Club FM is one of the main radio stations in Albania, which has gained popularity also through the broadcast on TV of its shows. The radio station started broadcasting in February 1998 in the frequency 100.4 in Tirana, while since then the signal has expanded in other areas of the country. Over the years Club FM has managed to attract some of the most talented radio professionals in Albania. The radio station is also disseminated through digital networks and also offers blogs and podcasts. The two most popular shows in the radio stations are The Morning Club and A Car with Two Wheels, which are transmitted in the morning and afternoon also as TV shows. In its online page Club FM states that its programs are built to be interactive with the public and receive hundreds of messages every day from loyal fans.
Media Companies / Groups
Club Muzikor JSC
Club FM is a radio station owned by the shareholding company “Club Muzikor”.
Only the shareholders have the right to vote.
Group / Individual Owner
Olta Reka got involved in the company ‘Club Muzikor’ Sha in 2008, after one of the founders of the company, Ioannis Doudoulakis, donated to her his 26% of shares. Reka is also one of the main hosts of the morning show ‘The Morning Club’ at Club FM. She is also the sister-in-law of the main shareholder of Club FM, Arben Bylykbashi.
Affiliated Interests Founder
Ioannis Doudoulakis, Nikolaos Papadopoulos, Gjergji Shemko, Arben Bylykbashi – the cooperation between the Greek partners, Nikolaos Papadopoulos and Ioannis Doudolakis and the Albanians Gjergji Shemko and Arben Bylykbashi, brought in march 1999 the foundation of the company ‘Club Muzikor,’ which owns Club FM and later extended its activity in event organization and advertising. At the time of the company’s foundation Papadopoulos and Doudoulakis controlled 26% of the shares each, while Bylykbashi and Shemko 24% each.
Papadopoulos – member of the association of Greek businesses in Albania, left the company in 2006 and donated his shares to Arben Bylykbashi. Before leaving ‘Club Muzikor,’ Papadopoulos founded two other radio stations, called ‘Love Radio’ and Radio DJ, while after he expanded his business in Albania with two other small consultancy companies, in advertising and telecommunications. Papadopoulos has also a long experience in the radio market in Thessaloniki, Greece. He has been previously an owner of the radio station Club FM, Thessaloniki and now is a shareholder in the radio stations Sunrise FM and Libero FM. Papadopoulos also owns shares in the company arx.net sa, which builds mobile applications and services.
Ioannis Doudoulakis – in November 2008, the other Greek owner Ioannis Doudoulakis left the company, donating its shares to Olta Reka.
Gjergjii Shemko – the producer, Gjergji Shemko, who when the radio station was founded held the post of general director, also left the company in 2008. His shares in the company were first transferred to Halit Mema and later to Arben Bylykbashi.
Arben Bylykbashi ¬– since May 2015, Bylykbashi owns 74% of the company and Olta Reka 26%, the sister-in-law of Bylykbashi.
Affiliated Interests Ceo
Arben Bylykbashi – has been involved in the Albanian media market since 1999, when he founded the company ‘Club Muzikor’ Sh.a, where he first controlled 24% of the shares. His partners in the radio station were the producer Gjergji Shenko and two Greek businessmen, Nikolaos Papadopoulos and Ioannis Doudoulakis, who left the company between 2006 and 2008. Bylykbashi’s role in the company grew with time, first as administrator and later as a majority shareholder. The main activity of the company is radio Club FM, but its operations extend at organizing events and advertising. From 2015, ‘Club Muzikor’ became a family owned operation. According to the Albanian National Business Register, Bylykbashi owns 74% of shares and his sister-in-law, Olta Reka, 26% of shares. Another business of the Bylykbashi family is the company ‘Club Production’, which is owned by Flutura Bylykbashi, the wife of Arben Bylykbashi. This company operates in the fields of spot production and advertising, poster design and other publications.
Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief
Affiliated Interests other important people
Enkel Demi – is a moderator of TV and radio shows. He started his career in 1993 at Radio Tirana and later moved to TV Klan. Demi now heads the show “Look at the program’ at RTSH and the show ‘A car with two wheels’ at Club FM. Demi is also a member of the supervisory board of the company ‘Club Muzikor.’
Flutura Bylykbashi – is a member of the supervisory board of the company ‘Club Muzikor’ Sha and the wife of the majority shareholder, Arben Bylykbashi. She is also the sole owner of the production company ‘Club Production’ Sha.
Rajmonda Mema – is a member of the supervisory council of the company ‘Club Muzikor’ Sha.
Rudina Qirici – is a member of the supervisory council of the company ‘Club Muzikor’ sha.
Olta Reka – got involved in the company ‘Club Muzikor’ Sha in 2008, after one of the founders of the company, Ioannis Doudoulakis, donated to her 26% of his shares. Reka is also one of the main hosts of the morning show ‘The Morning Club’ at Club FM. She is also the sister-in-law of the main shareholder of Club FM, Arben Bylykbashi.
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Revenue (in Mill. $)
0.38 Mio. $ / 48.45 Mio. Lek
Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
0.04 Mio. $ / 5.06 Mio. Lek
Advertising (in % of total funding)
The ownership structure and financial statement are publicly available on the Albanian National Business Registry. The financial data provided are for 2016. The Central Bank's average exchange rate for 2016 was used to convert the amounts into USD. See sources for more.