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Radio News in August 2011

New stations in Argentina on 1430, 1570, 1590 and 1630 kHz

La Red Pampeana logoLa Red Pampeana is a new station in Argentina broadcasting on 1430 kHz. La Red Pampeana broadcasts from General Pico, in the Province of La Pampa. Before the current operation on the AM band, station Director Ruben Arias first launched an FM station with sports format back in 1994. Currently there are two FM stations, on 89.7 and 95.7, both identifying as La Red Pampeana. The station has email, or you can write to Calle 105 bis No. 546 Oeste, General Pico, Provincia de La Pampa, Argentina. La Red Pampeana was first heard by Arnaldo Slaen on August 8, and reported on the Condig mailing list.
      Another new station is Radio Alegría broadcasting from Luis Palacios, near Rosario, in the Province of Santa Fé, on 1570 kHz. Programming consists of Spanish-language oldies from the 1960's and 70's. Radio Alegría broadcasts also on 99.1 MHz FM. You can write to Radio Alegría, Avenida San Martín 710, 2142 Luis Palacios, Departamento San Lorenzo, Provincia Santa Fé, Argentina.
      Radio Stentor on 1590 kHz is a new unlicensed station from Buenos Aires. Arnaldo Slaen picked up the station on July 2 during a test transmission. Telephone number 4371-2597 was announced.
      One more new station in Argentina is Radio América on 1630 kHz, broadcasting from San José, Provincia de Entre Ríos, since July 2011. Programming originates from Melody FM 105.2 MHz. The station was not heard in 2010 by Jan-Erik Österholm in Finland, as earlier reported.
(DXing.info, August 16, 2011, edited on October 8)

Radio Marina tested from the Netherlands on 1485 kHz AM

Radio Marina logoDutch broadcaster Radio Marina has been testing on the mediumwave frequency of 1485 kHz. Radio Marina was transmitting offshore from radio ship Jenni Baynton in Harlingen intermittently on July 29-31. The test broadcasts consisted of oldies music. The station can be reached by email. Radio Marina's mailing address is Postbus 1100, 8300BC Emmeloord, in the Netherlands.
(DXing.info, August 2, 2011)

KBC Radio to begin broadcasts from Germany on 531 kHz AM

KBC Radio, currently broadcasting from Lithuania, is planning to begin test transmissions from Germany on the frequency of 531 kHz AM. An announcement about the upcoming tests was made on the station's website already in March, and another announcement indicated that the tests would take place on July 21, but no broadcasts have yet been reported heard by DXers.
(DXing.info, August 2, 2011)


Peruvian Radio JPJ broadcasting on 3360 kHz

Radio JPJ logoRadio JPJ is a new legal shortwave station from Peru, broadcasting on 3360 kHz. Radio JPJ (named after its director Jesús Párraga Jiménez) is located in Monte Los Olivos, Distrito de San Martin de Porres, in the Province and Department of Lima. The station was first heard on June 9, 2011, by Markku Kaunisto, Jouni Keskinen and Juha Vehmas in Finland. According to information received by Henrik Klemetz and Alfredo Cañote, Radio JPJ uses call letters OAW4Y and has a power of 1 kW. The address is Manzana D, Lote 9, Asoc. Vivienda Monte Los Olivos, Distrito de San Martín de Porres, Provincia y Departamento de Lima, Perú. You can hear a station identification of Radio JPJ in the DXing.info audio collection.
(DXing.info, August 2, 2011)

New Italian station heard on 1233 kHz

A station identifying itself as "Media Veneto" has been heard by Czech DXer Karel Honzik on 1233 kHz mediumwave. Already in late May Honzik heard test broadcasts with music and station identifications, but the station has not been subsequently reported by other DXers. An Italian website titled Media Veneto displays the logo of Radio Vicenza, but gives no further information. The company, located in Asiago in the province of Vicenza, can however be reached by email.
(DXing.info, August 2, 2011)

Saipan and Kiribati launch stations on 1440 kHz AM

KKMP logoKKMP has begun broadcasting from Saipan in December 2010. The station simulcasts on FM 92.1 MHz. KKMP plays island music from around the world, and claims to be the first locally owned and operated radio station in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. You can reach KKMP by email or by calling at +670-233-1440.
      Meanwhile, Radio Kiribati has been broadcasting on the same frequency since March 28 this year. Radio Kiribati switched from 846 to 1440 kHz, and also upgraded its transmitter, thanks to support from the Taiwanese government.
(DXing.info, August 2, 2011)

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