Monday, December 17, 2012
Rádio Ecclésia will not return to shortwave
In an interview to the Luanda newspaper "O País", Quintino Kandange, who is the director of the Angolan Catholic Broadcaster, Rádio Ecclésia, said that the Catholic Church in Angola renounces to the intention of transmitting on shortwaves again. Instead, the Bishops Conference of Angola and São Tomé decided to ask to the Angolan government for the creation of regional radios on a diocesan basis, on FM only. This is bad news for DXers, of course, and especially for the millions of Angolans who do not live in the main towns of that vast country. The interview, in Portuguese, can be read in Portuguese at http://www.opais.net/pt/opais/?det=30304&id=1929&mid=.
Fernando de Sousa Ribeiro