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Radio News in May 2009

Radio Hage on shortwave from Somalia

Radio Hage (Radio Leader) is a new shortwave station transmitting from Galkayo, Somalia. Transmitter and antennas for the station were installed already in 2007, but the station finally came on the air in April 2009. According to Australian ham radio operator Sam Voron, who has been helping to set up this and many other Somali radio stations, Radio Hage operates with a power of 1.25 kW on the frequencies of 3980 and 6915 kHz shortwave. Broadcast times are listed as 0900-1000 and 0300-0500 UTC. The station aims to be an independent and educational voice in the war-torn country
. Radio Hage can be contacted by email.
(DXing.info, May 5, 2009)

Radio Esperanza new in Argentina on 1660 AM

Radio Esperanza from Virrey del Pino Partido de La Matanza, in the capital Buenos Aires region, has begun broadcasting on 1660 kHz on the extended AM band. The station's FM programming on 88.3 MHz is being simulcast on the AM frequency. The address of Radio Esperanza is Volta, e/Vesalio y Dubalia, Barrio Esperanza, (B1763) Virrey del Pino, Buenos Aires, and telephone
number +(02202) 49-3745. Radio Esperanza has been heard with mostly music programming by DXers in Argentina.
(DXing.info, May 5, 2009)

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