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Cadena COPE
Broadcast areaSpain
BrandingCadena COPE
FormatFull-service and religious
OwnerRadio Popular S.A.
Cadena 100
Rock & Gol
Megastar FM
First air date
January 1, 1979 (1979-01-01)

COPE, an acronym for Cadena de Ondas Populares Españolas ("People's Radiowaves of Spain Network") formerly called Radio Popular, is a Spanish language radio station. It is the second most listened to in Spain's generalist radio. Owned by the Spanish Episcopal Conference (Spanish Catholic Bishops' Conference) company "Radio Popular SA", it belongs to the "Group COPE" with music stations Cadena 100, Rock FM and Megastar FM, in addition to Spain's generalist TV channel Trece. The station is associated with Spain's journal Diario ABC.

Created with the aim of offering religious services, since the 1980s its programming has evolved into the model of conventional general radio, while maintaining programs with religious content, such as El Espejo (The Mirror) of José Luis Restán and La linterna de la Iglesia (The Lantern of the Church) of Faustino Catalina, and, especially on Sundays and special dates marked on the liturgical calendar such as Christmas and Easter, Holy Mass and Iglesia noticia (Church message) are broadcast. Its editorial guideline is the promotion of the views of the hierarchy of the Spanish Catholic Church.

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