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Unidentified radio stations from Latin America

If you know either Spanish or Portuguese, I would greatly appreciate your help. I have heard interesting radio stations from Latin America and Spain, but I haven't been able to identify them. This page contains recordings of those stations.

Older sound files are in Real Media format, newer ones in MP3. Please listen to the soundfiles, compare your observations with others and please email me what you hear.

Last update in March 2006. Click on the time to listen to the sound file in MP3 format.

 Latin American (excluding Mexican) stations heard in October 2005-January 2006
 kHz:  date: time UTC comments on the station:
560 31.10.2005 0810 Mika: a promo for something "... por la FM". Heard with the East Coast wire, so could be for example Cuban or Mexican
690 1.11.2005 0620 Mika: "Radio AE" or something. Also this one heard with a wire pointing at 300 degrees, so Mexico, Central America & Caribbean are the candidates.
740 30.10.2005 0621 Mika: Brazilian. At the same time R Jovem Pan, Brasília, was heard on 750. A number 3486 320... and a jingle ("Continente"?)
Marcelo Toniolo: R. Sociedade da Bahia - Salvador. Clearly boradcasting the program run by Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus and phone number is 3486-3201.
Mika: Thanks, we can now forget about this one, as R Sociedade is the most common station here, and already QSLed
970 2.11.2005 0525 Mika: Brazilian, a program announcement "... Madrugada"
970 2.11.2005 0535 Mika: the same Brazilian, time 3.36 (= UTC-2h)
Marcelo Toniolo: I believe this (and the previous) is Radio Pampa, Porto Alegre. The speaker is talking about a letter he received from a listener who lives in Sao Leopoldo that is a town in Rio Grande do Sul.
Mika: Thanks! Another common station, already QSLed
1330 5.11.2005 0512 Mika: Brazilian, tel. 3941 0545
1390 31.10.2005 0628 Mika: Brazilian, tel. 3326 ...90 (?)
1390 31.10.2005 0633 Mika: Brazilian, announcement for "Alvorada sertaneja" or something like that
1470 5.11.2005 0025 Mika: Brazilian, time 9.27, jingle with station name?
1470 5.11.2005 0124 Mika: Brazilian, time 11.23
1470 5.11.2005 0215 Mika: Brazilian, ID slightly off the fq
1470 31.10.2005 0652 Mika: program promo: "De lunes a viernes, a las 22 horas ... via satélite ... aqui en WV(?)", sounds Argentinian
1470 5.11.2005 0157 Mika: "... todos los viernes de 23 a 0 horas aqui en 1470 AM Radio Rafaela ..." (?)
1480 5.11.2005 0200 Mika: Brazilian, several stations listed
1480 5.11.2005 0114 Mika: number 421 5842 (?), ID sounds like Radio Continental, but no such station listed (antenna pointing to Southern half of South America)
1510 30.10.2005 0416 Mika: Brazilian, could be Rádio Nordeste, which was identified 11 minutes earlier
1520 30.10.2005 2300 Mika: Brazilian, is there an ID for Radio News?
1540 31.10.2005 0000 Mika: Brazilian, "Rádio ..."
1540 31.10.2005 0009 Mika: Brazilian, is there a location mentioned with the boa noite wishes?
1569.81 5.11.2005 0133 Mika: Brazilian. Rádio Educadora was logged on 1569.74 on the same night, and Rádio ABC on exactly 1570 kHz, so this is something better.
1570 30.10.2005 0319 Mika: Brazilian, time 1.19
1570 30.10.2005 0330 Mika: the same Brazilian, "Rádio ..." and a promo
 Mexican stations heard in October 2005-January 2006
 kHz:  date: time UTC comments on the station:
980 2.11.2005 0735 Mika: the same Mexican as the next one
980 2.11.2005 0754 Mika: me parece muy interesante: "980 kiloherz" por un hombre locutor, y entonces un anuncio cantado por una mujer locutora. He captado el mismo anuncio dos veces. Here is another version recorded in DSB mode.
Henrik Klemetz: Muy atrevida la vieja de los 980. O seré yo el atrevido? Pareciera canturrear "En celo contigo -- XEFS". A ver si alguien con el oído bien aguzado nos descifra el enigma.
Hector Garcia Bojorge: "980 KHz" "Stereo Sentido", o algo parecido porque no se escucha bien, luego me parece que dice "X E T G" (pero segun yo la XETG usa la 990 KHz y no la 980) hay que investigar
Miguel Angel: La dama dice "Stereo Festivo... espejo" posiblemente sea "Dual Estereo" de La Piedad, Michoacán, XELC.
Henrik Klemetz: Concuerdo con lo de "Estéreo..." de la dama de los 980, y - aunque me duela - he de descartar lo de "contigo". Qué se le va a hacer: la primera vocal es una E y no una O. Entre las propuestas serias, más cabe "festivo" que "sentido", pero ninguna de las dos me termina de convencer del todo.
Ivan Alegria: aquí no puedo escuchar nada más que a la XEXT "Capital Máxima" ya que esta emisora se encuentra a dos calles de distancia de mi QTH y aunque no emite las 24 hrs., sí se escucha el ruido de la portadora no permitiendo captar otra cosa. Sin embargo por el audio escuchado logro distinguir: "Stereo sentido" y su indicativo algo así como: XEKE ó XELC.
1010 6.1.2006 0849 Mika: solamente anuncia: "Con la música que tu quieres escuchar, 1010 AM", (también dos veces, parece ser una manera). Despues de unas horas he captado XEVK "La Que Buena" Torreón CO en esta frecuencia, posiblemente es la misma.
Miguel Angel: Es más difícil, yo creo que dice al inicio "Tierra Blanca ... Estructural", un anuncio comercial. Tierra Blanca es una Colonia, suburbio o barrio, elegante, de Culiacán, Sinaloa. "Tierra Blanca" es un nombre más o menos usuado por comercios y talleres de esa ciudad. Si se escucha adecuadamante, cuando el locutor dice "... AM" es otro tipo de sonido, otra grabación, que no tiene relación con el anuncio comercial. Por lo tanto, yo creo que es XEWS de Culiacán, Sinaloa. Por cierto, la Calle Alvaro Obregón Norte en donde está XEWS, también pasa por Tierra Blanca, aunque la emisora está en el centro de la ciudad.
Ivan Alegria: en esta frecuencia escuché a la "K buena" (Torreón), "HL" de Guadalajara e "Inolvidable" de Culiacán. Me inclino por esta última.
1040 2.11.2005 1112  
       
       
 Brazilian stations heard in November-December 2004
 kHz:  date: time UTC comments on the station:
(click on the time to listen to the sound file in MP3 format)
1390 28.11.2004 0350 I think I heard "Rádio Rural" announced? (Two minutes later Rádio Jornal from Pernambuco was heard here)
Rafael Scapin: I also heard "Rádio Rural"
Jan-Erik Österholm: The YL ID here is definitely "R Jornal" not Rural. Try a slower pitch! Fontecically these words are pretty close but Jornal it is.
Mika: There are two stations. I can't help it, but the male announcement that is given at 0'11 still sounds like Rádio Rural to me. It is just the announcement, while the rest is music. I think the talk station can indeed be Jornal.
1390 28.11.2004 0405 Again I think I heard "Rádio Rural" announced (0'03), but I am probably mistaken, because no such station is listed on this frequency
Samuel Cassio: In fact, the man said Radio Rural ...80, and no Radio Rural is listed in 1390.
Jim Solatie: can't hear Rural
Rafael Scapin: I also heard "Rádio Rural"
Jan-Erik Österholm: How about "Rádio Jornal, Pesqueira 1390"?
1470 30.11.2004 0016 talk with time announcements (UTC-3h) at 0'04 and at 0'20, but I didn't catch anything helpful for identifying this
1480 28.11.2004 0433 I heard an announcement which I think is "Educadora" (0'04) . There is only one Educadora listed on 1480 kHz, but I don't know if this really is an ID or not.
Samuel Cassio: "Educadora " is not clear, I want to hear again.
Jim Solatie: sounds like part of the song
Rafael Scapin: I heard "Rádio Educadora"
Jan-Erik Österholm: I would bet at least one coin on Cancao Nova, Gravatá even though no definite ID is available. The format sounds familiar!
Pertti Äyräs: I think the word is not "Educadora" but "triunfadora" or something
like that. Sounds like Cancao Nova.
Mika: you are probably right!
1480 28.11.2004 0459 a bunch of radio stations were listed, for example Rádio Cultura from ... , but again no clue on the identity of this particular station.
Samuel Cassio: is difficult, the announcers talking about a network, including Rádio
Cultura de Belo Horizonte, Rádio Difusora de Pouso Alegre MG, Rádio Difusora de Coronel Fabriciano, all in Minas Gerais State, but also Rádio Excelsior da Bahia and othes. I believe in Rede Catolica de Rádio, but I can't to say the station on.
Rafael Scapin: I could only hear a list of some radio stations, like stated by Samuel
Jan-Erik Österholm: I agree with Samuel's observation. RCR is likely since many of the stations transmits RCR - and so does the dominating 1480-station in Lemmenjoki R Cancao Nova, Gravatá. This would be my assumption.
1520 28.11.2004 0213 sounds like a jingle for "Globo" at 0'07? But what station?
Rafael Scapin: I could hear the jingle of Radio Globo
1520 28.11.2004 0228 again sounds like a jingle for "Globo", but there is no Rádio Globo listed here
Rafael Scapin: I could hear the jingle of Radio Globo
Jan-Erik Österholm: The "jingle" could remind of Globo....BUT are there two Tupi-mentions after that? R Tupi, Mogo des Cruzes is a common one in Lemmenjoki. These two clips too uncertain though.
1540 30.11.2004 0208 a commercial spot relatively well
Rafael Scapin: I could hear "João Pessoa" (a city in Paraiba), northeastern Brazil
Mika: Thanks, I think that I can also now hear "João Pessoa" at 0'31. The only listed Paraíba station would be Rádio Santa Maria in Monteiro, but Monteiro would be very far from João Pessoa, so I still don't know what station this could be. There is Rádio Baixa Verde, a common station on this fq, in João Câmara (in Rio Grande do Norte)... However, I already have R Baixa Verde, R Capital do Agreste and Nova Difusora in Osasco verified, and I'm hoping for something else...
Jan-Erik Österholm: There is in my opinion no mention of Joao Pessoa at 31' . I would still stay for Nova Difusora as in the previous clip. No ID.
     
 Spanish-language Latin American stations heard in 11-12/2004
 kHz:  date: time UTC: comments on the station:
740 2.12.2004 0633 A Mexican station. Anything Mexican on this fq would be a great catch. "Colonia Palma" is mentioned, but unfortunately I wasn't able to find a city that would fit. I only found Colonia Palma in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, but that is probably too far from Gutiérrez Zamora, which has XEGF listed on 740.
740 2.12.2004 0635 the same
740 2.12.2004 0638 the same, commercial spots, none of which sounded local. One for music(?), tel. 01-800-999-909 and a website address given.
740 2.12.2004 0641 the same, talk, followed by some schedule
Henrik Klemetz: 740 is a mix of Cuba and Mexico, neither one with local programming. The Cuban remembers all those “heroes” in the 1895 invasion who were born in Holguín; the Mexican carries Dr. Abel Cruz with his Bio-natura program. His business has branches all over the country. See the Radio Fórmula web site for info. Cancún or Torreón, or both?
1520 30.11.2004 0121 From the Southern part of South America. A promo for a web address, mentions a town at 0'09, a street address (Avenida ... 1523), telephone number
Jan-Erik Österholm: This could be a rare one! What I hear is "....www. (sounds strange, like costa blanca or the like).ar ... en la ciudad de Paraná ... en la Avenida Ramírez 1543, Departamento La Paz .... teléfono 4846....". 100% Argentinian. Paraná is situated in Provincia de Entre Rios, Departamento La Paz and Avenida Ramírez can be found in the city. Phone number also matches even though they only use the four last digits and leave the local code 42 out, 42-4846 would be the complete number. Of course Radio Cháscomus can not be ruled out. However on the frequency we also have two stations much closer to Paraná than the Buenos Aires region: LT38 Radio Gualeguay (Entre Rios) and LT37 Emisora Rufino, Rufino (Santa Fé). Eg. located on both sides of the Paraná river.
     
 Latin American stations in Spanish 1994-2000
 kHz:  date: time UTC: file name: comments on the station:
1000 10.1.1997 0243 1000b.rm "Cadena La Victoria". UTC -4h. Later on she mentioned Puerto Cabello, which is close to Morón (Venezuela), so this could be Radio Mundial Mil from Morón.
1270 25.11.1997 0803 1270b.rm Mexican, likely from the West as conditions favored California at this time. PSA, announcements "... música, onda música ...", jingle "Por amor...", announcement "1270", then continued with news. Perhaps XEAZ Tijuana BC?
Tim Hall: it doesn't sound like my local station. XEAZ uses "Zeta Trece" and "Un Lider en Accion" slogans frequently. I think you had KESS-1270 near Dallas, TX. Their sister station on FM is "Amor" and they get out very well. I've heard one or two of the Spanish stations in Dallas running announcements similar to the one on your tape. Still a very good catch!
Mika: I would be very pleased if it was KESS, that would be an even better catch up here. However, I have never heard Mexican PSAs on Spanish stations in the US. As you can hear in the recording, right in the beginning there is a PSA by "Secretaria de Educación Pública y Cámara Nacional de la Industria de Radio y Televisión". But of course, you have much more experience on stations around there, what do you think, could a US station air a Mexican PSA?
Tim Hall: I'm not sure really. I think I have heard announcements like this on the 1270 and 1600 stations in Dallas, but I'm not positive.
1450 26.10.1995 0503 1450a.rm "XE... Radio Suave(?) ... con mil watts de potencia ... desde Matamoros(?) ..." WRTH does give XEVH R Galactica from Matamoros, but the call sounds different, as well as the slogan. Does anyone have better info on this?
Jean Burnell: I think I do hear a "R. Galactica" ID at around 0:34 sec in your recordings (not 100%, but pretty sure). The "Suave" might be one of those secondary slogans that advertise the station's format.
Henrik Klemetz: undoubtedly says "Matamoros, Tamaulipas" but I am not so sure of the meaning of the annct 34 sec. into the clip, whether "Galáctica", as Jean suggests, or something ending in "tejano" with an American accent. BTW, Matamoros is just on the border to the States. 
1460 9.3.1996 0413 1460a.rm program "Caminando en Victoria", tel. 20043
Henrik Klemetz: Phone number pronounced in an unorthdox way, possibly seven digits. Sponsoring suggests Puerto Rico or USA
Jan-Erik Österholm: Why not YV-Jardín. Some 9 sec. after the Caminando en Victoria following the phone number I think I hear the word "venezolana"!. Sounds also very YV-like.
Henrik Klemetz: "Caminando en victoria" (actually, I believe the title might be slightly different) mentions a phone number, possibly 243 18 52, which usually would be rendered 2-43-18-52, and this is a number which is perfectly possible in Bogotá. The phone number to Nuevo Continente in 1997 was 238 19 71. However, Nuevo Continente, as far as I remember, would not mention sponsors. Still there is one very intriguing mention at the outset of the clip, matching Bogotá, and that is "Centro Andino", which is a major shopping mall. So I am not completely sure Bogotá can be ruled out altogether.
1590 24.10.1995 0617 1590a.rm time announcement "1 de la mañana 14(?) minutos en ....", but what location? (UTC -5h)
 Latin American stations in Portuguese (from Brazil) 1993-2000
 kHz:  date: time UTC: file name: comments on the station:
1270 9.12.2000 0007 1270a.rm telephone numbers 222-3000, 222-3001, 222-3002 and 222-3003 were given
Rocco Cotroneo: I hear a "Continental" at about 70% of the clip. It could match with Continental Campos, RJ. But telephone numbers in Campos start with a 7.... so I just say "no comment"...
Marcelo Toniolo: I could not hear Continental.
Jan-Erik Österholm: Definitely no ID.
1500 9.11.1993 0602 1500a.rm good reception, time zone UTC-2h, Alvorada mentioned, also telephone number 960-4946...
Rocco Cotroneo: It says alvorada, indeed,many times. But I don't have a radio with that name in my lists or logs here, nor a 1993 list. But it may well be the name of the program.
Marcelo Toniolo: Alvorada..telefone 960-4946.. musica sertaneja
Jan-Erik Österholm: No sure ID. Alvorada might refer to the program
1500 9.11.1993 0611 1500b.rm the same station as previous, perhaps a weak ID here?
1500 24.10.1995 0138 1500d.rm ID "... FM"
Marcelo Toniolo: The speaker says Bandeirantes AM (!!??)
Jan-Erik Österholm: No id and no hints.
Rafael Scapin: I also heard "Bandeirantes AM"
1500 28.7.1996 0203,
0207,
0211
1500f.rm good reception, program information etc., but is there anything to hint on the identity of the station? Local time UTC - 3h
Rocco Cotroneo: It's a "Hit parade". O "Paradao da semana", of national and intl songs. But no hints...
Marcelo Toniolo: Paradão da Semana.....no clue
Jan-Erik Österholm: No id
Denis Zoqbi: Rádio Monguaba', Maceió / Alagoas. Programa Paradão da Semana, Top 20 Nacional. Prodution: Som Zoom Sat, an independent radio producer, a company from Fortaleza/Ceará that makes special programs to broadcast in many afiliate stations in many states of N and NE of Brazil.
Rafael Scapin: I also heard "Paradão da Semana"
1540 3.3.1996 0200 1540a.rm Does he say "23 horas em Botucatu...", which would mean R Emissora de Botucatu, Botucatu SP?
Rocco Cotroneo: Maybe
Marcelo Toniolo: it is Radio Emissora de Botucatu .... the speaker says in the beginning of the transmission 23 horas em Botucatú ... you were right.
Jan-Erik Österholm: As for now I cannot say. In my opinion it is not at all clear that it would be SP!
Denis Zoqbi: R Emissora de Botucatu. Botucatu/ São Paulo. It's realy this radio station. Botucatu is a very traditional station in southwest São Paulo State. It's an interesting station, some times we can listen to Botucatu here in São Paulo, Capital.
Rafael Scapin: "23 horas em Botucatu"
1570 22.7.2000 0001 1570a.rm Could this be Radio Brasileira, Bela Vista do Paraiso, PR? Or is he just referring generally to Brazilian radio?
Rocco Cotroneo: It actually seems a ID, that Radio Brasileira. For sure it doesnt say Bela Vista after
Jan-Erik Österholm: One of the two stations is 100% R Asa Branca which give typical "station pling plongs" and even an ID 40 sec from the start of the recording.
Jean Burnell: But where Jan-Erik says he hears Asa Branca...I don't hear it, just the "R. Brasileira." I don't know whether this is an ID or not. Is the word "Liberal" after "Brasileira?" If so, it's a network.


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