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Radio News in June 2011

New stations in Argentina on 740, 1410, 1490, 1590 and 1600 kHz

Radio La Carretera logoRadio La Carretera is a new station on 740 kHz from the town of Allen in Argentina. Radio La Carretera can be reached by email, by phone at 02941 454000 or by writing to Ruta 22 Km 1200, 8328 Allen, Provincia de Río Negro, Argentina. Information about the station was first published by Alejandro Alvarez on ConDig mailing list on June 17. Alvarez heard the first test transmission on June 16, and he says that the truckers' station belongs to Sindicato de Camioneros de Río Negro.
     Radio Cope is a new station on 1410 kHz, first reported by Arnaldo Slaen on ConDig mailing list on May 30. The station is located in the town of Chivilcoy, and had begun broadcasts already a couple of months earlier.
     Radio Unidad is a non-licensed Christian station broadcasting on 1490 kHz in the Buenos Aires area. Years ago the station operated on 1660 kHz, and then fell silent. Radio Unidad simulcasts on 94.1 MHz FM, and operates also a TV station. Radio Unidad is run by pastors Lázaro Oscar Díaz and his spouse Alicia del Carmen Veliz, who belong to the Iglesia Internacional Unidos en el Amor de Jesús. The station can be found at Calle J.B. Molina 830, José Mármol, Partido de Almirante Brown, Provincia de Buenos Aires. The telephone number is (011) 4291-2544. Information about reactivation on the new frequency was first published by Marcelo A. Cornachioni on the ConDig mailing list on June 19.
La Radio de la Región logo     La Radio de la Región is a new unofficial station on 1590 kHz, broadcasting from the town of Dolores near Buenos Aires. You can write to the station at Calle Faustino Brughetti 1392, Dolores, Provincia de Buenos Aires. The phone number is (02245) 443131. La Radio de la Región is part of the same company as Radio Dolores, which used to operate on 1480 AM, but is nowadays only on FM. The station is owned by Silverio Horacio Burgeño, and the AM signal is said to be a retransmission of the FM station LRI-434 Radio Dolores (94.9 MHz). La Radio de la Región was first reported heard by Marcelo A. Cornachioni on ConDig mailing list on May 29.
     Finally, Region Centro is one more unofficial station, broadcasting on 1600 kHz from Montes de Oca, Departamento Belgrano, Provincia de Santa Fé. Región Centro is headed by Matías Torres, who is also director for Frecuencia Mutual (104.1 FM) in Rosario, and Canal 29 "Aire Mutual". This station was reported by Marcelo A. Cornachioni on ConDig mailing list on June 1.
(DXing.info, June 20, 2011)

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