MAXIMUM year later.
Radio MAXIMUM became the owner of numerous prizes and awards: "Ovation" (1996), "Quality Mark" as "Best Radio Station" (1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999), the National Prize. Popov (1998, 1999 and 2000).
Awards received many "best" person. For example, in 1996, Alexander Abrahimov was named best radio broadcaster and was awarded "Seal of Excellence", and in 1998 he was awarded the prize. Popov.
In 1999 Popov prize for "Best Leading" was Rita Mitrofanov, as well as the prize "Seal of Excellence" - "Best radio broadcaster of the year".
Alexander Nuzhdin has won the national award in the field of broadcasting "Radiomania" in 2003 and 2005. The best music program in 2003 found it's project «FM Café", and in 2005 the award in this nomination was his program "Checked Electronics. In 2007, the award "Radiomania" gets the "Morning Show" Bachinsky and Stillavin.
In 2003, the new slogan of the radio station read: "Most new rock music". This concept is reflected not only the radio, but is also used to organize the Festival «MAXIDROM 2003", which invited only actual bands playing, of course, live music.
Since 2005, Radio MAXIMUM is the largest media holding in Russia, "Russian Media."
At the moment Radio MAXIMUM is a leading Pop-Rock radio station and is well known to those interested in contemporary trends of world music. MAXIMUM offers its students hits and new compositions of foreign and domestic stars.
Every evening, Radio MAXIMUM offers its students special musical programs devoted to a particular musical style.
This is a program of Alexander Nuzhdina «FM Café», dedicated to music in the style Lounge, Acid-jazz, New Age and NU-jazz, and the "Checked by electronics, which includes exclusive hits of past years, interviews and commentary from the musicians. This dance MIXER, which every Thursday "includes» DJ Kiriloff, and "Biology", where renowned musicians and Shura Bi-2 Loew told the audience about the musical groups whose songs deserve attention, but for one reason or another were not included in the broadcast radio stations.
Each Wednesday broadcast aired on the quality of domestic music "Russian Lessons," which is the leading Andrei Bukharin.
Weekly "Hit Parade of the two capitals", which unites twenty best songs MAXIMUM, is one of the most popular radio programs.
Each year, Radio MAXIMUM provides information support to the main musical events in Russia - with the assistance of radio stations were organized concerts of Russian and Western groups, such as Lenny Kravitz, Depeche Mode, Blur, Garbage, White Stripes, Scorpions, Moby, Pink, HIM, Natalie Imbruglia, The Rasmus, Kosheen, Placebo, Franz Ferdinand, Morcheeba, Duran Duran, The Prodigy and many others.
MAXIMUM does not neglect the most important world music events, allowing his listeners to win trips to concerts, headlining "maximum air" at major European festivals and the awards ceremony a global scale.
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