CPN Radio, Lima (1470
One of the main AM stations in
the capital Lima, Cadena Peruana de Noticias, or
CPN Radio for short, operates on the frequency of
1470 kHz. It is heard pretty often all the way in
Scandinavia, the best time to catch it being in
March, April and September, just before sunrise.
Until very recently, they haven't responded to reception
On March 23rd 2000 I once again
heard the station, with its overnight program Haciendo
la Noche, and sent another reception report.
I told CPN that I would be coming
over to Lima. CPN then eagerly tried to get a hold
of me, and so I had a bunch of messages waiting
for me when I got my election accreditation at the
International press center in Lima. It turned out
however that they were only interested in interviewing
me. Late one evening just before midnight I got
a surprise call to my hotel room, and immediately
I was taken live for ten minutes. Their mission
accomplished, I found it difficult to try to arrange
a visit to the station. Finally, on the day of my
departure, I had some spare time in Lima, and I
visited the station uninvited.
The station is not located at
the Paseo de la República address given by
the WRTH, but the Peruvian postal service still
forwards all mail to the correct address, which
is Calle General Salaverry No. 156, Miraflores,
I was asked to contact Zenaida
Solis, Directora de Programas, who kept me waiting
in an underground lobby, but did eventully write
me a confirmation letter, probably just to get rid
of me. I didn't even get to see her. Through a messenger
she told me that she was too busy to take a look
at the other ten reports I had brought along. I
was left with a promise of getting the confirmations
later by mail. After a couple of months, Winston
Montoya verified part of the reports by email.
Well, Ms. Solis is a busy woman,
hosting a two-hour show six days a week. CPN is
a newstalk station by format and is a respected
news institution in Peru. It belongs to the Grupo
Gestión, which is also known for the
business newspaper Gestión. The company employs
some 250 professionals, of which about 100 work
at the radio station.
Cadena Peruana de Noticias has
a nationwide coverage with FM transmitters in Piura,
Trujillo, Chiclayo, Chimbote, Lima, Ica, Arequipa,
Cajamarca, Huancayo, Cerro de Pasco, Abancay, Iquitos,
Juliaca, Purus, Cuzco and Moquegua. In addition
to Lima, AM transmitters are located in Piura, Huancayo,
Chimbote, Chiclayo and Arequipa.
In a way CPN now has worldwide
coverage, as the programming is streamed also on
its website. The station broadcasts 24 hours a day.
on April 22nd 2000, updated on May 28th 2002)