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Radio News in September 2008

Radio Kawsachun Coca from Bolivia heard on 6075 kHz shortwave

Radio Kawsachun Coca from Bolivia has been reported heard abroad on 6075 kHz in the 49 meter shortwave band. The station has been heard with politicial talk programming in support of President Evo Morales. Radio Kawsachun Coca is run by a coca growers' association, and is located in Lauka Ñ, Provincia de Tiraque, Región Trópico, Departamento de Cochabamba. In addition to 6075 kHz shortwave, the station has announced broadcasting on FM and 740 kHz AM.
Radio Kawsachun Coca has been heard by several DXers from September 14, signing on at 1000 Universal time in the morning and closing down in the evening at 0230 UTC, according to reports on DXLD where information about the shortwave transmissions was first published. Radio Kawsachun Coca was founded in 2007 as part of a nationwide network of indigenous stations, Sistema de Radios de los Pueblos Originarios (RPO). The station also rebroadcasts programming produced by another publicly funded network, Red Patria Nueva (RPN). The Quechua word "causachun" (the more common spelling of kawsachun) means the same as Spanish "viva", or "long live", and is used by the station in the slogan "causachun coca, wañuchun narcotráfico", praising coca but denouncing drug trafficking. Most commonly "causachun coca" is used in the coca growers' slogan "causachun coca, wañuchun yanki!" (long live coca, death to the yankees). station ID
(DXing.info, September 21, 2008, spelling corrected on June 1, 2009)


Rádio 9 de Julho from Brazil expands to shortwave

Rádio 9 de Julho in São Paulo, Brazil, is expanding to shortwave. The station has a powerful mediumwave transmitter on 1600 kHz, but has begun transmissions also on 9820 kHz in the 31 meter band shortwave, a return to a frequency used by the station already long ago. Brazilian DXer Edison Bocorny Jr. was the first to report the station heard on Radioescutas mailing list on September 13.

(DXing.info, September 21, 2008)


CJLO Montréal, Canada, launched on 1690 kHz AM

CJLO logoAnother Canadian X-band station has begun broadcasting. CJLO is transmitting from Montréal, Québec, on 1690 kHz, with 1 kW of power. CJLO is a non-profit station run by volunteers at the Loyola Campus of Concordia University. The station began streaming on the Internet seven days a week in 2003. Test broadcasts on 1690 kHz began with a test tone in late July 2008, followed by music programming in August. By mid-September, CJLO had already been logged by DXers in several European countries. Programming is said to include hip-hop, RPM, rock, alt, punk, metal, jazz, blues, world, and country music.
(DXing.info, September 21, 2008)


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