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Radio News in April 2006

New station KNFL testing in Utah on 1470 AM

A new mediumwave station has begun test transmissions in Utah. KNFL in Tremonton has been heard testing with rock music on 1470 AM. The station was initially licensed as KACE, but changed calls already before its launch. KNFL is licensed to broadcast at a power of 1000 watts daytime and 940 watts night-time. The station was first reported with test broadcasts on April 22, posted on Utah Radio News website.
(DXing.info, April 28, 2006)

Radio Carráviz from Peru broadcasting on 1560 AM

A new Peruvian station has been heard broadcasting on 1560.1 kHz mediumwave. Radio Carráviz from Juliaca was first logged by Jari Ruohomäki in Finland on March 25. The station address is: 2 de Mayo 149, Juliaca, Puno, Peru. Station manager Ivan Tito Vizcarra can be reached also by email (or at email). Further information about the station can be found in the South America forum of the DXing.info Community.
(DXing.info, April 24, 2006, updated on April 28)

Radio Mil20 launched in Argentina on 1020 kHz AM

Radio Mil20 (1020), "la radio de la gente", has begun broadcasting in San Juan, Argentina, on 1020 kHz mediumwave. The station started transmissions on April 10. Apart from its own programming, the station relays Radio Continental from Buenos Aires (590 kHz). Radio 1020 retransmits on 96.3 MHz FM. The station is headed by Gerente Carlos Ortiz and Director Angel Casiba. News about the station was published online by Diario de Cuyo on April 6.
(DXing.info, April 24, 2006)

Radio Espacial broadcasting from Peru on 4620 kHz

Radio Espacial from Otuzco, Departamento de La Libertad, is a Peruvian station recently reported on the shortwave frequency of 4620.4 kHz. The shortwave broadcast was reportedly first caught by Alfredo Cañote in Peru in early April, according to a posting on Condig mailing list. Radio Espacial broadcasts at 0900-0200 UTC. Radio Espacial operates also on 1390 kHz mediumwave, where it was reported heard in Italy in 2002. Asociación Luis Palau website indicates that Radio Espacial is one of 76 Peruvian stations airing Christian programs produced by the Association. Cañote reports the street address as Bolivar 354, while Colombian DXer Rafael Rodriguez heard the address Jirón Bolivar 130, and telephone number +51-44-436236.
(DXing.info, April 11, 2006, edited on April 17)

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