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Radio News in March 2004

New Argentine stations on 1090 and 1600 kHz AM

Radio Sintonia, from Jose C. Paz, Partido de Jose C. Paz,
in Provincia de Buenos Aires, has begun broadcasting on 1090 kHz. The station was first heard by Arnaldo Slaen in Buenos Aires on March 20. The station says it is broadcasting 24 hours a day and has given 02320-423306 as its telephone number.
     Another new station is operating on 1600 kHz. Radio Copacabana is an unofficial station broadcasting from Calle Valentin Gomez 1762 de Gregorio de Laferrere, Pdo. de La Matanza. This station was discovered by Marcelo Cornachioni, who heard it giving the phone number 4457-9892. The station is broadcasting for Bolivian migratory workers. Both stations were first reported in Conexión Digital.
     Cornachioni also reported that Radio Luz del Mundo has switched from 1600 to 1610 kHz, and Radio Trompeta de Dios (station identification/station identification) from 1130 to 1630 kHz.
(DXing.info, March 27, 2004)


Radio La Voz de Faique from Peru logged on 6329 kHz

A new discovery has been made on the ever-changing Peruvian shortwave dial. La Voz de Faique, from Distrito de Faique, Departamento de Cajamarca, has been heard on 6329.1 kHz. The station was first logged by Rafael Rodriguez in Colombia on March 22, and reported on the Conexión Digital mailing list. Rodriguez says that the station is likely the same as former Estación C from Moyobamba in Departamento de San Martín, but Björn Malm, who recorded the station in Ecuador on March 26, believes that it is an entirely new radio station.
(DXing.info, March 27, 2004)


French Superloustic begins broadcasts on 999 kHz

Superloustic logoA couple of weeks after Radio Nouveaux Talents was launched, the second new French mediumwave station has begun transmissions. Cyril Grouin in France reports to DXing.info that Superloustic has been broadcasting a test message on 999 kHz with 5 kilowatts of power. Regular programming began on March 24 at midday French time. The transmitter, operated by Télédiffusion de France (TDF), is located in Villebon-sur-Yvette, Southwest of Paris. Superloustic is targeting children of 7-11 years of age, and much of the programming is children’s music - modeled after the success of Radio Disney in the United States. Later on the station plans to launch a transmitter in Marseille on 675 kHz (1000 kW), but another proposed transmitter in Nice on 1467 kHz is used by MC One from Monaco. Superloustic used to be a national FM network created in 1987 in Lyon, but was shut down in 1992 because of financial problems. The station is now hoping to make a comeback on the mediumwave band. Superloustic was licensed a year ago (see DXing.info news in March 2003).
(DXing.info, March 23, 2004, updated on March 27)


Brazilian community radio transmitting on shortwave

A new Brazilian community radio station has been heard on the frequency of 4900 kHz in the 60 meter shortwave band. Radio Comunidade das Gerais from the northern part of the state of Minas Gerais has officially given its frequency as 5010 kHz. The station is broadcasting música sertaneja. Radio Comunidade das Gerais was discovered by Brazilian DXer Samuel Cássio, whose recording (station identification) can be found in the DXing.info audio archive. In an email to DXing.info, Cássio suspects that it is an unofficial station. Cássio heard the station signing off at 2208 UTC on March 21.
     Also in Brazil, a new station has appeared on the mediumwave dial in São Paulo. Evangelical station Radio Cristã is broadcasting on 1330 kHz, which was earlier occupied by Radio Tupi. Rádio Tupi continues to be heard on 1150 and 1520 kHz, frequencies previously used by Rádio News. This change was reported by Márcio Coelho in São Paulo.

(DXing.info, March 23, 2004)


Radio Peace broadcasting from Sudan on 4750 kHz

Radio Peace logoA new shortwave station began broadcasting in Southern Sudan already in 2003, but has only recently become known widely outside the country. Radio Peace is a Christian radio station operating in an area controlled by the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), a movement which has fought for autonomy in Southern Sudan. Radio Peace broadcasts four hours of Christian programming daily in six languages. The station has a 1-kilowatt transmitter operating on 4750 kHz in the 60-meter shortwave band, covering roughly one third of the country.
     Several Christian missionary organizations seem to be involved in the project. According to information found by Andy Sennitt of Radio Netherlands, Radio Peace was established by Persecution Project Foundation (PPF) in partnership with Educational Media Corp’s Global Endeavor Ministry. Also engineers from Blessings for Obedience (BFO) were involved.
     The station was first heard by Tony Rogers in the United Kingdom on December 30, 2003, and reported in the DXLD. Jari Savolainen from Finland was the first DXer reporting having received a confirmation of reception from PPF, nailing down the location of the station. The foundation can be contacted by writing to: Persecution Project Foundation, P.O. Box 1327, Culpeper, VA 22701-6327, USA. More i
nformation about the station can be found in the DXing.info Community. station identification of Radio Peace
(DXing.info, March 12, 2004)



New low-power UK station on 1287 kHz

Coombeshead College is to become the host of a new low-power AM station in the United Kingdom, signing on on March 24. Radio Coombeshead will operate on 1287 kHz mediumwave. The station is run by students. Programme manager Katy Glazer says she was aiming for a mix of news, chat, magazine-type programme and music. Contact address of the school is:
Coombeshead College, Coombeshead Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 1PT, United Kingdom. News of the station was published on This is South Devon website, via BDXC-UK mailing list.
(DXing.info, March 12, 2004)

New low-power shortwave station from Paraguay

Radio Colégio Técnico Municipal Santa Rosa de Lima from the town of Ñemby in Paraguay is ready to begin shortwave broadcasts any day now. The station is said to transmit on 1610 kHz mediumwave and 7370 kHz shortwave, both previously used by Radio América, another low-power station in Paraguay. Information about the new station was announced by Adán Mur, technical advisor of Radio América in an email to Argentinian DXer Arnaldo Slaen on March 4. DXers haven't been able to monitor and confirm that the station would already be operational. Radio América is helping a local college to set up the station to educate students, but the station is completely independent of Radio América. Radio Colégio Técnico Municipal Santa Rosa de Lima has a transmitter power of merely 5 watts and directional antennas pointing to 90 and 270 degrees. Broadcast hours are given as 1000-2000 UTC. Reception reports can be sent by email or by mail to: Orlando Torres, Radio Colégio Técnico Municipal Santa Rosa de Lima, Ñemby, Paraguay. Information about the station can also be found in the DXing.info Community.
(DXing.info, March 8, 2004)



Belgian mediumwave programs reorganized

RTBF logoThe public Belgian Radio-Television of the French community (RTBF) is reorganizing its mediumwave programming. According to Herman Boel on MWC mailing list, the transmitter on 1125 kHz (in Houdeng) no longer carries Radio 21, but a new channel called Vivacité, which replaces the old Fréquence Wallonie. The other two frequencies, 1233 and 1305 kHz, maintain Radio 21 for the moment, although in a few weeks time, Radio 21 will be split into two channels: Classic 21, which will carry older pop and rock music, and Pure FM, a new youth station. The latter will be carried on 1233 and 1305 kHz.
(DXing.info, March 8, 2004)

Mexico closing international shortwave service

Mexico has joined the league of nations closing down its national shortwave service. Instituto Mexicano de la Radio (IMER) has decided to close down Radio México Internacional (RMI), deemed to be outdated in the Internet age. According to an article in newspaper Milenio, another reason for the closure is the poor state of three of its five transmitters, which would need to be repaired or replaced. RMI began broadcasting nearly 25 years ago.
(DXing.info, March 4, 2004)



Radio Nouveaux Talents launched on 1575 kHz in France

Launched officially on March 1, Radio Nouveaux Talents (RNT) on 1575 kHz has become the first of a batch of French commercial mediumwave stations (see DXing.info news in March 2003) to make it on the air. Cyril Grouin in France reports to DXing.info that the station is broadcasting from Meudon, southwest of Paris, with 5 kW of power, operated by Télédiffusion de France (TDF). As the station name suggests, it airs music by new talents along with magazine-type programming.
     Grouin says that other stations have faced various kinds of delays. Ciel AM (981 kHz) is waiting for the antenna to be constructed Southeast of Paris. Superloustic (999 kHz) appears to have financial problems, and the plans for RLT Radio Livres Télérama (1062 kHz) are unclear. La Radio de la Mer (1080 kHz) is having problems with the antenna in Western France, where the transmitter location is still not fixed. The station was originally authorized to broadcast in four locations (Western France, Paris, Montpellier and Corsica), but officially only Paris and Montpellier have been confirmed. Loisirs AM - originally called La Radio du Temps Libre - is planning to begin broadcasts in March on 1314 kHz.
     The address of Radio Nouveaux Talents is: Tour Bolloré 31-32, quai Dion Bouton, F-92811 Puteaux Cedex, France. The station does not have a website. A station identification can be found in the DXing.info audio archive and more information about the station in the DXing.info Community. station identification of RNT
(DXing.info, March 1, 2004, updated on March 2)

Christian Scientists closed down WSHB on shortwave

The Christian Science Publishing Society announced on February 25 the decision to discontinue broadcasts from its shortwave station WSHB in South Carolina. The last program aired from WSHB was the Sunday church service on February 29. WSHB’s owner, the Herald Broadcasting Syndicate, has put the station up for sale. The Publishing Society initiated its shortwave broadcasts from WSHB in March of 1989. Listeners are urged to use Christian Science websites while options to rebroadcast radio programming are being researched. Listeners are also invited to send questions and comments by email or by mail to The First Church of Christ, Scientist, P.O. Box 1524, Boston, MA 02117-1524, USA. WSHB's press release was emailed to DXing.info by Jan Nieuwenhuis.
(DXing.info, March 1, 2004)


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