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Radio News in November 2011

Radio Ville-Marie launched on 1350 AM in the Canadian capital

CIRA logoRadio Ville-Marie, using call letters CIRA, has begun broadcasting on 1350 kHz from Gatineau, Québec, right next to the Canadian capital Ottawa. CIRA is the fifth transmitter for Catholic station Radio Ville-Marie, which broadcasts across Québec on four different FM frequencies. Its most powerful transmitter is located in Montréal on 91.3 MHz FM. The station was first reported heard by Canadian DXer Barry McLarnon on November 12. During the first test broadcasts CIRA was heard simulcasting CJEU 1670 AM. CIRA has been heard off the nominal frequency at 1350.077 kHz. The station broadcasts at a power of 1 kW daytime and 0.18 kW nighttime. CIRA can be reached by writing to Radio Ville-Marie-Outaouais, C.P. 51020, 375 ch. Des Épinettes, Orléans, Ontario K1E 3E0, Canada, or by email.
(DXing.info, November 26, 2011)

A new graveyard station signs on in Kansas on 1340 AM

KGGS from Garden City, Kansas, has been broadcasting on 1340 kHz AM since November 9. KGGS has a country music format and a transmitter power of 1 kW. The launch of the new radio station was announced by Steckline Communications Radio Group President Greg Steckline and reported in the local newspaper, The Garden City Telegram.
(DXing.info, November 26, 2011)

Radio Bretagne 5 from France testing on 1593 kHz AM

Logo Bretagne 5A new AM station has been testing in France in early November on 1593 kHz. Radio Bretagne 5, from Saint-Gouéno in Brittany. Transmitter power is 10 kW daytime and 5 kW nighttime. You can contact the station by writing to Radio Bretagne 5, La Chaumière, F-22120 Pommeret, France, or by email. The station is even planning to print QSL cards. Information about the station has been published by DXers Artur Fernández Llorella and David Duckworth.
(DXing.info, November 26, 2011)

Radio Juventud from Argentina launched on 1700 kHz AM

Radio Juventud is one more unlicensed station on the Argentine X-band. Radio Juventud broadcasts from the capital Buenos Aires on 1700 kHz, simulcasting its programming on 90.1 MHz FM. Radio Juventud is located at Cjal. José Dans Rey -Calle 26- Nº 742, (B1887ELF) Florencio Varela, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. You can call the station at (011) 4255-0739 or 4237-2218. The station manager is Héctor Hugo Alaniz. All information of the station was reported by Marcelo A. Cornachioni on Condig mailing list on November 19.
(DXing.info, November 26, 2011)

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