Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Venezuelan AM station suffering from interference

Since March 2007, the signal of state-run Venezuelan radio station YVKE Mundial for Caracas [550 kHz] has suffered from interference. The motives for this are unknown; the problems, however, begin when the station broadcasts news or public affairs programmes, according to the station’s director, Cristina Gonzáles. The journalist also stated that during the last week the signal has been interrupted, as happened for 14 hours on 10 May.
A commission made up of Radio Nacional de Venezuela (RNV), YVKE Mundial and the National Telecommunications Commission (Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones, CONATEL), is investigating these events in order to determine the motives.
(Source: IFEX/R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)