Maria launched on shortwave in Brazil
Maria has begun broadcasting on shortwave from Anápolis
in the state of Goiás in Brazil. The Catholic
station has reactivated an old transmitter on the
frequency of 4885 kHz on the 60 meter shortwave
band. Years ago the same transmitter (call letters
ZYF692) was used by Rádio Carajás.
According to Brazilian DXer Adalberto Marques de
Azevedo, the license is owned by Foundation Nossa
Senhora Aparecida. The transmitter power is listed
as 1 kilowatt. Brazilian DXers have reported that
Rádio Maria simulcasts its FM programming
on shortwave. The FM transmitter (94.5 MHz) is located
in Ceilândia, Distrito Federal. Rádio
Maria broadcasts 24 hours a day, with live programming
from 6 in the morning to midnight local time. The
address of Rádio Maria is: Qna 05 Lote 20,
Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brasil 72110-050. The
station can also be contacted by email.
On the Brazilian Radioescutas mailing list the station
was first reported heard on June 28.
July 2, 2009)
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