network on mediumwave in Romania
US-funded Christian radio station is expanding its
broadcasting network in Romania. Radio Micul Samaritean
(Little Samaritan) has begun to transmit on 1485
and 1584 kHz mediumwave, in addition to FM and satellite
distribution. Bernd Trutenau in Lithuania first
reported about the station on December 30 on mwdx
mailing list. Trutenau says that the station currently
has one transmitter in Medias on 1485 kHz, and three
transmitters on 1584 kHz (in Bistrita, Sighetu M.
and Suceava), each with a power of 1 kilowatt. In
the future, more transmitters will be added on both
frequencies, as well as on 1602 kHz mediumwave.
According to Trutenau, Radio Micul Samaritean may
also be relayed by Radio CNM in Arad on 1602 kHz
from 0800-1800 UTC.
In 1994 the Little Samaritan
Mission (LSM) opened its first radio station in
Chisinau, the capital of Moldova. In 2001 LSM began
operating also in neighboring Romania. LSM can be
contacted by writing to P.O. Box 969, Hickory, NC
28603, U.S.A., tel. +1-828-396-2220, telefax +1-828-396-5579
or by email.
December 30, 2004)
Radio Libertad AM from Rosario,
Argentina, on 1100 kHz
Radio Libertad AM from Rosario
is a new station on 1100 kHz mediumwave. According
to Luciano Gentile, who reported about the station
on ConDig mailing list on December 28, the transmitter
power of the station is only 0.5 kilowatts. Gerardo
Evangelista also informed Rubén Margenet
about the station on December 25, and Margenet,
who listened to Radio Libertad AM, reported that
"una radio a su servicio" is one of the
slogans used by the station.
December 29, 2004)
on 756 kHz planned in Åland, Finland
to a website titled as Radio 756 AM & Sonnet
Radio, a new mediumwave station will be set up in
the Åland Islands in southwestern Finland.
Radio 756 would be operating on 756 kHz with a power
of 10 kilowatts. According to the website, the station
will be based at the radio ship MV St.Paul, which
is already moored in the harbor of Mariehamn in
the Åland Islands. The same ship was home
to Radio Scandinavia/Pirate Radio 603, which earlier
in 2004 broadcast for a while with low power on
603 kHz (see DXing.info news in August
2004), before collapsing due to disputes between
the operators of the station. Authorities cancelled
the license of the station, and according to the
website, all license applications have now been
frozen until May 2005, which is said to be delaying
the new project.
Founders of Radio 756 plan
to upgrade the ship from next spring and include
two studios and a UHF link to the main studio and
a transmitter site 8 kilometers away. In addition
to 756 kHz, shortwave transmissions are planned
to cover the whole of Europe. Digital DRM broadcasts
are planned for late 2005. Radio 756 can be reached
Radio 756 website doesn't identify
the persons or organizations behind the project.
Sonnet Radio may refer to a pirate shortwave station,
which in 2002 was using a Swedish post office box
shared by many pirate stations. In August 2004 Sonnet
Radio announced plans to begin test broadcasts on
shortwave from either Bulgaria or Latvia.
Swedish radio enthusiast and
businessman Roy Sandgren, who set up Radio Scandinavia
on 603 kHz, is not involved in the new project.
"I don't have anything to do with Sonnet Radio.
I have my license and if I want, I'm able to go
on air whenever I want," Sandgren says to DXing.info,
adding that he hopes to be back on the air in April
2005. Radio 756 website makes no mention of the
future of 603 kHz, which could indicate that the
same people, who fought over the 603 kHz station
and license, could be taking their rivalry to the
airwaves by setting up competing radio stations,
both operating from the tiny Åland Islands
in the Baltic Sea.
The station, rebranded as Radio Nord International,
was to be operated by RTI Digital Ltd. However,
on April 25, 2005, they announced that they are
withdrawing their license applications from the
December 22, 2004, further development added on
April 26, 2005)
Catedral del Encuentro new on 1120 kHz in Argentina
A new Christian station
has begun broadcasting on 1120 kHz mediumwave near
Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina. Radio Catedral
del Encuentro, which is not officially licensed,
was first reported by Marcelo A. Cornachioni on
ConDig mailing list on December 20. The station
is run by Ministerio Evangélico Catedral
Sanidad, with address as Calle 13 y 39, Barrio 25
de Mayo, Ciudad de Guernica, Partido de Presidente
Perón, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The station is owned by pastors Juan Castillo and
Viviana de Castillo.
December 22, 2004)
from Germany airs country music on mediumwave
station broadcasting country music - a rare phenomenon
in Europe - has been launched in Germany. TruckRadio
is broadcasting on 702 (in Jülich) and 855
kHz (in Nordkirchen). The station signed on at 1620
UTC on December 6, and was immediately heard by
several German DXers. Currently TruckRadio is aiming
at the audience of North Rhein - Westphalia, but
eventually intends to reach the whole of Germany
and beyond. The company behind TruckRadio plans
to cover entire Europe with DRM transmissions some
time in 2005. Programming is mostly country music,
but information about the trucking industry and
traffic conditions will be added gradually. In addition
to AM, TruckRadio will be distributed over satellite
and the FM band. The station is run by Starlet Media
AG, Karolinenstraße 32, D-90763 Fürth,
Germany. The PR department can be reached also by
phone: +49 (0)911 / 749 09-0, fax: +49 (0)911 /
749 09-22 and mobile phone: +49 (0)170 - 22 52 603,
as well as by email.
December 7, 2004)
la Mer testing from France on 1080 kHz
latest in a series of new French commercial stations
probing the mediumwave dial, Radio de la Mer from
Paris has been broadcasting on 1080 kHz since November
26. The station was reported first by Christian
Ghibaudo in DXLD 4-179. Radio de la Mer plans to
launch its remaining two medimwave transmitters
in Brest and Montpéllier during the first
half of 2005. According to the station website,
initially most of the programming will be music,
but talk and features will be added gradually.
December 7, 2004)
Carisma pops up in Buenos Aires on 980 kHz
Radio Carisma has been reported
heard with strong signal locally in the greater
Buenos Aires area in Argentina on November 27. Marcelo
A. Cornachioni reports on the ConDig mailing list
that the station is operated by Iglesia Puente de
Salvación, with Sr. Eusebio Alcaraz as station
manager. The address of Radio Carisma is Calle Lavalle
1105, Depto. 1 de la localidad de El Talar, Partido
de Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The telephone
numbers are (011) 4726-3556 and 4726-3557.
December 7, 2004)
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