Belgrade, 2 August 1999 (RFE/RL) - Serbia's leading independent radio station is back on the air more than four
months after it was taken over by the government of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic on the day NATO
began its air campaign against Yugoslavia. Radio B2-92 -- the new name for Radio B-92 -- resumed its broadcasts this morning with coverage of
two stories not mentioned by Serbia's official media: a speech by Serb opposition leader Dragoslav
Avramovic and a visit to Moscow by Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic, a critic of Milosevic.
B2-92 reported Djukanovic's statement that Montenegro might leave the Yugoslav republic if it does not
win political and economic reforms. It also gave live coverage to today's protest of the government's
agricultural policies by farmers in the northern province of Vojvodina, who are using some 100 tractors to
block a main road to Belgrade.
B2-92 is broadcasting from studios and on a wavelength given to it by Radio-Studio-B, a station
controlled by Vuk Draskovic, leader of the opposition Serb Renewal Party.
Also today, Serb farmers blocked two main roads from Belgrade to the northern Vojvodina region to
press demands for changes in farm policy and the resignation of the agriculture minister.
In an action organized by the opposition group Vojvodina Coalition, farmers blocked the roads leading to
Romania and to Vojvodina's provincial capital of Novi Sad.
Farmers want higher prices for wheat and government subsidies for wheat producers. They also want
more import of petrol, animal foodstuffs and agricultural machine parts.
Vojvodina, a province with two million people, is the agricultural heart of the Federal Republic of
Yugoslavia. Several opposition groups have called for economic and administrative autonomy for Vojvodina,
accusing Belgrade of "exploiting" the province's riches.