Listening to radio stations from the Americas

Monthly Archives: July 2016

Radio Zorobabel 1540

On February 15, 2016 during LEM367 I was surprised by hearing a new Argentinian on AM 1540 fading up over a Brazilian at 0301 UTC: Radio Zorobabel in Estebán Eschevarría (Monte Grande), BA. The station pulled out a TOH id before disappering: “Radio Zorobabel, AM 1540, Estebán Echevarría”. The dominant Argentinian here is R Mon, Pergamino but there was now sign of it between 02 and 04 UTC that night! Zorobabel Pastor Juan Perez kindly conformed my mp3 with a FB message. Gracias Juan!

ZYJ762 Radio Litoral 1320

During LEM367 in February 2016 there were a couple of good openings towards Brazil, especially on February 14, 15 and 16. 1320 gave me two new Brazilians, both from the State of Santa Catarina. On February 14 R Vitória, Videira was heard for more than an hour mixed with Imaculada Conceicão. The night after, February 15, R Litoral was in turn to be mixed with Imaculada Conceicão. Many TCs and also a full ID where one even mentions the 9kW power of the station as also correctly listed in WRTH. Santa Catarina is not a big state in Brazil what comes to the area and so hearing both stations listed on 1320 was a jack-pot. Videira is located in the heart of the state while Imarui lies on the coast just south of Florianópolis. A nice FB message was received today. Muito Obrigado Rádio Litoral!

ZYJ490 Super Radio Tupi 1340

Super R Tupi was surprisingly heard with a decent signal on 1340 here in Borgå on May 26, 2016 around 01 UTC. At the time the cx was very specific towards the State of Rio de Janeiro with rare stations also logged on , e.g., 1450 and 1580 as mentioned in a previous post. My audio mp3 was confirmed by Guido Mendes who among other things wrote “We are in the process of migrating to FM, since there are ongoing changes in the broadcasting system in Brazil”. Depressing news indeed for a fan of Brazilian AM Radio.