AM Technical Profile: CMBQ
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- Instrumental Music, News,
Cultural Bulletins, Interviews
Located in Villa Marķa, in the borough of Guanabacoa, in the eastern
part of La Habana, on Loma de la Cotorra (Parrot Hill).
Triplexed with Radio Metropolitana on 910 kHz and Radio Cadena
Habana on 1080 kHz.
- Power (ERP):
- Day &
night: 10 kW
Information and history of the station from the Cuban equivalent of
Wikipedia. (In Spanish)
Panaramio-based image of the transmitter tower in Havana.
- Radio Enciclopedia itself
dates back to 1962, a product of the Cuban Institute of Radio and
Television, the government-run entity that controls all broadcasts on
TV and Radio in the country. The FM version of the broadcast was
the first to be in stereo in Cuba, in 1978. That same year, the
station switched from all live to recorded music. Because of its
low dial position and lack of US-based broadcasts on this frequency,
it's available day and night along Gulf Coast beaches, and at night
across much of the southern United States. The station is easy
to pick out thanks to a penchant for 'classic' sounding instrumental
music and soft-spoken announcers.