set up 936 AM in Afghanistan
Coalition forces and local
authorities in Qalat, Afghanistan, launched a new
local station called 936 AM on April 20. The station,
sponsored by the U.S. Commanders Emergency
Relief Program, cost approximately $200,000 and
took six months to complete. At the inauguration
ceremony, 200 handheld receivers were given to the
local people. AM 936 broadcasts include talk and
music programming, and for instance a message board.
News about the station was first published by the
Department of Defense on May 15, and quoted by Kevin
Redding on the ABDX mailing list on May 16.
May 21, 2006)
Bethel launched on the Buenos Aires X-band
Radio Bethel from Villa
Caraza, Partido de Lanus, Provincia de Buenos Aires
is a new religious station broadcasting on 1640
kHz mediumwave. According to Arnaldo Slaen, who
reported hearing the station first on May 8, the
signal in Buenos Aires is strong, and the previous
dominant on the frequency, Radio Bolivia, is off
the air. Radio Bethel broadcasts programs by the
Asamblea de Dios (Assemby of God) church. Phone
number 4276-2423 has been announced.
May 10, 2006)
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