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Radio News in September 2006

Russian Defence Department introduces Radio Zvezda

Radio Zvezda logoRadio Zvezda is a new Russian broadcasting network, transmitting in Moscow on 990 kHz mediumwave. According to Russian DXer Victor Rutkovsky the station is planning to broadcast also on 1440 kHz (10 kW) in St. Petersburg and on 729 kHz (50 kW) in Samara. The first FM transmitter was launched in Moscow on 95.6 MHz on August 7, after which several other FM transmitters have been added. Radio programming is delivered also over satellite and the internet. Radio Zvezda (Star) is operated by the Department of Defence, just as Radio Slavyanka, which years ago operated in Moscow on the same frequency of 990 kHz. The address of the station is: Suvorovskaya ploshad dom 2, 129110 Moscow, Russia. Telephone: +7(495) 631-68-83, telefax:+7(495) 631-67-31 and the station also has email.
(DXing.info, September 23, 2006)

New Buenos Aires stations on 1260, 1420, 1430 and 1600 kHz

Radio Olivera is a new Argentinian station logged on 1420 kHz mediumwave. Radio Olivera's studios are located on Calle Castelli y Mercedes, Barrio Almirante Brown, Partido de General Rodríguez, near the capital Buenos Aires, in Argentina. The telephone number for the station is (0237) 484-2686. Information about the station has been published by Marcelo Cornachioni and Arnaldo Slaen on Conexión Digital in July.
      Another new station on the capital AM dial is Radio Emanuel on 1600 kHz. Radio Emanuel is an unofficial Christian station, sharing airtime with nearby Radio Metropolitana, also on 1600 kHz. Radio Emanuel begins transmissios at 0200 UTC, when Radio Metropolitana closes down. Telephone number (011) 4232-7070 has been announced, reports Marcelo Cornachioni, who has heard the station since August 14.
       Also, Radio Pasión is yet another unlicensed station operating in the capital area. Radio Pasión is reported by Cornachioni on 1430 kHz, simulcasting on 102.7 MHz FM. The station is located at Calle 803 Nº 1430, Barrio Dos Avenidas, (B1879MXJ) Quilmes oeste, Buenos Aires, telephone (011) 4212-3690. Station manager is Sr. José Luis Rovitto. Radio Pasión has been heard closing down at 0030 UTC. Earlier the same station operated under the name "Radio 2001" on 1400 KHz and 106.7 MHz FM, which was later changed to 94.9 MHz, before finally relocating to the current frequency of 102.7 MHz. According to Marcelo Cornachioni, there are currently two other AM stations in the greater Buenos Aires area on 1430 kHz, namely Radio Sonidos del Cielo (Rafael Castillo) and Radio José de San Martín "La Pionera" (El Jagüel).

       In what has been a busy entry season for newcomers, Radio Oliva has been heard on 1260 kHz with Christian programming. Radio Oliva is operated by Iglesia Pentecostal Unida de la Argentina, and is located at Calle Fonrouge 76, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, telephone: (011) 4642-3680. Marcelo Cornachioni suspects that Radio Oliva may in fact be using the same facilities as Radio Revivir earlier on the same frequency.

       Finally, Hosanna AM on 1640 kHz has been logged by Cornachioni, broadcasting from Isidro Casanova, Provincia de Buenos Aires, announcing telephone number (011) 4467-2468. The station is not to be confused with Hosanna AM 1660, which is a different station from another location (Ezeiza). Hosanna AM 1640 is run by Iglesia Pentecostal Cristo El Rey, located at Calle Coronel Isleño 1918, Gregorio de Laferrere, Partido de la Matanza, Provincia de Buenos Aires. Hosanna AM 1660 is operated by Centro Cristiano Internacional Nueva Jerusalem.

(DXing.info, September 23, 2006, updated on September 29)

Blue Bull Radio in the UK with low power on 1278 kHz

Blue Bull Radio logoNew LPAM station Blue Bull Radio at RAF Marham (Norfolk) has been launched on July 27. The frequency is 1278 kHz mediumwave. Local breakfast shows are aired seven days a week at 07:00-09:00, and BFBS Radio 1 is being relayed at other times. The station can be contaced by email, and telephone 01760 446140. Information about the station was first published by Dave Kenny on the BDXC-UK mailing list on July 27.
(DXing.info, September 23, 2006)

Germany's Oldiestar Radio heard on 1575 kHz

Oldiestar Radio logoDespite setbacks with earlier attempts to revive commercial mediumwave broadcasting in Germany, a new station has been launched on 1575 kHz, 104.9 MHz FM and streamed on the Internet. Oldiestar Radio was first reported by several German DXers on August 2. The station is broadcasting with Oldies format 24 hours a day. Oldiestar Radio can be reached by writing to André-Pican-Str. 42, 16515 Oranienburg, Germany.
(DXing.info, September 23, 2006)

CRI launches Olympic Radio on 900 kHz AM

CRI logoTwo years before the Beijing Olympics, China Radio International (CRI) has launched a new multilingual station called Olympic Radio broadcasting in the capital on 900 kHz mediumwave. Olympic Radio broadcasts 24 hours a day in Chinese, English, Russian, French, Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, Korean and German. English programming can be heard daily from midnight until 07:00 local time. "The opening of CRI Olympic Radiowill meet the growing demand for information on Beijing, China and the Olympics,” says CRI president Wang Gengnian. Organizers of the station don't even try to hide that the station serves also a propaganda purpose: "The channel will also help to display a favorable image of our country,” Wang says in a news item published on the CRI website on August 8.
(DXing.info, September 23, 2006)

Radio Senda from the Dominican Republic on 1680 kHz

Radio Senda, a new X-band station from the Dominican Republic, has been heard in Sweden. Torolf Johnsson picked up the station first on August 31 with a test transmission. Calling the station, Henrik Klemetz was that Radio Senda has been testing irregularly for the previous three months, with a power of 900 watts. The address of Radio Senda is Apartado Postal 134, (or: Calle René del Risco Bermúdez 17), San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic, and the station can also be reached by email and telephone +1 809 246 1680.
(DXing.info, September 23, 2006)

Radio Independencia launched in Bolivia on 1050 kHz

Radio Independencia was launched on July 30 to serve the local campesinos in the region of Cochabamba. The station was inaugurated by President Evo Morales. Radio Independencia has a power of 3 kilowatts, broadcasting on 1050 kHz mediumwave. Radio Independencia is the second broadcasting station of Sistema Nacional de Radios de los Pueblos Originarios, which is planned to eventually include 30 stations around the country. News about the station was published by Agencia Boliviana de Información (ABI) on July 30.
(DXing.info, September 23, 2006)

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