group ZER launches a station in Mexico City on 1650
is a new station in the Mexican capital broadcasting
on 1650 kHz mediumwave. The station is owned by
Grupo Radiofónico ZER. XEARZ is licensed
to transmit at a power of 5,000 watts day and night.
DXer Héctor García Bojorge in Mexico
City reported on the Grupo Radiofónico Zer
Facebook page on April 27 that he heard the station,
identifying it as XEARZ. Also on April 27, on DXLD
mailing list, Julián Santiago Díez
de Bonilla reported hearing the station identifying
as "Zer Radio 1650" and giving call letters
XEAZR. According to Wikipedia, the first test transmissions
with instrumental music began on April 26. In the
documents of the Mexican Telecommunications Commission
CFT, the station manager is listed as Arnoldo Rodríguez
Zermeño. Both of these sources give call
letters as XEARZ.
April 28, 2012)
RTL from Chile on 910 kHz AM
RTL from Talca, Chile, has recently begun broadcasts
on 910 kHz mediumwave. RTL stands for Radio Tropical
Latina. Radio RTL has previously transmitted on
various FM frequencies. Future plans are to expand
coverage in Linares, Cauquenes and Constitución,
but there is no mention whether the new transmitters
will be FM or AM. The station was first reported
heard by DXer Miguel Castellino on the ConDig mailing
list on April 5. FM frequency 95.5 was announced
in connection with a newscast. The station does
have a website at www.radiortl.cl but no email is
given, only a web form to contact the station.
April 25, 2012)
Argentine X-band stations on 1610, 1640 and 1700
Regional is a new station in Argentina on 1610 kHz
AM. Radio Regional broadcasts from Laboulaye, Provincia
de Córdoba. Programming includes news, sports
and current affairs, and Radio Nacional is relayed
for eight hours daily. The station was first reported
by Marcelo A. Cornachioni in the Grupo Radioescucha
Argentino blog on April 20. Cornachioni reports
the slogan as "La radio que vino para quedarse".
Radio Regional is located at Calle Presidente Gral.
Julio A. Roca 36, Laboulaye, Provincia de Córdoba,
Argentina. You can send them email
or call the station at (03385) 425-199.
Also on the
X band, Radio Guarani from somewhere in the Buenos
Aires area has begun broadcasts on 1640 kHz. The
station was first reported heard by Jose Kucher
on RealDX mailing list on May 6.
One more fairly
new X-band station in Argentina is Radio AK in Tigre,
near Buenos Aires, on 1700 kHz. Radio AK, "La
Radio del Nordelta" retransmits programming
from FM 89.9. Radio AK can be contacted by email,
by calling at 5368-0105 (no area code given), or
by writing to Avenida de Mayo 560, piso 3, oficina
27, Buenos Aires. Radio AK was first reported heard
by Alf Årdal on May 2 and identified by Rocco
Cotroneo on RealDX mailing list.
Also on the
X-band, Diagonal AM 1630 has replaced now defunct
Radio 1630 AM in La Plata.
April 25, 2012, updated on May 5 and May 11)
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