Apatini-Gyula-SR.Introducing the Apatini-Gyula-SR Hungarian Radio Program, the longest-running show of its kind in the New York Tri-State Area. Originally known as Hungaria Radio, this program was created and directed by the visionary Gyula De Apatini. On October 16, 1966, it made its debut in New York under the exceptional leadership of Gyula De Apatini himself.

For over 40 years, every Saturday and Sunday, Gyula Apatini faithfully served as the producer and director, delivering a diverse range of content to the Hungarian community. The program encompassed international and Hungarian news, engaging political discussions with notable guests, coverage of cultural and sporting events, and a steadfast commitment to promoting Hungarian heritage, language, and music. From folk and listening to classical and opera genres, the program celebrated the richness of Hungarian music.

As the show gained immense popularity, it became a magnet for influential figures throughout its four-decade run. Distinguished American politicians such as Robert Kennedy, Edward Koch, John Lindsay, Abe Beame, Robert Wagner, Rudolph Giuliani, and George Pataki all graced its interviews. Esteemed guests including Cardinal Mindszenty, Hungarian presidents, scientists, painters, and other notable individuals such as Msgr. Bela Varga, Jozsef Antall, Victor Orban, Arpad Goncz, Geza Jeszenszky, Laszlo Kovacs, Peter Medgyesy, Laszlo Varga, Laszlo Hamos, Edward Teller, Leo Szilard, Bela Kiraly, as well as renowned performers like Jozsef Simandy, Tibor Kelen, Janos Vamosi, Marta Zaray, Katalin Karady, Marta Eggerth, and sports superstars like Ferenc Puskas, Gusztav Sebes, Nandor Hidegkuty, Florian Albert, Pele, and Franz Beckenbauer, were prominently featured on the program.

All in all, the Apatini-Gyula-SR Hungarian Radio Program has served as a powerful platform for connecting the Hungarian community in the New York Tri-State Area. It has consistently provided informative and entertaining content, while also playing host to distinguished guests from various fields.


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