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Radio News in March 2009

Radio Rasuwilca new on shortwave in Peru

Radio Rasuwilca from Ayacucho, Peru, has been reported heard on the frequency of 4805 kilohertz shortwave. The station was first logged by Peruvian DXer Alfredo Cañote on Condig mailing list on February 26, 2009. According to Cañote, the exact location of the station is Faldas del Cerro La Picota in Ayacucho.
(DXing.info, March 29, 2009)


Afghan AM stations launched on 1386 and 1503 kHz

A couple of new mediumwave stations have been launched in Afghanistan. The national broadcaster Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA) has a new regional station called Radio Paktin Voice in Barmal District on 1386 kHz, with a transmitter power of 5 kW. Another new RTA station on the air is Radio Badghis in Qalay-e-Naw, broadcasting on 1503 kHz with 6 kW of power. Both stations were reported by the World Radio TV Handbook February update.
(DXing.info, March 29, 2009)


Castle Radio is a low-power University Radio on 1278 kHz

Castle College in Nottingham in the United Kingdom has launched its own radio station. Castle Radio began broadcasting on 1278 kHz mediumwave on March 18, 2009. The radio station has previously aired for just a week during the Spring term, but is now on the air 24/7. The transmitter power of the station is only 1 watt.
(DXing.info, March 29, 2009)


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