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Radio News in August 2012

Radio Logos from Peru heard on 4810 kHz shortwave

Radio Logos is a new Peruvian station, heard widely on 4810 kHz in the 60 meter shortwave band since July. OAW9A Radio Logos is run by Iglesia Evangélica Central in Chazuta, near Tarapoto in northern Peru, and is meant to air Christian programming to the Peruvian Amazon region. Radio Logos has been heard signing off in the local mornings around 1100 UTC and in the local evenings around 0300 UTC. The transmitter power is 1 kW. Station manager Pastor Jairo Sangama can be contacted by email or by calling at 042793834 or 942757969. The street address in Chazuta is Jirón Arica 3ra cuadra sin número.
(DXing.info, August 6, 2012)

Russia allows new AM stations, first in Moscow on 1584 kHz

A new class of broadcasting stations is being launched in Russia. Starting July 1, private non-professional entities are allowed to set up broadcasting stations in the 1575-1593 kHz AM frequency range. The first station to take advantage of the new license was Radio Zeleny Glazh (Radio Green Eyes), transmitting from Moscow on 1584 kHz. The station broadcasts at 1700-2000 UTC. According to Victor Rutkowski on Open dx, Radio MTUCI (Moscow Technical University of Communication and Informatics) began broadcasting on the same frequency on July 23. Radio MTUCI broadcasts during daytime hours. A total of 25 radio stations will be operational, the vast majority of them on 1584 kHz. However, a station in Tyumen will be using 1575 kHz, and a station in St. Petersburg 1593 kHz.
(DXing.info, August 6, 2012)

Spirit Radio on the air from Ireland on 549 kHz AM

Spirit Radio logoA new legal AM station has been launched in Ireland on the AM frequency of 549 kHz. Spirit Radio broadcasts nationwide from Carrickroe in County Monaghan on AM and over five FM transmitters across the country. The first test transmissions on 549 AM were heard in late June. Programming consists mostly of contemporary Christian music. You can reach the station by email, by phone at +353 (1) 614 4839, or by writing to Spirit Radio, PO Box 11993, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland.
(DXing.info, August 6, 2012)

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