Milos and Ruzica Krdzic
Although in the media business for more than 20 years, it’s clear now that Krdzic's are playing for the Vucic's team. The family caught attention of the public after privatization of Studio B in 2015. Shortly after this media received third of the investment on the public tender for media projects organized by the City of Belgrade. Similar scenario happened during 2016, when newly found productions made of Studio B's relatives and family members all linked to the Krdzic’s gathered around 0.33 Mio $ (36.5 Mio RSD) on the public tender for media projects.
City of Belgrade granted 60% (248.058$) of the total amount to Studio B, Radio Hit FM and Radio Karolina's projects in 2015. Support worthy 0.02 Mio $ (2.5 Mio RSD) came from Ministry of Information for Radio Jat, Radio TDI, and national HIT FM's projects. After the support of public funds came in editorial policy changed as well transforming Studio B from city’s information service to herald of Belgrade Waterfront.
It seems like Krdzic couple couldn’t gain such a support during 2006 when allocation of national frequencies was conducted. TDI is still regional radio although Milos Krdzic offered to invest 400.000 EUR in the program back in 2006. in return of national coverage. Krdzic would have to wait for national coverage until 2015 when HIT FM started broadcasting on Roadstar Radio's frequency.
Krdzic's were unfortunate with competition as well. When a bomb exploded in front of Radio TDI back in 2008 Ruzica Krdzic revealed how pirate radio station was threatening them for two years. She mentioned Uros Ignjacevic as the owner of this radio and portal nadlanu.com supposedly supported and financed by Telekom. However, the Court decided in favor of Krdzic's sentencing radio for illegal broadcasting.
Now Krdzic's have some illegal issues of their own - Building under construction in Belgrad's high-class neighborhood Dedinje. Even though failed to obtain the license the couple continued with the construction advertising luxurious apartments for sale. Maybe they won’t need a license after all, since the new Law on legalization is under the parliamentary procedure at the time after whom everything will be considered legal.
Article is based on news reports and media writings.