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Let’s start with some hearings:
Clandestine broadcaster Radio Itakuha, for Burundi, could be picked up via a transmitter located in Talata,
Madagascar, on April 1, between 1800 and 1900 on 15420 KHZ, with 250 KW, airing programs for Southwest Africa, in Kirundi language. The station only broadcasts on Saturdays.
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Religious station Lutheran World Federation, or Voice of Gospel, was picked up from the transmitters in Issoudun, France, between 1830 and 1900 on 15315 KHZ; with 500 KW, and programs in Fulfulde language.
Another interesting broadcaster is Radio ERGO, for Somalia, via transmitters in Dhabayya, United Arab Emirates. The station could be picked up between 1200 and 1300 on 17485 KHZ with 250 KW for Eastern Africa. They broadcast 7 days a week.
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We continue with Africa. We’ve got now some hearings by Spanish colleague Manuel Méndez, from Lugo. He reports:
Radio Mali, from Bamako, on 5995 KHZ, between 1849-1910 UTC, in French and vernacular.
Voice of Nigeria, via transmitter in Ikorodu, on 7255 KHZ between 1830 and 1845 in vernacular.
And finally, Radio Hargeisa from Somalia, on 7120 KHZ between 1839 and 1847, in vernacular.
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Now some news from our country.
Recently, the National Communications Authority ENACOM, ruled in favor of Perfil, a publishing and media company, that had bidded for obtaining a broadcasting license that used to belong to former Radio America.
The decision was informed by the board of ENACOM, that chairs Miguel De Godoy.
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Perfil owns a building at the Edition and Design Cluster of BA City, built to house a newspaper, magazines, websites, two TV channels and two radio stations, one AM and another FM.
The project of having a radio airing only news is linked to the history of the now defunct Radio America.
Impresario Eduardo Eurnekian had bought it back in 1989, and he changed the name to América from Radio Antarctica. It had been also called Malvinas Argentinas and Radio Phoenix, when it was originally established in the 1920s.
24-hour news stations are successful in various countries, but so far, in Argentina, there’s nothing like that.
In Brazil, for instance, the prestigious CBN, Brazilian News Central, is third in ratings in the South American giant.
The oldest broadcaster of this kind is New York’s AM1010 WIns, that marked 50 years broadcasting only news in 2015.
We have now very sad news, that will be a blow to everybody linked to the world of shortwaves.
Reverend José Holowaty died last March 26, as Swedish DXer Henrik Klemetz reports to us.
Holowaty’s characteristic voice was transmitted via the now defunct KGEI Short Wave station in San Francisco, US.
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Holowaty had been living in Paraguay, where he created Radio Broadcasting America.
On the remarkable site: programasdx.com, there’s a file by Rubén Margenent from KGEI.
On July 31, 1994, KGEI, the Voice of Friendship was coming off the air for good.
But a little earlier, in 1991, they had broadcast programs tailored for DXers. The segments were only five minutes long, but they were aired several times a day. On 1305, 0335, 0705 on 9615 kHz and 0005 on 15280 kHz, produced and hosted by Samuel A. Ramírez and Benito J. Quintana, with talk about topics picked up from a book called “Shortwave Radio Listening with the experts”.
On this edition you’ll hear makes reference to the QSL card. It’s hosted by the late José Holowaty, who introduces the show and informs listeners they are tuned in on KGEI.
Let’s move on now to Short Wave news of international broadcasters.
France’s RFI launched the third edtion of the prize “RFI Interview in Spanish”, for Latin American and Caribbean students of journalism.
This contest is open between March 22 and May 21 2017, aimed at journalism students below the age of 30.
The winner will be announced on Wednesday, June 7, in the context of the Latin American and Caribbean week in France.
Journalism schools are invited to present a candidate via email to : email@example.com.
Until May 21, they can submit a radio interview of up to 20 minutes, as well as a proposal for an interview to carry out in Paris.
A jury integrated by RFI journalists will analyze candidates’ work and chose the winner, that will be announced at the Paris America show of June 7, 2017.
The prize is a paid internship at the Spanish-language newsroom of RFI in Paris, during 2017, with all expenses covered.
This comest few months before France 24 launches its Spanish-language version next September.
RFI and France 24, lets’ recall, are both part of State-ran media conglomerate France Médias Monde.
Last year, the winner was Mélany Itzel Castellanos, from the José Vasconcelos de Oaxaca University in México.
She was recognized for her story “Hilaria and her period”, about the stigmatization of the women in her region when they are menstruating.
And now, a story that mixes both traditional, radio and new technologies.
Radio shows about the Basque community are not new in Argentina and Uruguay, neither is how passionately the Basques in the Plata basin area turned to them.
But unfortunately, these programs instead of multiplying are diminishing in numbers, in spite of the possibility of listening to any station anywhere in the world, from anywhere in the world.
One of the outstanding characteristics of this era is the the need for us to be and feel communicated.
The Basque diaspora uses technology to face this need and cut down the distance from Euskal Herria.
But the traditional ways of communicating are still alive, and in fact, are using new technologies to deliver with higher quality and efficiency.
There are currently five radio programs in the Southern Cone area, locally produced, featuring varied content: music, entertainment, sports, politics and current affairs.
Every program includes stories about Euskal Herria and a local chapter, about the Euskal Etxea of the city where it is established.
Even though originally local radios could only be picked up via local stations, with a limited range, nowadays shows can be listened to through internet, which gives listeners the chance to contact with hosts in real time via social media from anywhere in the world.