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Radio News in November 2005

Peruvian Radio Centinela del Norte new on 4655 kHz

A station identifying as Radio Centinela del Norte from an unknown location in Peru has been heard on 4654.96 kHz shortwave. Björn Malm picked up the station on Friday, November 18, which he suspects was the first day of transmission. Malm says that the station would be transmitting at 1000-0200 UTC, although the first test transmission ended already at 0130 UTC.
(DXing.info, November 27, 2005)

Argentinian stations on 530 and 1380 kHz mediumwave

Radio La Voz de las Madres logoRadio GBA (Radio Gran Buenos Aires) began broadcasting in the Argentine capital on 1380 kHz in early November. The station was first identified by Marcelo Cornachioni on November 19, when it announced the beginning of test transmissions.
      Also in Argentina, another new station has begun transmissions on 530 kHz mediumwave. La Voz de la Madres (also identifying as Radio Madres de Plaza de Mayo) is run by La Asociación Madres de Plaza de Mayo, and began broadcasting on November 22. Information about Radio Madres de Plaza de Mayo was published by Agencia Walsh, and posted on Condig mailing list by Claudio Morales.
(DXing.info, November 27, 2005)

New South American stations on 1060 and 1670 kHz

Rádio Haroldo de Andrade is a new station transmitting from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 1060 kHz mediumwave. The station began broadcasting on November 7. News about the station was published by TudoRadio website and quoted by Antônio Schuler in srdxc-news on November 7.
      In Argentina, Central-AM1670 is a new station in the capital Buenos Aires. The station was first identified by local DXer Arnaldo Slaen on November 11, and reported on Condig mailing list. Programming has consisted of romantic music and Christian programming produced by Escuela Científica Basilio. Marcelo Cornachioni discovered that the address of the station is Calle Rawson 53, (C1182ABA) Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, telephone (011) 4983-6947, and that the station can also be contacted by email.
(DXing.info, November 13, 2005)

Eastern Radio transmitting to Eritrea on 909 kHz mediumwave

According to Sudanese newspaper Al-Watan, a new Eritrean opposition station called Eastern Radio has started test transmissions on 909 kHz mediumwave in October. Eastern Radio is said to be broadcasting at 0400-0700 UTC and at 1600-1900 UTC. The station aims to promote the principles of justice, democracy, peace and human rights in Eritrea. Officially the station was launched on Eid al-Fitr, a three-day festival marking the end of Ramadan in the Islamic calendar. In most of the Muslim world, Eid al-Fitr began on November 3. The political opposition will get its voice heard, and programs will also cover culture, civilization, arts and society. The station, which is broadcasting in Arabic and Tigrinya, covers the whole of Eritrea and some areas of neighbouring states including Sudan and Ethiopia. The station has not yet been reported heard by DXers. News about the new station, published by Al-Watan on October 28, has been quoted by the BBC Monitoring Service and DXLD.
(DXing.info, November 6, 2005, edited on November 7)

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