Radio La Vega 870 AM was heard both during LEM274 and LEM 290 in late January 2009 and 2010. The stations transmitter site is located in the city of La Vega located almost mid-way between Santiago de Los Caballeros and Santo Domingo. Radio La Vega belongs to Medrano Group that also owns another DR-station logged in the Nordic countries namely R Olimpica, La Vega on 970. A couple of weeks ago I received a confirmation on my reception of R La Vega after a f/up.
Jari Ruohomäki (JPR) made the first logging of R La Vega in Finland on November 11, 2007. The by far most common stations from the Caribbean Islands on 870 are R Reloj, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba and WQBS San Juan, Puerto Rico.
This rare Brazilian was heard in late January 2009 during the LEM274 together with Pertti Äyräs. After many inquiries I finally recently got a surprising e-mail from Leandro Comunelho of Rádio Tupanci transmitting on AM 1250. As we know, 1250 offers a lot of opportunities for new loggings from Brazil here in the Scandinavian region. Interestingly enough, during the years only R Globo, Vitória and R Metropolitana, Vespasiano, MG can be said to have been regularily heard here. Since the frequency holds almost 20 stations there is a lot of opportunities for new catches. Unfortunately, though, many of the stations carry religious network programming during the night hours here up in the north making it extremely difficult to get a local ID. In the case of R Tupanci I had the luck to catch a perfect TOH-ID (4 minutes after the hour) including call sign, station name, frequency, power as well as Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul”. As with stations from México, if one happens to hear an ID they usually contain so much information, beyond the station’s name, that the identification is quite easily made possible.
Says Leandro Comunelho: “Nossa emissora fica na cidade de Pelotas, interior do estado do Rio Grande do Sul, a 260 kilometros da capital do estado, bem no sul do Brasil. Nossa programação tem como base o jornalismo informativo, futebol e musica. Na nossa grade de horarios temos programas de noticias (locais, estaduais, nacionais e internacionais), transmissão de jogos de futebol (aqui na cidade temos 3 clubes profissionais. Gremio Esportivo Brasil, Esporte Clube Pelotas e Gremio Atletico Farroupilha) e programas musicais (atendendo aos ouvites que solicitam musicas), também temos horarios de programação religiosa (foi o que o amigo ouviu quando da sintonia de nossa emissora)”.
XEQIN La Voz del Valle in San Quintin, Baja California Norte on 1160 was a nice surprise when logged during the LEM274 pedition together with Pertti Äyräs in February 2009 around 13 UTC on 1160 without a sign of the frequency dominant KSL Salt Lake City.
San Quintín is a coastal town on the west coast of the Mexican state of Baja California in the municipio of Ensenada som 300 km south of Tijuana.
The confirmation I received yesterday is thanks to Håkan Sundman (HS) who provided me with a fresh email-address. Thanks Håkan.